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06-08-2010, 10:02 PM #1
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Oases in the WorldTop 10 Most Beautiful Oases in the World
Here’s the list of most beautiful oases in the world. Oasis is the spring that located in the desert. Usually oasis is rounded by a small village that make use of the oasis for their life need. some of the oasis in the world dried significantly. Lot of expert still trying to find the answer why those oases get dried fast. Let’s take a look at the most beautiful oases in the world
10. Herđubreiđarlindir Oasis: Iceland
On top of Herđubreiđ mountain, in the highlands of Iceland, this oasis is taking place in the Ódáđahraun desert. Created by the quake caused by the volcanic eruption of Trölladyngja mount. Here, there are many camps and also climbing camps area for tourists. This area used to be a disposal place for the dangerous prisoner from Iceland.
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9. Ein Gedi Oasis, Israel
Oasis of En Gedi is the largest along the coast of the Dead Sea. This area inhabited by Judah tribe and has been famous since the time of the kingdom of Solomon.
Eein Gedi Oasis, Israel
8. Oman Desert Oasis, Oman
This green oasis hidden in the desert of Oman. Some oasis in the Sultanate of Oman is often used as a botanical studies in the field of agro biodiversity to know why many of the ancient oasis are in rapidly decline.
Oman Desert Oasis
7. Timia Oasis, Sahara Desert, Niger
Timia oasis located in Air Mountains (northern Niger), is the most beautiful oasis in this country for a reason. Not only because the picture of a lake in the middle of the desert with some palm trees, but in the oasis there is also lush gardens with orange trees and pomegranates are ready to be picked and eaten there (with paying of course).
Some types of tree fruits, cereals, and vegetables are also grown here. Harvest even sent to other regions in Niger.
Timia Oasis from Above
The Timia Oasis
the farm on timia oasis
6. Chebika Oasis: Tunisia
This beautiful oasis is probably the most widely oasis seen people without people knowing it. This is where the location of filming Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Eventuallym the oasis name taken from one of the characters in the film, that is Chewbacca.
5. Crescent Lake Oasis, Gobi Desert: China
This desert lake located on the edge of an ancient city that can be found in the journey along the Silk Road to the West. It have started to dry up and down more than 25 feet during the last 30 years because it is used directly by farmers and a growing population. This resulted in gradual disappearance of this lake that have existed for thousands of years.
Crescent Lake Oasis, Gobi Desert
4. Desert Lake Oasis in Maranhao, Brazil
This beautiful desert lake is located in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhao, Brazil. Formed as part of a freshwater lake system that comes from rain during the first six months of each year and then will gradually evaporate and the water next year will rise again. In some of these lakes, there are palm trees, while others are just barren.
Desert Lake oasis in Maranhao
3. Turpan Oasis, China
Turpan, or also known as Tulufan, is an oasis city in the Xinjiang Uygur region, China. Is only 8 km west of the ruins of Jiaohe city, a border garrison area that was destroyed by Genghis Khan in the Han Dynasty.
Turpan Oasis China
2. Huacachina Oasis, Peru
Hucachina is a small oasis town in the region of Ica, southwestern Peru. Oasis named ‘Oasis of Americas’ is a resort popular with foreign and domestic tourists. Local legend tells that the lake was formed when the young hunter disrupt a beautiful princess who was in the shower. Princess immediately went away leaving pools of water which later became a lake.
Huacachina Oasis, Peru
1. Ubari Lakes, Erg Awbari Oasis, Sahara Desert, Libya
Its location is near Fezzan and 30 km north of Germa, Libya. This saltwater lake is a trade center location for local residents who mostly sell souvenirs and other items at the edge of the lake.
Ubari Lakes, Erg Awbari Oasis, Sahara Desert, Libya
Umm Al-Maa, meaning Mother of Water, is one of the largest lake in this oasis. Unfortunately, like other lakes, the water layer in this lake is began to decrease as the lake began to dry up.
Umm all Maa Lakes, Erg Awbari oasis, Sahara Desert, Libya
While the water become dirty, salt levels are increasing even the same as in the Dead Sea. High salt in the lake Umm Al-Maa make floating is easy if you soak in here.
Floating in Umm all Maa, Erg Awbari Oasis, Sahara Desert, Libya
Former Gebraoun city that have left by the residents is not far from here with the impressive ruins of the building showed that the lakes was providing adequate living quality in the past.
Ruins of Gebraoun city near Erg Awbari oasis, Sahara Desert, Libya
06-12-2010, 01:18 AM #2