One of the most distant countries and at the highest altitude in the world, Bolivia seems to have remained untouched by time. In Bolivia indigenous population lives has the highest percentage among the inhabitants than in any other country in America. For tourists, Bolivia provides a variety of multi-ethnic cultural experiences, magnificent natural scenery and extreme adventures. From luxurious resorts on Lake Titicaca, to the salt lands in Uyuni, the hottest tourist attractions in Bolivia offers a travel experience that you will meet once in a lifetime.
- The view from La Paz
La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, while Sucre is the constitutional. Situated on some steep hills at a height of about 3650 meters above sea level, La Paz is the highest "de facto" capital in the world. The landscape seen from the plane when you are getting ready to land on the airport in La Paz is incredible. First, there are the slums of El Alto, which then “make room” for the city of La Paz itself, clung to the edges of what seems a huge notch in the Earth's surface.
- Yungas Road
Considered "the most dangerous road in the world" Yungas begins with La Paz and reaches the Amazon forest region of Bolivia, located in the north of the country. From La Paz, the road climbs about 4.5 kilometers before descending around 1.2 kilometers to the city of Coroico. The route is dangerous for those who venture here by car, but Yungas has become a favorite travel attraction for cyclists, who have to travel more than 60 kilometers through the hills and valleys.
- Cerro Rico, Potosi
"The Rich Mountain" or "Cerro Rico" that stands sentry for Potosí city, was once rich deposits of silver, which attracted the Spanish conquistadors to the town situated at the highest altitude in the world. Cerro Rico is an ideal travel destination for those who want to see the effect of colonization on indigenous peoples in Bolivia. Although there is not much silver here left, tin is still unearthed in Cerro Rico. Tourists can take a tour of the mines and then see the museum Casa Nacional de Moneda, where once there used to be the royal mint.
- Oruro Carnival
Each year, in Oruro, just before Ash Wednesday, the city hosts the Carnival of Oruro, one of the most important folk and cultural events in South America. The festival brings together over 28,000 dancers who present traditional dance performances, accompanied by about 10,000 musicians. Unlike the Carnival in Rio, where every year a different theme is chosen, the one in Oruro always starts with diablada or devil dance. It is said about this event that it preserves the best artistic expression dating from pre-Colombian America out of all traditional ceremonies in all Latin America.
- Salar de Uyuni
For a truly dream-like destination, go to the Salar de Uyuni and you will feel like you have just arrived on another planet. It is one to be of the flattest places in the world; here, layers of salt span more than 10,000 square kilometers were formed by a prehistoric lake. Visitors traveling in 4 × 4 vehicles will get to admire structures composed entirely of salt that form peculiar shapes. These are truly spectacular especially after the rain, when water remains on the cemented salt and acts as a mirror, reflecting perfectly the blue sky above.
Bolivia is full of surprises despite the fact that its touristic potential is hardly known worldwide. But we hope that this little suggestion has managed to arouse your interest and curiosity.
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