Lake Riza rightly be called a jewel of Abkhazia. It is believed that if tourists visited Abkhazia and visited this beautiful lake, it came to nothing. Ritz & mdash; it is the purest alpine lake, surrounded on all sides by green mountains, located at an altitude of 950 meters.
The lake is so crystal clear that seen in the 10 meters in depth. Its length is more than 2 km and a depth of up to 131 meters. The water temperature ranges from 5 degrees in winter and 17 in summer, but swimming is strictly forbidden in order not to disturb the virginal purity of the lake. At different times, the color of the water can vary from dark green in spring and summer to light turquoise autumn and winter it affect the river flowing varying transparency and livelihoods of phytoplankton living in the water.
From the center of the Abkhazian road Psou & mdash; Sukhumi to the lake 40 km. And the entire length of the path there are many attractions. The first of which Bzyb fortress. However, it is now badly damaged, and once it is well guarded road through the pass to the North Caucasus, and allow control of the ancient highway crosses Bzyb. After a couple of kilometers, you can observe an interesting natural phenomenon through the rock punched a small trickle of water & ndash; This girl's waterfall. Resulting from groundwater seeping through the calcareous rocks. All the rock decorated with colorful ribbons.
There is a legend here if you tie a ribbon, it is your fondest wish certainly fulfilled. Also in the vicinity of Lake Riza a waterfall male tears, he is much more a girl of about 20 meters in length. As they say, this waterfall helps to strengthen the feeling in love. After 10 kilometers after the girl's eyes the waterfall is a small lake wonderful sapphire blue & mdash; This blue lake.
In the coastal zone of Lake Riza is one of Stalin's dacha. Total Abkhazia have & laquo; father of nations & raquo; There are five cottages. Also Stalin is still living Nikita Khrushchev for it was built a separate building, which is under Brezhnev was connected with that part of the passage where he lived Stalin. If you walk 5 km up into the mountains, you'll find the lake Riza Small though it is much smaller than her older sister, but beauty is not inferior. There is the same perfectly clean water, but no fish. The only inhabitants of the lake crested newt introduced into by the International Red Book.