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The Palacio de Sal hotel, located in Potosí, Bolivia, might not look like much from the outside, but it’s one of the world’s most fascinating places to stay due to the unique material used for its construction.
The current Palacio de Sal is the second iteration of the hotel, after degradation forced the first one to be demolished in 2002.
In 2007, however, the hotel was reopened at a new location in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni salt flat, which is the largest in the world.
While you might think that a simple rain storm could mean the complete loss of this hotel, the Salar de Uyuni salt flat is also located in one of the driest places in the world, ensuring its preservation and safety.
The hotel, as well as its furniture and sculptures, are made entirely from salt blocks that are sourced from the salt flat.
Curiously, the hotel has had to implement a rule prohibiting guests from licking the walls of the hotel in order to preserve the building’s structural integrity.
What do you think? Would you stay at this salty hotel, or is it just too strange for you?