8 Most Beautiful Places In South America To Visit

2. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Reasons To Visit Salar De Uyuni

Spread across 4086 square miles, the Salar De Uyuni located in the Southwestern Bolivia is the largest salt flat in the world. The thickness of this salt flat ranges from 2 meters to 20 meters. 70 percentage of Earth’s lithium reserves are also found in Salar De Uyuni. It is truly a natural wonder of Bolivia.

Salar De Uyuni was formed as a result of drying up of a lake called ‘Lago Ballivian’ about 40000 years ago. It is said to be Salar De Uyuni contains 10 billion tons of salt.

As Salar De Uyuni is exceptionally flat and easily spottable, NASA uses this place to figure the positioning of satellites.

In the rainy season, when the vast salt flat become covered with a thin layer of water, Salar De Uyuni clearly reflect the sky above. At that time, this site becomes the largest natural mirror on Earth.
The view of a vast expanse of white salts will definitely be an unforgettable experience for you. The Sunrises and Sunsets in Salar De Uyuni are also stunning.