One of the most striking sites in Bolivia is Salar de Uyuni – which is the world’s largest salt flat, located in the southwest of the country between the Andes Mountains and it is about 3,700 meters above sea level. The salt flat covers an area of more than 10,000 square kilometers, and the amount of salt is estimated in about 10 billion tons. The breathtaking landscapes of the white salt flat make this place one of the most visited attraction in Bolivia. During the rainy season (November>March), the water accumulates on the flat landscape and makes it into a huge mirror – sky and clouds reflected and creates amazing photo ops. One crazy sight one can observe here is the pink flamingos, in Laguna Coloreda. Moreover there are volcanoes, geysers, mud pools and Hot springs. The town of Uyuni is the base for jeep-expedition around the salt flat.
a google map of the salt flat:
All photos by Dan (APOE team)