When you think of salt flats, visions of a dreary road trip with your parents might come to mind. But Salar de Uyuni, the world’s biggest salt flats, found in Bolivia, will undoubtedly alter that preconception. Residing in over 4,000 square miles almost 12,000 feet above sea level in the Andes, the enchanting destination is anything but boring
The salt flats were formed tens of thousands of years past from several ancient lakes while it might appear improbable.
During the warmer months, the flats show their true, salty nature and dry over.
Talking of salt, there is lots of it! Someplace around 11 billion short tons
.! about 27,000 short tons are mined each year
Come the rainy season, which really isn’t all that dry — at most, a few inches per month — the flats receive a thin coating of water.
This offers a visual that is striking for tourists.
You might say it seems like you are walking on clouds.
Popular times to see are at sunset and dawn.
And it is quite clear why that is.
The vastness is not credible, but after you come to the border of the flats, the landscape shifts radically.
As striking as the setting is, though…
Due to the nature that is level, in addition, it offers hours of optical illusion pleasure!
What a charming place! Who is prepared to reserve a ticket with me?