Valle de la Luna La Paz

Passing the town of La Paz and heading towards the Moon Valley.

Getting closer to the Moon Valley.

Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) is situated about 10 kilometers from the town of La Paz, in the village of Mallasa, Pedro Domingo Murillo Province, La Paz.

Running into the mountain road and then going through the tunnel…

Arrived at the gate of the Moon Valley Park.

When I arrived at the gate, a Bolivian beauty greeted me.

From here, going to the park through the underground passage.

Passed underground passage, Valle de la Luna, Moon Valley.

Route Map of Moon Valley

Moon Valley consists of an area where erosion has worn away the majority of a mountain, composed primarily of clay rather than rock, leaving tall spires.

Strangely shaped rock called Lady’s Hat.

Its name was given by Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who was visiting the Bolivian government headquarters Year 1969.

Neil Armstrong said “It looks like a lunar surface.”

Walking up to the observation platform.

Flora of Moon Valley

I haven’t seen these strange world ever.

Because the mineral content of the mountains varies greatly between individual mountains, the sides of the mountains are different colors, creating striking optical illusions.

Scenery of this world from the top of Moon Valley.

A majority of them are a clear beige or light brown color, but some are almost red, with sections of dark violet.

Got off the sky, we go into the souvenir shop.

Moon Valley is an important site of the famous holiday, Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead; It is the most important holiday in Latin American countries.).

Mural painting of pottery

The Angeles of Mallasa. By the local ceramic artist, Ricardo Thompson and Lidia Mamani.

One shot with Maira for our memories.

Principal Río Abajo Street, in front of the Moon Valley Park. Adiós Maira!

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