Salar de Uyuni

The Dakar Monument

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, at 10,582 square kilometers.  It is a place of harsh beauty and desolateness and getting there requires organized logistics and plenty of patience.  Located in southwestern Bolivia, the remarkable and otherworldly vista is totally worth the temporary discomfort.

Vast expanses of glistening salt, the landscape is entirely flat except for a few “islands”, which accentuates its surreal beauty.

We journeyed here using the most popular way, on a shared 4 x 4 vehicle.

The Dakar Monument, in front of the Hotel d Salt, has become a symbol of the Salt Flats after it was painted with the colors of the national flag, red, yellow and green.



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