The Slanic Salt Mine is located just 100 km (62 miles) north of Bucharest. The mine is now closed for extraction, but is open for tourists and there is a lot to be seen in it. To get in, visitors are crammed into a small miner’s elevator, lit by only one light bulb, which takes them down to a depth of about 200 meters (656 feet).
Once you get in, you will be astonished by the height of the cavernous galleries. And the even more amazing thing is that the salt is everywhere, it makes up the walls and it’s even in the air!
The mine features a lake — “Baia Baiciului” (Lake of the Herdsman). It is, of course, quite salty (located 400 km from the Black Sea), which means that you will not have to worry about drowning. The extremely high concentration of the salt ensures that you’ll have no flotation problem. Amazing…
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