An alluring waterbody is indeed one of the greatest natural wonders. You can find a reservoir filled with turquoise fresh liquid not only in the most luxurious tourist resorts but in lakes and even volcanic craters. See our list, that features some unexpected sites.
1 | Five Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China:
Have you heard about the lake changing its colour..?? Yes, this is true.!! Five Flower Lake in China continuously changes its colour. This extraordinary lake on record can change its colour to pink, green, red, yellow and diamond blue. Surprisingly, five flower lake, which is enriched with beautiful and incredible wildlife and views, never freezes in the midst of frosty winter and water level never decreases in summers.
2 | Sardinia, Italy:
Being the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia has a very long coast and clearest waters around. It’s considered to hold the bluest water in the world. Numerous rare species live here, making diving a unique experience. Warm Mediterranean water is suitable for swimming for the most part of the year.
3 | “The Eye of the World” ― Kerið Crater Lake In Iceland:
Kerið Crater Lake is a 5,000-year-old volcanic crater lake in South Iceland on the Golden Circle route. The lake itself is relatively shallow, between 7 and 14 metres depending on rainfall and other factors. The water is a unique and strikingly vivid aquamarine shade of blue. It has distinctive red volcanic rock slopes, measuring 170 metres wide, 270 metres in circumference and 55 metres deep.
4 | Gauri Kund, Mount Kailash, India:
Gauri Kund is a famous attraction of Mount Kailash tour in India. This popular touring attraction near Mansarovar has numerous mythological tales behind its origin. Located at an altitude of 5608 meters above the sea level, this site is also known as Parvati Sarovar.
5 | Lake Berryessa Glory Hole, California, USA:
Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in all over the Napa Country, California. This lake generates hydroelectricity in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay. The most amazing and interesting part of this lake is the bell-mouth spillway located on the south-eastern side.
Glory Hole is the largest of its genus with a huge diameter of 72 feet. Glory hole has a vertical drop of 200 feet and shrinks down to 28 feet. It can swallow water at an unbelievable rate of 48,800 cubic feet per second.
6 | The Blue River, Greenland:
The Blue River is one of the greatest places to kayak and explore the Arctic beauty. Each year the river has a different shape, but it is always stunning. Nature here is unspoilt and with no infrastructures, therefore making a trip here challenging, but adventurous.
7 | Crater Lake, Mount Mazama, Oregon, USA:
A well-known crater lake, which bears the same name as the geological feature, is Crater Lake in Oregon, USA. It is located in the caldera of Mount Mazama. It is the deepest lake in the United States with a depth of 594 m (1,949 ft). Crater Lake is fed solely by falling rain and snow, with no inflow or outflow at the surface, and hence is one of the clearest lakes in the world.
8 | Dead Sea, Southwestern Asia:
The Dead Sea is not actually a sea but one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, that is a type of lake that has a higher concentration of salt and minerals than any ordinary lakes in the world. That’s why the lake causes a person to float on its water without swimming. It is bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west.
The Dead Sea has a very significant role in history and was often cited in the Bible both in the old and new testaments. That was once the site for King David’s refuge and Jesus Christ also told to have walked above its waters. The Copper Scroll (Dead Sea Scrolls), that is widely known to be a key to the hidden treasure in Egypt, was actually discovered here.
9 | Peyto Lake, the Rocky Mountains, Canada:
Found in Banff National Park the turquoise lake is fed by a glacier. Situated in a valley, the lake is surrounded by three high peaks and features a wonderful panorama. The radiant colour is prevalent in summer when melting glacial brings rock flour into the lake. It also features great views, hiking and boating activities.
10 | The Blue Lake, South Island, New Zealand:
It is said to be the clearest lake in the world. It is almost as clear as distilled water and is considered sacred to Māori. Although it is not allowed to swim in the lake, there are plenty of activities to do here: from hiking in the park, fishing to camping.
11 | Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão, Brazil:
Sand dunes, often accompanied by lagoons, define the landscape. A sandy scenery is not a desert, though. But it definitely looks like one, therefore, the lagoons add up to the uniqueness of the park. Water is crystal clear, warm and perfect for swimming. It’s a true natural wonder, worth seeing.
12 | Crater Lake And Emerald Lakes, Tongariro National Park, Newzealand:
These lakes sit in the Tongariro National Park’s volcanic region of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu. The Emerald Lakes are so coloured because of volcanic minerals that have dissolved in their waters. The surrounding area also contains hot springs and geysers.
13 | Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia:
One of the most famous Australian beaches is definitely a dream holiday destination. It stretches 7 km along Whitsunday Island and is considered to be the cleanest beach in Queensland. Sand is made of 98% pure silica, which doesn’t keep heat, so it is always pleasant and cool to walk onto. It’s one of the most amazing beaches in the world.
14 | Underwater Waterfall, Republic Of Mauritius Island:
Imagine that you are swimming out in the calm ocean and then suddenly you are being sucked down into a huge, tumbling underwater waterfall! Yes, this terrifying moment could be your personal glory if you swim near an island called the Republic of Mauritius that is located 2,000 kilometres from Africa’s southeast coast, near Madagascar.
15 | Menorca, Spain:
The tiny island in the Mediterranean Sea is often called a Balearic Jewel: it has 120 amazing beaches! It is certainly one of the most exciting spots from the Balearic Islands group. Besides swimming in the crystal clear warm water, canoeing and kayaking are other popular activities.
16 | Pamukkale Travertine Terraces, Turkey:
Turquoise pools of water fill up limestone terraces, which were once deposited by flowing, mineral-rich hot springs. Also called the Cotton Castle, the Pamukkale terraces lie next to the ancient Roman city of Hieropolis. Together, the terraces and city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
17 | Crater Lake, Mount Katmai – Alaska, USA:
This remote crater lake situated in the caldera of a 6,716-foot-high stratovolcano is found in southern Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. Measuring about 6.3 miles in diameter, the Mount Katmai caldera was formed in 1912 after the first-time eruption of the nearby Novarupta volcano.
18 | Kelimutu Crater Lakes – Flores Island, Indonesia:
Kelimutu volcano contains three striking summit crater lakes of varying colours. Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) is usually blue and is the westernmost of the three lakes. The other two lakes, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically blue, green and deep-red or black respectively.
Kelimutu is of interest to geologists because the three lakes are different colours yet are at the crest of the same volcano. And the most strange part is, these three Lakes change colour from blue to green to black unpredictably.
19 | Yugama Lake, Japan:
Yugama sits at the summit of Mt. Kustatsu-Shirane, which gained renown when it was included in “100 Famous Japanese Mountains,” a book by famed mountaineer Kyūya Fukada. Its milky turquoise water makes it the most acidic lake in Japan – and a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Can you blame them?
20 | Pingualuit Crater, Ungava Peninsula, Quebec, Canada:
Formerly known as the Chubb Crater, Pingualuit is a relatively young impact crater, geologically speaking. The meteor impact that formed it is estimated to have occurred about 1.4 million years ago (give or take 100,000 years), which puts it firmly in the Pleistocene epoch.
Surrounded by a desolate, tundra landscape, the lake is one of the deepest lakes in North America, as well as one of the purest and clearest freshwater lakes in the world. A Secchi disc, an object used to measure water transparency, can be seen as far down as 35 meters below the surface.
21 | Pink Lake Hillier, Australia:
Lake Hillier is a saline lake on the edge of Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago in the Goldfields-Esperance region, off the south coast of Western Australia. It is particularly notable for its pink colour.
The pink colour is considered to be due to the presence of the organism Dunaliella salina, algae that produce carotenoids, which can look orange, red, or pink.