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Lake Itaipu

Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Foz do Iguacu
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: This huge artificial lake, which resulted from the construction of the Itaipu Dam, provides a...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: This huge artificial lake, which resulted from the construction of the Itaipu Dam, provides a lovely setting for relaxing or fishing.
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I saw the Itaipu Lake as part of a tour of the Itaipu Dam. While it is essentially just an artificial lake the views here can be quite spectacular.

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Ambala, India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was really amazing to go through such a beautiful lake and a dam.It generates 14000mwts of electricity for Brazil and Argentina.Surroundings are also maintained with beautiful plants and flowers.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

There is a restaurant next to it and some ferry but basically...an artificial lake. To be seen when coming from the dam but otherwise not a destination in itself.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Do the special tour and learn about the history of the dam. Have found in Brazil that if you only speak English you tend to have your own private tour guide. Our girl was so lovely and spoke excellent English. It was as good if not better than the Hoover dam!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Know that Lake buried one of the wonders of the world? The "7 Quedas" lie beneath the waters. Waters that drowned thousands of monkeys, jaguars, trees ... The environmental damage it may be necessary for industrial development but it is a real shame.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very nicely build and huge structure worth every penny that was spent on it. It was also very organised and you can feel the power on it.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Itaipu Lake is a very calm place, but somehow far from any other attraction. There is a lot of nature and the water is not cold.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Located in between lot of green....nature is a blessing around the Itaipu lake....nice place to relaxe with pea of mind....

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Trinidad
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146 reviews 146 reviews
121 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One wonders about the multi-talented geniuses that walk this planet. Everything seem to be in place to harness this flow of water to generate electricity to service the country.

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's easy to see why the Brazilians are so proud of this dam. It's a huge feat of engineering. But the scale of the project makes you question what happened to all the people who must have lived in the area when they flooded such a huge area to create the dam. It's great though that 100% of Paraguay's electicity... More 

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