Salt Lake City is the capital of the state of Utah, with a population of almost 200,000. It lies in the Salt Lake Valley which is located between the Oquirrh Mountains and the Wasatch Rang. It is one of the largest cities in the south-west regions of the United States.
Temple Square is Salt Lake City’s most popular tourist destination, attracting an average of 4 million visitors per year. The square was originally built by Mormon pioneers who selected the plot of desert ground to build a temple to their god. Salt Lake Temple is the largest and best known temple built since the Mormon exodus. It took 40 years to build and is the centrepiece of the 10 acres of Temple Square.
The city is known as a world-class sports resort, and was globally recognised in 2002 when it hosted the Winter Olympics. Skiing, mountain biking, hiking and even boating are popular and make use of the area’s facilities. Popular ski resorts such as Brighton, Park City and Deer Valley are nearby and allow the city to be used as a base.
A famous produce of the area is Salt Water Taffy. The product contains no actual salt water (although it does contain water and salt) but is extremely popular with tourists.