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Quilotoa – one of the most beautiful lakes in the world

Quito (01-13-14) – Quilotoa Lagoon is one of the 15 most beautiful lakes of volcanic origin in the world, according Twistedsifter. In this website’s article, “15 of the most beautiful volcanic lakes in the world,” readers are invited to enjoy this mysterious natural wonder through a photo gallery describing the lake’s charm.

Quilotoa Lagoon and beauty inside a crater

    Quilotoa is the westernmost volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Inside its crater has formed a caldera with a diameter of almost 9 kilometers (5.5 miles). This is the product of the volcano’s collapse which occurred about 800 years ago. According to studies, the volcanic flow reached the Pacific Ocean.

Within the 250-meter (812-foot) deep caldera, a lagoon has formed. Minerals have given the surface a greenish and bluish tone when sunlight strikes it. Inside, there springs which, from the shore, you can feel bubbling up to the surface.

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