The Bazaleti Lake is a lake in eastern Georgia some 60 km northwest of the nation’s capital Tbilisi and 5 km south of the town of Dusheti. The surface area of the lake is 1.22 km². and its maximum depth is 7 m. The area around the lake housed a flourishing medieval town and is surrounded by many legends. In 1626, the Battle of Bazaleti between two rival Georgian factions took place there. Currently, the area is a popular recreational area served by a modern tourist complex. It is known that Bazaleti Lake has an outflow but it has not been discovered. Locals claim that the water recirculates. They tell a story about a bull which was drowned in the lake and was later found in a well in the nearby village. According to local legend, a golden-haired child is lying in a golden crib on the bottom of the lake. The lake was formed from his mother’s tears. The story is retold in a Georgian poem.

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