Algae colors every year the waters of Lake Tuz Golu pink. With the summer heat, the water evaporates and the plankton that eat algae usually disappears, so, Dunaliella, the algae causing this pinkish hue, flowers and colors the lake providing a spectacular natural, beautiful and very unique landscape.

It is the second largest lake in Turkey and is one of the lakes of the world’s largest salt. Then we move into this environment, even literally, to better understand the salty lake, and sometimes pink, Tuz Golu.

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Saline lake in Turkey

Whatever the color of the lake, the scenery offered is impressive. It covers an area of 1,500 square meters and a depth of up to two meters for most of the year; It is in summer when the water evaporates and the place becomes a salt lake, leaving this stamp speculate cracked salt . So you can walk on the lake…

A natural spectacle

Besides supplying salt to the whole country, Tuz Golu is a declared high protection area with its stunning surroundings. The breeding colony of Mediterranean’s most important pink flamingos are on islands that are located in the southern part of the lake. In fact, with pink feathers seems also comes from the algae that after this dyed lake waters.

They eat it. To get there you need to go through a winding road surrounded by fields of sunflowers, which flows into the natural spectacle of great beauty and majesty. The lake is flanked by plateaus on all four sides. A must visit if you are traveling within Turkey. The lake is located in the Central Anatolia region, 150 kilometers southeast of Ankara.

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Algae colors every year the waters of Lake Tuz Golu pink. With the summer heat, the water evaporates and the plankton that eat algae usually disappears, so, Dunaliella, the algae causing this pinkish hue, flowers and colors the lake providing a spectacular natural, beautiful and very unique landscape. It is...