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China’s Dead Sea: Yanchi in Yuncheng city (14)

(People's Daily Online)

07:44, March 21, 2012

Yanchi, located in Yuncheng city of Shanxi province, is China’s famous inland salt lake. It covers an area of 130 square kilometers, with a length of 30 kilometers and a width of 2.5 kilometers.

Because of its high salinity, fishes cannot survive in Yanchi, and people can float on the surface of the lake. Therefore, Yanchi is named as Dead Sea in China.

The exploration of the Yanchi, one of China’s oldest salt pond, dates back to 3,000 years ago.

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