The Salar de Uyuni, located in the southwestern portion of the South American country of Bolivia, is the largest salt flats in the world.
When salty prehistoric lakes in the region dried out and transformed, they left behind an extremely flat expanse of salt crust. A thin layer of brine (basically salt water) covers the surface, making the flats the world’s largest natural mirror.
With only 600 inhabitants, Uyuni isn’t a particularly big town. At first glance, it looks like a ghost town with deserted streets and buildings that are equally tall and in the same boring sand color. But the sky is azure blue stretching to the end.
At certain times of the year, nearby lakes overflow and a thin layer of water transforms the flats into a stunning reflection of the sky. This beautiful and otherworldly terrain serves as a lucrative extraction site for salt and lithium