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Hotel Made of 10,500 Tons of Salt Full of Flavor

A hotel on the edge of the world’s largest salt flat is made completely of—you guessed it—salt.

Sitting on the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, in Bolivia is a 30-room beautiful boutique hotel called Palacio de Sal — made entirely out of salt. Everything from the walls to the tables, chairs and beds are constructed out of the crystalline seasoning. Even the on-site restaurant plays along and serves its specialty: salt chicken.

It’s not so unusual taking the location into consideration. Salt is obviously abundant here across 4,000 square miles of crusty earth. The origin of Salar de Uyuni is a little murky, but general belief is that the area is a dried-up prehistoric lake — according to local lore, that lake was made from the tears of a grieving mother. One of the best times to visit the area is during the rainy season when it’s not too cold and rainwater collecting on the flats makes the ground look like a shiny glass mirror.

The hotel itself is made from about 10,500 tons of salt and actually has a published rule prohibiting guests from licking the walls. Palacio de Sal’s goal is to be a retreat where humankind and nature come together in harmony and guests can find balance with the earth around them. In addition to the guestrooms and restaurant, the hotel also offers a game room with pool tables and darts, a bar and a rooftop viewing point with stunning views of the surrounding area.

[Photo: Palacio de Sal]

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