Salar De Uyuni in the Potosi and Oruro Departments of Southwest Bolvia One of the most unique places you can visit is the Salar De Uyuni in the Potosi and Oruro departments of Southwest Bolivia. The literal translation of Salar De Uyuni is salt pen referring to both the area and the animals that seasonally breed within its boundaries. The salt flats are simply interesting and awesome places to visit because they have a great natural look and feel. I really enjoyed my visit there last year. Some of the amazing things I found when visiting the area was the unusual look of the salt flats itself. it s one of the amazing options to view in the world. It is a like a foreign land with no vegetation except for the sparse cacti in the region. It is the world’s largest salt flat with 10.582 centimeters. It was formed when two prehistoric lakes came together leaving a large salt deposit. This is something about the geology of the region. It is one of the things that tourists need to know. One surprising fact about the region is that over 50 percent of the world’s lithium comes from the region. I was surprised to see not only the salt flat itself but also the flora and fauna of the area. We were able to see the Incachusi land that features giant cacti. Since I came in Novemeber, I thought the opportunity to see some of the animals in the region was really amazing. I got the opportunity to see the breeding grounds of the legendary pink flaming. I also saw a brief glimpse of the Bolivian Vizacacha. I also saw the breeding grounds of the Culpeo which is the elusive cat found in the area. i also enjoyed seeing he train cemetery located in the region just one of the fascinating aspects of traveling to the region.
I stayed at the hotel that was located in the center of the salt flats so that was a convenient option for me. The hotel in itself is something that is really amazing because it was carved from the salt blocks in the region. This is one unique and cool hotel. Another point of interest in the region and something that I really enjoyed was the train cemetery as discussed previously. it composed of the ruins of old trains that crossed the salt flats and the central part of Bolivia on their way to the Pacific. Go to the Salar De Uyuni and enjoy a unique visit there like I did.