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China's Salar de Uyuni! Chaka Salt Lake embraces its 2-millionth visitor

By Sun Wenyu (People's Daily Online)    16:58, August 24, 2017

(Chinanews.com/Tian Zhilan)

Chaka Salk Lake, nicknamed the Chinese Salar de Uyuni, embraced its two-millionth visitor in the year of 2017 on Aug. 23, chinanews.com reported on Wednesday.

The two-millionth visitor is a man from northeastern China's Liaoning province. He later received a certificate of honor and a gift package from the tourist site.

According to legend, the salt lake in Wulan County, northwestern China's Qinghai province, is home to 1,000 goddesses who bring good luck to people.

(Chinanews.com/provided by Chaka Salk Lake)

The lake covers an area of about 105 square kilometers. It has an average salt thickness of four meters and possesses a salt reserve of 450 million tons. The surface of the lake looks like a mirror in good weather, which is how it earned the name "China's Salar de Uyuni."

Apart from China's largest salt water lake the Qinghai Lake and the Buddhist shrine Ta'er Temple, Chaka Salk Lake has become another major attraction in Qinghai for both domestic and overseas tourists.

An employee of the tourist site said that the reception of its two-millionth visitor marks a step closer to becoming a world-famous scenic area.

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