The Seven Natural Wonders of Colombia
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WELCOME TO COLOMBIA, MY COUNTRY
WELL, THIS IS COLOMBIA. THESE PEOPLE REPRESENT OUR COUNTRY IN A VERY GOOD WAY, AND WE ARE PROUD OF THEM. BUT COLOMBIA HAS MORE TO OFFER TO US...
A BIG QUIANTITY OF AMAZING PLACES, BUT TODAY WE WILL PRESENT ONLY SEVEN. THEY ARE CALLED:
THE SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF COLOMBIA
The first place I am going to present is located near Villavieja, a town in Huila. It is called: The Tatacoas Dessert
The Tatacoas Desert or Sadness Valley, as it was called by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada in 1538, is not exactly a desert, but a dry tropical forest. In this place there is a lot of erosion, and few animal life and plant life, which adapted to the minimum conditions oh humidity and the high temperature. There, we will find animals such as: turtles, rodents, serpents, alligators, and eagles. Plant life in this zone adapts to the weather conditions through horizontal roots up to 30 meters long, which obtain the access to water. The zone is crossed by dry canyons, which are developed in the winter. Those mysterious shapes create in the surface big mazes which can have a depth of 20 meters. In addition, in this place it is possible to observe the 88 constellations, and also appreciate phenomenon like meteor rain. Because of its awesome landscape and because it is a good place for astronomic observation, this is the first of the seven wonders of Colombia.
The second place I am going to present is completely different to the first one. This is: The Nevados National Park. This is one of the highest places of Colombia, its 4.500 meters high. This park is located in parts of Caldas, Risaralda, Quindo and Tolima. The peaks Quindo, Santa Isabel, El Cisne, El Ruiz and Tolima are more than 4800 meters high, are the home for unique species in the world, as the moor hummingbird. In that place it is possible to practice mountain climbing, fishing in the Otun Lake and many other interesting activities.
Gorgona Natural Park In Gorgona you can find a huge biodiversity. This island is located on the Pacific Ocean, there was a prison in Gorgona, in the 70s. In Gorgona you can find many species, from the tropical jungle, a wide variety of sea animals, and colonies where migratory birds make their nests. There you can practice snorkeling, and diving. In adition, the gastronomic variety offered in Guapi, is very delicious.
Sumapaz Moor Is located in Cundinamarca, it has a lot of lakes and zones that are still unexplored. Tihs park is 150.000 h wide, and is considered to be the biggest moor around the world. Inside of it many rivers are born. There, you can also find : bears, rabbits, hummingbirds, eagles, etc. In here, many archeological treasures had been found,such as the Precolombinan jewel called the Balsa Muisca.
The Flamingos Natural Park This place is located on the Caribbean coast, and there you can see a lot of flamingos, which give the name to the place. It is near to Rioacha, where the Wayuu culture can be known. The birds and their nests made with mud like towers up to 60 cm high, are the main attraction of this sanctuary. There, it is possible to enjoy the sun and the beach, you can also walk around, fish, or visit a traditional ranch.
The Tuparro Natural Park
This place is a wide plain with small rivers, and a variety of more species of birds. This park is located in Vichada, the limit with Venezuela.
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It is possible to practice kayaking, fishing, climbing, etc
Amacayacu Natural Park: The hammock river This park is located in the south of Amazonas. It is tits habitat, the smallest primate of the planet, and the home of the biggest crocodile around the world. There are also many native communities which live there. It is also possible to find the Victoria regia, the biggest lotto of the world. The Tikuna culture offers also products that can be bought in the stores at the park
AS YOU COULD SEE, COLOMBIA IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE ANT THERE ARE MANY PLACES THAT YOU CAN VISIT, YOU MORE THAN SEVEN WONDERS ONLY IN HERE. SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? COME AND VISIT OUR WONDERFUL PLACES!