Without further delay, here is part 2 of 3 brought to you courtesy of John Gower at Nerdwallet. Enjoy the read:
2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
As the largest salt flat in the world, Salar de Uyuni is a magnificent location for travelers to see. Not only is Salar de Uyuni of Bolivia a must on every tourist’s itinerary, but it’s also the top spot for photographers as well. Thanks to the incredibly wide and large salt flat, Salar de Uyuni presents a marvelous photographic background that creates optical illusions due to its extremely flat surface. Another beautiful phenomenon is when Salar de Uyuni is covered in water, the largest and perfect mirror is formed, which is also a lovely background for incredible pictures, even for amateur photographers. Even though Salar de Uyuni is known for its salty surface, animals, such as flamingos, inhabit the area, which can give visitors a view of nature during their visit.
Although Salar de Uyuni is a popular tourist location due to its scenery and reputation as the largest salt flat in the world, it also is a valuable resource. Salar de Uyuni not only has salt as a mineral, but other minerals as well are found here, such as lithium, which is crucial to creating batteries. From its scenery to its natural phenomenon, Salar de Uyuni is a top spot for any South American adventure.