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5 Floating Islands Around The World to lift your spirits up
This world is never free of wonders and wonders that are unexplained. Floating islands are one such phenomenon which is basically a mass of land supported over some reeds, aquatic plants and mud. Exciting and enthralling, floating islands can also be artificial which means that they are man-made, with reeds woven together to support the land. Here are 5 of these floating islands which are a must visit for those who love nature:
#1 Floating Islands of Titicaca, Peru
This is a magnificent artificial floating island where the base is completely woven from the totora reeds which provide imminent support, balancing the complete set of islands. These islands are the home for Uros, a tribe that has been residing here for ages.
#2 Keibul Lamjao, Loktak lake, India
In the state of Manipur is present the worlds’ only floating national park – Keibul Lamjao. Located in the Loktak Lake, this national park is the home for Sangai, a form of brown antlered deer which is also the state animal. Along with this endangered species, there are numerous other fauna found which include the Indian Python, Sambhar and barking deer. It also is the home for millions of fingerlings and some exotic carps and other aquatic animals. Along with that found are the various species of hornbills. A paradise for a wildlife enthusiast.
#3 The Floating Gardens, Inle Lake, Myanmar
This tranquil place is an abode of cool weather which is neither too cold nor humid. The floating gardens are indeed the attraction where you can see vegetables being grown as if it is a normal piece of land and where several agricultural practices are carried out. Inle Lake is also home for several endemic species which include over twenty species of snails and nine species of fish. Inle Lake is also the temporary home for over 20000 migratory birds. To top it off, the Inle cuisine is something that you have to taste because it is prepared from the local products.
#4 Floating Islands of Lake Chad
The largest lake of the Chad basin is the home for numerous floating islands. Located at the edge of the Sahara desert, Lake Chad is also home for several flora and fauna species. The Floating Islands home a number of animals like elephants, crocodile, hippopotamus and birds like ducks and ruff. The shrinking lake, however, is posing a threat to many of these animals and plants and are therefore on the verge of extinction.
#5 Floating Islands of Umbagog Lake, Maine
The Umbagog Lake is a great place for water sports, kayaking, hiking and many more activities. The view of sunset from here is just breath-taking. Besides the wildlife at the islands are just incredible ranging from coyotes and bobcats to brown eagles and bald eagles.