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Visit Hoz-e Sultan, mirror of the sky in central Iranian plateau

Hoz-e Sultan is a lonely salt lake in the heart of Iran, resembling a gigantic natural mirror.

Hoz-e Sultan is a salt lake in the heart of Iran, resembling a gigantic natural mirror as its shallow water covers a vast plain of salt deposits.  

Sprawled about 40 kilometers northward of the city of Qom and adjacent to the Qom – Tehran highway, Hoz-e Sultan Lake also encompassed a relatively rich fauna. Locals say it is a suitable place for breeding a kind of shrimp, called Artemia.

Salt lakes sometimes appear like giant expanses of mirror, making it hard to differentiate between the sky and the ground. Hoz-e Sultan is one of those which reflect the light through dense layers minerals and salt deposits beneath.

The lake has different characteristics, sizes and shapes in various seasons of the year so that its attractiveness varies from time to time.

The region is a haven for some breeds of migratory birds; a majority of them come from the north Caspian countries.

Hoz-e Sultan and its surroundings were used to be a natural habitat for mammals like rabbit, rat, fox and deer, which may still be spotted in the region.

Best time to visit the lake starts from early spring to late autumn.