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The Beauty of Plitvice Lakes

Updated on June 11, 2012

The world filled with many beautiful places. That’s why I never get bored to presenting travel topic as my biggest interest among another topic. From this hub I want to take you tour in Croatia. Croatia is a country in Central Europe and Southeastern Europe, at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain, the Balkans, and the Adriatic Sea. This country has a beautiful place. From many forums, I found that many people suggested this place as one of the most beautiful place in Croatia.

I’ll take you in special tour. We will go to Plitvice lakes. Have you ever heard about this lake? Actually Plitvice lakes itself is a national park. This national park is located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast (situated at 44°51N 15°37E, 44.85°N 15.62°E). Plitvice lake is the largest national park among the eight national parks in Croatia and the oldest national park in Southeast Europe. Plitvice lakes National Park is ranging at an altitude from 367 meters (the lowest point) up to 1279 meters (the highest point) above sea level. So, there’s also quite an altitude difference. Plitvice lakes covers 296.85 square kilometer with breathtaking natural splendor.


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If you want to see the real heaven, you must come to this lake. The Plitvice Lakes National Park as the most popular tourist attraction in Croatia and it was granted as UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979 among the first natural sites worldwide. This national park is also home to deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species or more than 4,000 inhabitants.

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Plitvice lakes are recognized as a wonderful natural monument and enjoyment of the people now and for the next generations to come. Today, this lake provides inspiration for visitors becoming as one of Croatia's biggest attractions. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Plitvice lakes during summer. Each year, more than 900,000 visitors are recorded.

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From this wonderful lake we can see collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. There are amazing colors and it always change ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. This could be happened because of depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water, even the angle of sunlight has a big role in creating such of beautiful colors. The sixteen lakes are formed by natural dams of travertine divided by an upper lakes and lower lakes. The upper lakes like: Prošćansko jezero, Ciginovac, Batinovac, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Vir, Galovac, Milinovo jezero, Gradinsko jezero, Buk, Kozjak. The lower lakes like: Milanovac, Gavanovac, Kaluđerovac, Novakovića brod. Another attraction comes from two waterfalls. They are Veliki slap (Large Waterfall) with height about 78 metres and Galovački buk (Galovac Waterfall) with height about 25 meters. The highest waterfalls are the Large Waterfall which is located at the end of the lower lakes.

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There are several activities we can do at this place. Hiking is a common activity with organized programs for park visitors, because about eight km of pathways and wooden walking trails around lakes are accessible to visitors. This is amazing experience located in an altitude of 636m to 503m above sea level. Other possible activities include: skiing, rowing, cycling, train ride and electric boat. They come to this national park to find peace and relaxation just to experience something different than in the city. But walking is suggested for the visitors to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and admiring the series of waterfalls, lakes, nature and wildlife. With various lengths that can be undertaken starting from entrance and it needed about 8 hour sightseeing walk.

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Wow……awesome. This lake is good for almost all seasons, isn't just for summer. But the tourist can visit any time of year. Winter is became an amazing moment to see in the snow. There are two entrances in this location. They are entrance 1 and entrance 2, but the entrance 2 closes during winter.

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The Plitvice Lakes National Park is open daily. Longer opening hours happened in summer (7am to 8pm). Just prepare the money for the entrance fee. From trusted information, it said that for adults about 80 Kunas ($15.50/£9.50/€11) in November to March and 110 Kunas (/$21/£13/€15) during April to October. There’s discount ticket for a group of 15 or more people with guided tours ready in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Croatian as well. If we want to stay a little bit longer, we can use several facilities like: three hotels (near with the entrance 2), campsite, bungalows or space for 500 camping units (located about 7km from entrance 1). Just for information "Kunas" is the currency of Croatia.Because of the water, lakes, waterfall and forest in everywhere so the Plitvice lakes are definitely a must-see!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, James. Nice to see you again. Of course, I'll pray for you in order you have a chance to visit Croatia one day. That must be a wonderful moment for you while visiting your friends too. God bless you, my brother.

      Prasetio

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      I am blown away by the sheer beauty of these photographs, my fine friend. Wow!

      I hope I can visit Croatia one day. I have some friends who are from there. Thank you ever much for this treasure!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Polly. Thank you so much for coming to this hub. I really appreciate your attention to this information. You can come at any time. The door always open for you. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Hi pras, I know I was here and wrote a comment but apparently forgot to post it, so sorry. I loved dwelling at each one, who couldn't just live at at one of these forever! Surely Heaven will be filled with these. Beauty you bring us always and thank you so much.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Lady_E. Thanks for coming to this hub. I hope you can add this lake on your travel list or at least you enjoy all information about Plitvice lake and the pictures as well. Cheers..... ~prasetio

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Absolutely gorgeous. A lovely place to visit for reflection and meditation.

