World’s Largest Salt Flat: Salar de Uyuni

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World’s Largest Salt Flat: Salar de Uyuni

 

 

In Bolivia, there is a huge salt flat called Salar de Uyuni and is so white that makes you feel like you are blind. It is more that 4050 square miles and it used to be a lake long time ago. Now it is covered with salt.

 

 

What makes Salar de Uyuni beautiful is the overflowed waters’ reflection which come from the nearby lakes at certain times of the year. Or sometimes because of the rain, this reflection occurs, especially between January and March. It is called as ‘mirror effect’.

 

 

The salt flat is also home to the lithium element that is used for producing laptop, smart phone and electric car batteries. Local workers harvest the minerals from the salt flat.

 

 

Salar de Uyuni has also the world’s first salt hotel that is made of totally salt. There are also basic local shelters and they have limited electricity and water. But also there are other hotels with different themes.

 

 

There are also some challenges while wandering Salar de Uyuni, one of them is the high altitude. It is 3600 meters high above the sea level and during 3-day-tours it goes around 5000 meters. Also the weather is very cold up there, about -20 degrees.

 

 

source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/south-america/bolivia/how-to-see-salar-de-uyuni-salt-flats-bolivia/

source: https://theculturetrip.com/south-america/bolivia/articles/10-things-to-know-before-visiting-the-salar-de-uyuni-bolivia/

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