Ponds from all over the world can take a whole range of different forms, from manmade botanical gardens to stunning hot springs. Take a look at our favourites.
Infinity Pools, Pammukkale Turkey
Meaning ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish, these natural infinity pools are a UNESCO world heritage site, and have been a popular spot for tourists for hundreds – if not thousands – of years.
Blue Pond, Japan
This incredible pond has never been fully explained, but it has been attributed to aluminum hydroxide which makes it very clear and reflective. The colour changes depending on the angle in which you look at it from, the weather and sometimes different times of the day.
Royal Botanic Gardens, England
The ultimate in quaint English gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens has everything from elegant glasshouses to lily ponds and aquatic gardens.
Monet’s Pond, France
Many of Monet’s most famous paintings were of this particular pond, which he owned and lived nearby to.
Blood Pond, Japan
One of Beppu’s ‘Hells’, this pond is one of eight natural hot springs in the area. The earth from which it springs is heavy in magnesium, which provides the pond with its blood colour and name.
Walden Pond, Massachusetts
Technically a lake, Walden Pond was made famous when writer Henry David Thoeau wrote about his experience there.
Botanical Pond, San Diego
One of the most photographed locations in Balboa Park, the Botanical Building and Lily Pond was originally created to put San Diego on the map as a metropolitan city.
Japanese Pond and Hill Garden
The first Japanese garden to be created in an American public garden, this is one of New York’s many famous landmarks and sightseer destinations.
Jigokudani Monkey Park
No doubt you’ll have seen these Macaques before. A hot spring in the valley of the Yokoyu river, these Japanese Macaques descend the mountains to warm up in a hot bath.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
This lagoon is a by-product of the local geothermal power plant that creates electricity and hot water for the community. This releases water from 2,000 metres below the surface, picking up silica and minerals, to make a re-energising bath!