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Beautiful Oasis Town In Peru Thrives In The Middle Of One Of Earth’s Driest Places

Legend has it that the lake was created by a native princess.

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Peru’s desert may not be so barren after all with the existence of an amazing oasis town called Huacachina. Despite being surrounded by sand dunes, the village flourishes with palm trees and a lagoon said to have healing powers.

Huacachina has hotels, shops, and a library for its 100 residents, as well as tourists, who visit the magical town for activities like sandboarding on sand dunes and dune buggy rides. This small village surrounded by a desert might just be the place you need to consider putting on your bucket list.

Huacachina is located about four kilometers away from the city of Ica.

This magical oasis village is worthy of being in anybody’s bucket list.

Tens and thousands of tourists visit this settlement each year.

And you’ll understand why when you look at this photo.

The village becomes more alive at night.

Catching sunsets is also a favorite thing to do when in Huacachina.

The village thrives on small businesses set up by locals…

Which include hotels, shops, and activities like sandboarding.

People are also drawn to the small lake found in the middle of this quaint settlement.

According to legends, this lagoon was created by a princess who was said to be bathing in the water.

While looking into a mirror, the princess saw that a hunter was approaching from behind her. Startled, she fled the area and left the mirror behind, which has become the lake of today. Her flowing dress is said to have created the sand dune and rumor has it that the native princess is still alive and is swimming in the lagoon as a mermaid.

The lake is said to have healing powers.

Many wealthy Peruvians used to bathe in the water sometime in the 1940s.

They claimed that the water can cure ailments like arthritis, rheumatism, asthma and bronchitis.

The lagoon had faced a threat of getting dried up as private landowners located near the oasis town have installed water wells. To solve this problem and to maintain Huacachina’s reputation among locals and tourists, a group of businessmen made it possible for water from a nearby farm to be pumped into a lake.

The artificial pumping of water started in 2015.

Since then, the height of the water of the lake has been raised.

What do you think of this oasis town? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Unique Restaurant In The Philippines Sits At The Base of a Waterfall

This place is a good mix of nature, adventure, and awesome food in one. Sounds fun?

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If you’re looking for a fun, nature adventure and some good food to eat, you’ve got to see this interesting place. Apparently, there is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in the Philippines – which sits at the base of a waterfall!

Situated on a former coconut plantation spot in San Pablo City, the Labassin Waterfalls Restaurant has found popularity among locals and tourists because of its unique concept and location.

A restaurant like no other!

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Resort Hotel Built Inside Quarry, 100 Yards Beneath Ground Level In Shanghai

A five star hotel is currently being built in an abandoned quarry in China – and it even has underwater guest rooms!

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China’s construction industry is booming. After inspiring the world with their 3D printed houses, the country now has a new structure to boast.

The Songjiang Quarry Hotel, also known as the Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental, is definitely one of China’s most inventive construction projects. The five star hotel has been put up in an abandoned quarry at the foot of Tianmenshan Mountain in Songjiang District, Shanghai. The outcome of the project has certainly placed the 90+ meter high scrap land into an amazing use.

A luxurious hotel that will boast a world class leisure complex is almost completed and it is situated deep in an abandoned quarry!

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Study Reveals the World’s Least and Most Stressful Cities of 2017

Do you live in one of these cities? Do you agree or disagree?

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Stress can be triggered by a lot of different things – it could be your job, an emotional challenge, or many opthers. Apparently though, where you live can also be a factor.

According to a new study conducted by UK’s Zipjet, a person can be less or more stressed depending on what city he lives in the world. The research revealed the world’s least and most stressful cities of 2017. Factors considered in the study included everything from public transport and traffic levels, to green space percentage and citizen’s financial status, to infrastructure and pollution levels, to safety and many others.

Zipjet studied 500 locations and gathered information based on 17 categories.

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