With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" set to be released to the world on Dec. 14-15, 2017, the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Seoul released its news release, illustrating Bolivia's vast white expanse of “Salar de Uyuni" is the filming location of the newest Star Wars saga.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi," or "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi," the American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson, is expected to premiere in Los Angeles, California, in the US on Dec. 9, 2017.
The big-budget blockbuster, the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), will hit the local Korean market on Dec. 15, 2017.
In the news release sent out on Nov. 20, 2017 the Embassy of Bolivia explained that Bolivia's “Salar de Uyuni" is the one of the US film's locations, referring to "the world's largest salt flat" as its most famous tourist destinations.
Located in the Daniel Campos Province, southwest Bolivia at an elevation of 3,656 meters above sea level, "Salar de Uyuni" was used to depict planet “Crait” as a former Rebel Alliance base in the film.
The news release explains that the salt flat in the vast area makes travellers feel like being on another planet or in the middle of desert.
The landscape in an area is the ideal setting as the filming location for the Star Wars series. The unique flora and fauna also make visitors feel like they are there forever.
In Uyuni, a gateway city for tourists visiting the salt flats, hotels built out of salt blocks and the antique "Train Cemetery" attract tourists who want to take photos of them.
Annually over 60,000 tourists from around the globe visit the small city of Uyuni with a little over 10,000 population.
Old trains on the salt flats are making travellers wonder why they are there. The area was a distribution hub for minerals and British engineers used the trains to transport the minerals to the ports.
In addition to all these exciting features, the mountains there are beautiful and a great place to watch the sunrise.
For details or inquiries call the Embassy of Bolivia in Seoul at 02-318-1767 or leave an Email at
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