Lakes are usually popular tourist destinations amongst nature enthusiasts who enjoy the wilderness and landscapes that surround the beautiful bodies of water. All lakes have beautiful unique features, but some of them manage to amaze even the most hard to impress people. From boiling water to incredibly clear waters in various colors that can range from blue and green shades to grey and red, nature created some incredible unique lakes that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. Lake adventures in these amazing places are not the typical lake experiences we are used to, they are awe inspiring experiences that will make everybody appreciate nature and its wonders.
Five-Flower Lake, China
Located in Jiuzhaigon National Park, China, Five-Flower Lake is a lake filled with fallen tree trunks that can be clearly seen due to the clarity of the water. Another beautiful aspect of the lake is the multi-colored water that has different shades of turquoise, blue, yellow and green.
Boiling Lake, Dominica
The Boiling Lake is like a huge hot tub created by nature. Water near the shores reaches 71-88 degrees Celsius, while the whirlpool in the center is in a constant state of boiling due to the influence of volcanic activity. The cloud of steam rising from the grey lake makes the place as mysterious as it can get, especially on cool days.
Crater Lake, USA
Located in Oregon, USA, Crater Lake is ranked the 9th deepest lake in the world and the deepest lake in the country. The lake is also known for its beautiful clear water and the pure blue color. The lake’s waters are considered some of the clearest lake waters in the world.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
The Plitcvice Lakes are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and they are famous for their unique color range that includes various shades of green, grey and blue, but the most spectacular aspect of these 16 lakes is the fact that they are interconnected by beautiful waterfalls. The entire region is outstanding and numerous rare bird species and wild animals can be seen around the lakes.
Located in Southern Siberia, Russia, Lake Baikal is the oldest, deepest and also the largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and its surroundings are home to many endemic plant and animal species.
Jellyfish Lake, Palau
The Jellyfish Lake is a popular snorkeling destination that is renowned for the millions golden jellyfish that can be seen daily in the waters. Divers can admire the beautiful creatures without being in danger, the jellyfish from this region are harmless since they lost their sting because they never had to fight predators.
Man Sagar Lake, India
The artificial lake situated in Jaipur, India, has clear waters that lead to Jal Mahal, a palace that was built in the middle of the lake. The architectural style of the palace and the picturesque views make Man Sagar Lake a popular tourist destination in India.
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
The red waters dotted with white islands make Laguna Colorada one of the most unusual lakes in the world. The mineral sediments and the red algae are responsible for the red shades of the lake, while the white islands are made of borax. The lake’s waters are populated with James flamingo, an endangered species of flamingo.
Lake Kaindi, Kazakhstan
Lake Kaindi’s uniqueness stands in the silver trunks of dead spruce that stick out of the lake’s surface. Besides this unique feature that makes the place look like it was created based on a fairy-tale, the lake also amazes with its beautiful blue waters and the rocky surroundings.