The Salt Mine Is One Of The Single Most Valuable Owned By Poland

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The Salt Mine Is One Of The Single Most Valuable Owned By Poland

Uniquely, these statues are carved from rock salt by the miners. Then, with the addition of carvings from contemporary artists, the collections at the Salt Mine Museum become more artistic.

Poland has always been known as the center of the mining industry. Not only coal, but Polish soil also turns out to produce the best salt in the world. To be exact, in the City of Wieliczka - 300 kilometers from Warsaw - there is a salt mine that is almost a thousand years old.

Although mining operations have been stopped since 1996, the production of the Wieliczka salt mine only stopped in 2007, until finally, the Polish government focused on managing the Wieliczka salt mine as a museum and tourist site. The Wieliczka salt mine is 700 years old and began operating from the 13th century to 1996. During this time, the mine produced a very famous table salt. The Wieliczka salt mine enters the world's largest salt mine because it has a depth of up to 327 meters and a length of more than 300 kilometers

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The uniqueness and beauty of the Wieliczka salt mine make it into one of the world heritage sites by UNESCO since 1978. Every year, this salt mine can be visited by more than 1 million domestic and foreign tourists. In fact, a number of public figures to world figures, such as former United States President Bill Clinton was amazed by the beauty of the Wieliczka salt mine. The Wieliczka salt mine has a tourist route of 3.5 kilometers.

In the Wieliczka salt mine, there are various dioramas that feature salt mining techniques, the lives of miners, to mining machines used since the 13th century. Then there is also an underground lake. Visitors can see directly and taste the salt that is still attached to the roof and walls of the cave. In addition, visitors will be spoiled with various sculptures and carvings on the walls of the cave. Sculptures and carvings were made by miners for centuries. They not only made the salt mine a place of work but also a home.

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Interestingly, in this mine, there are a number of chapels and some of them can still be used. The chapel was built by miners as a place of worship since the 13th century. The biggest chapel is called St Kinga, which has some ornaments made from typical rocks of the Wieliczka salt mine. While in the mine, visitors will be accompanied and get an explanation from the tour guide, so visitors will not get lost. If you are in Poland, it never hurts to visit the Wieliczka salt mine.

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More info: Wieliczka-SaltMine.com

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Uniquely, these statues are carved from rock salt by the miners. Then, with the addition of carvings from contemporary artists, the collections at the Salt Mine Museum become more artistic. In this place, there is a chapel complete with the perception room that is used for various things, including marriage. A room with walls carved by a miner resembles the shape of a wooden church built in the early centuries AD.

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A wooden ladder with 378-foot steps is provided as access to a depth of 64 meters in this place. There is also an elevator that will take visitors but cannot deliver them to the bottom. This monument is the single most valuable owned by Poland. This monument not only symbolizes cultural history, but it also integrates spiritual concepts in it.

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