Monday, March 7, 2011

Top 10 Most Amazing & Beautiful Underground Lakes in The World

An underground lake or a subterranean lake is a lake under the surface of the Earth's crust. Far below the Earth’s surface, where the sun rarely penetrates, is a world of twinkling glow worms, precious gems and limestone caves and mountains, a land inhabited by nature alone. Within this world are visions to rival many landscapes decorating our horizon, lakes lie still and calm, great networks of caves know no borders and rivers and rivulets carve an ever-evolving terrain.
Here are Top 10 Most Amazing & Beautiful Underground Lakes in The World :

1. Reed Flute

This lake was discovered during the reign of the Tang dynasty over 1300 years ago. The cave is located five kilometers northwest of Guilin. The name of this cave is translated as “cave reed flutes. It got its name from the green reeds that grow outside of which people did the flute. In this shattered water cave spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations.

2. Cheddar Gorge Lake

Lake Cheddar Gorge is an underground lake in a cave who is located in one of the largest gorge in England named Cheddar Gorge. In Lake Cheddar oldest human skull was discovered in England in 1903 an estimated 9000 years old.

3. Hamilton Lake

This small lake was created when thousands of years ago, the dome of the cave collapsed due to erosion. It is located 37 kilometers west of Austin in Texas and attracts a large number of naturalists, travelers and tourists. One of the most interesting features of this lake is 14 meter waterfall, which during heavy rains falls with the collapse of a set of caves.

4. Luray Caverns Lake

The lake below looks very beautiful as the glowing, even though it is the effect of light reflection of water in the cave. This cave is located in the Luray Caverns, Virginia, United States

 5. Wookey

This small lake was discovered in 1986 in one of the oldest caves in Britain, called Wookey Hole. 

6. Lechuguilla Cave Lake 

Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, USA. This cave is the fifth longest cave which has a length of 193 km and a depth of 489 m. Make no mistake, New Mexico is different from Mexican yes. New Mexico is in America and Mexico is in Mexico.

7. Mellisani Cave Lake

This lake is located in underground of Mellisani Cave, Kefalonia. The lake was found due to the ruins of the cave integument destroyed by an earthquake in 1953.

8. Izamal

This underground lake is located in a cave near the Mexican town of Izamal in the state of Yucatan. Mayan tribes who lived in these areas, considered it a subterranean lake gift of the gods, and therefore it was sacred. 

9. Cave on the Peninsula Yucatan in Mexico

With codes of one of the caves in Mexico down the limestone stalactites that look like huge petrified waterfall, which in ancient times, filled with water is a beautiful underground lake. 

10.  Banff Lake Cave

This underground lake is located in Banff, Canada. It’s very beautiful view of lake in the world.

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