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Day trip to lake

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

The world around us is constantly changing

The world around us is constantly changing. Move the continents to subside, or, on the contrary, the mountains are growing, spreading, or lost canyons. Man also tries to measure the forces and capabilities – drills the ground for miles to suck out the hydrocarbons, blasts rocks, dries up rivers and wetlands, reservoir bottles, houses and roads. But if natural objects may be hundreds of millions of years, the human is much less.

80 years ago near the village of Shabrovski talc quarry earned. The man began to delve into a monolithic rock, gnawing from magnesite (talc) bricks, of which I was well to make the blast furnace for the young Soviet metallurgical industry. But the years passed, technology changed, and in 1974, the quarry stopped working. What happened to him and what will happen in a thousand years? I will try to explain.

We were passing shabrovski talc plant. Once it was the industrial pride of the country:

Here a narrow-gauge railway operated:

One of the paths toward career leads through the hole in the fence:

Behind him lies a vast field of broken marble:

Finally, we see a brown sign with a stern warning Continue reading

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