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Bolivia Tourism – Experience the South American Culture

Surrounded by Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile, the South American country of Bolivia is abundant in arts, music, literature and cuisine. Foreigners get to experience its indigenous cultures and Spanish-influenced heritage.

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Bolivia Tourism - Prominent Natural Wonders

Salar de Uyuni, situated near the crest of the Andes Mountain in southwest Bolivia, is the largest salt flat in the world. A significant contributor to Bolivia tourism, Salar de Uyuni has become surrounded by hotels built mostly from salt blocks. A frequently visited site in the salt flats is an old train cemetery nearly two miles away, which used to be a distribution center for minerals to Pacific Ocean ports. Bolivia tourism is also bolstered by the Yungas forest on the east of the Andes. The Yungas has different forest types, including evergreen montanes, moist lowlands and cloud forests. Several animal species also live in these so-called eco regions. The long Mamore river that runs through Bolivia and Brazil can be explored through a number of nature reserve tours.

Bolivia Travel - The Famous Parks

Covering nearly 6,000 square miles of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is inhabited by an estimated 4,000 vascular plant species and significant wood types. Visitors to this national park can view twenty percent of the total bird species in South America, as well as 347 common and rare insect varieties. Parque Nacional Torotoro is a smaller but equally important element of Bolivia travel, located in the Northern Potosi department, on the eastern Andes mountain ranges. Fossils of biped and quadruped dinosaurs and other species from the Cretaceous period can be found in the Torotoro park. A pristine landscape with waterfalls and pools at the Waca Senq’a Canyon is another main feature of the national park and a must-see segment of Bolivia travel.

Bolivia Tourist Attractions

Sucre, Bolivia’s constitutional capital, has architectural and historical significance. Founded in 1538, the city’s streets display strong Andalusian culture. Spanish architectural influence is reflected by its houses, churches and other buildings. The Bolivia tourist craving for antiquities should also go explore the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos in the eastern part of the country. Six heritage-site missions can be found in the site, taking after European as well as American Indian customs and traditions. Its history dates back as early as the sixteenth century. More artifacts and historical information are preserved in several museums and cultural centers in the city of Nuestera Senora de La Paz.

Written by Simon Harris

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