Have you ever heard of the world’s largest mirror sea?
Well now you have! 🙂
It is actually in Bolivia.
Let’s discover more about “Salar de Uyuni”.
In the southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level, is situated the world’s largest saly flat or playa at over 10.000 square km.
It is the famous “Salar de Uyuni” .
Thousands of years of transformations of several prehistoric lakes has given birth to this natural salt flat. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust & has an altitude that varies by no more than a few feet among the 4,086 square mile that is why when there is overflowing of the nearby lakes during the rainy seaon which occurs fron December to April, the flat transforms into a shallow lake up to 20 inches deep.
The breathtaking mirror reflection of the sky is caused by this thin layer of calm water. So if you want to actually see the largest mirror you better visit it during the rain season.
Salar de Uyuni contains more than 9 million tons of lithium which can power a lot of electronics batteries! It actually meets 70% of the world’s total need of lithium.
We can find pink flamingos & hummingbirds despite the freezing temperatures at night, the desert sun & rough conditions.
Another magical place to make us look forward to travel & discover the world.