Bâlea Lake

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Lacul Bâlea
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(Bâlea Lake, October 2006)
Location Făgăraş Mountains
Coordinates 45°36′07″N 24°37′01″E / 45.602°N 24.617°E / 45.602; 24.617Coordinates: 45°36′07″N 24°37′01″E / 45.602°N 24.617°E / 45.602; 24.617
Type periglacial
Basin countries Romania
Max. length 360 m
Max. width 190 m
Surface area 4.7 ha
Average depth 11.35 m
Surface elevation 2,034 m

Bâlea Lake (Romanian: Lacul Bâlea or Bâlea Lac, pronounced [ˈbɨle̯a]) is a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Făgăraş Mountains, in central Romania, in Sibiu County. There are two chalets opened all the year round, a meteorological station and a mountain rescue (Salvamont) station. It is accessible by car on the Transfăgărăşan road during the summer, and the rest of the year by a cable car from the "Bâlea Cascadă" chalet.

In 2006, the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe was built in the vicinity of the lake.[1]

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  1. ^ AllTipsAndTricks.com, Chill Out in The Ice Hotel at Balea Lac, December 9, 2006

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