Brazil is considered the fifth largest country in the world. It extends across half of South America. Brazil's coastline is 7500 km and it is characterized by white beaches and tropical islands with attractive features of the Portuguese colonial era. Having such a large area, Brazil has many tourist places, including wonderful waterfalls, tropical forests, natural habitats with significant biodiversity in addition to the Amazon forests where there are many tribes that have no contact with the outside world until today.
Brazil became a Portuguese colony in 1500 and remained under Portuguese colonialism for 300 years. The remains of the colonial legacy are still evident in many Brazilian cities that still carry the features of the colonial age till now.
Brazil Metro Team Has Counted the Ten Most Important Touristic Places in Brazil:
1- Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro:
The statue is located 700 meters above sea level on the top of Mount Corcovado and is 39.6 meters high of about 9 meters as a base. The statue was built between 1922 and 1931 by the French sculptor Paul Landusky. It is on the list of the new seven wonders of the world.
2- Iguacu waterfalls:
These waterfalls are considered one of the natural wonders of the world and located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. They include 275 waterfalls, scattered on the Iguaçu River. Perhaps the most beautiful of these waterfalls is a group that has a U-shaped. It is called the devil's throat with a height of 82 m. Waterfalls can be reached from the city of Foz do Iguacu in Brazil or from Argentina or Paraguay. From the Brazilian side, there is a long pier for tourists that provides access to the bottom of waterfalls.
3- Amazon River:
The length of Amazon River is 6400 km and is considered the second longest river in the world. It is slightly shorter than the Nile River but it is the largest in size. The Amazon River contains more than 3000 species of fish and there are daily new species are discovered. The Amazon's basin contains half the plants that are found in rainforests. Although the ten percent of the organisms in the world out of 10 million species live in the Amazon forests, the attempt to monitor these organisms may be unsuccessful as the journey within the Amazon forests is often a sailing trip in the Amazon basin and People can't see much of the wildlife there.
4- Rio Carnival:
Carnival celebrations are very common in Brazil and Carnival of Rio de Janeiro is the most famous of these carnivals. This carnival attracts two million visitors every day and a half million visitors during the four days of carnival. It occupies all streets and bars, including the great procession of Rio Samba.
5- Wetland Pantanal:
It is considered the largest wetland in the world and is located in the western part of Brazil. It extends to the Bolivian territory and Paraguay. The large area is rich in wildlife and is one of the most important tourist places in Brazil. Unlike the Amazon forests, Pantanal ensures you discover wildlife. It is the home to the largest number of Jaguars in the world.
6-Beaches of Salvador:
Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia and the city goes back to the colonial era. It contains a vibrant musical life with many exceptional beaches that range from quiet closed beaches, suitable for swimming, diving and sailing to other beaches open to the sea with high waves, that are very suitable for surfing. Some beaches are surrounded by coral reefs which make them natural pools. However, they are protected and suitable for children.
7- Olinda Historical City Center:
The city is protected since the colonial age and is located on the northeastern coast of Brazil. The city is rich in color with white buildings and red tiled roofs that form a beautiful contrast with the blue Atlantic beaches. The city contains many touristic places, such as the historic city center and many churches as well as the famous carnival Olinda.
in Arabic, it means "beautiful". It is one of the most important natural places in Brazil. The area has a range of attractive waterfalls with caves. The place is famous because of the very pure water it has where you can swim with fish. Visitors can walk to the bottom of the caves and watch Stalagmites and stalactites or dive in pure water caves and discover more of the rock formations that were formed over thousands of years.
The internationally known beach is located in Rio de Janeiro city. It extends along 2 miles and parallels a range of luxury hotels and wonderful homes as well as modest residential areas. The region is very active and energetic and is the place where the most famous New Year's celebration takes place in Rio.
10-Lencois Maranhenses National Park:
For most people, Brazil represents pictures of wonderful beaches with green forests not sand dunes. However, Lencois Maranhenses is one of the most interesting national parks and it is a home to huge sand dunes, that are not the desert. During July, heavy rains create attractive beach lakes that can reach a depth of 3 meters in some areas. Interestingly, these ponds are temporary and disappear during the dry season but there are fish there. Swimming is allowed in these ponds but visitors must be prepared for warm water where their temperatures can reach 30 ° C.
The list of Brazil's touristic places is long and it is difficult to shorten it by only 10 places.Brazil is a rich country in terms of history and nature that offers an infinite number of options to visitors at various levels.
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