THE TERROIR OF YUNGAS
Yungas means “warm earth” in Quechua. This geographic area is a forest valley located in West Bolivia. This land starts in Andean highlands until East forests with a tropical climate, rainy and warm. The very famous Yungas road also called “Road of Death” links La Paz city to Coroico on 80 kilometers. From 3600 meters above sea level, this road is well known for its extreme dangerousness. About 250 travelers died every year. Build in 1930 by Paraguayan inmates during the war, it was the only way to link La Paz to the Amazon forest. Steep slopes, single lane without railing, heavy rain, muddy ground, fog and trucks of agricultural commodities made this road sadly famous.
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