Namak Lake in Sirjan, Kerman Province, is one of the unique, beautiful faces of nature in southern Iran.

Namak Lake in Sirjan, which is in fact a dry lake, has turned into a tourist attraction in Kerman Province.

A dry lake or playa is an ephemeral lakebed, or a remnant of an endorheic lake. Such flats consist of fine-grained sediments infused with alkali salts.

A playa lake may cover a wide area, but it is never deep. Most water in it evaporates, leaving a layer of salt on the surface. These salt covered stretches are called saltpans. When the basin is primarily salt, the dry lake is called a salt pan or salt flat.

 

Tasnim News Agency has released the following pictures of the dry lake in southern Iran:

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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