4) Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
How could the world’s largest salt flat be anything short of remarkable? Potosi, in southwest Bolivia, is home to the 10,582 square-kilometer salt flat. formed by the evaporation of several prehistoric lakes long ago, it’s Bolivia’s main attraction drawing tourists from the world over. The area massive; it literally reaches as far as the eye can see. Maybe you’ve seen some of the iconic pictures taken here. The endless horizon makes it possible to play with the perspective and depth of a photo. Visitors can capture some truly mind-boggling images which play tricks on your eyes and mind. Visit in rainy season (December – April) to witness the “mirror effect.” The way the wet salt flat reflects the sky is simply amazing, catapulting visitors into a whole new dimension. In dry season (May – November), visitors can drive across the hardened flat, atop nothing but a sprawling white landscape.
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