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Lake Itaipu

Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
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Type: Bodies of Water
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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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Canelones, Uruguay
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Beautiful place, it is really incredible. So nice places. You have everything there: clean bathrooms, great (and cheap) food, a cinema. Guided tours are in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Very good attention. So easy to access.

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São Paulo, Sp
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172 reviews 172 reviews
48 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

One of the largest man-made lakes in the world, the Itaipu lake impresses one at first sight. Take a boat tour and you will not regret.

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Brighton
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I know the itaipu company have done a lot of good with the profits from thedam. I appreciate all the facts about how much forest has been preserved, however it would have been nice to get balanced information. I also wanted to know how many towns were flooded, whether there were any casualties when the resevoir filled quicker due to... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Brazilian side gives much better tours than the Paraguayan side.. Impressive! Good way to spend an afternoon!

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

the lake looks great from the top of the dam when you are touring the dam. we did not have any info on boating activities here, we would have welcomed that experience

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Bendigo, Australia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
56 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

It is absolutely amazing that this lake stores enough water to supply the whole world TWELVE times over every day. Yet droughts persist in nations across the planet. This lake is so huge one has to witness it to believe it.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

No need to make a special trip since you can see it from the top of the dam. I didn't hear or see anyone swimming in ot from the Brazil side of the dam, and didn't look anything special.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

What is truly amazing is what was destroyed in its construction. May we never forget, but at times progress overcomes nature.

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