For the first time leading the ‘Homeland Was there such a place from which, or a huge lake while waiting on the visit of the boats’ this is something else, “he described it as Salt Lake, the second largest lake in Turkey, after the area in terms of Lake Van. The lake is also one of the most salty lakes in the world and the salt content is over 32%.
Move Mountains necessarily seen all over our beautiful country which is separate from the crown of the head of the list of must-corner Salt Lake, a unique resource that meets the needs of 40 percent of Turkey’s salt.
Salt Lake is like a gateway to the land of dreams, where you will see Cappadocia before you arrive at the land of miracles. When the door is opened, a white paradise says welcome to you. And it’s up to you to leave your shoes on the sill, on the lake shore, and barefoot to invite you to the invitation.
Salt Lake, located in the deepest part of a tectonic pit and surrounded by plateaus, is also known as his Koçhisar Lake.. This pit region, formed by tectonic ground movements in the Neogene phase, is surrounded by active faults in the south-east and west directions. The meteorological waters infiltrating the underground melt the salt domes at the bottom of the lake and carry the salty waters from the tectonic lines to the surface. After this process, which is the description of the salt formation of the lake, the salt at the bottom is collected and processed and comes to our tables as sodium chloride.
The lake, which is dimensioned as 80 km in the north-south direction and 60 km in the east-west wool and covers an area of 7414 square kilometers, increases the water level during the winter months and the water accumulated in the summer turns into a dry area. Although it is large, Tuz Gölü, one of the shallowest lakes in our country, expands to 164,000 hectares in spring.
Salt Lake is a class A wetland in international assessments, but it is a closed basin that does not flow out, so its nutritional resources are scarce. Because the region receives little rainfall and the water carrying the lake Melendiz, Peçenek, Kırkdelik, Karasu, Insuyu tea water is almost non-existent. When the rainfall increases in the spring season, the deepest place is 1.5 meters and the average water level of the lake goes down to 40 cm. Drying areas are covered with approximately 30 cm salt layers. So it’s a blessing not to swim in the lake or to go boating, but to walk from shore to shore and take lots of pictures.
Tuz Lake, which is part of a large ecosystem with smaller scale lakes such as Tersakan, Bolluk, Düden and Akgöl, is an important area for the continuation of the biological diversity produced by many bird species. It is also protected as a first degree natural protected area. Around 85 species of birds, 15 species of mammals, 129 species of insects and around 40 endemic plants live in and around the lake. In the photo frames where you will feel the serene atmosphere of the lake, you can also see rainers, sword beaks, wild geese, flamingos, raptors and stringed cranes. Most of the coasts are deserted and the lake is a paradise for birds. They can swim as they wish in the freezing lake, even in the harshest temperatures of winter, and in the spring they can incubate on the islands within the lake. In the lake, which is the habitat of extinct flamingos on the continent of Europe, you can encounter hatching colonies, each consisting of thousands of nests.
Reminders for Salt Lake
As mentioned at the beginning of our article, walk barefoot on the lake. The minerals under your feet will make your soles soft. There are also areas where you can wash your feet at the entrance of the lake. So bare feet are both freedom and health….
Be sure to wear sunglasses while staring at the lake so bright that it creates a burst of light in your eyes with its white and bright posture.
Also be prepared to take long walks as if trekking in a white valley. At the point where you meet the water, your ankles can be wetted up to the level, and you can take the experience of long walking on the lake to the photo frames with a self. More precisely, index each state of the lake to the shutter release. Both selfisi and the whole place are worth photographing.
Occasionally on the surface of the lake you will encounter broken white – tile color formations cause algae. The algae you will see on the ice-blue color of the lake is actually the algae called dunaliella salina, which is one thousandth of the head of the pin. On the shores of the lake there is a thick layer of salt, which is a mixture of algae, which you will liken to a clay layer. Do not confuse this with dirt.
Watch the sunset from Salt Lake. Get ready beforehand to enjoy amazing colors and a different atmosphere. It’s worth what you’re waiting for.
How is Salt Obtained from Salt Lake?
If you are one of those who come to your table and wonder how salt is collected from this white lake surface, which makes the food sweet, you can say that there is plenty of human labor involved even though the source is fertile.
The production is carried out by evaporation technique based on the collection of the salt layer which crystallizes by evaporation of lake water in hot weather.