Salar de Uyuni

Map of Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers. It is located in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosí,near the summit of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters above sea level.

From Colchani, going to the salt flat of Uyuni. There is no road around here.

Four wheel drive cars are running on the Salt Flat.

Surface of the salt flat.

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 elevation variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar.

Piles of raw materials of salt

Extraction of raw materials of salt

Dakar Rally Monument and a restaurant on the Salt Flat of Uyuni. We are walking to the restaurant.

This was originally a salt hotel called Playa Blanca but now it is a restaurant.

The entrance and the interior of the restaurant. If you use the bathroom here you have to pay 5 U.S. dollars.

I spent for a while taking some photos around the restaurant.

And then taken the car, we are getting back to the hotel.

We took a rest for a while in the hotel and are going out again to looking at the sunst at dusk.

Left the hotel, we are going to see the setting sun. The mountains in the distance are mirages.

We are running to the best point to see the setting sun.

Arrived at the spot, other tourists are already on standby.

Sunset: Local time 18:42

Setting Sun: From 18:43 to 19:12

Scenery around here, about 19:10.

Well, it is time to get back to the hotel already, and have dinner, use a shower and go into the bed.

Because it is a high altitude here, I suffer from lack of oxygen and get tired. But this scenery is wonderful. It is good that I came to this country, Uyuni Bolivia. Buenas noches.

 

 

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