Shorabil Lake, Ardabil

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#14 of 39 in Nature in Iran
Shorabil is a lake located in a hilly area south of the Iranian city of Ardabil. Ardabil University is located near the lake.The surface of the lake is 640,000 m², and is covered with a thin white layer of minerals which are useful in healing skin diseases and rheumatism. The leisure complex of Shorabil is located near the lake. The lake is ringed by a scenic roadway offering views of the lake and the nearby Sabalan mountain.The basin was covered with mud and high concentrations of salt and other minerals so that no fish could survive. In 1998, the government of Ardabil started diluting the lake water by linking rivers from the surrounding area. After almost 2 years they also started growing a kind of fish called "ghezel-aala" in the lake which is famous for having pink meat and wonderful taste. In 1999 a floating restaurant was built and placed in the middle of the lake. which was transferred to the government but it was later shifted to the shore as they could not handle the maintenance and other technical difficulties.Geo-co-ordinatesLatitude = 38.2126, Longitude = 48.2870 Lat = 38 degrees, 12.8 minutes North Long = 48 degrees, 17.2 minutes East
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  • August 11, 2017
    It is very relaxing to find themselves facing a large body of water. This is a place of rest and relaxation not only for tourists but also for locals who come in family and even camped for the night. temperature night 10 August 2017 22 h 14 ° c and 5 h in the morning 11 ° c.
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  • July 22, 2017
    It s very pleasant to smell the fresh air of Ardabil , specially cold wind of shorabil lake touching your skin during the walking .there is barbecue ,kabab,foods and supermarket all the path.toilets a...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    since the lake has been located inside of the city one may suppose its man made lake but as i checked its really a small lake that by increasing city area has been located inside of the city and now i...  more »

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