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When life imitates art: China's Yuncheng Salt Lake boasts mesmerising colours05:47

When life imitates art: China's Yuncheng Salt Lake boasts mesmerising colours

China, Yuncheng
June 9, 2021 at 02:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Every now and then life imitates art, just liked when China's Yuncheng Salt Lake, known as the 'Dead Sea of China,' boasts vibrant colours, reminiscent of a painter's palette.

Aerial footage taken between June 5-7 captured the mesmerising phenomenon displayed by the salt lake in Yuncheng City, north China's Shanxi Province.

Xian Zengqiang, a scholar from Yuncheng University, has been studying and researching on the salt lake for many years. He said that physical, chemical, and biological factors may be behind the kaleidoscope of colours.

"This has something to do with the saltwater itself and the weather conditions. Several factors affect the water. One is its physical factors: how big is the area of the saltwater, the depth of the saltwater, the latitude of the salt lake, and the transparency of the water will affect the colour of the salt pond," he explained.

Mr. Liang, a tourist from Chengdu, Sichuan Province is a huge fan of the coloured salt ponds.

"This is the 8th time I visited here. The first time I've known about this salt lake is through a documentary introducing how the salt lake was formed," Mr. Liang said.

"So I came here again today to have a look. The locals said that you could see the coloured salt pond in the summer afternoon, so I came to take a chance to try my luck today, and maybe I can see the coloured salt ponds," he added.

Yuncheng Salt Lake is a saline lake used for production of salt.

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Every now and then life imitates art, just liked when China's Yuncheng Salt Lake, known as the 'Dead Sea of China,' boasts vibrant colours, reminiscent of a painter's palette.

Aerial footage taken between June 5-7 captured the mesmerising phenomenon displayed by the salt lake in Yuncheng City, north China's Shanxi Province.

Xian Zengqiang, a scholar from Yuncheng University, has been studying and researching on the salt lake for many years. He said that physical, chemical, and biological factors may be behind the kaleidoscope of colours.

"This has something to do with the saltwater itself and the weather conditions. Several factors affect the water. One is its physical factors: how big is the area of the saltwater, the depth of the saltwater, the latitude of the salt lake, and the transparency of the water will affect the colour of the salt pond," he explained.

Mr. Liang, a tourist from Chengdu, Sichuan Province is a huge fan of the coloured salt ponds.

"This is the 8th time I visited here. The first time I've known about this salt lake is through a documentary introducing how the salt lake was formed," Mr. Liang said.

"So I came here again today to have a look. The locals said that you could see the coloured salt pond in the summer afternoon, so I came to take a chance to try my luck today, and maybe I can see the coloured salt ponds," he added.

Yuncheng Salt Lake is a saline lake used for production of salt.