In Photos: Destinations Where Salt Is the Main Attraction

Although salt is abundant here on Earth, it still requires extraction from stone deposits or salty waters. The process of mining that salt can produce interesting landscapes, including deep, stable caverns, multicolored pools of water, and geometric carvings. Some of these locations have even become tourist destinations, serving as concert halls, museums, and health spas.

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Multicolored walls of a salt mine located 1,380 feet (420 meters) underground, near the town of Soligorsk, south of Minsk, Belarus. Parts of this mine have been converted into a speleotherapy clinic for treatment of respiratory illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis.

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People work with the salt piles in the evaporation zone of a salt lake in Gaotai County in northwest China’s Gansu province. This mine has a history dating back more than 2,000 years.

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An aerial view of salt piles at sunset in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand.

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Terraces for salt production stand in the Salt Valley of Anana, near Alava, Spain. The valley has natural brine springs that have been used by humans to produce salt since prehistory.

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Natural brine flows along a canal as salt covers the ground in the Salt Valley of Anana.

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An inside view of the Salina Turda salt mine. This former salt mine in Romania was operational for nearly a thousand years, now converted to a tourist destination and therapy center.

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A salt harvester takes his collection to a boat for transportation in Lake Retba, Senegal.

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A view of Salineras de Maras, the salt pans nestled in a canyon of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Cuzco region of Peru.

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Sulphur and mineral salt formations are seen near Dallol in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia.

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