Lake Urmia is a beauty to behold! It is the largest lake in Iran and the third largest saltwater lake in the World. Lying on Iran's border with Turkey, there is a lot of hue and cry about the lake slowly drying up. But, nonetheless, its beauty continues to attract travelers. It is a protected National Park under Iran's Environment Department. The lake is vast with 102 small islands floating in it! A trip to Shahi Island, the second largest island in the lake is a good idea.