Poland’s Salt Mine Features Amazing Underground Structures (30 photos)

A salt mine in Krakow, Poland showed that salt is more than just our kitchen staple. It can create astounding places like this 13th-century masterpiece that belongs to the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

It’s 1,072 feet deep and has chandeliers, chapels, underground lakes, and 2,000 chambers!

More info: Wieliczka-SaltMine.com

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The Wieliczka, or Great Salt, Magnum Sal, is a tourist destination in Poland and a source of salt for the country. Aleksandra Sieradzka, from the marketing department, shared that everything inside is made entirely of crystal salt, the purest form. Our knowledge of salt is only limited to what we use in our cooking, but in reality, it is a very hard compound that can build long-lasting structures.

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There are chambers inside it where gatherings can be held and there were concerts done in the mine as well during New Year’s.

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The size of the mine is unimaginable as only 2% of it is accessible. The corridors are 498 feet long and nine levels fill the entire mine, with the deepest part at 1,072 feet.

Despite being enormous, Wieliczka is not the biggest salt mine but only 5th in the world. The largest is in Ontario, at 1,800 feet, underneath Lake Huron. In second place is the Khewra Salt Mines located in Pakistan while the third one is in Romania, the Prahova Salt Mine.

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