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11-16-2015, 12:07 PM

Introduction: Shorabil (Persian: شورابیل) is a lake located in a hilly area south of the Iranian city of Ardabil. Ardabil University is located near the lake.
The surface of the lake is 640,000 m²[citation needed], and is covered with a thin white layer of minerals which are useful in healing skin diseases and rheumatism. The leisure complex of Shorabil is located near the lake. The lake is ringed by a scenic roadway offering views of the lake and the nearby Sabalan mountain.
The basin was covered with mud and high concentrations of salt and other minerals so that no fish could survive. In 1998, the government of Ardabil started diluting the lake water by linking rivers from the surrounding area. After almost 2 years they also started growing a kind of fish called "ghezel-aala" in the lake which is famous for having pink meat and wonderful taste. In 1999 a floating restaurant was built and placed in the middle of the lake. which was transferred to the government but it was later shifted to the shore as they could not handle the maintenance and other technical difficulties.


Location: Ardabil Province

Walking path length: No need to walking

Days of trip: 2-3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 10 hr driving from Tehran to Ardabil then to the lake.

Best time to visit: May to October

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer middle of the day maybe hot

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


Hotel: This lake is so close to Ardabil city so the answer is Yes

Village: This lake is so close to Ardabil city so the answer is Yes

Shop: This lake is so close to Ardabil city so the answer is Yes

Gasoline: This lake is so close to Ardabil city so the answer is Yes


How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or west terminal of buses in Tehran (more info (http://www.anobanini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=154))
2- Take a bus ticket to Ardabil
3- Take a taxi from Ardabil to the lake

Nearest airport: Ardabil airport

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km

11-16-2015, 12:08 PM