A photo of one of the chambers inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The mine is often referred to as "the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland", and continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007 .
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Poland’s largest tourist attraction, sits 100 meters below the ground. And it’s huge. Beyond the tourist route, its actual depth is 327 meters and is almost 300 kms long. Work began in the salt mine in the 13th century, and it provided table salt up until just 6 years ago. ~ Click the photo to find out how to visit and photograph the underground Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland!
34 touch sensitive salt crystals spread over a world map highlighting the biggest salt mines. According to the amount of salt mined in these regions, millions of salt particles are emitted over the world map, slide down the mountain ridges, then diffuse and flow with the main sea currents. When a crystal is touched, it starts to glow. Grains of salt pour over the table and merge into an information window
The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, Poland, has been mined continuously since the Middle Ages and miners have carved elaborate underground rooms and intricate sculptures within the Miocene salt. There is a gigantic subterannean cathedral carved entirely from salt including the floor, walls and decorations, with even the glowing chandeliers being made from salt crystals.
Wieliczka Salt Mine - Inspiration for swimming/spa (if underground water sources uncovered), skate park, roller derby, rinks, dance studios, Theater, Conference hall, Lecture Halls, sport centers, yoga studios, spelunking, medical centers, storing sensitive items, etc. Pedways (underground trails) would be tall and wide, along with multifunction of being museums/educational stretches, art galleries, designated wheeled paths (skate boards, bikes, etc.), diners, rock climbing, vendors…