Lake Yucatan – Magically Crystal Clear Underground Lake
How if you visit a lake located in a large hole that looks like a underground cave? perhaps it will feels creepy but also has its own beauty because it holds many mysterious things, That’s what you would feel if you visit Lake Yucatan.
Lake Yucatan is a lake inside cave that has a very broad area of approximately 200 km2 in diameter, clear like excellent crystal color and mixed with the white color of the limestone rocks. The lake is located in a dense forest that is rarely exploited by people. The pool deepest part is 160 meters under the surface, and until now it is not opened for the tourists because government still study the lake. But there are already many local residents who visit the place to enjoy their natural beauty that may be hidden for thousand years.
No one ever thought that if in the middle of dense forest on the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico) scattered thousands of mysterious crystals pools. According to a study conducted by researchers from the United States, it is known that the crystal pools made by perforated limestone rocks formed by rainwater. Because the limestone eroded by rain water, the water that looks very crystal-clear.
The adventurous divers feel as if floating in space when swimming in the water of Yucatan Lake. These crystalline pools shallowest depth reaches 1 meters, while the deepest ones is still untouced. Researchers ever dive until the depth of 160 meters strangely still can not get to the bottom. In the Mayan spiritual beliefs, the holes is home to the God of Rain, just like the Palace of the Dragon in Chinese legend. Mayans rely on gods in order to ask for rain.
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