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Nature of Brazil - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Nature of Brazil is unique and incredibly diverse, which is not surprising given its vast territory containing 60% of the Amazon rainforest. Some species of animals and plants inhabiting the territory of Brazil are endemic, which means that they can only be found in this country. These are animals like funny tapirs that look like pigs with long noses, the maned wolf with golden fur, and plants like Hancornia Speciosa, Gomphrena Globosa, etc.
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Like many other countries of the world, Brazil has its own nature reserves designed for the protection of the environment as well as local flora and fauna. One of these reserves, Wildlife Sanctuary, is located in the southern city of Curitiba. The non-profit sanctuary established in 2003 works for the preservation of nature, its biodiversity, and endangered species, and the rational use of natural resources. Here, more than a thousand species, including endangered animals, are under the constant care of not indifferent nature lovers.
Brazilians are very serious about protecting the natural environment. Protected areas are zones of animate and inanimate nature, which need protection from pollution and extinction. For example, this is the Campos de Manicoré in the state of Amazonas stretching for about 152 thousand hectares. In Rio de Janeiro, there is the Jaceruba Environmental Protection Area. Until recently, here it was allowed to hunt and catch wild animals for sale as exotic pets, and restaurants served their meat. In 2002, this was brought to an end, and today the zone is under strict government control. The Ilha Comprida Environmental Protection Area preserves sand dunes, dense forests, more than 70 kilometers of clean beaches and mangroves. It is home to terrestrial and marine South-Atlantic animals, more than 30 species of migratory birds arrive here every year. Copyright
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Brazil is also rich in beautiful national parks. Protecting animals and plants, these zones also serve for recreation, tourism and scientific purposes. Itatiaia National Park is the first place of this kind in Brazil. It was founded in 1937. It's a must for all not indifferent to wildlife: this is a tropical forest, a lake, a lot of sparkling waterfalls, comfortable walking paths. Here you can see monkeys jumping on branches and exotic birds. Professional guides are employed to lead tours in the park.
The Jericoacoara National Park in Jijoca de Jericoacoara beckons with a clean lake sparkling between dunes. Here is one of the Brazilian attractions - Pedra Furada or "Pierced Rock". Founded in 2002, the park is known for the "Sunset Dune" where travelers traditionally observe how the suns sets into the ocean waters - the magnificence of this spectacle is unforgettable. One important thing - try not to forget your sunglasses to protect your eyes from flying sand.
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Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park established in the state of Goiás in 1961 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The plateau on which it lies is almost 2 billion years old. The entrance to the park passes through the village of San Jorge. The park has rocks, a large number of beautiful waterfalls, many footpaths, canyons ideal for climbing, as well as places where you can swim. Orchids grow, pampas deer, jaguars, armadillos, giant anteaters, capybaras, and many other animals live here. The scenery is amazingly beautiful. Guards ensure the safety of visitors and compliance with the rules of conduct in the park. You can book a tour of the park with a private guide. Serra da Canastra is another wonderful park with large waterfalls. It is located in the state of Minas Gerais. The park is open daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The park with picturesque views is famous for its landscape consisting of wide grass fields, plateaus, and reservoirs. One of Serra da Canastra's attractions is the "Stone Cattle Pen", which was hand-carved out by stones by muleskinners of the past days. Also, find time to look at Serradao Waterfall, whose height is 186 meters.
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National and city parks of Brazil
♥   World Heritage Site 'Central Amazon Conservation Complex' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Iguaçu National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Da Ilha Do Cardoso' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual De Ilhabela' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Acarai' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Alberto Löfgren' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Altamiro De Moura Pacheco' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Alto Do Cariri' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Biribiri' . On the map   Photos

Famous places and sights of Brazil

Lencois Maranhenses Beach

From the series “Top 15 Most Romantic Beaches on Earth”
Lencois Maranhenses Beach is definitely one of the most unique beaches in the world. Located in Brazil, this natural site is on the territory of the nature reserve of the same name. It is a unique combination of snow-white sand dunes and azure waters that have formed beautiful lakes and lagoons. Located among sand, the ponds are formed by ordinary rainwater. It is noteworthy that the appearance of Lencois Maranhenses Beach is constantly changing under the influence of the wind.

