Everyone fonds of Bolivian coffee, maybe one of the best in the world. And that’s because of a specific climate and geographical location.
However, there are a lot of touristic attractions in this unique country besides coffee production.
One of the most well-known places thanks to various travel bloggers is Salar de Uyuni sometimes it’s also called Salar de Tunupa.
Thousands of photos with people walking among the clouds are posting instantly on Facebook or Instagram. And yes, it’s not a touch of Photoshop, the place is real, and it’s located in Bolivia.
More precisely near the city of Potosí, this is one of the highest cities in the world.
So, What is Salar de Uyuni?
It’s the largest flat full of salt. Long time ago in prehistoric era there were several big lakes, now the salt flat covers 10,582 square kilometers with the salt craft up to 8 meters.
Most of the time when the weather is dry people use this large and flat area of Salar as a transport route across Bolivian Altiplano (it is the area where the Andes are the widest.)
The territory is so white that you will need to protect your eyes with sunglasses from a reflecting sunlight.
And due to such reflection, large territory and flatness this area is used even to calibrate the satellites.
The main magic happens during the rainy season beginning from December end ending in April. You will witness the mirror effect when the water reflects the sky and you can easily walk among the clouds.
The photos are just unbelievable. Try to play with perspective and depth using the endless horizon.
Well, it’s up to you of course what to choose but be warned that season from June till August is a high period and you will have to pay a little bit more money for your tour.
Also, you should remember that Solar is situated very high above the sea level. Try to stay a day or two in a city before a tour to acclimatize.
And don’t forget about vaccination, it’s required for those who want to enter Bolivia.
What else you can see there
Not far from Uyuni there is another touristic attraction. A train cemetery. It sounds creepy, but this place is worth seeing.
In the 19th century there was an idea to create a good transport system across Bolivia, but local indigenous Indians were not happy when somebody interferes with their traditions and the way of life.
Nevertheless, some trains were running due to the needs of mining companies, but soon the trains were abandoned and left in the open air.
People even thought of building a train museum, but trains still become more and more rusty on the tracks every day.
At least the tourists have a chance to see the trains from the past centuries. And take some photos to share on social media.
Without a doubt Salar de Uyuni should be included in your travel list as well as in the list of 100 Top Wonders of the World.