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Turquoise Lake near Konin | Poland

Updated: Aug 5, 2023

Catch The PLANE & get INSANE

Ever since we accidentally came across a photo of the Turquoise Lake near Konin in Poland

on the internet, it never left my mind.

I was very curious about this place because it is not a common thing.

However it was never on my way. On Easter, we decided to choose it as our destination.

girl on the turquoise lake

What Turquoise Lake is?

Let's start of with the fact that these waters are not suitable for swimming.

The artificial lake is the remains of a coal mine open pit.

It was created in the 1970s, when the excavation was flooded with water, and although it looks beautiful, it is only a place where waste from the power station is discharged.

As a result of mineralization it turned the water turquoise.

coal mine open pit

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What you should know

Swimming in the lake is forbidden and dangerous due to the strong alkaline pH of the water.

blue waters blue sky

If you want to take a picture with the water in the background, you need to hit the viewpoint well because the descent to the water is isolated with trees and separated from the path by hills,

so it's hard to get close to take a picture of the water.

man by the lake

It is best to gocome here in the spring season, when the treetops are still "bare", because we are guaranteed that we will be able to see turquoise waters,

and perhaps we will find weather conditions that will strengthen the effect of the "Maldives" (some people call this place Polish Maldives)

blue waters

I satisfied my curiosity about this place but if I'm being honest, I wouldn't recomend to travel from another province just to see it.

Fortunately, there is Licheń near Konin, and this is a place that is definitely worth seeing!

Let me know in the comment - have you seen Turquoise Lake near Konin yet?


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