Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Visit Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)

World's largest salt flat

10,000 square kilometres in area

Transformations between several prehistoric lakes

Bolivia, locals burn luxury domes in world’s largest salt pan

Shortly after the publication of the 100 most beautiful destinations to visit in 2021 by Time magazine, which includes the Salar de Uyuni salt pan in Bolivia, eight luxury domes in this area were subjected to arson.

An extreme and public gesture carried out by the residents of Uyuni, Llica, Tahua and other regions in the south-west of Potosí, who, for decades, have been contending this part of the territory with the neighbouring municipality of Oruro. 

The domes, part of a luxurious tourist complex, the Kachi Lodge Hotel, were under the ownership of a bolivian and swiss group of enterpreneurs, the Amazing Escapes Bolivia SRL, a company that has  operated in the tourism sector for over 30 years both in Bolivia and abroad. 

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia is the world's largest salt flat at 12,000 square kilometers. EXTREME These high-altitude saltpans are also perhaps the flattest place in the world. Stark, barren but weirdly beautiful, Salar de Uyuni is particularly stunning after rain, when surface water mirrors the clouds. ALTERNATIVE The Dead Sea sandwiched between Israel, Palestine and Jordan is renowned for its buoyant salt water and is also another extreme - it's the lowest place on Earth (450 meters below sea level). Ein Bokek is a major resort town, but the Dead Sea can also be visited on an easy day trip from Jerusalem. EVEN EASIER Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park in South Australia is our own vast below-sea-level salt lake, and sometimes takes on a spectacular pink hue as water evaporates. 4WD access is challenging, but Lake Eyre is easily admired on a scenic flight.


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