The transparent water color of these lakes it goes from turquoise to emerald, from blue to aqua green, from green to blue. Nothing to envy to the exotic Caribbean beaches or the Maldives: here the beauty of the water is also added breathtaking landscapes, such as the mountains of the Himalayas, lunar deserts or scenarios dominated by imposing volcanoes. Skyscanner has identified 15 must-see lakes, scattered around the world. here they are
Lago di Jiuzhaigou, Cina
Inside the Jiuzhaigou Valley Nature Reserve, in Sichuan, China, one of the country's Unesco World Heritage Sites, there is a lake with crystal clear waters and incredible colors, ranging from blue to emerald
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
The lake is located in the Mackenzie Basin, 700 meters above sea level. The frozen background gives it a suggestive turquoise color, which contrasts with the colors of the surrounding landscape vegetation
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Not far from Zagreb, among the peaks of Lička Plješivica, there are lakes set among forests, waterfalls, streams and patches of greenery. These include Lake Kozjak, about 47 meters deep, and Lake Prošćansko Jezero, at a height of 636 meters
Huanglong Lakes, China
In the nature reserve in Sichuan Province, China, there are small lakes formed by calcite deposits. This is why the color of their waters is a singular crystalline blue
Eibsee lake, Germany
On the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany, on the border with Austria, it is possible to bathe in the pure waters of Lake Eibsee, among conifers and small rocky beaches
Lago Liyu, Hualien, Taiwan
It is one of the largest lakes in southern Taiwan, surrounded by mountains. To visit it and admire its clear waters, you can rent a boat with a guide
Big Almaty Lake, Kazakhstan
It is nestled between snow-capped peaks, steppes and canyons: located at a height of 2.600 meters above sea level, it dominates the city of Almaty and is a good starting point to climb up to the astronomical observatory of this city.
Chott el Djerid, Tunisia
It is a huge salt lake (about 250 km), inserted in a lunar landscape, near the Sahara desert. The warm colors of the desert and the red of the sand, next to its transparent waters, create a wonderful spectacle
Lago Emerald, Canada
It is located in Yoho National Park, in the Province of British Columbia. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush forests, it is one of the main attractions in the area.
Melissani lake, Kefalonia, Greece
It is one of the most beautiful and scenic underground lakes in the world. It is located in a cave in Kefalonia: here, when the sun's rays penetrate the rock, the surface of the water acquires a thousand reflections and shades, from cobalt to turquoise
Lago Pangong, India
It is a high altitude salt lake, located at 4000 meters high and nestled between the peaks of the Himalayas. Despite the saline component in the water, in the cold season the lake periodically freezes, giving fairytale scenarios
Pehoe Lake, Chile
It is immersed in the incredible landscapes of Patagonia, 150 km from the Torres del Paine National Park. The profile of the Cordillera del Paine is reflected in its crystalline waters.
Lago Yamdrok, Tibet
It is one of the three lakes considered sacred in Tibet. According to an ancient legend, she was originally a goddess, then transformed into a lake among the peaks of the Himalayas. The turquoise color of its transparent waters and the spectacle of the surrounding peaks make it a fairytale place
Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Much loved by sportsmen, who in the Tongariro National Park never get bored thanks to its thousands of attractions, Lake Taupo is the largest in New Zealand and Australia, with 193 km of perimeter and snow-capped peaks surrounding it.
Lake Thaoe, California
On the border between California and Nevada, it is famous for the beauty of its landscape, with waters ranging from blue to emerald and the snow-capped mountains that surround it. It is a very ancient lake, which would have formed 2 million years ago