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Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia

From series “Famous Unesco Sites in South America”
Those who love natural attractions will get a lot of impressions from walk through the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. It is located in the eastern part of Bolivia, at the border with Brazil. An area of ​​the park is a little less than 16 000 square km. The park features a variety of landscapes. There are rocky areas with deep canyons, large plains, and evergreen Amazonian forests.

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia There is the Guapore River, whose channel structure includes several beautiful waterfalls. This river is home to over 250 species of fish, 25 of which are found nowhere else in the world. The largest waterfall in the park is called Arcoiris. Its height is about 50 meters. It's very pleasant to enjoy this waterfall on a sunny day, when the rainbow is formed upon it. One of the first researchers who visited these amazing natural places, was the British traveler Percival Harrison Fawcett. He began to investigate this land in 1908. Unusual rocky landforms and pristine rainforests have attracted scientists there.

The territory occupied by the Park Noel Kempff Mercado National Park can be called truly unique. It almost hasn't been influenced by man during the last two thousand years. Even today, tours around the park are carried out only accompanied by trained guides who care for preserving unique flora and fauna. While walking around the park it's very convenient to watch birds. More than 600 species live here, and a number of plants' varieties is more than 4 000. Next - Ouro Preto City

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