The Salt lake in Yuncheng city in Shanxi province of China, commonly called as the dead sea of the country is again astonishing visitors and locals equally. Its one of the main tourist attractions of the city. The lake separated by a road in Yuncheng came in two different colors. On one side of the road the lake shows its normal color green, but on the other it is pink(some call it red).
According to the state-run Xinhua news agency, due to the presence of algae known as Dunaliella salina, it changes its original colour, making it green from one side and pink on the other. Scientists say the salt lake was formed about 500 million years ago. It is the world's third largest sodium sulfate inland lake from which locals have been extracting salt crystals for more than four thousand years.
The dual-colours have lasted for many years, and the view only disappears in winter when the lake dries up.
The lake is one of the three inland salt lakes with sodium sulfate in the world. The amount of salt it contains is similar to that of the Dead Sea and allows humans to float on it. According to geologists, the lake was formed about 50 million years ago. Today, the lake still produces salt for industrial use.