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Considered one of the most beautiful cave networks in the world, one of the places on my bucket list is called Marble Cathedral.  The lake has two names as it is shared by two countries… General Carrera (Chilean side) or Lake Buenos Aires (Argentine side) is lake located in Patagonia and shared by Chile and Argentina.  To visit the lake, visitors must fly from the capital  Santiago, 800 miles to the next nearest large city, Coyhaique, and then drive on challenging dirt roads 200 miles south to the lake.  Those who have made the journey though, believe the light show caused by the reflection of the azure water on the marble walls is unparalleled anywhere else in the world.

Originally great ice-fields blocked the  western end of the lake – today its glacier-fed waters drain into the Pacific  Ocean.  The lake is of  glacial origin and is surrounded by the Andes mountains and drains to the Pacific Ocean.

The lake is known as a trout and salmon fishing destination.

Unusual geological formation is Marble Caves with Marble Chapel and Marble Cathedral located at the centre of the lake and representing a group of caverns, columns and tunnels formed in monoliths of marble. Marble Caves have been formed by wave action over the last 6,200 years.

Geologists say the unearthly breath-taking crystal clear blue of this giant lake is the result of finely ground glacial silt.  The water itself can vary from turquoise to  deep blue depending on the weather and the time of year.

We are interested in feedback from anyone who has ever visited this travel destination….tell us about the experience.

 

Photogrph credit:  Linda Waidehofer/Barcroft Media

Content credit:  Wikipedia

Content credit:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2021181/The-beautiful-caves-world-Chiles-Marble-Cathedral-photographed.html

 

 

 

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