The five natural lakes, whose name translates as the "dams of the king", have been formed through the ages. Minerals from the spring-fed water are deposited at the outlet of the lakes to form massive natural dams that have elevated the water level of the lakes. Each of the lakes is of a different hue of blue, creating a dramatic contrast to the barren red cliffs that surrounding them. The most visited lake is Band-i-Haibat, which means, the lake of wonder. Its deep blue colour entices you to swim. However, it should be noted that the water is ice-cold, therefore a quick trip round on one of the bazaar pedalo might be a better idea.