Nov 29, 2015

Salar de Uyuni - The World's Largest Mirror!

The Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt pan in the world, is located in Daniel Campos Province in Potosí, south of Bolivia, at a height of 3,660 meters and an area of 11,000 km². It is one of the most exotic landscapes of the Earth and offers an extraordinary experience that will not be forgotten quickly.

The Salar de Uyuni was created when a prehistoric lake (Lake Minchin) dried up, leaving a salty crust. When it rains, the salt pan becomes a gigantic mirror; sky reflections on its surface makes this a unique landscape. An absolute white in the morning, and the reflections of the stars at night; which attracts photographers around the world.

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Extra juice:
  • The Salar is one of the largest lithium reserves in the world. In fact, about 70% of world reserves of lithium is located in Salar de Uyuni.
  • Salar de Uyuni is the major breeding ground of James's flamingo.
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