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Salar De Uyuni: Picture post of Bolivia’s Stunning Salt Flats

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Well, in this case, it’s the mirror itself. Welcome to Salar De Uyuni, the world’s largest mirror!

Salar De Uyuni
Image credits: Instagram handle @evanlune

This mirror is spread over 11,000 sq. kms. It actually comprises of hexagonal tiles and salt formations that resemble tiny pyramids. This makes it the world’s largest salt flats.

It looks like an infinitely long salt lake. Even with the desert’s dryness there is evidence of life here as flamingos, hummingbirds and even cacti are found here. The lake is merely a few inches deep which results in it appearing as if it is a thin sheet of water, thus, creating the mirror effect.

Naturally, this is an out of the world experience and a sight such as this has people going bonkers and being extremely creative with their photography and super talented posing skills! This is for the shutter-bugs, you won’t run out of ideas. Sharing some epic pictures taken by immensely talented travellers there as they shared their fun for the rest of the world to see.

WARNING: Pictures may leave you wander-lusting reallyyy badly, so, be prepared!

Bolivia
Image Credits: Instagram handle @jinziro3o

Just a couple of friends on the verge of flying away!

where to go in bolivia
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Because of course, how do you visit a place with a mirror effect like this, without clicking the classic reflection shot.

And then things got a little cheeky!

Salt Flats in Bolivia
Image Credits: Instagram handle @alamiramus

 

Some let out their inner tyrants, ooui ma!

Things to do in Bolivia
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Some sought to quench the needs of the thirsty.

 Salar De Uyuni, the world’s largest mirror
Image Credits: Instagram handle @simdallaire

And others thought this was the perfect opportunity to feed their hunger for…. Umm…never mind!

world’s largest mirror
Image Credits: Instagram handle @japanativo

 

For some, the burden of friendship got pretty heavy as they let their friends take summersaults in their palms!

Salt Flats in Bolivia
Image Credits: Instagram handle @aydnerr

 

Meanwhile, others had had enough of their friends ditching on trip plans and simply packed them up.

And finally, came the most mind-blowing pictures (at least my personal favourites), the ones with the million stars in a sky. The area is comprised of two major salt lakes and two deserts. If you remember your basic science classes well from your childhood, you’d recall how deserts are perfect locations for spotting stars, you can literally see stars for as far as you can see. 

I mean…what do you even say about that sight?

Bolivia
Image Credits: Instagram handle @trekkingtoes

 

What would you do if you were there to witness this? Me, I’d just have to sit on the ground because this view would be too overwhelming for it to sink in any other way. And yes, I know it’s a lake, my pants would get drenched but you see when you see something like this with your own eyes, you’re too happy to care about all that. You need to sit down, look up, let yourself get lost in the galaxy up above, let some soft music hum in the background as your eyes try to look at every teeny-weeny inch of what they can see. Because what the eyes will see will still remain a notch more precious and beautiful than what even pictures as jaw-dropping as these could capture.

And if wanderlust is tugging at your heart real hard right now, then know that you will visit this place someday. Someday once the world is in better shape and you can take an adventure like this, you will genuinely see it with your eyes if you dream to, at least I sure hope, for both, you and me. ?

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