Llama and Uyuni Bolivia

Left the city of Potosí for the town of Uyuni Bolivia.

As this area is beyond the forest limit there are no normal trees.

A few of llamas appeared in front of us on the road. We took some phots here.

The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era. The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is 1.7 to 1.8 m tall at the top of the head, and can weigh between 130 and 200 kg.

Llama Ranch on the Way to Uyuni

Llamas are very social animals and live with other llamas as a herd. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and lanolin-free. Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, they can carry about 25 to 30% of their body weight for 8 to 13 km.

Llamas grazing freely in the fields.

From llama ranch going to Uyuni, the color of the rock is amazing.

Rock and soil color changes. A extremely little settlement is there, human can live even in such barren land.

Flowers and blossoms on the way to Uyuni.

Wonder sparse woods near the town of Uyuni.

We are going into the town of Uyuni.

Uyuni is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. There is little agriculture in the area because water supplies are scarce and somewhat saline. It serves as a gateway for tourists visiting the world’s largest salt flat, the Uyuni salt flat. Each year the town receives approximately 60,000 visitors from around the world.

Arrived at the town of Uyuni, and going into the town center. Lively main square of Uyuni.

Founded in 1890 as a trading post, the town has a population of 10,460. The town has an extensive street-market. It lies at the edge of an extensive plain at an elevation of 3,700 m above sea level,

The suburbs of the town of Uyuni.

We hire a Jeep (4 wheel drive car) here and head for a small village of Colchani, Salar de Uyuni. 

Leaving the town of Uyuni for the next destination.

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