Salt Lake Cappadocia is like a gateway to the beautiful geography that you will see before you come to Cappadocia, the land of miracles.
Salt Lake, one of the important natural beauties of Turkey, is a salt lake located in the central Anatolian region of the country and where salt water accumulates. Although it is the second largest lake in our country in terms of area, it can take on the appearance of a salt desert spreading over quite large areas from time to time due to the variability of the water level over time. The vegetation supporting natural life around Salt Lake is quite limited; instead, salt pans and salt deposits cover the environment. This natural structure causes the lake to display an ecologically different character.
Salt Lake is also of great importance in terms of salt production. The salt mines in the lake meet the country's salt needs to a large extent. For salt production, the method of evaporation of the salt water accumulated in the lake is used. During this evaporation process, the salt crystals on the surface of the lake become evident and this landscape offers a unique beauty. Salt production of Salt Lake not only contributes to the local economy, but also has a strategic importance by meeting the salt needs of the country.
Salt Lake is also an important destination for bird watchers. The lake, which is one of the frequent destinations of migratory birds, is known as a place where flamingos are seen intensely. The surrounding of Tuz Lake has been determined as one of the important wetlands of Turkey in order to protect bird species and natural life. With this feature, Salt Lake offers visitors a unique experience in terms of nature tourism.