Maharloo Lake also known as Pink Lake is a seasonal salt lake in the highlands of the area of Shiraz, Iran.] 27.0 km (16.8 mi) southeast of Shiraz, the lake salt is rich in potassium and other salts. -ye-Khoshk, a seasonal river flowing through the city of Shiraz, brings most of the flood water to the lake bed during intensive precipitation events. The lake water typically evaporates by the end of summer and exposes the white lake bed. By mid-summer and due to high evaporation rates and salt concentrations, the lake water turns pinkish red as a result of the red tide within the lake.
12 Things to do in Shiraz
1) Visit Hafez Mausoleum
Shiraz is famous for being the birthplace of two famous poets – so it makes sense to start this Shiraz travel guide with the tomb of Shiraz’s most beloved poet.
Hafez was an Iranian poet from the 14th century, who composed some of the finest poems in Persian history. He had a hard life, and had to endure poverty and the Mongol invasion – despite all this, he composed hundreds of love poems, who are now engraved all over the gardens surrounding the mausoleum.Read more