Egypt's salt hotel 用盐建造的酒店


The Siwa Valley is a remote oasis in western Egypt.

Here you can find a hotel made entirely of salt.

The building materials come from the shores of lakes like this one. The crystals are used for food while the rocks are turned into bricks by artisans.

Small sculptures, the walls and even the beds are made of salt.

But doesn't it dissolve in water? Workers at the hotel say it's resisted the rain so far. So, no need to take this story with a pinch of salt.

Vocabulary 词汇:

oasis 绿洲

shores (湖,海,河)岸

crystals 结晶,晶体

artisans 艺术工匠

take with a pinch of salt 半信半疑地