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Go to Salar de Uyuni



With 10,582km², more than 10 billion tons of salt and contains 50% to 70% of the world’s lithium reserves, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. During dry spell – Bizarrely beautiful with hexagon pattern of salt crust. With just few cm of rain – Transforms into the world’s largest mirror. If she is not on your travel bucket list, add her today.

The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar.

Salar de Uyuni attracts tourists from around the world. As it is located far from the cities, a number of hotels have been built in the area. Due to lack of conventional construction materials, many of them are almost entirely (walls, roof, furniture) built with salt blocks cut from the Salar. The first such hotel was erected in 1993–1995 in the middle of the salt flat, and soon became a popular tourist destination.

One major tourist attraction is an antique train cemetery. It is 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) outside Uyuni and is connected to it by the old train tracks. The town served in the past as a distribution hub for the trains carrying minerals en route to Pacific Ocean ports. The rail lines were built by British engineers arriving near the end of the 19th century and formed a sizeable community in Uyuni.

There is also another thing that can attract you it is the Incahuasi island (also known as Cactus Island), an area of 24.62 hectres is the home of gigantic cacti. Claimed to be top of the remains of an ancient volcano, which was submerged when the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, 40,000 years ago. Such a “strange feeling” as I roamed on a rock island, surrounded with thousands of gigantic cacti, growing at 1 cm every year.