This region in north Chile is the ideal place to be awestruck by a starry night.
If you want to lay down and enjoy an incredible show of stars, this is the place to go. In this part of northern Chile—the region of San Pedro de Atacama, more specifically—the sky is both darker and clearer than anywhere else in the world.
In this sublime timelapse video, we can’t help but to be awestruck by this breathtaking locale. First, we get to see images of this incredible countryside during the daytime. Tons of trees, an immense lake, mountains, sand dunes…the night sky has some competition, for sure.
Once night falls, colourful stars take over the sky. You can even see parts of the Milky Way! Even more, the lake acts as a mirror for the galaxies above it.
This place is an absolute must-see for anyone traveling around Chile. So, how soon can we buy our plane tickets?
In the meantime, check out the video above to get a taster of the extraordinary views...