In the Chinese province of Zhejiang is an amazing thousand Islands Lake Qiandaohu. Its total area is 573 km², and on the surface is 1078 Islands of different size, which gave the lake its name.
In 1959, in the Chinese province of Zhejiang necessitated the construction of a hydroelectric station. To do this, on the Qiantang river was created by the dam. The seemingly simple technological process, taking place constantly and everywhere. But in Zhejiang as a result of these works appeared not only a new industrial facility, but also a new and very interesting attraction in China.
Because of the dam an area of 570 km², where previously there was 1377 villages inhabited by 290,000 people, went under water. The resulting lake is called Qiandaohu. Completely flooded but it did not stay long: over time, the water began to settle, revealing the small in size and completely different forms of islets.
Year by year the number of such unusual land increased, and now the pond is called a lake of a Thousand Islands that is not entirely accurate. To date, Qiandaohu, there are 1078 Islands of relatively large size and a countless number of tiny patches of land peeking out of the water. Continue reading
What if you pour all the tea of peace in the Great lakes? How strong it will be compared to the normal tea?
Diluted to almost homeopathic concentrations.
A standard mug of tea, as stated by the International organization for standardization in ISO 3103. contains two grams of tea per 100 ml of water 1. The volume of the Great lakes — about 22 600 cubic kilometers, which requires to achieve the same fortress 450 billion tons of tea.
According to information from the Tea Board of India (Tea Board of India) annual yield of tea is about 4.8 million tons 2. this is just 1/100 000 what is required for Great tea lake. If we vysypaem those 4.8 million tons into the lakes, you get tea, in strength equal to the bath water with two drops of tea 3. And tub, obviously, requires a three-kilogram “bags” of tea.
Better to brew tea, you need to find a lake with a capacity of 240 million cubic meters (0,24 cubic kilometers).
One of the candidates — the world’s highest mountain lake in Kashmir. Its volume changes during the year, but in winter it is almost a perfect size 4. India is the second largest supplier of tea, so the lake and conveniently located.
Lake Ullswater . located in the Lake district of England, Continue reading
The lake is the most different of the Association.
One of the attractions of China, which is beaten by 6-micrometrical track from Dunhuan city, is an oasis in the Gobi desert. There is amazing beauty of the lake, which is Crescent-shaped and similar name.
For some time the lake was included in the UNESCO world heritage site, and since 1970 it has become one of the most protected places, as the water level decreases inexorably and is now the deepest part is about 1.3 meters.
Lost in the endless Sands of the lake Crescent has a transparent and clear water that resembles sapphire, and a short distance built a Chinese pagoda in a contemporary local customs. Many tourists seek to get to this lake, to admire a truly unique landscape and buy numerous Souvenirs that are sold here already at the entrance to the city.
From the height of bird’s flight
Many tourists who have seen the lake from a certain height, it triggers a variety of associations, but all of them are convinced that the lake was shining like the moon, suddenly falling on the ground or created by nature, the charming miracle in the endless Sands. All around a really unique and beautiful lake in the shape of a Crescent Continue reading