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The Moon Valley is an interesting area of formation of stone and sand in te North Chile. Declared Sanctuary of the Nature it comprises of Los Flamencos National Reserve. Located inside the Salto mountain range Located to 13 kilometers to the west of San Pedro de Atacama. The valley receives this name due to the great similarity of the place to the moon landscapes.In fact the rocky terrain served as a good testing ground for NASA’s Lunar Rover. In the Moon Valley there are many stops with panoramic views as well as a number of short walks. You can see large sand dunes, interesting rock formations, including one adjacent to the highway that looks like a dinosaur skeleton and the workings of old salt mines.
This view was taken while we were absolutely alone in the morning on a ridge overlooking the site. You can see the large sand dune in the background on the right and the famous amphitheater at the bottom.

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