There are a number of attractions in South America. Apart from the magnificent natural beauty of the region, there are many man made attractions which compel a tourist to visit the region. When we talk of the natural beauty of the region, the great Amazon forest comes to our mind.
This forest is the biggest rain forest in the world. Apart from this rain forest there are other amazing places which have great natural beauty for example the Angel Falls. The Angel Falls are the world’s tallest waterfall.
There are many islands in the region such as the Galapagos Islands, the Easter Island. These islands are a great attraction to any visitor. There are a number of great beaches as well in the region. The pristine beaches of Brazil are a great attraction to the tourists.
There are many man made attractions to the region of South America apart from the regions as mentioned above. The region was a home to many ancient civilizations that have left their mark. These ruins have become a great tourist attraction.
The finest examples of these ruins are Machu Pichhhu and Inca cities. Other fine examples of ancient ruins are Serra da Capivara which has the oldest rock painting. The history buffs can also enjoy the magnificent ruins of Brasilia. All these attractions make South America popular among the travelers.
Here are some more attractions of South America:
Machu Picchu, Peru: This old city in ruins now was the fortress city of the Inca Empire. The ruins have been declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO. The city was situated on a mountain ridge. These magnificent ruins attract travelers from world over.
Salar de Uyuni:
This is the largest salt flat hill in the world. This lake is in the South American country of Bolivia. There are many other attractions near the hill like the salt mining area, the Laguna Colorado and Laguna Hedionda.
Lake Titicaca: Another great attraction in South America is the lake Titicaca. Situated in Peru, the tour to the lake is an amazing experience for any visitor.
It is situated in the Canaima national park and is the highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in the South American country of Venezuela. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.