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Pink Lake in Hryhorivka Village

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Kherson lands are full of surprises! There is even its own Dead Sea.  Lemuriiske is a more known name of the lake.

Tourists come here to have atmosphere photos, curative muds and new experience.

Healing waters

Amazing fact: salt concentration in 1Lwater is 50 g more than the one of the Dead Sea. Thanks to such high density you can securely lie on the water surface as if on a mattress.

Origin of Lemuriiske Lake

There are different versions as for the origin of the water-body. Some researchers state the following: the lake was formed on the place of the ancient Lemurian Sea.

Local residents tell the story about the Soviet military aircraft crash in late 60s. While the crash a powerful explosion took place after which a shell crater formed.  Gradually it was filled with waters of Syvash Lake.

Why is the water of pink colour

Pink colour of water is brought about by the simplest algae “Salt Water Dunaliella”. Exposed to the sun it produces beta-carotene which gives pink colour to the water. Locals believe that the substance helps to keep youth.

Healing muds

Amenities for the tourists:

  • shower cubicles;
  • bandstands (50 UAH);
  • WC.

We suggest taking food since there are no shops close to the lake.

You can put healing mud on your skin or buy  it with you (cost 35 UAH per kg). Instructions with a description of the healing properties and recommendations for use is also will be given to you.

Where is it and how to get

The lake is placed 4 km from the village of Hryhorivka on Arabatska Spit (135 km from Kherson).

The lake is placed 4 km from the village of Hryhorivka on Arabatska Spit (135 km from Kherson). By car you can go from Kherson along the road Kakhovka – Armiansk in the direction of Chaplynka, further you should turn to the direction Hryhorivka. Watch the signposts or use a navigator.

By bus you can go along the route Kherson-Hryhorivka, further you have to go on foot 4 km up to the lake.

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