Pitch Lake, La Bria, Trinidad

10 million tonnes of asphalt have been extracted from this late since mining began in the 1860s.

‘The lake is semisolid at its surface, so you can walk on it, albeit cautiously. There are soft areas where you can slowly sink into the tar if you stand around in one spot for too long. This isn’t a bad thing for some, though, as the lake regularly attracts swimmers who swear by the therapeutic powers of a dip in the black stuff.’

Visit the full travel brochure at ‘Uncommon Attractions’ here


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