The world has been blessed with some beautiful lakes. Each lake attracts thousands of visitors and tourists each year with their alluring qualities such as mirror-like reflections, crystal clarity, and mesmerizing ripples. From massive freshwater to small grass-lined ponds, these beautiful lakes in the world comes in different sizes and shapes and are mostly dependent on the climate and geological environment surrounding them. We have collated a list of the most beautiful lakes in the world and we recommend you that you physically visit each of them to experience the charisma and magic in each one of them.
Also known as the Pink Lake due to its color and is located in Western Australia at the Middle island. You would be surprised if you collect from water from the lake and place it in a different container. The color of the water is permanently pink. Yes, you heard it right! The color of the water in the lake is pink in color. The color is derived from the red pigment which is produced by Halobacteria and Dunaliella Salina which creates more energy using sunlight. Our hi-tech society has somehow unable to find the reasons of this beautiful pink color. Various test which was conducted by several research organizations have come to a conclusion that the water is hyper-saline. Even though it is only 600 meters in size, the pink color is definitely the main attraction and the reason why it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Placed in the Plitvice National Park in Croatia, which is the oldest national park in southeast Europe. Many people have named it in the list of the most beautiful lakes in the world due to its mesmerizing display of colors during the course of the day during different seasons and at different angles of light. It was in fact named in the 1979 list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Millions of tourists visit the lake worldwide due to the cascades formed by 16 lakes which are connected and separated by natural dams of travertine that grown almost 1 cm per year. The range of colors varies from grey to blue to azure to green and so on…these colors keep changing frequently due to the excess quantity of minerals and organisms present in the water along with the angle of sunlight falling on the water.
Five Flower Lake
Located in Jiuzhaigou National Park in China, this lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. There are thousands of visitors and tourists who come each day to visit this lake. Placed at 2,472 meters above sea level and a depth of 5 meters, the lake reflects multiple colors which are truly mesmerizing to watch. The multi-colored reflection from the leaves forms multi-colored brocades. An ancient tree trunk covers the bottom the lake. The color of the water is pure turquoise with a slight mix of blue, green, yellow and red. You will be truly be amazed seeing the clarity of the water.
This is actually a man-made lake which is located in Alberta in Canada which is north of the Saskatchewan River and at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. The frozen gas bubbles found underneath the lake during the winters is one of the star attractions of this lake. These gas bubbles are actually methane which is formed by the decomposition of the bacteria at the bottom of the lake. This decomposition is mainly due to organic matter like plants, animals, trees which dried up and are settled at the base. The gases bubbles together then collate to form a blue and white cotton wool or white rocks placed perfectly on top of each other. Due to the frozen water in winters, the methane gas is unable to escape.
This is one of the freshwater lakes located in Batangas in the Philippines. This is the third largest lake and also the most popular and clicked lake in the Philippines. You will find several references in postcards, magazines, and newspaper sections. The prime reason for such popularity is because it lies inside the cradle of the world’s smallest active decade volcano, known as Taal volcano. Volcanic eruptions have taken place 100,000 to 500,000 years back. The precipitations which have been accumulated have dissolved the salt content in the water almost completely. The Volcano is home to one more lake known as the Main Crater lake. Earlier the Crater Lake was split into three lakes having different colors such as yellow, red and emerald green. A massive eruption in the year 1911 saw only one lake surviving. The Vulcan point is a small island in between the Main Crater Lake and is the world’s largest volcanic island at 40 meters. You will have to be there to see this amazing scenery.
This is the deepest lake in the world with a depth of approximately 1642 meters, almost 1,186.5 meters below sea level. This is a rift lake which was formed through continental crush which was pulled apart. The result is the deepest rift on Earth and is yet to be explored fully. There have been several research studies conducted by Russian and American scientists and each sediment formed in the lake due to the rift have records dating back by 250,000 years. So you can definitely count it as one of the most ancient lakes in the world. The lake is home to more than 1000 species of plants and animals and close to 80% of the animals thriving within the area are endemic, making the lake rich in biodiversity. One of the most beautiful lakes in the world which have also been named in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in the year 1996. It has been protected since that year.
A lake which is estimated to be 7,700 years old and was formed due to the collapse of Mount Mazama. Located in Oregon in the United States of America, the Crater Lake has a depth of approximately 2,148 feet deep making it the deepest lake in the United States and in the top 10 deepest lakes in the world. The water in the lake is said to be the purest due to the absence of pollutants and it’s no connectivity to any other water body and rivers. You will be truly amazed at the visibility and clarity of this lake. A tree which is almost a century old is placed inside the lake which is quite popular among tourists and guests. Also, there are 2 separate islands – Phantom ship and wizard island which are part of this beautiful structure.
Located in Osoyoos, British Columbia in Canada. One of the star attractions of this lake is the multi-colored spots which are prominently visible from the highway. This lake has the highest concentration of different minerals in the world such as calcium, sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, silver and titanium. Apart from these major minerals, there are small concentrations of eight other minerals. The spots are mainly due to magnesium sulfate and they become crystallized in the summer season when the lake evaporates and walkways are formed between these spots. This lake is also famous for its therapeutic and curing features. A lot of privately held companies have bid in order to purchase and commercialize it, but First Nations finally won the deal at US$720,000 in October 2001.
This is actually a salt lake which is bordered by Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The concentration of minerals and salts is comparatively higher than most of the ordinary lakes in the world and hence the possibility of a microscopic living thing survival is almost null. The environment is ideal for a few types of fungi and bacteria. By a matter of fact, the water in the Dead Sea is almost 9.6 times more salty than the ocean water. One of the significant seas which comes in reference in the Holy Bible. Located on the lowest elevation on earth at approximately 423 meters below sea level. The saltiness in the water makes it also impossible for people to swim underwater, as the water will push the body to float. You can call it a virgin sea, but seriously this is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. This water and sand are believed to have therapeutic powers are used for cosmetics and skin treatments for certain skin diseases.