In the North-East of Kyrgyzstan, among rugged ranges that form the Northern and Central Tien Shan, is a huge basin of lake Issyk-Kul, called sometimes the sizes Kyrgyz sea. The maximum dimensions of the basin from West to East is 275 km from North to South and 146 km from Issyk Kul or Yssyk-Kol (in translation from Kyrgyz – “hot lake”, from the ancient Turkic – “sacred lake”) is considered the jewel of the country and the Tien Shan. The first mention of the Issyk-Kul is found in Chinese Chronicles the end of II century BC, where it is called the Same high (“warm sea”). The lake lies in the North-East of Kyrgyzstan in the vast tectonic depression formed over 50 million years ago.
The surface area of this lake is situated at an altitude of 1607 m above sea level, is 6236 sq. km largest it occupies the 23rd place among lakes of the world. However, this is one of the deepest lakes on earth. It is second only to lake Baikal, Caspian sea, lake Tanganyika and lake Nyasa. Issyk-Kul lake in size is the second largest Alpine lakes after lake Titicaca in South America. Its length is about 178 km, width 60 km, the coastline – 688 km, maximum depth is 668 m. the lake Shoreline is quite indented – there Continue reading
The famous lake Seliger is actually a system of lakes lying in the Tver and Novgorod regions. Otherwise, the call Ostashkov Seliger lake, the city of Ostashkov, standing on the shore.
The area of the Seliger – 260 km, the length of the coastline is 528 km Seliger 110 flows into rivers and streams, the largest of which Krapivenka, Cheremuha and Roach. Follows from the lake, only one river – Selijarovka.
Seliger lies at an altitude of 205 m. the Origin of the lake – glacial. Typical for glacial lakes is the form of Seliger – the bizarre system of several lakes, stretching for 100 km and combined with a narrow channel.
The coastline is very indented Seliger: in the land stretch out picturesque bays, many Islands of various shapes.
The separate parts of Seliger have their own names: lake Velichko, Wasco, Seremo, Long, Deep, Svetica, Holy and other.
The largest stretches are in Seliger Ostashkov, Polkowski, Kravotynsky, Trinity, Selizharovsky, Sosnitsky, Berezovsky and Nizhnekamsky.
Seliger has an extraordinary transparent for freshwater water, visibility up to 5 m.
In Seliger are about 30 species of fish. Of them fishing: bream. smelt and perch. burbot. IDE, vendace, pike. Work on acclimatization in carp lake Seliger. eel, Peled. The Graphiteleader rods – Japanese fishing rods of the highest Continue reading
Sunny meadows and crystal clear lakes, picturesque rivers and snowy peaks on the horizon – tickets to Switzerland are starting to pay off already at the moment when the plane was landing, and the spirit rapidly captures the beauty of local nature. It quickly becomes clear that with the same ease of this small Western European country has managed to shock the visitors by the thoughtfulness of the urban environment, stunning architecture, good museums and is rich in culinary delights of the national cuisine. Tourists come here with a kind of idyllic picture in my mind that during the trip, only complemented by new shades of impressions, with absolutely no changes at all in fact: Switzerland is most similar to the fairy Kingdom, which Alps and the Jura mountains reliably protect from all the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
What to see and do in Switzerland
In this country, divided into Autonomous cantons with their own laws and Constitution, intertwine the best German, Italian and French national characteristics. A small area has not prevented the proud and freedom-loving Switzerland, skillfully using its advantageous Continue reading