Salar De Uyuni, The World's Largest Natural Mirror

Salar De Uyuni, The World's Largest Natural Mirror

The Salar de Uyuni is also the world's largest salt flat, measuring 10,582 square kilometers. Across that entire expanse, the altitude doesn't vary by more than a meter. It houses an antique train cemetery, a hotel made of salt blocks, and up to 70% of the world's lithium reserves.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    At roughly the size of Massachusetts, the Salar de Uyuni salt flat is the largest salt flat in the world. (1:12)

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    The Salar de Uyuni is an ideal place to calibrate satellites, due to the clear sky and flat ground. (1:27)

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    Thousands of people visit the Salar de Uyuni salt flat every year. (2:57)

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