World's Largest Salt Mines

Khewra Salt Mines are largest salt mines in the world. Khewra Salt Mines is a salt mine located in Khewra, Jehlum District, Punjab in Pakistan. It attracts up to 40,000 visitors per year and is the second largest salt mine in the world. 




Situated in the foothills of the Salt Range, the Khewra Salt Mines are the oldest in the South Asia.Salt has been mined at Khewra since 320 BC following discovery by Alexander’s troops, in an underground area of about 110 square kilometres.



The Badshahi Mosque was built in the mining tunnels with multi-colored salt bricks about fifty years ago. And there was also built  Minar-e-Pakistan with salt bricks which a good sign of creativity.



  In khewra salt mines there are homes which are made by salt bricks . Khewra salt mines is a very beautiful place for tourists.


Minar-e-Pakistan in Khewra Salt Mines




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