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What it's like to visit the biggest salt flat in the world, a 'magical sea of mirrors' that can take days to reach

INSIDER Logo By Marina Nazario of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 19: 
  
    I visited Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, which is the
    largest salt flat in the world.
  
  During my trip to the salt flat, I encountered beautiful wild
  flamingos, red lakes, and an island of cacti.
  
  It took days to get to the salt flat, which sometimes looks
  like a 
    surreal field of mirrors or a stunning sea of white.
  
  
    Salar de Uyuni is also famous for 
    being photogenic - tourists are known to take
    surreal-looking perspective photos here.
  
  
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  The world's largest salt flat,
  also known as 
  Salar de Uyuni, is
  located in southwest Bolivia and it covers over 
  4,000 square miles of the Earth's surface.

  Over the years, it has become
  quite a tourist attraction - the main lure being the quirky
  perspective photos you can snap on the white salt. It is
  also known for being a bit tricky to travel to. 

  Here's what it's like visiting
  the largest salt flat in the world, one of the most breathtaking
  places I have ever been to.

The world's largest salt flat, also known as Salar de Uyuni, is located in southwest Bolivia and it covers over 4,000 square miles of the Earth's surface.

Over the years, it has become quite a tourist attraction - the main lure being the quirky perspective photos you can snap on the white salt. It is also known for being a bit tricky to travel to.

Here's what it's like visiting the largest salt flat in the world, one of the most breathtaking places I have ever been to.

© Marina Nazario

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