The stunning salt lake Abbe, whose landscapes are like part of another planet

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Salt Lake Abbe

The unique salt lake Abbe is located in East Africa, on the border between Djibouti and Ethiopia. Its height above sea level is 232 meters, and the mirror area is about 320 square kilometers. The lake is located at the junction of three lithospheric plates and is famous for its limestone, jetting steam columns, whose height can reach 50 meters.

The otherworldly landscapes of the amazing lake simply cannot fail to attract the attention of tourists. However, the way here is not close. No wonder Abbe is considered one of the most abandoned and remote from civilization places. The nearest town is located 200 kilometers away, however, there is a small settlement right on the coast. Here shepherds lead to the watering of flocks of sheep, camels or donkeys.

In fact, the plain around the lake is the bottom of an ancient lake that existed here millions of years ago. Hot underground springs emerged on the surface of its bottom and were diluted with cold and fresh streams from the Awash River, and surplus salts precipitated.

To this day, volcanic activity persists in the region, as boiling magma is located underground at a depth of about five kilometers. The air here is filled with volcanic vapors, and the smell of hydrogen sulfide is clearly felt, the places around the lake are uninhabited. However, once the reservoir was filled with fish and people lived nearby.

The photos of stunning salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe

salt lake Abbe


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