WATER RESOURCES OF MONGOLIA
Despite the presence of the Gobi desert, Mongolia is rich in rivers and lakes. The total water resources of Mongolia is approximately 34 billion cubic metres. Most of which was fresh water. 51% of the volume of water discharged into the basin of the Northern Arctic ocean, 12% in the Pacific basin and the remaining 37% in the Central Asian basin (which has no runoff into the ocean).There are almost 4,000 rivers, the total length of which is more than 40,390 miles (65,000 km).
The rivers of Mongolia are born in the mountains. Most of them are the upper streams of the great rivers of Siberia and the Far East, carrying their water into the Arctic and Pacific oceans. The largest rivers of the country is the Selenga (in Mongolia boundaries — 600 km), the Kerulen (1100 km), Onon river (300 km), the Halhin-Gol, etc. comdo The deepest — the Selenga. It originates with one of the ridges of the Khangai, receives several large tributaries of the Orkhon, Hanuj-goal, the Chulutyn-Gol, Delger-Muren, etc. the Speed of its flow is from 1.5 to 3 m per second. In any weather its a quick cold water current in a clayey-sandy banks, and therefore Continue reading
Beautiful nature reserve Fuji-Hakone-Izu spread over an area of nearly 1000 sq km. far his the pearl is sacred to the Japanese mount Fuji with a height of 3776 meters. It is the highest mountain peak in Japan. Praised in poems and songs, captured by the brush of talented artists majestic peak of the irresistibly beautiful. In July-August it is completely freed from snow and available for climbing. Translated into Russian language “Fuji” means “wealthy warrior”. At the peak dormant since 1708, the volcano is a Shinto Shrine.
Close to the top of the adjacent mountainous countryside of Hakone. In ancient times there was a giant conical volcano, which in a result chain geological changes turned into a group of small volcanoes, now extinct. In Hakone, however, still preserved the traces of volcanic activity in the form of a facing surface of the hot sulfur springs. Here is a beautiful volcanic lake Asino-Ko (Reed lake). In its waters in good weather, as is reflected in the mirror as if admiring its beauty Fuji.
The Izu Peninsula, which became part of the protected natural Park in 1955, mineral rich hot springs. Its southern part is famous for its beautiful coastline and magnificent sandy beaches with azure sea water.
Excursion to Hakone
– the peace Park and viewing platform with unforgettable views of mount Fuji. Continue reading
This lake was once famous all-Union resort. Here sent the most distinguished figures from all over the USSR. After the dissolution of the Union financing of the resort changed, business hasn’t really arisen, and everything collapsed. The tourism industry exists almost exclusively in the form of scratched in some places from the hands of “Rent room” and sadly going along the shore of the dealers with a bunch of smoked fish and bananas. On the shore look funny Soviet “toadstools” from the sun and burned-out cabanas. With mountains on all this Lenin looks huge with the inevitable “Forward to victory of communism!”
However, the mountains here are of great beauty, and the lake water is blue and the sky is milky color at sunset, so the fans still come here to distant lands. Here and “new” Kyrgyz, Siberians, and even Europeans. One Swiss guy married to a Kyrgyz woman and lives in Issyk-Kul for most of the year.
One man with a worn backpack, with a beard and with his staff went around the lake on shore. We met him when he had finished his journey and stopped to rest about the “flying saucers”.
On the southern shore of the lake, leisurely. The stools sell the Mare. Continue reading