Salar de Uyuni: Breathtaking salt flats in Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, or Uyuni Salt Flats is one of the top places to see beautiful natural scenery. It is around a 1 hour drive from Uyuni city, in western Bolivia.

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The salt flats span nearly 11000 square kilometers, surrounded by the Andes mountain range.

Although the ground is white like snow, the daytime temperature is mild at 20°C (68°F). However, at night it drops to -5°C (23°F). This dramatic drop in temperature is one of the characteristics of the area.

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During the dry season, which continues from April to November, the water on the surface of the flats dries up allowing visitors to see the bare salt crystals. The grid stretches out as far as the eye can see.

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On the other hand, for those wishing to see the mirror-like reflection of the sky against the water, mid November to March is the best season.

During this rainy period, up to 50cm of rainwater is collected on the ground, where you can see the sun reflected against the water. This magnificent scenery strikes awe in anyone who comes during this season.

 

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Source: http://blog.like-world.com/archives/5258

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