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The Pink Lake In Burgas – What Color Do You Think I Am?

This one may surprise a lot of people. Lake Atanasovsko is a salt coastal lake north of Burgas, Bulgaria. It is located in direct proximity of the Black Sea. If you find this place interesting, please, check out my post Interesting Facts About Some Bulgarian Cities.

The lake owes its amazing pink color to microscopic brine shrimp and seaweed that is rich in beta carotene, as well as the magnesium salt in the water. It’s definitely a lot more impressive to see it in person, especially when the water is dark pink or almost red.

The lake provides medicinal mud and lye, which are very valuable for the local people. You can see lots of people lying in the lake and they swear by its healing properties. 

Also, lake Atanasovsko supplies about 40,000 tons of salt every year.

Another interesting thing about the lake is the diversity of flora and fauna. The lake is on the important Via Pontica bird migration route and it’s one of the key ornithological locations in Bulgaria, with 314 species of birds being present (12 of which are globally endangered).

Here are the poll results from my previous post:

  • Blue (2 votes) – 18%
  • Green (3 votes) – 27%
  • Pink (1 votes) – 9%
  • Brown (5 votes) – 45%
  • Question of

    Have you seen a pink lake before?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Would you visit this place?

    • Yes
    • No

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