The largest lake on Earth… What is it? Agree that the word “lake” seems a quiet and peaceful pond, overgrown with reeds. In it, closing her eyes, we see white water-lilies, and to the other side just the same hand.
However, few people think about the fact that there are such lakes, which will give odds to some of the seas, both in size and depth and strength of storms occur periodically.
Today I propose to talk about them.
The largest lake on Earth. Its characteristic features
Oddly enough, but the largest lake on Earth we used to call the sea, or the Caspian sea. In fact, taking into account its features, call it the sea is simply impossible. Why? Yes, because according to the definition, the last should fall any river, but located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia the Caspian sea is endorheic.
If you look closely at pictures taken from space, you can immediately note one undeniably important feature. – the Caspian sea has a rather complex shape resembling the letter S from the Latin alphabet.
Its dimensions are really impressive: the length from North to South is approximately 1,200 km, but the distance from the East to the West coast differs Continue reading
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
Northeast China is rich in minerals and the amazing beauty of the local land. For centuries these lands were inhabited by hardy tribes, among them: kitana, the Jurchen (Manchu) and the Mongols.
Three North-Eastern province of Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang — industrialized Chinese regions. Here there are many volcanic lakes, the jagged boundary lines and mountains.
The Imperial Palace in Liaoning province in Shenyang (Mukden) confirms the glorious past of the Manchu Qing dynasty. Many monuments of Russian architecture stores the port city of Dalian (distant), which overtakes the entire province in economic development.
The power capital of the puppet Manchukuo (1933-1945.) — Changchun (Xinjiang), now it is the main city of Jilin province — the center of the automotive industry, and the fame of Heilongjiang province brought Ice festival in Harbin.
The area of the provinces of Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang, which are located from Shanhaiguan is the point where the ends of the Great wall of China near the Yellow sea to the Siberian border in the North is 800-000 km2, which is larger than the area of Portugal and Spain. There is a population of over Continue reading