Skip to main content

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.

- Roopkund Lake: The lake of the skeletons
- 10 of the most beautiful steps around the world

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.
image credit: wikimedia, flickr


Popular posts from this blog

Musa Ingens - The Tallest Banana Plant in the World

W hen we hear the word “Banana,” it reminds us an edible fruit with tiny seed or seedless, grow on the banana plant (herb). Have you ever heard of Musa Ingens, the giant banana? It is a rare banana species that can reach surprising sizes.

When NASA’s Mars Mission Failed For Stupid Reason

A ll human beings make mistakes, and NASA is no exception. It is important to learn from this mistake that highlighted the importance of physical units and how they can affect our real life. This is the story of one of the failed mission of NASA.

The Death of Richard Parker And Cannibalism - Shipwreck Case (1884)

T he English yacht Mignonette was a 19.43 net tonnage, a 52-foot cruiser built in 1867. It was an inshore boat, not made for long voyages. In 1883, she was purchased as a leisure vessel by Australian lawyer John Henry Want. The yacht could only reasonably be transported to Australia by sailing, but she was a small vessel and the prospect of a 24,000-km voyage hampered Want's initial attempts to find a suitable crew. She finally set sail for Sydney from Southampton on 19 May 1884 with a crew of four: Tom Dudley, the captain; Edwin Stephens; Edmund Brooks; and Richard Parker, the cabin boy. Parker was 17 years old and an inexperienced seaman. O n 5 July, the yacht was running before a gale, around 2,600 km northwest of the Cape of Good Hope. Though the weather was by no means extreme and the vessel was not in any difficulties, Dudley gave the order to heave to so that the crew could enjoy a good night's sleep. As the manoeuvre was completed, and Parker was sent below to pr