The incredible natural sight can only be admired in rainy season. Besides the romantic walks along the beaches, tourists here have a great selection of other exciting entertainments. Fans of extreme sports will have an opportunity to ride on barkhans on a sand board, and also appreciate the beauty of the nature … Read all

Sao Paulo Beaches

From the series “Dangerous and Treacherous Beaches That Can Be Lethal”
On the beaches of São Paulo, you have to be extremely careful and take all the safety precautions, which depend on the prohibited signs on the beach. The main danger to the recreation seekers are the piranhas. The at first glance quiet small fish are incredibly dangerous.

2002 was one of the first tragic seasons in Sao Paulo. Alone on the beach Conceicao there were 38 cases of piranha attacks. The number of accidents on the Sao Paulos beaches is increasing every year. In December 2009, 74 people of Piranhas were injured. Fortunately, there was still a lethal exit to this day, which would be connected with the piranhas attacks in São Paulo. However, the bites of the dangerous predators often lead to the amputation of the body members, which is a single way to save the life of man.

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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The Hilton Kyoto hotel will be attractive to a wide range of guests. Leisure travelers will appreciate the close proximity to famous attractions such as Heian and Yasaka Temples, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the scenic Gion Historical District. In a few minutes, guests can reach the metro stations, the path to the sights of interest will not take much time. Read this


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Cultural sights in regions of Brazil

Balneario Camboriu
Another interesting city attraction is the Cristo Luz (Christ Light) statue that was installed on the top of the hill Morro da Cruz in 1997. It looks pretty much like the legendary statue of Christ in Rio. Climbing to the top of the hill is a very popular activity among tourists. Here, they can not only admire the huge statue up close but also enjoy the stunning panorama of the city. At night time, the 33-meter statue is decorated with beautiful artistic illumination. The city is famous … Read more
Sao Paulo
To go on learning the artworks of prominent painters tourists should pay a visit to the Sao Paulo Museum of Art which is housed in a building of a university of Sao Paulo. Apart from antique pictures the museum keeps a rich collection of engravings and fine prints, photos, sketches and sculptures. The museum often holds exhibitions of works by modern artists of pictorial and statuary art. Another cultural establishment offering the same exciting collections of artworks is the Galeria Jacques … Read more
Rio de Janeiro
There are also some priceless religious monuments in the city. Rio de Janeiro Cathedral is considered the main shrine of the city. The construction of the church was completed in 1808. Intricate stained glass windows, beautiful gleaming dome, exquisite decoration of the hall – there are no unnecessary parts in the design of the church. Near the cathedral is located an ancient Carmelite church built in the 16th century. You will also find an ancient monastery nearby. Visitors of the city … Read more
The Cathedral of Salvador is an architectural monument of a much earlier period. Its strict and gloomy appearance is truly fascinating. The cathedral built in the late 17th century was originally the main Jesuit temple in the city. At present, the beautiful cathedral serves as the seat of the Archbishop of Salvador. One of the best places to admire architectural monuments is Vitoria Corridor Avenue. Near the avenue are the most luxurious colonial palaces, whose impeccable appearance is … Read more
One of the city's most visited cultural facilities is the Santa Catarina History Museum (Museu Histyrico de Santa Catarina), whose exposition is devoted to the process of settling the island by European immigrants. The beautiful Cruz e Sousa Palace (Palacio Cruz e Sousa) currently housing the museum was built in 1770 and is believed to be one of the most spectacular architectural monuments of the city. The building was converted into a museum only in 1984. Prior to this, the palace belonged to … Read more
A quite unusual cultural institution is the Centre for Tourism and crafts occupying the old prison building. It operates an interesting art gallery, as well as several permanent exhibitions representing unique handmade products of wood, glass, and fabric. Visitors to the center are invited to appreciate the wealth of its exhibitions and buy some unique memorable souvenirs. Several times a week, music performances take place in the center. Another remarkable symbol of the city is its old … Read more
Speaking of religious places, we should definitely mention the beautiful Catedral Metropolitana. It is amazingly beautiful building striking with its unique architectural style. The cathedral surprises with its grand scale; up to five thousand people can comfortably accommodate there. The opening of the cathedral took place relatively recently, in 1978. The famous French architect Georges Mans has worked with it. A visit to Theatro José de Alencar would be a good way to make vacations rich; … Read more
The building of the National Council is one of the most interesting buildings of the city. The shape of the building is an exact copy of the famous temple of Ramses II. Tourists usually enjoy excursions to Pantanal Lake, which surrounds the city from all sides. Landscapes of wondrous beauty and inexpressible atmosphere of peace and quiet attract artists, romantics and travelers to the shores of the lake. People come there to enjoy the truly unique natural attraction. Brasilia has the full … Read more

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