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.
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.
Its name was given by Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who was visiting the Bolivian government headquarters Year 1969.
Because the mineral content of the mountains varies greatly between individual mountains, the sides of the mountains are different colors, creating striking optical illusions.
A majority of them are a clear beige or light brown color, but some are almost red, with sections of dark violet.
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.).
The Angeles of Mallasa. By the local ceramic artist, Ricardo Thompson and Lidia Mamani.