I know you are wondering on how a person can build an entire hotel using salt and you have questions such as, does it melt when it rains? And how much does it cost for a night? Well in this article we are going to take you through all that, just sit back and relax.
The founder and owner of this hotel is father and son duo, Juan Gabriel and his father. About 30 years ago Juan father was a tourist guide and he often visit Uyuni salt flat in the middle of Bolivia desert. When people saw a desert full of salt, he saw an opportunity. So, one day he had an idea about creating something amazing out salt and in the middle of nowhere.
Even though he was not an engineer, he hired workers and used all of his saving to built his dream. First, he create bricks out of salt and to ensure the brick won’t melt he coated it with fiberglass. Genius right? Since bringing materials from the other side to the desert was hard and costly, he decide to built all the furniture using salt. Can you imagine sleeping in beds and sitting on chairs made of salt.
After 4 years of hard work they created the beautiful Palacio de Sal. The 5-star hotel. And within a short period of time people started to show up. Now, Palacio de Sal is one of the best hotel in Bolivia.
What is your opinion about this? If you had a chance would you like to visit this place and the idea of being surrounded with salt, what is your take?
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