Lake Salda (crs)
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Lake Salda is a mid-size crater lake in southwestern Turkey. Salda is often cited as part of the Turkish Lakes Region. The lake area covers 4,370 hectares, and its depth reaches 196 meters, making it one of the deeper lakes in Turkey. 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 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. Its peculiar morphology led a number of academic studies to be conducted on Lake Salda. The unusual alkaline nature of the lake means that is one of the few locations where ancient stromatolite algae still grows.
The pictures just give an idea of the Turkish interior. We stopped here for lunch.
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