The 9 Most Beautiful Lakes in the World

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When it comes to landscapes, the most beautiful lakes in the world are the stars. They are surrounded by lush green plants or joined by waterfalls. In national parks and beautiful canyons, on different countries and in different climates, these natural wonders can be found, both close to and far from people. Their beauty is on par with the world’s most beautiful seas and beaches, even though they aren’t very big.The world’s most beautiful lakes should be on the list of every aesthetician, whether they’re just looking for ideas for their next trip or want to travel without leaving their couch.


Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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The 16 Plitvice Lakes and waterfalls that make up the land in the middle of a 114-square-mile forest reserve are what bring tourists there. The area is popular with adventure travellers because it’s only a two-hour drive from Zagreb, which is the city of Croatia. This magical scenery is made up of lakes and pools that were formed by natural dams. There is a lush green forest that goes on for miles. Along the paths that go through beech and pine woods and over a few wooden footbridges, you can go on river walks that include stops at underground caves made by tufa deposits.


Qiandao Lake in Hangzhou, China

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Qiandao Lake is a freshwater lake in China’s Hangzhou region. It was created when a hydroelectric power station was built there in 1959. This body of water, which is 221 square miles and is also called Thousand Islands Lake, is very beautiful and is known for having some of the best water in China. Geographers have found 1,078 islands and some smaller rocks, despite what it’s called. Many kinds of aquatic life can be found in large numbers in the lake, and its stunning views draw tourists from all over China and the world.


Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

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This 150-mile-long lake is another man-made reservoir. It was made when the Glen Canyon Dam was built in 1963 along a section of the Colorado River that flows from Utah into Arizona. The lake is named for the traveller John Wesley Powell, who explored parts of the Colorado River in 1869. It flows through red rock canyons. The lake is surrounded by land that was shaped by millions of years of erosion, showing off colourful layers of rock. It is thought to be the second biggest man-made reservoir in North America. One of the best parts is the 275-foot-long natural Rainbow Bridge.


Five Color Ponds in Huanglong Valley, China

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The Huanglong Valley has many small lakes and was named a place of scenic and historic interest by UNESCO in 1992. Besides the 700 blue ponds, there are beautiful views of the countryside and an old Ming temple in the distance. The colourful sight is one of the most impressive natural sites in Sichuan. It is made of travertine sediments that formed when the water in the lake fluctuated in its flow.


Lake Argyle, Western Australia

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In Australia’s Kimberley region, in a remote area not far from the Argyle Diamond Mine, Lake Argyle is the largest man-made lake in the country. Tasmania’s Lake Gordon and Lake Peddler system is bigger, but it’s made up of two separate lakes linked by a canal. After the Ord River was dammed in 1970, the lake was formed. The lake is home to many birds and aquatic animals, including about 25,000 freshwater alligators for example.


Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

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The 6,000-hectare reddish salt lake in Bolivia is in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Wildlife Reserve, which is close to the border with Chile. The water is a strange colour because of sand and algae mixed together. The colours range from dark brown to bright red. It is a favourite spot for Andean flamingos and birds that like to travel. The Laguna Colorada is high in the Andes, over 13,000 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by desert. It is full of minerals.


Lake Yamdrok Yumtso, Tibet, China

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The turquoise waters of Yamdrok Yumtso, one of Tibet’s biggest sacred lakes, are some of the most beautiful natural sights in the country. With its location between snow-covered mountains, the lake attracts migrating birds with a scene that looks like a painting. Tibet has very strong sunlight all day, so the lake’s colours change all the time, from light blue to deep sapphire.


Kerid Crater, Iceland

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Geologically, this country is full of amazing sights, but the Kerid Crater still stands out. One of Iceland’s most famous lakes is in the crater of this volcano, which is no longer active. The volcanic pit with red and black sand is about 3,000 years old. The turquoise and green water in the lake looks great next to it. The 46-foot-deep lake is in the southern part of Iceland, in the Grimsnes area. It takes about an hour by car to get there from Reykjavik.


Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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The biggest hot spring in the United States and the third largest in the world is in Yellowstone National Park. It is a prismatic lake that looks like a thermal pool. The lake is almost 300 feet across and has a rainbow of colours. It is home to microscopic organisms and germs that like warm water. The strange Grand Prismatic Spring was first found by Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden’s group in 1871. Hayden would later become one of the first geologists hired by the US Geological Survey.

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