      Thanks for another Unique article and for the lovely photos.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Sueswan. Thank you very much for dropping by. I hope we more care with nature, because it give us something beautiful for our life. Water, fresh air were part of this lake and I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

      Peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Nell Rose. I am impressed with your comment and your compliment to this hub. Thanks for give your appreciation to the wonder of the world. I believe this place make the world so beautiful. I hope you have a chance to visit this lake someday.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Mr.Bbudoyono. It's been a long time we never met. I hope you enjoy this information. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, MartieCoetser. Thank you very much for giving your time to visit this hub. I am proud to take you in this tour and I am glad you want to follow me where ever I go. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Prasetio,

      Thank you for taking us to Plitvice Lakes and showing us another of Mother Nature's place of beauty and wonder.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Peggy. I hope you entertained with this information and I wouldn't never disappointed you. Thanks for coming. Cheers....

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, beautiful hub pras, and the explanations of the waterfalls and lakes were perfect! what a lovely place, well done for finding another great wonder of the world! rated up! cheers nell

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      Bbudoyono 6 years ago

      It is really beautiful.

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      The Plitvice Lakes are absolutely spectacular. We live on a beautiful planet. Thanks for taking us on awesome tours, prasetio. I will follow you around the world. Take care!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Always a treat to see what you are next exposing us to in this beautiful world of ours! Thanks Prasetio!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Peggy for your appreciation to this hub. I am glad you share this information through FB and twitter. I hope I can share beautiful places in the world in my next hub. Just wait and see. God bless you.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Om Paramapoonya. Thanks for coming and I really appreciate your vote. I hope you always enjoy my hubs. Take care!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow! Such amazing beauty in the Plitvice Lakes. Would love to see this in person someday but if I never get there at least I now know about it because of your most beautiful hub. Thanks! Sharing this with others on Twitter and FB, etc.

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      How gorgeous! I feel really peaceful just from looking at these pictures. Thanks so much for sharing. Rated up and beautiful. :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Alastar Packer for dropping by. I hope you can learn about a new places out there located in Croatia. I am so happy that this place is similar with the place in N.C. I really your comment. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, ghomefitness. I am so happy to see you again. I hope this hub entertained you and you know something beautiful in Croatia. Cheers..... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, My uncle (Micky Dee) for your appreciation to this hub. I hope you always healthy. Take care!

      Your nephew, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Justom. Thanks for coming and share your appreciation to all my hub about travel idea. I had never knew about Acadia National Park before. I am so happy to know that you have a plan to visit this place. Wow....that must be a wonderful hub. Thanks give this notice, I am glad to visit your hub. Cheers....

      Your little brother, Prasetio

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      Alastar Packer 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh my pras, I had no idea Croatia had such beautiful waters and mountains. They're somewhat similar to ours here in N.C. Absolutely gorgeous National Park. Thank you much my friend.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Cloverleaf. I hope this hub give you right explanation about one of the most beautiful place in Croatia and inspiring you. Hopefully you can visit to this lake in person...amen. Thanks for coming.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Ruby. I hope you always enjoy all my hubs, including this hub. Take care! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My lovely friend, anglnwu. Thanks for dropping by. Hiking is the way to explore all The Plitvice Lake National Park. I hope you have a chance to visit this place in person. Have a good day! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Green Lotus. Good to see you here. Thanks for your compliment about this hub. I hope you enjoy all information here and the pictures also. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Mentalist acer. Thanks for coming and I am proud to present this hub special for you. I hope you want to put this place on your travel list. That's why I post this information with the purpose to introduce this place to the world. Cheers...... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, drbj. I am glad to know that your have visited this lake when Croatia was the part of Czechoslovakia. That must be a wonderful moment looked the blue water in person and walking surround all the national park. Thank you very much for share your experience with us. I hope this hub remind you about that memory. Take care!

      Love, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, rsusan. I am so happy to know that you enjoy this tour though you don't visit to this place in person. I hope all the pictures represent the description here. God bless you. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Cheeky Girl. I am glad to know that you love this information. I agree with you about this place like a fairytale. Actually there are many pictures to present this place like a fairytale. Thank you very much for coming and leave nice comment. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Rochelle Frank. Welcome to this place. I am so happy to know that your parents had traveled the worlds and they had seen this lake in person. I believe they have a lot of experience during their trip. Thanks for share with us and I hope you enjoy this hub also. Take care!

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi,POP. Nice to see you again. I am proud to present this hub for you. I hope we can appreciate this natural wonder and maybe we can visit to this lake someday. Peace, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, attemptedhumour, You always have a joke for us, "I lake this hub".....hahahaha, awesome. Thank you very much for coming. I hope you have a chance to visit this lake someday. God bless you!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, kittythedreamer. Thanks for your compliment to this hub. I love your "VOTE" as your appreciation to this information. Hopefully you can add this on your travel list. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, iZeko. I love your comment. I hope you enjoy this information. Cheers...

