Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia : Mirror of God

Have you ever dreamt of standing on the largest salt flat in the world, like you’re standing on a vast mirror? It’s not just a delusion, but this amazing place is for real. People call this place, Salar de Uyuni or Salar de Tunupa.

 

This place is located in Bolivia, a country in southern America, not far from Andes Mountain. This salt flat is reportedly a part of Lake Minchin, an ancient lake from about 40,000 years ago. After it dried up, now there are just two existing lakes, Poopó and Uru Uru Lake, and also two salt flats Salar de Coipasa and Salar de Uyuni. The expert estimates that Salar de Uyuni contains a billion ton of salt. With a thin layer of water over it, the flat turns into the world’s largest natural mirror. Now many people are coming to see one of the best photogenic places in the world. Walking on it gives the dreamy sensation like you’re walking on the clouds.

 

In November, this place becomes the habitat of three species of flamingos; Chili, Andes and James Flamingo. If you’re lucky, you can meet these beautiful birds. To get this place, you can join in numerous tours from Uyuni and amazingly there’s also a salt hotel for you to stay, in addition to the several usual hotels not far from this place. Don’t forget to catch the best sunset view that looks like an awesome illusion.     

 

Writer: Novita Angelina

Photo: traveldigg.com

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