59/59

The World in Images

Logo

Salineras de Maras | Panoramic view

WI_pe130_109.jpg

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 ongoing in the early 21st Century - and in principle, every member of the community is allowed to occupy unused ponds.

Location
View on OpenStreetMap
Created
on Monday 30 July 2018 by Martin Mergili
Visits and license
3334 visits, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 DEED license