Salar de Uyuni attracts tourists from around the world. As it is located far from the cities, a number of hotels have been built for accommodation. Due to lack of conventional construction materials, many of them are almost entirely built with salt blocks cut from the Salar - including walls, roof and furniture. The first such hotel, Hotel de Sal Playa, was erected in 1993-1995 in the middle of the salt flat, and soon became a popular tourist destination. Many more hotels and hostels made out of salt were constructed later. Hotel de Sal Playa was previously covered on Amusing Planet.