Walking through the Park, we can hike to admire the icy splendor of the Northern nature. The Park stretches from the South to the North of Iceland. Vatnajökull covers an area of Vatnajökull glacier and the former national parks of Skaftafell and Seculauncher. By the standards of national parks, Vatnajökull, very young fleet, it was founded on 7 June 2008, but its area is 1/8 (12%) of all Iceland.
The main attraction of the Park Vatnajökull is the glacier of the same name (takes 8 % of its territory Iceland, only 8 133 km2). In terms of the Vatnajökull glacier is the largest in Europe, and the territory — the second (after Austfonna glacier in Svalbard), except for larger ice cap of the North island (New Earth, Russia), located in the extreme North-East of Europe.
The average ice thickness of 400 m, maximum 1000 m. the Highest point in Iceland, the peak of Hvannadalshnukur (110m 2), located on the southern edge of Pantaenus, near Skaftafell national Park. Under the glacier, as under many of the glaciers of Iceland, is home to several volcanoes. The volcanic lakes, Grímsvötn for example, were sources of major glacial flood in 1996. The volcano under these lakes also caused a considerable but short-time eruption in November 2004 over the last few years Vatnajökull gradually decreases, possibly due to climatic changes and recent volcanic activity. Continue reading
“In heaven there is Paradise, on earth Hangzhou!”
The city of Hangzhou is one of the eight ancient capitals of China, the administrative, economic, cultural and scientific-technical center of Zhejiang province and transport hub in southeastern China.
Through the town flow the longest artificial canal in the world – the Grand canal from Beijing to Hangzhou and the river is the Qiantang river, famous for its tides.
Hangzhou is famous historical and cultural city with 8000 year history. Hangzhou has long been called Paradise because of its rich resources and beautiful scenery. Italian traveler Marco Polo in his notes called Hangzhou the most beautiful and luxurious city in the world.
Currently in Hangzhou, there are two tourist area of national importance (West lake and Qiandao lake), two nature reserves of national importance, five national forest parks and one tourist and resort region of national importance. State Park wetland Xixi in Hangzhou, open to the public from 1 may 2007, is the first in China Park wetlands. 60 km from Hangzhou are the famous picturesque mountains of Moganshan.
West lake tourist area – garden and Park landscape complex of national importance with a total area of 60.04 km 2. the main tourist area which is the West lake. It is famous for its famous “ten views of West lake” 西湖十景. Continue reading