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Laguna Hedionda, Uyuni
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Laguna Hedionda, literally the "Stinking Lake," sits in the Andean Altiplano and attracts many pink and white flamingoes. The lake's unappealing name comes from its high sulfur content, which endows the water with that peculiar odor. Rest assured, with the backdrop of snow-covered mountains and countless exotic birds to look at, you won't mind the smell for long. Very limited accommodations remain available near the lake, as the area is largely uninhabited and untouched. Make Laguna Hedionda a part of your Uyuni vacation plans using our Uyuni trip generator.
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  • Is a beautiful lagoon as many other of the Salar de Uyuni, populated by flamingoes and surrounded by mountains. If it wasn't for your stink, would be perfect.
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  • Laguna Hedionda is one of the more beautiful lagoons of the altiplano Boliviano, a place with beautiful colors and landscapes, you can see lot of flamingos, the aroma n is one of the best because of fumes that emanates, but is something totally tolerable.
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  • Mandatory stop on the route of the minor and major lakes. Despite its name it does not smell very bad at all and the wildlife that can be seen in her is unbelievable. There are bathrooms (very upgradeable) and a small picnic area. The sounds of the Lake leave you breathless (and not only) by height
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