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Professor Bernie Owen explains the formation of Yuncheng Salt Lake, China’s colourful ‘Dead Sea’, on CNN

22 Feb 2022

Xiechi Lake in China’s Shanxi Province, known as Yuncheng Salt Lake, has become popular on social media platforms due to its eye-catching and colourful appearance. Our colleague, Professor Bernie Owen, was interviewed by CNN Travel to explain how the wonder of “China’s Dead Sea” formed and how its geomorphological features maintain its high level of saltiness. Professor Owen further indicates that the gorgeous colours of the Yuncheng Salt Lake are caused by different species of animals and plants living in the water. 

For more details, please visit https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/yuncheng-salt-lake-shanxi-china-intl-hnk/index.html.