Sunday, 8 February 2015

Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil

The Enchanted Well also called “Poco Encantado” located in Chapada Diamantina National Park in Bahia, Brazil approximately 400 kilometres inland from Salvador, the capital town of Bahia. The inspiring feature of well consist of crystal clear water, even pebbles and tree stumps can clearly be seen. This monster sunken pool water is more than 120 feet deep, even though you can still see the bottom. The gorgeous “well” was actually formed through erosion of an underground river in surrounding limestone environment.

Moreover when the sun is just right, light comes through a gap and creates a blue reflection on the water, which is really worth watch view. A small crevice allows the infiltration of sunlight at certain times; causing a magnificent waterfall of pale blue light. Lovely isn’t it? The sunlight ray reflected by minerals in the water, exclusively magnesium, conceives a unique azure sight interior the clear waters in the darkness of the cave. It normally in-between April and September there happen the alignment occurrence, in such a way that the rays hit the deep ground of the azure well interior the cave. However on full moon nights between October and stride you have the indistinguishable exquisite scene under the moonlight. Access to this pond is highly controlled for environmental protection of its rare and delicate ecosystem.

The glowing blue beauty of Enchanted Well water is so transparent that sometimes it’s tough to identify the roof of the cave reflected on the water from the bottom of the lake. A direct sunlight illuminates the pond through a natural hole in the cave wall. The afternoon sun reaches down to the Blue Cave-a small pool hidden under a deep rock ledge, behind a curtain of aerial roots-giving it an electric-blue tone, resulting in strikingly gorgeous view. To put an end enchanted well has great speleological value, including very rare stalagmite formations. It is really a fascinating place and you can explore lot of other things.