Valle de la Luna ( The Moon Valley ) is a wilderness area wich is located near the center of La Paz, in Bolivia.
The Moon Valley consists of thousands of rocks, crevices, mounds and crater-like formations. The towers and pyramids are gray-brown to reddish and have almost no vegetation
The valley is located ten kilometers from the city of La Paz, in the province of Pedro Domingo Murillo, department of La Paz. According to local guides, Valle de la Luna got its name after Neil Armstrong visited the place and noted that the landscape resembled a lunar one.
Contrary to its name, it is not really a valley, but a labyrinth of canyons and giant spiers. Today Valle de la Luna Considered a major tourist attraction and an excellent photo location.
Access : Coordinates: -16.567222, -68.094444 /
- Valle de la Luna – The Moon Valley – , consists an important location of the famous holiday, Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
- The area is somewhat reminiscent of the surface of the Moon and is therefore called Valley of the Moon.
- Best time to visit the natural attraction is during the dry winter from June to September, when clear blue skies contrast beautifully with the hues of the towers.
Go next : The canyon of the Río Choqueyapu / Muela del Diablo / Huayna Potosí , 25 km north of La Paz in the Cordillera Real. / Ch’iyar Quta , “black lake” a lake in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia.