Moynaki lake

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City: Yevpatoria
Type: Other
Address: The republic of Crimea, Evpatoria, Polupanova str., 30
Coordinates: 45.189352, 33.336669
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The republic of Crimea, Evpatoria, Polupanova str., 30
Phone number: +7 (36569) 27979
http://www.evpatoria.travel
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On the western outskirts of Evpatoria, from the south to the north, perpendicular to the seashore, the famous lake - Moynaki - is amazing in its beauty and curiosity.  About 5 thousand years ago there was a sea bay on this place, but the hot sun and centuries-old geological processes did their job - they cut off the lake's water from the sea with a sandy slant 300 meters wide.  Sea water over the centuries turned into brine - a saturated solution with a variety of different salts, which is much denser than saline sea water.  The Moynaki lake has the composition of calcium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium, and a lot of salt.  At the widest point of Moynaki reaches 0.89 km, and its length is 1.85 km.  Once upon a time the lake was surrounded by dense forest and dense swamps.  Near the springs with drinking water, rushes and sedge grew.  Near the fresh water settled the Greeks about 2 thousand years ago.  But they did not show much interest in the healing lake.  In the XIV century on the peninsula the soldiers of the Golden Horde settled here, namely representatives of the Turkic-speaking tribe.  The nomads settled near the lake, they sprinkled their spring flats with spring water and the first noticed that the waters of the salt lake can cure diseases and add strength. 

The Turks called themselves Moynaki and the name of the salt pond from that time - Moynaki that in translation from Turkic means "star".  It is practically impossible to drown here - the water level is lower by 25-30 centimeters, compared to the sea one, the depth is very small and does not exceed one meter, and even those who cannot swim can easily stay on the surface of such salty and dense water.  You can experience amazing sensations, stepping on the soft bottom, when the feet are drowned in healing warm silt, from the salt water at first a little pinches the body, but plunging deeper into the brine, a pleasant feeling of weightlessness begins to envelop you.  The eastern shore of the lake is covered with soft Evpatoria sand, it smoothly descends to the water and is very convenient for bathing people of different ages.  There are exits to springs and brackish waters on both sides.

Contacts

The republic of Crimea, Evpatoria, Polupanova str., 30
Phone number: +7 (36569) 27979
http://www.evpatoria.travel
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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