Salar de Uyuni – The Largest Salt Flat

Salar de Uyuni – Located in the Department of Potosi in southwest Bolivia, near the top of the Andes, at 3.650 meters above sea level. It is roughly 25 times the size of Bonneville Salt Flats in the United States and is projected to have 10 billion tons of salt of which less than 25.000 tons is take out annually. The salt is around 10 meters thick in the center. The salt planes are a completely flat span of dry salt mostly is the dry season, but in the wet season, it is shielded with a small or thin layer of water that is still drivable. The astonishment inspiring Salar de Uyuni has been named by the Times UK as one of the Wonders of the World. The vastness and starkness of the area are inspirational and many international tourists daring for a trip to the cold and desolate treasure. Over and over again during the rainy season the Salar is flooded with a couple centimeters of water – causing the entire desert to turn into a mirror.

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