El Salar

In the southwest of Bolivia is found the world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni. Covering an area of ​​12500 km² (150 km w-e 100 km n-s) and located at 3660 meters, it was formed 40,000 years ago when this area was part of Lago Mishin, a giant prehistoric lake. By drying out, it left two lakes that are still visible: Poopó Lago and Lago Uru Uru, and two salt deserts: the Salar de Coipasa and the impressive Salar de Uyuni.