From the camp of Asale Salt Lake to Dallol it is not far away. All the way is like this saline-alkali land. Forgetting wearing sunglasses almost made me get snow blindness.
We saw a tiny salt canyon. The guide told us that local people use it to make traditional medicine.
The aged is collecting the salt stones. Maybe he is claiming BTC ^_^ O(∩_∩)O
Few minutes later we saw a large red land, and there is a strange smell of sulfur coming rushing from the land.
Those are salt and sulfur formations. Here is Dallol. The stone in the picture is called “the chair of Satan” by the local people.
Dallol is a cinder cone volcano. there are many sulfur ponds and hot springs. The guide told us that we must walk very carefully so as not to fall into the lake sulphate.
It is a hot spring. But unlike the one in the pictures above, we could touch the water. It was very smooth and thick. Our guide used bottles to collect a lot of water. He said it is another medicine.
We drove back to our camp on other road. This time we met a larger salt canyon.
People are collecting the salt bricks. The price of each salt brick is only 10 Birr. The camel caravans are are also moving around.
The Danakil Depression is the hottest area on the earth so we got darker when we were back to the capital.