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The Beautiful Brazil
1. Beautiful Brazil
Filled with numerous beaches, breathtaking landscapes and pristine rainforests, Brazil is one of the most enchanting places to travel in South America. As the country gears up to host the 2016 Olympic Games, we take a look at Brazils cultural diversity and its exotic natural beauty.
2. BAY OF DOLPHINS
The bay is frequented by dolphins and thus a favorite hangout for dolphin spotters, especially the cliff top. The rich waters of Bay of Dolphins, also known as Baia dos Golfinhos,within the National Marine Park ofFernando de Noronha, makes it practically impossible to identify all the varieties of sea life they hold.
3. TERES POLIS
The city was once used as a refuge by Empress Maria Tereza from the blistering heat of Rio. In the recent past, the city hosted the Brazilian national football squad for three long decades. It is also famous its breathtaking landscapes and natural treasures.
4. ESCADARIA SELARN
The world famous steps in Rio de Janeiro are the work of the Chilean born artist Jorge Selarón. The 250 steps of the staircase are covered with over 2,000 tiles collected from over 60 countries.
5. IPANEMA BEACH
The entire beach is demarcated into several postos (posts), each representing a different set of activities or culture. So, if postos 9 is the destination for tanned body enthusiasts, postos 10 is known for its sports activities. Famous for surfing, the surfs can often reach up to the height of nine feet in winters.
6. BOTANICAL GARDENS
According to an online poll conducted in 2007, the garden received the maximum number of votes for the selection of Seven Wonders of Brazil. Today, the garden is a rich ecosystem with wide variety of flora and several sculptures.It also houses a Botanical Garden Museum, which also acts as the center for research.
7. SALA SiO PAULO
Located inside the J?lio Prestes Cultural Center, the concert hall has a capacity of 1,498 and is home of the S?o Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra. The hall is equipped with an adjustable ceiling, which is moved according to acoustic requirements of the performance.
8. CHRIST THE REDEEMER
The world famous 38mhigh statue is located on top of the Corcovado Mountain and is visible from nearly every part of the city. The statue, designed by French sculptor Paul Landowski, can be reached using the narrowgauge train from the foot of the mountain.
9. TIJUCA FOREST
Covering an area of 32 square kilometers, it is claimed to be the world s largest urban forest. There are close to 30 waterfalls in the region and owing to the dense vegetation, the area experiences temperature fall up to 50 Degree Fahrenheit (10 Degree Celsius) against the temperatures of surrounding areas.
10. LEN OIS MARANHENSES NATIONAL PARK
Spread across an area 580 square miles (1,500 square kilometers), it is an ecosystem formed by vast expanses of plain white sand dunes. The park offers several attractions, including a jeep ride over the sand dunes, Pregui?as lighthouse in Mandacaru, and a boat ride on the Pregui?as River.
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