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still nice to visit

Whimsical and beautiful, one can still go on boat rides. With new rains and opening of some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nazila N
,
Tehran, Iran
Saltlake

It was a very disapointing trip, 200 km from Tabriz. Maybe my expactations were to high, i have... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Leovanstraten2015
,
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
via mobile
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“salt crystals” (2 reviews)
“lake” (18 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Urmia 59914, Iran
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whimsical and beautiful, one can still go on boat rides. With new rains and opening of some of the Dams around the city it seems that there is some relief for this huge body of water and salt...

Thank Nazila N
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

It was a very disapointing trip, 200 km from Tabriz. Maybe my expactations were to high, i have seen the saltlake in Varzaneh dessert. That one was super impressive. This is just a lake

1  Thank Leovanstraten2015
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

My dear old friend! First time i visited it 40 years ago. With beautiful blue face and lovely Flamingos in its beach. But now its gray face is sad. No Flamingos and No vital signs! Actually.

Thank dr s
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Some years age when I have visited this ake, it was more beautiful , full of water. it is a pity for draining if the lake. It could be so much I hope to see it again like before.

Thank PoorangT
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Urmia Lake, the biggest salt lake of the Middle East and the sixth largest saltwater lake of the world, contains 102 islands. Its shore covered with white and shiny salt crystals, and its water is so salty that your body floats on it. I hope...More

Thank iransunworldtravel
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The main road from Tabriz to Urmia (Orumiyeh) crosses the Orumiyeh salt lake. The water surface of the lake is shrinking rapidly, once having a length of over 150km at boat traffic to/from to Urmia, now leaving large parts of the lake dried up. The...More

4  Thank Markus U
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lake with some problems. It is so fun swimming in this lake in hot summer days. Water becomes red nowadays

1  Thank Amir G
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

biggest salt lake in iran is urmia lake with wild nature and beautiful outlooks that was parching but with with peoples and governors tries fortunately we now can see it alive again.

1  Thank Pedram Q
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

This salt lake in north-western Iran is quite beautiful. Also spelt Lake Orumiyeh, it has a bridge across the middle. It is reached by road from Tabriz in a stark landscape dotted with small farms. We made a short diversion to see the lake on...More

3  Thank J0anned568
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Here lies the biggest lake of Iran and one of the amazing salt lakes in all over the world. It was drying out through these years but from 2016 it is coming back to life. Again you can see the waves in it. If you...More

5  Thank Vahid M
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jill-explore
13 August 2017|
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Response from Vahid M | Reviewed this property |
when the lake was at its best times there were places to change and to take shower. but nowadays due to the lake's situation they are abandoned. so if you are planning to swimm, you must know that the water is extremely... More
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Arthur D
4 April 2017|
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Response from Vahid M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Arthur it depends on your destination. if you are traveling through Jolfa-Khoy road you can't see the lake because it's far from the Khoy city. there you have to travel to south and enter the Ghushchi road. but if you are... More
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Canadak9
5 September 2016|
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Response from Reza Z | Reviewed this property |
Dear traveler You can go Lake Urumieh from Tabriz it takes maximum 3 hours to get there and you can stay in Deniz Bari Hotel .The hotel located near Ghoshchi City .We stayed there for two nights but far from Urumiyeh City... More
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