Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia - South America

The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat which means that it is the largest dried lake bed in the world which has salt deposits. Over 12000 sq. km are covered by this expanse in the Potosi region in southern Bolivia. This place offers a view of landscapes which is one of a kind and which attracts tourists and photographers from all over the world.

In the dry season, the salt planes are dry and completely flat with the salt around 10 metres thick in the centre. The wet season however h as the area covered with a thin layer of water but you can still drive through it. Halite and gypsum are the major minerals that are found in the Salar de Uyuni.

This place is the breeding ground for three breeds of flamingos which are the Chilean flamingo, James Flamingo, and the Andean Flamingo. Due to flatness of this place, various remote sensing devices are also checked here for their accuracy of calibration with the satellites. This place makes a great tourist destination and attracts millions of tourists all the year round.

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