Peru, a distant and mysterious country. This seems to be the farthest distance in the world, and it takes 20+ hours of flight and a long wait for a connecting flight. But walking here is like stepping into a mysterious lost place.
Many people yearn for the thousands of waters and mountains described by the Sanmao brush, and want to take the train to Machu Picchu to see the mysterious stairs, the mysterious ancient city, the mysterious Andes, and the ice-like snow in the mountains. Maras salt pans.
God’s Eyeshadow Palette
People say that if God is a girl, Maras Yantian must be her eye shadow box. It is the dream of many girls to get in touch with this beautiful earth tone eye shadow box.
When the sunrise breaks the tranquility of the salt fields, looking from a distance, there is a kind of breathtaking power; in the afternoon, the salt fields are soaked with golden luster, and the local people are fishing and drying the salt, continuing the ancient tradition.
The sun shines freely, shining dazzlingly on thousands of salt ponds.
From now on, I can only see from a distance
However, in recent years, the increase in tourists has brought unprecedented serious pollution to Yantian. Disposable plastic items, cigarette butts, waste paper and other pollutants have been found repeatedly.
In order to protect the fragile ecological environment and the sustainable development of the scenic spot, not long ago, MarasSal SA, the company responsible for operating the Maras Salt Fields in the Sacred Valley of Peru, announced that starting from June 15, 2019, tourists will be prohibited from entering the salt fields. All tourists can only watch the Yantian from a distance from the viewing platform outside the scenic spot.
This pink and beautiful eyeshadow palette, which was once completely open, can only be seen from a distance and cannot be approached! For travellers, this is indeed a pity.
However, as a precious, rare, and living Inca relic, the Maras salt pan can be better protected and last longer in this world, so looking at ta from a distance, for us Will suffice!
nature’s best gift
Although it cannot be approached, it is still a stop that cannot be missed in South America.
This beautiful nude pink landscape has existed for a long time in this birthplace of ancient civilization. For two thousand years, the salt pan has never stopped operating, continuously delivering the best quality rock salt to people in Peru and the entire South America.
The brine in the salt pans is extremely concentrated and comes from underground springs. The drainage design is very ingenious. This pure natural Maras rose salt without additives has a light fragrance and is rich in various minerals and trace elements.
If one day you also set foot on this mysterious land, remember to “bring salt” for your relatives and friends~
Transportation: Maras Salt Field is about 40 kilometers away from Cusco, and it takes about 1.5 hours to drive.
Opening hours: Maras salt is produced between June and November every year, and it is open for visits every day from 6 am to 6 pm throughout the year.
Usually, tourists plan to visit the Maras Salt Pans and the nearby Murray Rice Terraces in one day.