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      ghomefitness 6 years ago from Chicago,IL

      Croatia, who knew it was so beautiful. Thanks for the info!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Wow! That's about all I can say right now nephew. Wow!

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Brother Prasetio, you really do always find the most beautiful places and pictures to take us to and I appreciate learning about them. In a few weeks I'll be visiting Acadia National Park in the great State of Maine so I'll have some hubs ready when I get back. Nice work, as always!! Peace!! Tom

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      WOW Prasetio, I have often been curious about visiting Croatia and I think now you have inspired me to plan a trip. These pictures are truly amazing.

      Thank you for taking me on such a wonderful journey today.

      Cloverleaf.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So very beautiful. The waterfalls are spectacular. Thank you again.

      Cheers

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Wow, this place is totally awesome. I love the beauty of the lakes and hiking seems a good way to explore all that Plitvice Lakes have to offer. Rated up.

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      Hillary 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      It seems Croatia is filled with beautiful surprises! Oh to travel the world. Your hubs are a formidable substitute! Cheers.

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      To me,these are the most beautiful water fall I've ever seen and I've never heard of Plitvice Lakes...Thanks for turning me on to this information and pictures Pras.;)

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      You have captured the beauty of this awesome park with its lakes, mountains and remarkable scenery, Pras. I was fortunate enough to visit the Plitvice Lakes region when Croatia was still a part of the country formerly known as Czechoslovakia.

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      Rika Susan 6 years ago from South Africa

      This one is truly awesome, Prasetio. Thank you for introducing us to these wonders of nature. The pictures are amazing. Although I can't travel there, it is a privilege to be able to see the beauty in the pictures. Thank you.

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Prasetio, this is so beautiful. Look how blue that water is, and that water fall at the end of it surrounded by trees. It's like out of a fairytale. Magical. I love this. :)

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      My parents traveled the world for 20 years starting in the early 60's, and saw these lakes in 1974. They always said of all the places in the world they visited, Plitvice Lakes was certainly one of the most beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      How incredible. Thanks so much for the trour of a place I will probably never see in person. Up interesting and awesome!

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      You have found another garden of Eden Pras, i want to go there now, but it's 10-20 PM so i'll have to go in the morning. I lake this hub:)

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      Voted up, useful, and beautiful, Prasetio. Absolute heaven...I wish I could go! The pictures are breathtaking and you describe it perfectly. Great job.

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      iZeko 6 years ago

      These lakes are so beautiful that even a person without any sense of photography can take a great photo there. Love this hub!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Rosemay50. Thanks for coming and your compliment to this hub. I hope you enjoy this information and I'm proud to present this hub to you. Cheers... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Truckstop Sally. Nice to see you again. Thanks for always remembering me about "spinach". I am so impressed with this. I hope you have a chance to visit this lake in person. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Chatkath. I am so happy to know that you love this lake. My favorite color is blue and you are right about how the color of the water so tempting us to see this in person. Thank you very much. Cheers..

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Chatkath. I am so happy to know that you love this lake. My favorite color is blue and you are right about how the color of the water so tempting us to see this in person. Thank you very much. Cheers..

      Prasetio

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Great hub prasetio, Fantastic photos. this is absolutely beautiful. Makes you just want to dive in.

      Thank you for showing us the beauty of Croatia

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Oh my! So beautiful, it doesn't even look real. How I would love a trip to Plitvice Lakes, but on on my budget, this hub may be as close as I get. Ha! I know this sounds silly, but every time I buy spinach -- I think of you and your great hub on the leafy green veg.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Beautiful water! Even the color is amazing - so blue and inviting. Love to visit some day! Great Hub prasetio, as always you did a fantastic job!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, SusieQ42. Thanks for coming and leave nice comment. I can imagine everything you can do at that place. It must be a wonderful. I am glad to present this hub for you. Cheers....

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, CMHypno. Nice to see you again. Thank you very much for your appreciation to this hub. I hope you can visit Croatia again someday to see this lake in person. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      I could picture myself sitting under the waterfalls, water flowing over me, sun beating down...Lovely hub, absolutely lovely. Thanks for the great tour!

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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      I went to Croatia when it was still part of Yugoslavia (shows how old I am LOL!), but I never visited these beautiful lakes. Great photos as always Prasetio, you always find such beautiful parts of the world to write about

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Suzanne. You are my first reader. I really appreciate your comment and I hope you have a chance to visit this lake. Water is always inspiring me. I hope you agree with me. God bless you.

      Prasetio

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      This place is just gorgeous. Makes you just want to dive into those blue blue waters. Another amazing Hub, Pras. Thanks.