Khewra Salt Mines are in the district of Punjab in Pakistan, about 160 kilometers from Islamabad and 260 kilometers from Lahore. They attract up to 40,000 visitors per year and is the second largest in the world. Located in the foothills of the Salt Range, the mine is considered the oldest in South Asia.
Salt is mined from 320 BC after the opening of the troops of Alexander the underground area of about 110 square kilometers. The main tunnel at ground level was developed by Dr. Warta in 1872 and since then, playing the role of the tourist route.
Scientists estimate that the deposit contains about 220 million tons of rock salt. It is 99% pure and has shades of pink, white and red. Inside the salt storage has seven powerful layers, the thickness of each of which is 150 meters.
In the photo - things made by salt in Khewra Salt Mines.
Tourist resort guest house Khewra Salt Mines.
Post office in Khewra Salt Mines.
Mosque in Khewra Salt Mines.
Tourists are enjoying their time in Khewra Salt Mines.
This is the largest deposits of rock salt in Asia. While, of course, under the mountain, mines are a significant distance, falling only slightly with respect to the input level. For the convenience of the visitors was put on the rails with the train carriages, or to reach the major attractions, leave at least 15 minutes.
Roofs, bricks, and walls everything is made by the salt in Khewra Salt Mines.