There are serene, picturesque lakes. Then there are these that will blow you away. These are our top picks of terrace lakes you need to visit at least once in your life and some even 4 times a year because the view will amaze you every season.
1. PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA
Comprising of breathtaking waterfalls, pristine clear lakes, scenic boardwalks, hiking trails and is made up of 16 terrace lakes.
2. HANGING LAKE, COLORADO, U.S.A
Located in Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake is a popular destination for scenic hiking with its travertine lakes and panoramic clear waters.
3. JIUZHAIGOU, SICHUAN, CHINA
Magical and unbelievable, Jiuzhaigou is hailed as the fairyland on earth. Consisting of cascades of waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, Jiuzhaigou Valley is best know for its traditional Tibetan villages, spectacular Reed Lake, Mirror Lake, Five Flower lake (pictured above), and many more.
4. KRKA NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA
Made up of massive clear waterfalls, leisure boardwalk trails, and pristine lakes, Krka National Park also contains the largest travertine cascade system in Europe.
5. CANO CRISTALES RIVER, COLOMBIA
Known as the “River of Five Colours” and “Liquid Rainbow”, Caño Cristales River is a striking, grand paradise on earth.
6. SEMUC CHAMPEY, GUATEMALA
Consisting of several photographic turquoise pools, a natural limestone bridge and cascading waterfalls, Semuc Champey is the least touristy of the list here though it is a popular swimming spot for locals.
7. HUANGLONG, SICHUAN, CHINA
Meaning “Yellow Dragon”, Huanglong is an amazing congregation of colorful travertine lakes, snow capped peaks, waterfalls, hot springs, and boosts a grand ecosystem.