LAKE SVETLOYAR (Shambhala Russia) is a legendary lake located in the Nizhny Novgorod region. According to the local historian N. N. Khlopushina, the lake is of glacial-karstic origin; karst collapse that ensued as a result of a small earthquake, increased the lake depth to 25.5 m at relatively small sizes – h meters. The usual epithet, which is presented Svetloyar – “Pearl of the sky overturned in the green rim of the forest.” The surroundings of the lake are famous for their renomirani, some see in the water the reflection of the domes of the legendary Kitezh and hear the bell ringing.
The origin of the Svetloyar surrounded by a halo of legends. According to data collected by researchers Vladimir INKINEN and Valerian TURYGINA, the most ancient, pagan layer is associated with the evil goddess girl the Turk. She rode a spirited horse and would whip people for their sins, yet fell to the ground and there was a lake. The second stratum of the legend dates to the time of the invasion of Batu Khan. One of the Russian prisoners have not sustained tortures and has shown Tatars secret paths. But through the prayers of the inhabitants of Kitezh high power hid it at the bottom of the lake. The third layer of legends – the schismatic, Continue reading
In our days it is sometimes quite difficult to distinguish the real from the image processed in Photoshop. However, we would like to present you these ten amazing lakes in the shape of a heart, to remind us of what the holiday atmosphere in the air:
It’s hard to say, starting with how large a pond can be considered a lake, but we hope you won’t mind if we turn this sweet small pond in the shape of a heart in our list.
Located in the picturesque Alpine area, this small lake can melt any heart.
This Swiss lake known as Lago del Cuore. It is located in a picturesque setting – a former quarry, but despite this fact, it arose by natural causes and not by the will of man.
This lake is situated in the French Alps and is called “Lac Du Montagnon”. Apparently, it is situated quite high, as most of the rest of the lakes from our list.
The peak of Valle di Cembra is located at 2100 meters above sea level, therefore, to visit this place, you have to seriously try.
Yes, this lake exists! Moreover, you can even find it on Google Maps.
4. Coeur de Voh, New Caledonia
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Samara region – one of the regions of the Volga region, the fifth largest. From the point of view of geography it is located in Central European Russia, on both sides of the Volga river, bordering with Tatarstan, Kazakhstan, and regions of Sverdlovsk, Saratov and Orenburg.
Temperate continental climate and relatively high average temperatures (July + 20,7°C, in January is 13.8°C) combined with high humidity make living in the region quite comfortable. The main square of the region covered by steppes, but the landscape is decorated with low Falcon and the Zhiguli mountains, coniferous and deciduous forests. Many rivers and streams, the largest of which, not including the Volga – Samara, Juice, Moustache, Big Kinel, provide the area with essential moisture for everyday life and agriculture. Continue reading