In 1982 in the province of Surat Thani was built a dam for hydroelectric power. This was a huge flooded canyon, an area of about 170 square km, is located among the array of karst mountains with elevations up to 1000 meters. These mountains exceed the height of the best-known similar arrays in the Bay of Phang nga (Thailand) and Halong Bay (Vietnam).
The lake is almost completely surrounded by wild jungle. Drive up to it is possible only by hydroelectric dams and from the pier to go to travel to it by motor boat. For many animals living in the jungle, the lake is the only source of fresh water, so in the evening and at night they come close to the shores to drink. Here you can see antelopes, Gibbons and other species of monkeys, tapirs, wild boars, variety of exotic birds.
On the territory of the lake has several floating hotels. In them the electricity is produced by generators. A huge variety of people from different countries come here to be alone with nature, to fully break away from the troubles of our civilized world. Better to come here for 2-3 days, but one day here Continue reading
Victoria, Victoria Nyanza, Ukereoue — a lake in East Africa, located in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The lake lies at an altitude of 1134 meters above sea level. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world after lake superior, the largest lake of Africa.
The lake was discovered in 1858 by Explorer John Henning Speke and was named after British Queen Victoria.
The lake area is 68 thousand sq. km, length from North to South-320 km, the greatest width from West to East — 275 km, Maximum depth — 80 m.
In lake Victoria empties into abundant river Kagera (considered to be the source of the Nile), and flows the Victoria Nile. The lake is navigable, the locals are engaged in fishing. North shore crosses the equator.
The main commercial fish, the dream of fishermen and the main predator of the lake is the Nile perch. The weight of individual instances of up to 140 kg and above, up to 1.5 meters. Lake Victoria — the perfect habitat for this fish. The perch is held mainly in areas with slow flows, shallow depths and in the backwaters, overgrown plants.
Victoria — a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania,Kenya Continue reading
So You came on vacation in the Crimea — in Kerch or somewhere on the Kerch Peninsula. The soft warm sea, a variety of sandy and pebble beaches, the vast open expanses of the sea surface, bathing and entertainment. Many water areas and quiet, peaceful setting. What else is needed for a good vacation in the Crimea?
It turns out, vacation in the Crimea — it’s not just the Kerch Peninsula. After a few days of relaxation, You pull to see new places, explore historical sites or simply other types of Crimea. The wonderful world of the Crimean Peninsula with its unique and inimitable.
For starters, you can taste the Kerch Peninsula.
Rest in Kerch is not only the city itself.
The city of Kerch, Crimea in the first place is an industrial city that has impressive sea port, through which the transshipment primarily of goods. In Kerch and around it You will find many architectural structures of the last century, monuments of war and, of course, the catacombs that were the only way to escape from the German invaders. As for the catacombs, after repeated visits to the wild places of the Peninsula creates the impression that the Kerch Peninsula completely dug underground tunnels. No wonder there are legends that from Kerch to take on the catacombs for many tens of kilometers from the city and from the Heater to Feodosia Continue reading