This Friday, we're dreaming of catching sight of Arbol de Piedra, Bolivia first hand, just like globelle gal @suitcaseandi did here. Beautiful shot lady!
In the spirit of all things Friday, here are 5 fun facts about this natural rock formation, and the gorgeous country you'd find it in:
1 ) Arbol de Piedra, aka ‘The Stone Tree’, is an isolated rock formation in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia. It’s stunted tree shape including it’s thin stem, about 7m high, are due to strong winds carrying sand and eroding the soft sandstone.
2 ) At 3,650m above sea level, La Paz is unofficially the highest capital city in the world. Bolivia’s official capital is Sucre, but you’ll find the working seat of government in La Paz.
3 ) If you do find yourself in La Paz, make sure to head to the National Congress building in the main square - here you’ll find a clock running backwards. Why? To remind citizens to think differently.
4 ) As well as being home to the world’s largest salt flats Salar de Uyuni (they are 10,582 square km wide!) Bolivia also has the world’s highest navigable lake at it’s border - Lake Titicaca, which sits 3,812m above sea level.
5 ) And finally, if you are planning a trip to Bolivia, be prepared to perhaps find yourself listening to a conversation you can’t quite translate - there are 37 official languages! The main ones are Spanish, Quechua, Aymara & Guarani.
Got any more fun facts about the Arbol de Piedra, Bolivia? We'd love to know in the comments below.
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