The Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia is not just a photographer’s dream, it’s also a destination for travelers that will render you speechless while giving you images that will be etched in your memory forever.

Located in the Daniel Campos Province near the crest of the Andes, the Salar was formed as a result of several transformations of prehistoric lakes that lacked the ability to drain, so mountain water pooled. When it had evaporated over time, roughly a yard of salted crust was left behind. The crust itself is incredibly rich in lithium, so much so that it contains close to 70-percent of the world’s lithium reserves. 

The Salar is also famous for its flatness; over the entire 4,000 square mile area, the difference in elevation is within a mere yard.

All of the science of the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats combines to become “The World’s Mirror.”

Take a look at some of the sights found at the Salar in Bolivia and you will strongly consider booking a trip to this breathtaking South American country.

A Place Like No Other

You can book a flight to Bolivia from several major cities for less than $500 round trip, so what’s stopping you?

Hotel de Sal Luna Salada

Hotels began capitalizing on the tourist industry and have even constructed a salt hotel. The cost to stay at Hotel de Sal Luna Salada? Less than $150 per night.

The World’s Mirror

One look and it’s easy to see how the Salar got its nickname.


It looks completely Photoshopped, but this is 100% natural.

On The Horizon

It’s hard to tell where the sky ends and the Earth begins.

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