Bolivia with its cultural wealth, the vastly differing Amazonian and Andean landscapes and the remnants of mysterious ancient civilizations, make it a rich and exciting destination. Bolivia has been coined “The Tibet of the Americas.” In Bolivia the language, the religion, and traditions have been unchanged since centuries, as well as the ecosystems and flora and fauna.
Bolivia is a real fascinating country, is the 5th largest country in South America and is located in the heart of the continent. The constitutional capital of Bolivia is Sucre, but the administrative capital is La Paz. Bolivia has a presidential government and the main spoken language is Spanish. The native languages are Aymara and Quechua. The religion is Catholic, but freedom of worship is guaranteed by law.
Bolivia has multiple natural and man-made tourist attractions. The Andes, which cross Bolivia, are the highest mountain range outside Asia, and the longest exposed mountain range in the world. Bolivia’s seat of government, La Paz, is the highest seat of government city in the world at 3,660 metres (12,010 ft). Lake Titicaca is one of the world’s highest commercially navigable lakes, and home to the Uros, a pre-Incan people who live on artificial floating islands on the lake. The Inca civilization and other pre-Columbian civilizations left ruins that still exist into the 21st century, including the Temple of Kalasasaya. Yungas Road, one of the most dangerous roads in the world, attracts thousands of cyclists and thrill seekers every year. The city of Potosí is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site and is claimed to be the highest city in the world at 4,090 meters (13,420 ft). The city is also the site of silver mines that produced fabulous wealth for the Spanish Monarchy. The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 4,085 square miles. Madidi National Park contains the upper Amazon River basin and is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Bolivia is a country full of amazing sites to see and is a top destination to visit is South America.