La Paz is the actual capital of Bolivia. It is located at an altitude of 3600 m in the crater of an extinct volcano - the highest mountain in the world. The average temperature is 10 degrees Celsius. The local airport is at an altitude of 4,061 m. The water boils already at 88 degrees Celsius. In the city there are several buildings of the 18th century. Also in the city there are several dozen museums and pass more than 25 festivals a year. In the South zone you can find the largest shopping centers in Bolivia. Also worth a visit: State Palace, Paseo del Prado, San Francisco Temple and Monastery, Cathedral, Central City Park, Witch Market, La Paz Town Theater, Open Theater, Moon Valley, Japanese Garden.
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Lake Titicaca -
the largest lake on the fresh water reserves in South America and Bolivia. The maximum depth of 281 m. Into the lake
more than 300 rivers. The formation of the lake began 100 million years ago.
The lake is the village ruins were discovered and the remains of the statue,
which more than 1500 years old, as well as the remains of ancient marine
animals. The lake has several islands, some of which are man-made and
constantly in motion.
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Salar de Uyuni - dry salt lake at an altitude of 3650 m in Bolivia. The largest salt marsh in the world. The thickness of the coating of salt to 8 m. In the rainy season on the lake formed by the biggest mirror in the world. The area of 10,588 km². The stock of the lake salt is 10 billion tons. Also on the lake has a reserve of 100 million tons of lithium, which is used in batteries. Near the lake there are many hotels. In November, the lake fly three types of flamingos. The lake is used for calibration of satellites. Also on the lake there is a graveyard of locomotives 1950's.
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Sajama is an inactive volcano and the highest point of Bolivia. The height is 6542 m. It is located on the territory of Sahama National Park. Eternal glaciation begins at an altitude of 6000 m above sea level, below there is liquid semidesert vegetation. Climbing is a moderately complex high tour, which can be well covered in two or three days. This route requires some minimal climbing equipment and does not present special difficulties, except for some snow slopes up to 45 degrees.
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is a shallow salt lake in the southwest of the Altiplano desert in Bolivia,
within the National Reserve of the Andean fauna of Eduardo Avaroa near the
border with Chile. The lake contains several islands made up of borax, the
white color of which nicely contrasts with the red color of the lake's water. In 2007, the lagoon was among the nominees in
the contest to choose the new seven wonders of nature, however, by the number
of votes it did not reach the final. In the lagoon area, there is a large
number of James flamingos. Also here you can find Andean and Chilean flamingos,
but in small quantities.
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Bolivian town on the shore of Lake Titicaca. The city has a temple of the 16th
century. It regularly hosts festivals and cultural events. The city has many
restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops. Worth visiting Copacabana Cathedral
(1619), Virgen de la Candelaria (monument with medicinal properties) and museum
- del - poncho. Photograph taken from the hill of Cerro Calvario.
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National Park is a national park located in the western part of the department
of Santa Cruz in Bolivia. The park was established in 1989. Currently, its area
is 4,425 square kilometers. It is located next to the Carrasco National Park.
The difference in the level of the park is from 300 to 3500 m above sea level,
the amount of precipitation varies from 1400 to 4000 mm, and the average annual
temperature is from 14 to 24 C. The park has about 800 species of birds, 127
species of mammals, 109 species of fish, 105 species of reptiles, 102 species
of amphibians and 322 species of insects. Here grows 2659 species of plants.
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Nevado Condoriri is one of the highest points of Bolivia. The height of 5648 m.
The central part of the Condoriri group consists of three peaks, which look
like a condor with elongated wings. There are several routes and camps to climb
to the top. Lakes Ch'iyar Quta and Juri Quta are located south of the massif.
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Huayna Potosi is
a mountain 6088 m high near the capital of Bolivia, La Paz. There are several
routes and camps for climbing to the top. Climbing is not considered
technically difficult. The mountain is inhabited by lamas, sheep, condors and
alpacas. The summit is covered with eternal snows and is one of the most
spectacular and most famous peaks of the country. For climbing it is
recommended to take a mountain guide at an agency in La Paz. All equipment can
be rented at the agency. During the hike through the valley of the Zongo you
can see from glacial ice to the Amazon rainforest at a distance of only 20 km.
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is a volcano on the border of Chile and Bolivia. The height is 6348 m. It is
located on the territory of the Lauka National Park. The last eruption was more
than 1500 years ago. The crater of the volcano has a width of about 300 m.
Together with the volcano Pomerapa, which lies from it in the northeastern
direction, Parinacota forms the complex of Paiyachata, in front of which there
is Lake Chungara. Around Parinacota live flamingos, guanacos, huemul, viscacha,
Andean cat, cat of pampas and puma.