The Biggest Swimming Pool in the World

Take a deep breath before you try swimming a lap in the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. The San Alfonso del Mar resort is situated on Chile’s southern coast, 100 km west of Santiago.

Already drawing the crowds in the South American resort of San Alfonso del Mar in Chile, this artificial lagoon and swimming pool is eight hectares in size and contains an incredible 250,000 cubic meters of water. Acknowledged by Guinness World Records as being the world’s largest swimming pool, the lagoon trounces all other record holders in the category, including the Orthlieb pool in Casablanca, Morocco, itself a huge 150 meters by 100 meters – the San Alfonso pool is 1km in length.

The revolutionary clear water artificial lagoons, transparent to a depth of 35 meters and unprecedented in design and construction methods, are the brainchild of Crystal Lagoons founder, biochemist and Chilean businessman Fernando Fischmann. Equivalent in size to an incredible 6,000 standard domestic pools, details of its technology are to be unveiled for the first time at Cityscape Dubai later this month.
The lagoon, cost an estimated $US1.5 billion ($1.74 billion) to build.

The water in summer is kept at 26 degrees Celsius, around nine degrees warmer than the chilly Chilean ocean. For you to fully enjoy your luxurious vacation.

The man-made lagoon is so large that resort guests make use of small boats and kayaks to ferry around the pool.

But don’t worry about having to clean the pool.

The lagoon technology can “harvest, filter and permanently recirculate ocean water,” according to the Chilean biochemist Fernando Fischmann who heads Crystal Lagoons Corporation, the company which developed the technology.

While there is plenty of room to swim in the pool, visitors can also cruise across the lagoon on small boats.

The pool took five years to build, cost nearly £1billion and the annual maintenance bill will be £2million. It can harvest, filter and permanently recirculate ocean water by itself.

The man-made saltwater lagoon has been attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo since it opened last month. Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.

I have decided where to go on my vacation next! I just have to pick the right hotel in this resort.  Just kidding, any would do just fine.


Hanging Rock Lake Toba

On the edge of the lake toba there is a natural phenomenon with packages that attract legend. As we all know that the legend is a story of rural communities as if the story happens benar2.

With the boat up the cost Rp 200rb toward the stone pendants, I witnessed the beauty of nature and teman2 charming lake toba. My initial shadow hanging stone is a stone that was located on the edge of a cliff and not fall in that they seemed to hang like on a hill in Sri Lanka.

It turned out that the stone is a kind of hanging black stalagmite hanging over a mountian limestone. From a distance kikisan stone and is said to resemble a human face in this area is prohibited to say dirty. Because it would be hit by bad luck when said dirty.

Once upon a girl in the town of Parapat betrothed by a man that in fact his brother while he is still the heart of the girl was tied to another man. So he chose to commit suicide than married forcibly by his brother who reportedly has a mental disorder. Some say, the girl fell into the hole cave and some say he was deliberately killed himself. While the young woman’s beloved dog followed him and hung beside a black stone which is said incarnation of the girl.

According to a boat driver, in the 70s is still inhabited by cave tersebu Bunian – dwarf. Grove behind the bushes that covered the cave (it is said there is a cave in it), there is still a treasure. And in the 80s, amphibious forces of the Army never tried to lift the treasure was and they managed to get some ancient gold jewelry. And after their families had died suddenly, finally the ancient gold jewelry were returned to their places of origin in order to avoid misfortune.

On the feast of Lake Toba in 2008 which will take place in June this buffalo cutting ceremony will be held under this hanging stone location for the VISION. And supposedly forbidden to use the color green color shirt with water lake Toba, because it supposedly will treat human Bunian is his friend and taken to the bottom of the lake.

Lake Toba (Parapat)

Lake Toba is a volcanic lake with a length of 100 kilometers and 30 kilometers wide, located in North Sumatra province, Indonesia. This lake is the largest lake in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. In the middle of this lake there is a volcanic island called Samosir Island.
Lake Toba has long been an important tourist destination in addition to Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra and Nias, attracting domestic and foreign tourists.


