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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Eight - 18 September 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Eight - 18 September 2023 - Page 3

Maharlu Lake: A pink paradise of wonder in Shiraz

Nestled in the southeastern corner of the enchanting city of Shiraz, where Hafez’s verses still linger, a spellbinding surprise awaits you – Maharlu Lake.
With an elevation of 1,500 meters above sea level, it unfurls from 28 to 31 kilometers in length, and 11 to 15 kilometers in width, wrote.
Captivating ink water
Yet, it is the lake’s exquisite hue that captures hearts and imaginations alike – the pink water. The lake’s salinity, high salt content, and seasonal rhythms collaborate to craft its signature shades.
The spotlight, however, belongs to a crimson-hued algae, affectionately dubbed “red killer” or scientifically known as “Dunaliella salina.” As the sun orchestrates its magic and temperatures ascend, the algae release a rosy substance, transforming the lake’s waters into a painter’s palette of pinks and reds.
Environmental adversaries, ranging from drought and low rainfall to pollutants, pose existential threats to Maharlu Lake. A poignant reminder that these enchanting landscapes demand our vigilant protection, now more than ever.
Timing is key
To truly embrace Maharlu Lake’s ethereal charm, timing is of the essence. The lake undergoes a remarkable metamorphosis across the seasons. For an encounter with the lake in its full aqueous splendor, plan your visit from autumn to mid-spring when rain breathes life into its depths.
Should you yearn to witness the lake’s renowned pink hues at their zenith, mid-summer beckons, as waters recede and colors radiate in their full glory.
Immersing in local culture
Venturing to the village that shares its name with the lake offers a chance to immerse yourself in local culture. In this corner of the world, traditions of animal husbandry, horticulture, and agriculture form the bedrock of community life. Stroll amidst charming stone houses, adorned with arched windows that frame the past.
Witnessing ever-shifting beauty
For those seekers of extraordinary experiences, Maharlu Lake awaits. A realm where verses and nature intertwine, leaving an indelible imprint on those fortunate enough to witness its ever-shifting beauty. Travel to this pink paradise, where the echoes of history and the water’s hues converge, weaving a symphony of wonder.


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