Salinas de Maras

Salinas de Maras (Salt pans, 염전) , Peru

Salilnas(salt pans) in the valley
Salilnas(salt pans) in the valley

Salinas de Maras is located in the Sacred valley of the Incas, 40 km from Cusco. Over 5000 teraced Inca Salinas (Salt pans) are still in production after hurends of years. 

It’s a beautiful, very unusual scenery. 

For Mariana and me, this place reminds pretty much of “teinturerie de cuir” in Fes, Morocco.

몇백년전부터 잉카사람들이 했던 그대로 아직도 짠 시냇물을 염전에 가두어 햇빛에 말려 소금을 생산하고 있다.

 

소금을 함유한 시냇물이 흘러 염전을 만든다
소금을 함유한 시냇물이 흘러 염전을 만든다

 

Brook which contains the salt runs along the salinas (photo by Mariana)
Brook which contains the salt runs along the salinas (photo by Mariana)