Salt Cave If you're visiting Cankiri, the Salt Cave is definitely worth a visit. It's located about 20 kilometers east of the city, and when you arrive, you'll be greeted by one of the world's largest rifts. The Salt Cave is Turkey's largest rock salt reserve and has been used since ancient times, even by the Hittites. There are 36 ancient bronze age settlements around the cave, 26 of which have been registered. You can explore large galleries where salt was extracted using heel systems for salt production. This incredible cave has huge potential for alternative tourism opportunities and should be recognized as a World Health Tourism site. The temperature inside the cave remains a constant 15 degrees, making it a great place to escape the heat on hot summer days. One section of the cave has been turned into an exhibit area, where you can see works of art created by local students using salt rocks and old railroad equipment. One of the most fascinating exhibits is an aged donkey that naturally underwent an embalming process and fell into the well about 250 years ago. Recently, a wild rabbit has been added to the exhibit to accompany him. Overall, the Salt Cave is a unique and intriguing destination that offers visitors a glimpse into Turkey's rich history and natural wonders.