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Travel Guide of Uyuni in Bolivia by Influencers and Travelers

Uyuni is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. Uyuni primarily serves as a gateway for tourists visiting the world's largest salt flats, the nearby Uyuni salt flat. Each year the city receives approximately 60,000 visitors from around the globe.

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Salar de Uyuni salt field located on the Andean plateau, Bolivia is the largest salt field in the world, not only that, but this place is also famous for its surreal beauty. At an altitude of 3656m, stretching over 10,500 square kilometers, the Salar de Uyuni salt flats are the most popular tourist destination in Bolivia when hundreds of thousands of tourists visit each year. According to research, the Altiplano plateau has no outlet, the water in the lake evaporates strongly under the harsh sunlight of the sun, leaving a layer of salt left on the ground.

After the rainy season ends, between December and March every year is the best time to explore the Salar de Uyuni salt fields. This is when the lake surface has a thin layer of water that has not yet evaporated to form a giant mirror on the ground that reflects the image of clouds and sky, creating an extremely magical scene. Coming to Salar de Uyni salt field, in addition to witnessing the beautiful and fanciful natural scene from the flat field, which is as bright as a mirror reflecting everything, creating a magically symmetrical scene, you can also watch flamingos.

The giant cactus fields are also an interesting check-in place. The cactus in the Incahousi region can grow to more than 10m tall and can live up to 300. In the distance is the landscape of the Andes mountains, creating the most spectacular of nature, majestic and immense. Moving about 45 km to Laguna Colorada, appearing in front of visitors is a red lake created from algae and ephemeral ceilings. The entire lagoon is red, the flamingos choose here to forage and live, the scene is peaceful and unspoiled.

To the southwest of the Salar de Uyuni salt fields, there are also Blue Lagoon (Laguna Verde) and Silver Lagoon (Laguna Blanca) very close together. With the Blue lagoon having a pale turquoise color and the color of the lake depending greatly on the weather conditions, the lake area becomes a strange, mysterious and fanciful place. To move to the salt fields from La Paz city, visitors have to go through a rather difficult journey with many hours of flight and bus. However, the scenery and the most beautiful things at Salar de Uyni will give you very memorable experiences.

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What to keep in mind when traveling to the Salar de Uyuni salt fields ?

Salar de Uyuni is located in a remote area with few services and has a very high altitude, with many tours visitors can experience altitudes up to 5000m. Therefore, before going to the Salar de Uyni salt field, you need to get used to the altitude first to reduce the feeling of dizziness and shortness of breath. That's how to stay in La Paz city for 1-2 days to get used to living at high altitude, in addition you can take anti-altitude drugs.

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