Lake Riza – the highland beauty

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2018-03-18 00:10:54

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Abkhazia – this wonderful place that God gave a fabulously beautiful nature, healing water, crystal clear air. It is not surprising that with around the world vacationers come here to enjoy the local attractions and at the same time to improve their health. And the view really is something. Sea, lakes, swift rivers, dense forests, high mountains – this is Abkhazia. Ritsa lake – one of the attractions of this country, is absolutely memorable to all tourists.

Lake Ritsa is rightly bears the title of miracle Abkhazia, because it is the most amazing creation of nature. It is located in the basin of the river Bzyb inside a huge stone bowl. The lake is located in the gorge of Upshare and Lspci at an altitude of 950 m above sea level, so to reach it, you need to overcome the hard way. In some places, Riza reaches a depth of 131 meters, its area is 132 acres. The lake is fed by glaciers, which even in the hot season do not go to the peaks of towering mountains surrounding the Ritz.

Lake RizaGeologists agree to the idea that the lake Ritsa is quite young and was formed about 250-300 thousand years ago. This could be caused by a strong earthquake, which from the mountains Pshegishkha fell off the slope and fell into the river LSPs, resulting saprudin it.

Depending on the season the lake changes its color in autumn and winter it is the azure and emerald in the spring and summer. This contributes lapis – amazingly beautiful mineral lying on the bottom of rice. It makes the surface of the water like a sapphire. In summer the lake is like an emerald, because it appears microscopic plant phytoplankton. It is also an indicator of the purity of local waters, because they do not tolerate dirt and lives only in pure spring water.

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Abkhazia lake RitsaEven Though there is a scientific version of how created, the Ritsa lake, but the locals love to tell legends about its origin. Thus, according to one of them earlier this place was a robber settlement. One night he was visited by a wanderer, but nobody wanted to let him in the house, only one woman took pity on the man and allowed to spend the night. In the morning he thanked her and warned about the danger looming over the area. Soon the storm really began, and the place of the village there was a beautiful lake.

Lake Ritsa AbkhaziaThere is another, more romantic legend. Lived in the mountains a very beautiful girl named Ritsa and she had three brothers – Azteca, Agepsta and Plegia. The brothers went to hunt, and sister for them to cook. One day, waiting for the brothers, Riza went for a walk in the woods, not to be bored the girl sang. Her fine voice attracted the attention of robbers and Gega Yupshara, seeing a beautiful woman, they immediately decided to kidnap her. Yupshara abused the Ritz, and she desperate rushed into the lake. The brothers found out about it, found the robber and turned him into a river Yupshara, and have fossilized and remained eternally in the mountains, guarding the peace of his sister.

Today, the lake Ritsa gathers millions of tourists wishing to see the beauty of these places. At the water rushing by the boat, slowly drifting boat. To fully relax, to renounce everyday problems, gain strength will help lake Ritsa. Abkhazia – it is an amazing place where you ever want to enjoy the surface of the lake and the scenery of the majestic mountains.






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