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Salineras de Maras | Panoramic view
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The salt evaporation ponds in this small tributary valley to the Urubamba Valley (in the right background), fed by a natural stream, go back to pre-Columbian times. Salt harvesting by the local community is still an ongoing business in the early 21st century - and in priciple, every member of the community is allowed to occupy uninvested ponds.

Monday 30 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (1027 visits)