Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in the World | Must Visit in 2018

This amazing earth-life is probably more appealing because of so many stunningly beautiful lakes in the world. Some of these water heavens also feature a variety of colors, which can easily be distinguished from the usual color of ponds, rivers or oceans. We often fascinate about locating so that we can sometimes make a wishful happy family vacation to these beautiful lakes of color. Mostly, the hue of colors adds an extra dimension for these amazing landscapes.

For the above-mentioned quest, here we will try to find some of those special lakes around the world. Definitely, we will venture throughout the world and try our best to discuss why they are distinguishable, especially why you can consider them unique to their genre.

Most Beautiful Lakes of Color

Here is another bottom to top approach. Let’s get to the amazing beautiful lakes in the world, their location, and features on those landscapes. Maybe you can comfortably include these to your must-visit list of 2018.

10. Laguna Verde

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Laguna Verde
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The Laguna Verde saltwater lake is located in the southwest of the high plains of Bolivia. I think, for Spanish speaking readers, it’s already clear that the waters of the Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon) are an amazing shade of green. The amazing beautiful green hue is caused by debris that includes copper deposits, which is actually situated at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano.

No surprise that the surrounding beauty and hot springs are also responsible for attracting a huge number of tourist to this colorful stunning lake.

Major attractions:

  • Votive Temple Of Maipu
  • Museum Of Memory And Human Rights
  • Catedral de Copiapo
  • Alameda Avenue
  • Chilean National Museum Of History

09. Band-e Amir

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Band-e Amir
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This is actually a lake of chain 6 deep blue lakes. The beautiful lake Band-e Amir is located high in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Central Afghanistan. In the year 2008, these colorful lakes became the first national park in Afghanistan. These were formed from mineral-rich water that seeped out of faults and cracks in the great Rocky Mountains ranges.

The high mineral content of the lakes cause the intense and varying colors here. Perhaps you will get to know it better while having a live look at the beautiful lake.

Major attractions:

  • Popular family road-tripping banks
  • Shores of its blue waters are perfect for picnicking
  • Explore the national park including other five lakes of the chain
  • Visit the deep blue fountains and pools

08. Lake Pukaki

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Lake Pukaki
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Located in New Zealand’s South Island, Lake Pukaki gives the color “glacier blue” a whole new meaning on earth. It was created by receding glaciers many more years ago. Today, those glacier feed produces finely ground rock particles (better known as glacier flour).

And this whole give the lake a distinct icy blue color. Considerably the Lake Pukaki is the second largest alpine lake in the Mackenzie Basin.

Major attractions:

  • You can take the Red Cat Biplane Flights
  • Alpine Lavender Farm
  • Visit the Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop

07. Laguna Colorada

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Laguna Colorada
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Located in Bolivia, The Laguna Colorada Lake is formed of red sediments and pigmentation of algae. Travelers should never miss this amazing reddish color of water while traveling close to the border of Chile. Other than the red waters, the lake is also home to many varieties of flamingos and a number of white borax beautiful islands. These Borax islands are formed by the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes.

Major attractions:

  • Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve of Andean Fauna
  • Venture down to the water’s edge
  • Don’t miss to photograph the flamingos

06. Kelimutu

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Kelimutu
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One of my most favorite to look at, The Kelimutu Volcano contains three summit crater lakes of different colors. You will never believe the colors of Tiwu Ata Mbupu – blue, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai – green and Tiwu Ata Polo – reddish hue. Perhaps the source of the unique color combination is thought to be openings in the fumaroles.

Many geologists are also found to have a ride here on yearly basis. It is undoubtedly an interesting debate, why the three lakes are all different colors and yet are located on the same volcano crest.

Major attractions:

  • Watch the sunrise
  • Visit the well-marked trails
  • Explore the Kelimutu National Park
  • Koka Beach
  • Green Mangrove Forest Of Maumere City

05. Havasu Falls

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Havasu Falls
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The Havasu Canyon is part of the Grand Canyon. The surrounding area is actually inhabited by the Havasupai tribe. They live in the small town of Supai. Undoubtedly this is one of the most remote villages in America. The main reason to visit the area is probably the beautiful colors of waters and falls.

As the locals are also known as “people of the blue-green water”, You can find the most spectacular one, Havasu Falls. Carbonate minerals settling to the bottom, turning it white, and acting as a reflector of the surrounding green. Sometimes brown mossy cliffs plus the blue sky will give you the reason for keeping this lake at number 5 of our list of most beautiful lakes in the world.

Major attractions:

  • Visit the Supai Indian Village
  • Havasupai Indian Reservation
  • Explore the Thunder River Trail
  • Navajo Falls, Mooney Falls

04. Moraine Lake

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Moraine Lake
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Moraine Lake is another example of being colorful due to glaciers. The beautiful lake is located in Banff National Park, Canada. I think you will never forget the great blue waters if you have ever seen it on live eyes. The coloration is thanks to light refracting off the glacier flour.

Moraine Lake is surrounded by the beauty of the impressive Canadian Rocky Mountains and its ten peaks. There are a number of hiking trails around the amazing lake of color. But you need to check the trail conditions before the journey. As you will notice, they are sometimes restricted because of grizzly bear activity.

Major attractions:

  • visit The Town of Banff
  • Sulphur Mountain
  • Lake Louise
  • Hikes around Lake Louise
  • Sunshine Village Ski Resort
  • Explore Johnston Canyon

03. Lake Nakuru

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Lake Nakuru
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Lake Nakuru is arguably the best of the tourist attractions in Kenya. It is a very shallow lake in the rift valley. The abundance of algae in this lake attracts vast quantities of lesser flamingos. I know it’s quite hard to believe, but sometimes the count goes more than one million at once. Probably that’s another reason, people call this lake the greatest bird spectacle on earth.

The shores often appear pink because of the flamingos. But in recent years, due to environmental degradation and pollution, the number of flamingos has been decreasing.

Major attractions:

02. Jiuzhaigou

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Jiuzhaigou
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this one will make you feel like watching at a picture. The Jiuzhaigou Valley of China is home to dozens of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes. These bodies are mostly known as “Haizi” (in Chinese “son of the sea”) by the local people. The distinguishable colorful lakes were also created by glacier activity.

But definitely, you can find many waterfalls empty into these pristine waters nowadays. The beautifully colored water is also known to be extremely clear. Visitors often claim to see to the bottom of this stunning beautiful lake of color.

Major attractions:

  • Visit the Shuzheng Village
  • Amazing waterfall of Shuzheng
  • Nuorilang Waterfall
  • Explore the Muni Valley

01. Plitvice Lakes

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes around the World, Plitvice Lakes
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Here we have come to the top of our list. The Plitvice Lakes are definitely the top tourist attractions in Croatia. There are actually sixteen lakes located near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are mesmerizing colors including green, azure, gray and blue that make these unique in nature.

And most interestingly the colorations of this lake changes consistently depending on the number of minerals, deposits, or organism. Even it can change according to the way the Sun is hitting the water of these most beautiful lakes.

Major attractions:

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Restaurant Degenija
  • Gradinsko Lake
  • Don’t miss the Barac Caves

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in the World | Must Visit in 2018”

  1. Care to explore Lake Eibsee in Bavaria, Germany and/or Pragser Wildsee in Southern Tyrolia since you are ranking Lakes all over the world?


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