These are the salt pans of Salinas. Salinas is a village near Cusco. The salt pans are owned by the people of Salinas. Apparently, people have been walking the salt deposits of this area for centuries, even long before the arrival of the Incas. Working the salt pans is the business of the village although I was told that each pan belongs to a family of the village and it is passed down from generation to generation and that a person must be a member of the village to own one. Anyway, I’d never been to a salt production facility quite like this one. All the ones I had been to in the past produced salt from sea water. This was my first experience with salt production from salt pans.