The Salt Pools of Maras, Peru are quite a unique and interesting experience for travelers to the country. The site is actually comprised of a canyon filled with geometric salt pools that have been harvested and in use since the days of the Incan Empire. The individual pools are fed by a local stream which are then opened and damned. The salt is then collected by a process of evaporation once the pool is filled with water from the stream. There’s nothing else on earth quite like it!

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