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NongFa lake in Laos | by Gnilenkov Aleksey
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NongFa lake in Laos

I want to tell about an interesting place in Laos. This lake Nong Fa and its vicinities. Nong Fa or the heavenly lake is in Provintsii Attapy, all in 12 kilometers from border with Vietnam. In high-mountainous, remote district. Height above sea level 1154 meters. Depth of lake of 78 meters (maximum). The lake is a muzzle of an ancient volcano thrown up 2 times much millions years ago. Now this flooded muzzle became fine lake with the transparent water, the surrounded wild rainforest. Because of the inaccessibility and a small level of scrutiny the lake has acquired legends. One of them that in lake there lives the huge snake-pig eating all who will try to bathe in it. Therefore Laotians in it don't bathe. I really saw fear and respect in eyes at Laotians visiting this lake. Road to lake - it a first coat punched on mountains the grader. Very much steep slopes and descents. 2 small rivers which should be passed. During a season of rains is it is problematic. Road to lake this notable adventure. But it of that costs.

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Taken on March 10, 2011