The World’s Largest Salt Flats

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The world’s largest salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia were created when a prehistoric lake dried up 30,000 years ago. The flats span 4,000 square miles of white tiles, making the flats 25 times the size the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Tourists who really want to live out the full salt experience can stay at Palacio de Sal, which is a 16 room hotel made out of salt blocks. In addition to taking in the expanses of salt flats, visitors will also get to see the contrast of the thousands of flamingos that call the area home.

There are a variety of different tours that visitors can book to check out the salt flats, ranging from single day trips to multiple days.

In the summer the salt flats are dry and salty, but during the rainy season a layer of water covers everything and turns the area into the world’s largest mirror. Both are sights to see.

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