Valle de la Luna in La Paz, Bolivia

In addition to being the highest capital in the world, La Paz also has a very unique topography. Buildings cover almost every inch of the mountainous hillsides and the heart of the city sits down in a valley. On the outskirts of La Paz is a very interesting place called the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) with an almost other-worldly landscape. Erosion of the clay in the mountain has resulted in huge spires that cover the area, creating a rugged and stark environment.


Jagged Peaks


Flute Player


Entrance to the Park


Amazing Scenery

If the scenery wasn’t surreal enough, there was a flute player that climbed to the top of one of the jagged peaks playing very haunting, traditional music. The sounds of the music echoed throughout the valley, creating a very haunting atmosphere. There were very few people there on the day that we visited, which also added to the overall experience. We have seen some very unique geology, but visiting the Valle de la Luna is certainly one of the most fascinating.


Haunting Music and Scenery


Bridge Amongst the Rocks


Cactus on a Peak


Very Surreal

There is a path with wooden stairs that wind their way throughout the park.  There are also observation decks that overlook some of the more interesting features of the valley. As we walked around the valley, the flute player continued to move from one peak to another, almost as if he was shadowing our movements. For anyone who visits La Paz, the Valley of the Moon should definitely be on your agenda.


Silhouette of the Flute Player


Looking Down


Trail Through the Valley


Mountains in the Background


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9 Responses to Valle de la Luna in La Paz, Bolivia

  1. Love this thank you

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  2. Kelly MacKay says:

    This was great. wonderful unique landscape.

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  3. It looks and sounds like an unforgettable experience.

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  4. olehippies says:

    Great photos. I have some friend that bought property in Bolivia but not sure where.

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