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Visit of Moon Valley

The power of erosion in full glory

Petr Liška
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Visit of Moon Valley
Inserted: 14.03.2014
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

At the very southern and bottom end of La Paz is an interesting area of weathered rock towers aptly named Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley). The site itself is relatively small (located on an area of 400×200 meters) and so the visit takes about an hour. However, if you have a free afternoon in La Paz, it is certainly recommended to come here and enjoy the powerful force of nature.

Landscape around Valle de la Luna

The whole area lies on plateau furrowed by small canyons at about 3300 m asl. The surrounding landscape is reminiscent more of the Wild West than neighboring Altiplano.

Landscape around Valle de la Luna
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Rock towers in Moon valley

While walking through Moon valley, you will feel like you were walking through the rock towers sculpted from white clay. Scattered cacti complement the overall atmosphere to the trip.

Rock towers in Moon valley
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Force of nature

Indomitable force of nature to survive even in such inhospitable places is visible also here. Tops of the tallest towers are overgrown with cacti and other scanty vegetation.

Force of nature
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Bridge over the canyon

The trip circuit leads over a small bridge, from which you can look into the depths of a small canyon.

Bridge over the canyon
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Above the canyon

A dusty path leads in the canyon. There are no handrails, so be extremely careful when looking into the depths.

Above the canyon
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Moonscape in full glory

The best views of the whole place are from the highest outlooks, from where you can admire tens and hundreds of weathered towers. Weren´t it for the sidewalk here, it would be really difficult to push through.

Moonscape in full glory
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

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