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The World’s Largest Salt Flat

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat located in southwest Bolivia. The flat is 10,582 square kilometers and 11,995 feet above sea level. The salt is over 32 feet thick in the center. It was formed as a result of the transformation of several prehistoric lakes.

The reflective quality of the sun hitting the water transforms the landscape into the world’s largest mirror. Many people come here to experience the beauty of heaven and earth existing side by side - the mystery of nature.