Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia
Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia is the deepest and oldest lake in the world and the largest lake on Earth by volume. It comes as no surprise that this is also the most beautiful lake in the world. This lake, located in the Southeast of Siberia in Russia is around 30 million years old and has a depth of about 1,600 meters or around 5,400 feet. Lake Baikal is about 636 kilometers long and it’s home to more than 2,500 different animals and 100 different plants and algae. Baikal has been a UNESCO world heritage site for over 20 years now. Tourists that visit lake Baikal can also enjoy the mountains that surround the lakes, ancient tundra forests and numerous islands on Baikal.
Melissani Cave Lake in Cephalonia, Greece
Melissani Cave lake in one of many gorgeous places in Greece. The lake is located in a cave that formed as water dissolved minerals in rock formations, forming a cave and a lake inside of it. The cave where Melissani Cave lake is located features a large opening at the top, allowing sunlight to enter and make clear waters appear turquoise. Interestingly, the lake contains both fresh and sea water.
Five-flower lake in Sichuan, China
The five-flower lake is located in Jiuzhaigou National Park in China and it is one of over a hundred lakes in the park. The bottom of the lake is rich in various algae, minerals and plants, so when sunlight shines on the lake, an intricate symphony of colors from dark green to azure blue is reflected, giving tourists an astounding sight.
Peyto Lake in Alberta, Canada
High up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains at Banff National Park you can find the gorgeous Peyto lake. The bottom of the lake contains large deposits of rock flour, and when it mixes with crystal clear glacier water that feeds the lake, it results in the lake having breathtaking turquoise waters that are hard to find anywhere else in the world. In order to get the best view of the lake, head up to the Bow Summit Trail located on the Icefields Parkway Highway. In addition to the lake you can enjoy the sights of magnificent mountains, leafy trees, rare flowers and vast valleys.
Plitvice Lakes in Central Croatia
Plitvice Lakes in a small country of Croatia are located in their own Plitvice Lakes National Park - the most popular Croatian spot for tourists from all over the world. The park has everything a nature lover can wish for - lush forests, breathtaking waterfalls, dark caves and, of course, gorgeous lakes. Almost all lakes in the park are connected to each other with waterfalls marking transitions from one lake to another. Most of the lakes have beautiful turquoise waters, but water in some lakes has different colors depending on the mineral content of the bottom of the lake. Plitvice Lakes Park is also a paradise for avid birdwatchers, as there are over 120 species of birds that live in the park in addition to large mammals like European brown bear and wolf.
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