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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Salt Ponds at Maras

Located on the Qaqawiñay Mountains, these salt mines have been used since the Incan times. The source of the salt comes from a naturally briny spring that is then irrigated to all the salt ponds. Each pond is owned by a different family. During the rainy season the ponds will take on a brownish hue due to the run off from the soil but once the rainy season stops, the ponds are white. Posted by Picasa


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