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Shorabil Lake, Ardabil

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#14 of 39 in Nature in Iran
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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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  • Awesome view of sunset and Sabalan mountain. you can drive around the lake which is 7km. Entrance fee for cars is currently 2000 Tomans at this date. There is a small hotel inside.I imagine staying th...  more »
  • I was there in summer but the time we went there it started to be windy. Around lake it is perfect to go for picnic, walking and biking. The view of the lake is amazing.  more »
  • In my opinion here is the best place of Ardabil, a cool place for being relax, it has a great landscape view and it's suitable for walking and running  more »

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