The fusion of blue sky and raspberries is breathtaking, which is what attracts people to Burlinskoye Lake (Burlinskoye) in Russia’s Altai Krai. The photos you take in this place look like they are on a different planet. This lake is also the largest source of natural salt in West Siberia.
So, what is the salinity of the lake? One thing is certain-it is impossible to be drowned here, because the salinity of the lake water is very high, even more than that of the Dead Sea. However, the lake is not deep, and the maximum depth at only 2 kilometers from the lakeshore is only 2.5 meters.
The area of the lake is about 31 square kilometers. Because the Romanov dynasty, it has gained fame two centuries ago. Tsar Peter the Great gave it the nickname “The Tsar’s Salt Shaker”, and Catherine II even asked all his dishes to be seasoned with salt from here, and its excellent quality was recognized by everyone…
Since then, the magical lake salt from Lake Brlinskoye has been loaded onto trucks and transported to all parts of Russia. People have laid railways so that they can excavate lake salt with machines. 18 tons of salt can be shipped in one round trip!
Lake salt and silt is also a good cure for various skin diseases, which is another reason why tourists flock to it
Marina from Novosibirsk said: “The moment I entered the lake, I felt the wound made by my cat healed. The magic of the salt was amazing. After one day, the wound almost disappeared.”
When the winter is cold, Lake Brinskoye is no different from any other lake. When the hot summer comes, it will show pink and purple tones.
Some people might think that the appearance of this color is due to lake salt, but this is not the case. The color of the lake comes from the 15 mm crayfish and its nauplius. They like to live in this group of animals. When the mating season comes, they will reproduce at an alarming rate and will dye the entire lake pink. Interestingly, the higher the salinity of the water, the stronger the color.
The darkest colors usually appear sometime in July and early August.