Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lake Salda, Turkey

salda gölü-kayalık

Original Photography  by chetoo;

Lake Salda is a mid-size crater lake in southwestern Turkey, within the boundaries of Yeşilova district depending Burdur Province, and it lies at a distance of about fifty kilometers to the west from the province seat of Burdur.

Salda is often cited as part of the Turkish Lakes Region that corresponds to the lands that extend across inner west- to southern Anatolia, especially in the provinces depending Isparta and Afyonkarahisar, although Lake Salda is geographically separate from the larger lakes which are more to the west and, being a crater lake, is morphologically different.

The lake area covers 4,370 hectares, and its depth reaches 196 meters, making it one of the deeper lakes in Turkey, if not the deepest.

It is a popular excursion spot across the region or from beyond, the more so due to the hydromagnesite mineral found along its coasts which are believed to offer remedies for certain dermatological diseases. The shoreline surrounded by black 17717056 pine forests are also popular among hunters, the game and the fowl available including quails,  hares, foxes,  boars  and  wild ducks, aside from the lake's fish. White sandy beaches, limpid water and seven crystal-white islets within the lake complete the scenery.

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  1. Beautiful. I don't know about you, but I never get tired of looking at the wonderful scenery in this country.

  2. I just wish I had the time and money to just wander all over Turkey. This lake here isn't famous at all but so beautiful. Looks like a beach in the Pacific.. well, almost.


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