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Salineras de Maras
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The salt evaporation ponds in this small tributary valley to the Urubamba Valley, fed by a natural stream, go back to pre-Columbian times. Salt harvesting by the local community is still ongoing in the early 21st Century - and in principle, every member of the community is allowed to occupy unused ponds.

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Monday 30 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (1983 visits)