After visiting Lake 1 by the shorter route, Let’s start our walking tour into the forest to see Lakes 2-5, starting from….eh….Lake 5! The reason why we start from Lake 5 is simply because the walking trail flows through the five lakes in reverse order, starting from Lake 5 and ending at Lake 1 where the tour ends and visitors walk back to the visitors’ centre by the shorter overhead footbridge from there. (Visit this page if you want more information about the walking tour)
The tour starts with a quick introduction of the trip and most importantly, some safety precaution advice on dealing with the potential danger – the bears, if there is any encounter. One interesting precaution is food is strictly prohibited in the trail – not just consuming, but even bringing along is prohibited. This is to avoid drawing the bears’ attention as they may be attracted by the smell of food. We did have some snack with us and they were conveniently stored in the visitors’ centre.
Lake 5 is the smallest amongst the five lakes and the area is around 0.8 hectares. Unlike Lake 1 which is exposed at a rather open space, the rest of the five lakes are deeply buried within the forest and so you can see the whole lake is surrounded by trees. The walking tour is carefully designed and has regular stops on specific view points to see the lakes with the best possible view. As I said in the last post, the whole area is preserved in excellent condition and visitors can fully enjoy the beauty of nature.
Before I conclude, I have a little game for you: There is actually an animal in this picture. See if you can spot out what and where it was?
(P.S. The lakes are truly beautiful but frankly they looked similar. So instead of boring readers with similar pictures, I tried to play around some Photoshop colour effects to make them a bit more interesting without damaging the “reality” too much)