Travel to Iran is not limited to the historical places, Iran is a wonderland with magnificent natural items in every corner of the country, one of the most beautiful phenomena is salt lakes, and there are some small and large salt lakes in Iran.
we are going to talk about the one in the middle of the route between Qom and Kashan named Hoz-e Soltan.
Hoz-e Soltan Salt Lake is located in eastern part of the city Qom in about 100 kilometers (62 miles), and 60 kilometers (37 miles) to the Kashan. It stands at an elevation of about 790 meters above the sea level.
The lake covers an area of 1,800 Km2, while, the most part of the lake is dry and water covers only 1 Km2, however, the lake displays different characteristics, sizes, and shapes in the year. Due to the evaporation, the lake is very rich in mineral sedimentation.
The lake is visible from Qom-Isfahan highway, and you can visit Hoz-e Soltan Salt Lake when you travel to Kashan or Isfahan.
Caspian Sea, Urmia Lake, Hoz-e Soltan Salt Lake, and some other bodies of water in the Plateau of Iran are remnant of the Paratethys Sea which started to dry in the Pleistocene epoch.
One interesting experience while visiting the lake is the sound of crunch layers of salt when you walk on the surface of the lake. It is also called a natural mirror as its shallow water covers a vast plain of salt deposits.