Lake Toba is estimated that when the explosion happened around 73000-75000 years ago and an eruption Supervolcano (super volcano), the most recent. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner from Michigan Technological University estimate that volcanic materials of the mountain spit out as much as 2800 km ³, with 800 km ³ of rock and 2,000 km ³ overlies the volcanic ash which is expected in the wind to west for two weeks. Volcanic dust in the wind has spread to half the earth, from China to South Africa. The explosion occurred during the first week and throw dust reaches 10 km above sea level.
This incident caused mass death and also participated in several species extinction. According to some DNA evidence, this eruption also shrink the number of people until about 60% of the total human population of the earth at that time, which is about 60 million people. The eruption was also contributes to the ice age, although experts are still debating.

After the eruption, the caldera formed which was then filled with water and became what is now known as Lake Toba. Pressure on the magma that has not come out cause the appearance of Samosir Island.
International multidisciplinary research team, led by Dr. Michael Petraglia, revealed in a press conference in Oxford, the United States that has found a new archeological site quite spectacular by the geologist in the south and north India. On the site it was revealed how people survive, before and after volcanic eruptions (Supervolcano) Toba at 74 000 years ago, and evidence of life beneath the ash heap of Mount Toba. Though the source of the eruption is 3000 miles, from the distribution of ashes.

For seven years, experts from Oxford University is researching ecosystem project in India, to search for evidence of life and the lives they left behind equipment in a barren desert. Wide area with thousands of hectares of this was just savanna (grassland). Meanwhile, animal bones scattered. The team concluded, in large areas is apparently covered with dust from ancient volcanic eruptions.
The spread of volcanic dust was extremely spacious, found almost worldwide. Derived from an ancient erruption Supervolcano, which leads to Mount Toba.Dugaan Mount Toba, because it found evidence of molecular forms of the same volcanic ash at 2100 points. Since caldera crater is now a lake Toba in Indonesia, up to 3000 miles, from the eruption source. Even that is quite surprising, it turns out that the spread of dust until caught up to the North Pole. This reminds the experts, what a dreadful eruption of Toba super volcano at that. Evidence is found, strengthening the suspicion, that the strength of the eruption, and sea waves could wipe out life on Atlantis.

Brastagi – Medan Indonesia

Berastagi is the main tourist destinations in Tanah Karo is located at an altitude of about 4594 feet above sea level and surrounded by rows of mountains, has the cool air from a beautiful stretch of farm fields, broad, green. Brastagi is a popular tourist destination that has a complete facility in Tanah Karo, such as hotels, restaurants, golf and others came to the hotel at a rate relatively attainable. Brastagi also known by the nickname of “Passion Fruit & Orange Sweet.”

From the city of “Passion & Sweet Orange” Brastagi, visitors will enjoy the beautiful scenery toward the mountains that are still active, namely Sibayak mountain hiking and mountain Sinabung.Untuk Sibayak takes approximately 3 hours drive and we can enjoy the beautiful scenery the mountains or take three to four hour trip in the woods to see the good in it’s natural wealth of flora and fauna in surrounding forest.

Some Brastagi tourist attraction today is: from Medan to Sibolga trip we will meet “Hill Park” or a place to play called “Green Hill”, here we are also able to enter the forest to reach menurusuri “Waterfall 2 Colors.” Continue the journey, before arriving in town we’re seeing Brastagi Hotel “Mikey Holiday” complete with a resort and playground park ride. Brastagi through town we will get to the “Tonggeng” where there is a waterfall that flows into Lake Toba, we can also Hiri down the hill to reach the waterfall. continue our journey will tibah in “Simalem Resort” which has particularly stunning panorama.

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Samosir Island _ Medan Indonesia

Samosir, or Samosir Island, is a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, located in the north of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Administratively, it is governed as 6 of 9 districts within Samosir Regency.

The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a super volcano some 75 000 years ago.[1] The island was originally connected to the surrounding caldera wall by a small isthmus, which was cut through to aid navigation.

At 630km², Samosir is the largest island within an island, and the fifth largest lake island in the world.[2] It also has 2 named lakes, Lake Sidihoni and Lake Aek Natonang. Across the lake on the east from the island lies Uluan Peninsula.

The island is actually linked to the mainland of Sumatra on its western part by a narrow land connecting the town of Pangururan on Samosir and Tele on the mainland Sumatra. Tele is one of the place that offer the best view of Lake Toba and Samosir Island.

Samosir is a popular tourist destination due to the vistas it offers. The tourist resorts are concentrated in the Tuktuk area. The island is the centre of the Batak culture and many of this people’s artifacts remain on the island. Almost all of the tourist accommodation are concentrated on the small town of Tuktuk, which is one hour ferry ride across the lake from the town of Parapat.

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