10 lakes with stunning colors in the world

The lakes in the world with unique colours such as pink, blue or red create attractive landscapes to attract visitors.

Hiller, Australia


Located next to the Pacific Ocean, in Western Australia, Hillier Lake looks like a pink brick painting. Located in the middle of the sand belt of the eucalyptus forest, this 600m-long lake was discovered by Matthew Flinders in 1802. In the early twentieth century, the lake was a salt mine for the salt equivalent of the Dead Sea. Today, this is an attractive tourist destination.

Peyto, Western Canada


Located in Banff National Park, Peyto is one of Canada's most beautiful lakes. Around the lake are glaciers dating from more than 45 to 125 million years old. The lake is named after Bill Peyto, who first discovered this place in 1849. Lake Peyto is the most accessible and visited place in Alberta.

Laguna Colorada, Bolivia


The vast blue sky and the flamingos on Laguna Colorada Lake in southwestern Bolivia are beautiful and attractive.

Laguna Colorada Lake is red from sediment and red algae in the water. Situated at an altitude of over 4,200 m above sea level, in the middle of the red lake is a borax island and a small white lake makes the landscape contrast with the main red-orange of the lake. This is also the destination of the flamingos, including the rare Andean species.

Kelimutu, Indonesia


Kelimutu is the name of three different colored lakes located on top of the volcano in Kelimutu National Park. The watercolors in lakes are often unpredictable changes from blue, green and red to white or black. Local people put different names for the lakes and they believed that it was the resting place of the departed souls. The western lake of the volcano is home to the good spirits and the other two are for the bad spirits. Visitors can visit and walk around the lakes but absolutely should not be too close because the smoke rising from the lake surface can be dangerous.

Chott El Djerid, Tunisia


Chott el Djerid is the largest salt lake in southern Tunisia, shaped like a wolf with a length of up to 250 km and has pink and green water. Besides, this lake is a paradise for geologists and one of the locations for “Star Wars” series.

Emerald, New Zealand


Located in Tongariro Alpine Crossing National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Emerald Lake is an attractive tourist destination with brilliant blue water. Water in the lake is made up of dissolved minerals drifting down from the nearby red crater.

Rebta, Senegal


Senegal's Cape Vert Peninsula has one of the most colorful lakes in the world. Lake Rebta is also known as Lac Rose, a characteristic pink shade created by Dunaliella Salina bacteria living in the water.

Laguna Verde, Bolivia


Like Laguna Colorada, Laguna Verde is a unique wonder of Bolivia. Located at the foot of Licancabur volcano, this salt lake is brilliant green made up by the mineral deposits. The most interesting thing is that climate conditions do not affect the water status in the lake. In winter, although the temperature drops to -56 degrees Celsius, the water in the lake is still in liquid state.

Five Flower Lake, China


Zhangjiajie National Park, which is approximately 72,000 hectares, was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1992 by UNESCO. It attracts visitors with diverse ecosystems and a beautiful lake called Five Flower. This lake is about 5 meters deep, surrounded by mountains, with colors varying from yellow amber to sapphire blue. In winter, the lake is not frozen and the water level remains constant.

Quilotoa, Ecuador


Quilotoa is a volcanic lake 3 km wide formed by the volcanic eruption centuries ago. At present, the lake is about 250 m deep and is an attractive tourist destination, with green water formed by mineral deposits.

By: Roxana Edwards

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