You know earlier I said I like to be beside the sea? Well, I’m happy to enjoy views of this particular body of water from afar. It looks spectacular, but I like my seas less full of salt and mad algae.
China’s Dead Sea is a visual feast – Atlas Obscura
In summer, it colors the landscape blood crimson, glossy green, and glassy indigo. In winter, it becomes crystalline, ice-white, and sculptural. Wars have been fought over it, gods have guarded it, and its contents fill plates and tombs. It’s not a landscape in a fantasy novel. It’s Northern China’s Yuncheng Salt Lake, the world’s third-largest sodium sulfate inland lake and one of China’s most important historical sources of salt.
The view from Google Maps isn’t quite as vibrant, but still a little bizarre.