Tourist attraction place Lake Tuz in Ankara

Turkey's Otherworldly Salt Flats

The strange beauty of a dried-up lake.

During most of the year, the water is so shallow you can stand in much of Turkey's Lake Tuz and not get your knees wet. But in August, Turkey's second-largest lake dries up and visitors are left to wander otherworldly — and seemingly endless — salt flats. At 643 square miles, Lake Tuz produces nearly two-thirds of all the salt consumed in Turkey.

SALT OF THE EARTH Anadolu Agency/Getty Images SALT OF THE EARTH NATURE'S SUNSCREEN Anadolu Agency/Getty Images NATURE'S SUNSCREEN
Tourist attraction place Lake Tuz in Ankara
Tourist attraction place Lake Tuz in Ankara
Anadolu Agency/Getty Images ONCE A LAKE Anadolu Agency/Getty Images ONCE A LAKE SALT FLATS FOREVER Anadolu Agency/Getty Images SALT FLATS FOREVER



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