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The first salt hotel ever made

A hotel constructed of blocks of salt is called Palacio de Sal (Palace of Salt in Spanish). It is situated 350 km (220 miles) south of La Paz, the administrative center of the La Paz department, along the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. At 10,582 km2, Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world (4,086 sq mi). It is situated at an elevation of 3,656 meters in the Potos and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia, close to the crest of the Andes (11,995 feet). Tourists who traveled considerable distances and wanted a place to relax before heading back to their cities have long been drawn to Salar de Uyuni. The location lacks the necessary building supplies to build such a resting place. So it seemed sense to build a hotel out of salt, which is abundant at Salar de Uyuni. In the center of the Salar de Uyuni, the first hotel was constructed between 1993 and 1995 out of salt blocks, and it quickly gained popularity with tourists. There was no shower, a shared bathroom, and 12 double rooms. Due to the need to manually collect the majority of the trash, its placement in the middle of a desert created sanitary issues. The hotel had to be demolished in 2002 due to substantial environmental pollution brought on by poor management. A brand-new hotel with the name Palacio de Sal was constructed in or around 2007 in a brand-new position at the eastern side of Salar de Uyuni, 25 kilometers from the town of Uyuni. The location is 350 kilometres (220 km) south of La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. The building’s floor, walls, ceiling, and furnishings—including beds, tables, chairs, and sculptures—were all built from roughly a million 35-cm (14-inch) salt blocks.

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