Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in the world

Lakes present some of water's greatest attractive characteristics, from mesmerizing ripples and mirror-like reflections to crystalline clearness. Among the Earth’s naturally occurring features, lakes do the most with the least. And simply because lakes are landlocked bodies of water, they are our planet's experimental mixing pots. They can stew strange chemistry and give rise to anomalous organisms discovered nowhere else on the planet.

Here's our list of 10 of the Most beautiful lakes in the world.
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10. Glarus Kloentalersee, Switzerland

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Klöntalersee is a natural lake located in the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland. It has exactly three square-kilometre lake area situated at 848 m altitude. As 1908 it has been intended as a reservoir for electricity production. In summer when it's warm, the water in the lake warms up and provides great temperatures to cool off. Once the sun sets the scenery is lit up with all kinds of stunning colours.

9. Oeschinen lake, Switzerland


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Oeschinen Lake is located in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. At an elevation of 1,578 metres (5,177 ft), it has a surface area of 1.1147 square kilometres (0.4304 sq mi). Its maximum depth is 56 metres (184 ft). The Oeschinen lake is fed provided by a series of mountain creeks as well as drains underground. Part of it is grabbed for electrical power production and as water supply. The lake tends to be frozen during five months, from December to May.

8. Lake Matheson, New Zealand

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Lake Matheson was formed by glaciation ca. 14,000 years ago when the Fox Glacier retreated towards the sea. This left a depression which later filled with water and became Lake Matheson. Positioned near the Fox Glacier in South Westland, New Zealand, Lake Matheson is famous for its reflected views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.

7. Lake Tahoe, United States

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Lake Tahoe was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. Located at elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), in the Sierra Nevada of the United States, it is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. Lake Tahoe is the second-deepest lake in the United States.

6. Peyto Lake, Canada

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Peyto Lake is located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake is formed in a valley of the Waputik Range, between Caldron Peak, Peyto Peak and Mount Jimmy Simpson, at 1,860 m (6,100 ft) above sea level. During the summer time, an excessive amount of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock contaminants provide the lake a vibrant, turquoise colour. For the reason of its vibrant colour, pictures of the lake frequently can be found in illustrated books.

5. Five Flower Lake, China

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Five Flower Lake (also referred to as the Wuhua Hai) is one among 118 lakes in Jiuzhaigou Valley Nature Reserve, located within the north of Sichuan, China. The lake is actually the most beautiful lake in the valley which is regarded as one of the wonders of Jiuzhaigou. Five Flower Lake is considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world because of its spectacular shades which are triggered by its lake-bottom travertine and colorful algae.

4. Plitvice Lake, Croatia

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Plitvice Lakes is situated within Plitvice Lakes National Park in the mountainous karst region of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This beautiful lakes famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface. These kind of lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow. They are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the activity of moss, algae, and bacteria.

3. Laguna Verde, Bolivia

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Laguna Verde is a salt lake in the southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia. The Laguna Verde includes an area of 1700 ha, and a narrow causeway divides it into two parts. Positioned at 4,300 m (14,100 ft) above sea level, this lake has mineral suspensions of arsenic as well as other minerals which renders colour to the lake waters. The colour may vary from turquoise to dark emerald determined by the disruption caused to sediments in the lake by winds. Freezing winds are a common phenomenon here and lake waters can get temperatures as low as -56 degree C however due to its chemical composition the waters still stays in a liquid state. The Laguna Verde is famous for its spectacular scenery and hot springs.

2. Pangong Tso, Tibet

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Also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas positioned at approximately 4,350 m (14,270 ft) above sea level. It is actually 134 km (83 mi) long and stretches from India to Tibet. About 60% of the length of the lake is situated in Tibet. The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. Totally it covers 604 km2. Throughout winter time the lake freezes completely.

1. Moraine Lake, Canada

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Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, located in Alberta, Canada. Situated within the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of about 6,183 feet (1,885 m), the lake comes with a surface area of 0.5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi). The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until middle to late June. Once it is full, it displays an exceptional shade of blue. The colour is as a result of the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.

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