Fantastic Landscapes of the Bolivian Salt Lake

Salar de Uyuni - Bolivian Salt Lake and islands

The Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is perhaps one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. A magnificent area with an impressive Salt Desert (the world's largest), active volcanoes, tall cacti islands and geyser flats, it exists like an alien mirage, something completely out-of-this-world...


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One travelogue goes like this:"...We finally reached the salt flats. Imagine being surrounded by endless white salt covered by a few inches of water. Without any reference points the sky meets the salt and creates an odd illusion that objects in the flats are flying. I had never seen anything like it... The truck drove through the salt flats and stopped at an island full of cacti. We had lunch on a table made of a large salt tablet and eventually stopped at a hotel made completely of salt."

- here the salts are gathered...


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- bizarre islands with giant cacti:


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- "a stone tree":




- a haunted train cemetery:





- a geyser's valley:




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Source: Gigazine, more photos are at Trek-Earth

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