A salt lake in the city of Yuncheng, north China’s Shanxi Province, has proven that Mother Nature is an unmatched colorist.
The waters of the salt lake seem to have been dyed in red on one side of the lake, while staying green on the other side. Fittingly enough, an avenue rising above the lake played the demarcation line, separating the two colors in such precision that prompted visitors to snap pictures of this scientifically-explained natural miracle.
The distinct pinkish red color was caused by the proliferation of a certain type of algae Dunaliella salina, it has been reported.
Covering an area of 120 square kilometers, the salt lake, which stretches 30 kilometers in length, is the largest in Shanxi Province and the world’s third largest sodium sulphate inland lake. Due to its high salinity, the lake has been dubbed as “China’s Dead Sea” and offers a safe destination for swimmers who can’t stay afloat.
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