The Lake of the Five Flowers in Jiuzhaigou (China)
Five Flowers lake is located in the heart of Jiuzhaigou. It changes color from time to time, from yellow to dark green, but most of the time the water here is diamond blue. This place is shrouded in many mysteries and riddles, while many neighbouring lakes periodically shallow and dry, the water level in this reservoir is always constant. Five Flowers will not freeze in winter, although all the neighboring lakes are covered with ice. For this reason, the locals are fearful and sensitive to these places.
Jiuzhaigou valley – a natural reserve in Northern Sichuan province,in South-Western China. The valley is famous for its cascading waterfalls and scenic lakes. The valley stretches over 240 sq km in the mountainous region with the highest point at more than 4,700 meters at the peak of mount Gashonga.
Jiuzhaigou in Chinese – «valley of nine villages”. In fact, in the valley there are 9 Tibetan villages, seven of which are still inhabited. The most visited among them-Hye Ye, Shu Jing and ze Cha WA. In recent years, the local residents earn their living selling to tourists of various products of own production, as to cultivate land in the national Park was forbidden.
Jiuzhaigou valley includes three giant lowlands, which because of its size is also called valleys. This valley Rise, Zaiceva and Shujing. Among the main attractions of these places-Ancient Forest, Swan Lake (also called Long – it extends bolee2 km in length), Grass Lake (named so due to the fact that its surface is covered with vegetation), lakes and Waterfalls Pandas (two-colored lake with three-level cascading waterfalls), Lake Five Tsvetkov(shallow lake, the water in which different shades), Mirror lake (absolutely quiet lake that reflects the beauty of the surrounding nature).
Winter in Jiuzhaigou valley is snowy and long. Normally it lasts six months – oktabra to April. In winter the valley is hidden by snow, the lake holds down the ice, and the waterfalls freeze, turning into ice sculptures.
A key explanation anti-freezing lake is the existence of seabed hot springs, which is confirmed by periodically appearing on the surface by air bubbles. However, in the course of numerous dives to the bottom of the lake sources have not been found, the reason is the bottom of the lake, completely covered the trunks of fallen trees.
The lake water is so clear that when immersed in it one can see 40 meters. After years of research scientists have finally found the underwater cave and a tunnel that connects the Five Flowers with the other lakes.
This amazing lake is a true wonder of nature, the mystery of extraordinary beauty which has still not revealed!