Prepare to be Wowed: The Stunning Salt Flats of Bolivia

The Salar de Uyuni is a photographic playground

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The Salar de Uyuni in southwestern Brazil is a popular destination.

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and is a natural wonder that attracts travelers to southwestern Bolivia every year. 

The salt flats were left behind after a prehistoric salt lake called Lago Minchín dried up and created a wonderland of an endless horizon.  It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar. Salar de Uyuni’s unique mineral composition makes it a mirror when it rains and the reflects the beautiful, expansive sky that stretches above.  

Salar de Uyuni is most certainly one of South America’s most awe-inspiring scenes, but it is also a playground for many a traveler looking to have some picture-perfect fun. The stunning salt flats not only make for a beautiful photo, but encourage some creative tricks to take advantage of the depth perception that travelers love playing around with.

Here are some of our favorite photos to show just how beautiful (and fun) this place really is. 


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Madeleine Holland


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OSCAR RAMOS


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Patrick Nouhailler