Amazing chalk quarries - Belarus captivates the hearts of tourists
Located at the intersection of trade routes,keeping in itself the "heart" of Europe, blue-eyed Belarus is one of the most beautiful countries of the former Soviet Union. Having a miniature size and population of about 10 million, White Russia, as its inhabitants call it, is famous for its fantastic landscapes, forests and lakes. Knowingly Belarus was nicknamed blue-eyed: over 3 thousand lakes and about 4 thousand rivers, like veins, pass through the country, giving fresh water to its numerous inhabitants, feeding meadows and fields, supplying production.
Rest on the banks of the republic's water bodies is veryis popular not only among its residents, but also among tourists from near and far abroad. Travelers will not be disappointed by the beauty of the natural landscapes that surround Braslav Lakes, Lake Naroch or Cretaceous open-cast mines. Belarus is rich not only in natural reservoirs - artificial reservoirs play an important role in fish farming and industry. To such water reservoirs are also chalk quarries. In Belarus, in the Grodno region, Volkovysk district, near the urban village of Krasnoselsk, there are amazingly beautiful chalk quarries. There may be a question about how the careers can be amazing, especially the Cretaceous?
Earlier on this territory chalk was extracted, then,When the groundwater came to the surface, the quarries were abandoned and went to mining elsewhere. As a result of the activities of the miners, breathtakingly beautiful water bodies, the bottom of which is covered by a chalky rock.
Exquisite, azure turquoise, crystalpure water fills the chalk quarries. Belarus, famous for the whole world ecotourism, will soon add to the list of its attractions and developed tourism in these waters. A distinctive feature of quarries is the absence of any representatives of flora and fauna: since the bottom is covered with chalk, organisms can not live and develop.
The water filling these reservoirs is not alwaysturquoise: time and laws of chemistry make amazing azure colors into the familiar blue-green color of water, which is filled with all the old chalk quarries. Belarus is a large chalk extractor, so the developed quarries in the country are darkness. Especially pleasing tourists are those reservoirs in which the extraction of white powder is only over: the residual amount of chalk allows to give the water a rich bright turquoise color.
What can not be said about water is that it is warm. By no means: the underground waters filling the reservoirs, together with a rather large depth, make the ponds a truly refreshing place.
Official bathing here is prohibited because oflack of the necessary minimum of beach equipment, which makes even more attractive chalk quarries. Belarus is always pleased with the influx of tourists. She is happy to tell and show her memorable and historical places: Khatyn and Dalvu, Nesvizh and Polotsk, Naroch and Braslav Lakes, Silichi and Logoysk ski resorts, and now the Cretaceous quarries of Grodno Region are happy to welcome tourists to the edge of potatoes, forests and lakes.