This province is located in the northeastern part of Cambodia, on the border with Laos. Despite the fact that the rapid development of the province is gradually changing the traditional way of life, Ratanakiri remains the most interesting place for adventure lovers and eco-tourists.
In the Annam mountains, located in the territory of the province, inhabited by some rare species of animals. So, recently there are new types: Annam rabbit, and the saola antelope. Also live here Amaury and Indochinese tigers. Unfortunately, all these animals are extremely rare.
Ratanakiri has long provided a home for hill tribe Khmer lei. Some of them have almost no contact with the outside world and retain most of their own centuries-old traditions.
In addition, this province is famous for magnificent nature and a wealth of natural resources. There are mountains and hills, uplands and lowlands, rivers and beautiful waterfalls, and even volcanic lake of Yak Laom.
The lake is approximately 5 km from the centre of the province, Banlung. It is a beautiful volcanic lake located in the crater of an extinct volcano. It is believed that the last eruption took place here 4,000 years ago. Diamert Yak Lom of approximately 800 m, its depth Continue reading
The lake of death in Italy
One of these creepy lakes is located on the island of Sicily and is called in the local language the lake of death. Even the grass around him begins to break poorly from the soil only at a very decent distance. And the trees and does grow far from the coast. Birds do not dare fly over this lake. In fact, we have had no algae, not to mention the fish. The fact that its a liquid (and not turn the language to say “water”) is a powerful concentrated sulfuric acid! She enters the lake from two powerful springs at the bottom. The water goes from the depths under pressure and dilutes reactive rocks containing sulfur. Dared to approach the lake is threatened by rapid painful suffocation from the fumes of the acid.
In Cameroon, too, has its terrible lake. Officially it is called the NREN, but in spoken language a Thousand deaths. The peculiarity of the lake is that it is located in a large and deep crater of the active volcano. The lake is all the time saturated with sulfuric acid gas. As soon as the volcano comes to life and follows quake, acid lake “explodes”. The picture is absolutely fantastic – a real hell. A huge cloud of acid vapour covers not only the lake but also the area around it for miles. To breathe in such an atmosphere is impossible. Continue reading