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.
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.
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.
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.
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.