You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

• You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

Bokodi on an artificial lake to the north-west of the Hungarian capital is a picturesque floating village, which at first glance is so easy to be confused with one of those tropical paradise corners of the earth, which we usually recommend travel agencies.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

The village on stilts on Lake Bokodi north-west of Budapest.

Floating villages can be found in different parts of the world: in Papua - New Guinea, in the northeast of Nicaragua, in the north of Brazil, Southeast Asia and West Africa.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

Vintage houses on stilts with portico are interconnected and the coast boardwalks.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

In the summer cottages are popular with the local population, and in the winter - from the fishermen, because, in spite of the cold winter, the water in the lake freezes Bokodi extremely rare.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

The local power plant uses an artificial body of water as a cooling pool. That is why Bokodi lake does not freeze in winter.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

Cottages on Lake Bokodi on the Google Earth map.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

The area of ​​the artificial lake Bokodi is 160 hectares.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

A stroll through the maze of boardwalks interconnecting colorful houses, it is not with the incomparable pleasure.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

to a floating village is most convenient to reach from the city Oroszlany.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

In the winter season, when the brightly colored houses stand out against the harsh landscape floating village is particularly picturesque.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

Lost floating village on the lake Bokodi gained international fame in 2014, when a search engine Bing began to offer its photo houses on stilts as wallpaper. In addition, in 2014 the representative of Hungary at the "Eurovision" has included pictures of the floating village in his music video.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

The lights of the power plant in the background slightly enliven the sleepy village in this picture.

You will not believe, but this is not the Maldives: a picturesque village on stilts on the lake in Hungary

Many of the houses are equipped with satellite dishes, so guests always have a choice, watch TV or relax outside on the veranda.