Salinas de Maras, Peru 13 May 2016

Posted on 13 May 2016
Salinas de Maras, Peru
Salinas de Maras, Peru
Salinas de Maras, Peru

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The salinas (salt flats) of Maras, 40km north of Cusco, Peru, have been in use since Inca times. There are over 5,000 salt ponds dug into the hills above the town that can only be farmed by members of the local community. 

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