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Argentinian Tourist Spots
There are many well-known tourist attractions that can be found in South American countries. Every year, these prominent landmarks engage millions of tourists from all around the globe who enjoy not only visiting them, but also learning about them. In Argentina, there are many magnificent places, most of which are beautiful landscapes visited by both tourists and Argentinians as well. The three most breath-taking and distinctive landmarks can be found from the north to the south of the country. To the northwest of Argentina, in Salta province, tourists can find the impressive Train to the Clouds. The origin of its name lies in the fact that clouds can be seen around the skyscraping bridges the train runs along. Originally built to connect Argentina with Chile, this railway runs along The Andes mountain range at around 4.000 meters above sea level, which makes it one of the highest railways in the world. Nowadays, it functions as a tourist service, offering daily trips to those visitors who have a head for heights. On the whole, this magnificent landmark attracts many tourists to Salta all year long. In the middle of the country and toward the east, in Mendoza province, the intriguing Well of Souls (or Pozo de las Ánimas in Spanish) is located. This spellbinding attraction consists of two sinkholes with lakes at the bottom created by underground flows of water; what is more, these holes are separated by a crumbling thin wall which is likely to disappear in the future, letting both holes join into one. When the wind blows, it creates strange and frightening noises; moreover, some locals believe that this place is enchanted. In short, this intriguing place fascinates every single tourist that stops by to gaze at the outstanding beauty of this landmark. Another fascinating Argentinian landmark located in the southwest of the country is The Perito Moreno Glacier in Santa Cruz Province. This glacier, whose area is around 250 km2, is the...
Argentinian Tourist Spots
There are many well-known tourist attractions that can be found in South American countries. Every
year, these prominent landmarks engage millions of tourists from all around the globe who enjoy not
only visiting them, but also learning about them. In Argentina, there are many magnificent places,
most of which are beautiful landscapes visited by both tourists and Argentinians as well. The three
most breath-taking and distinctive landmarks can be found from the north to the south of the
country.
To the northwest of Argentina, in Salta province, tourists can find the impressive Train to the Clouds.
The origin of its name lies in the fact that clouds can be seen around the skyscraping bridges the
train runs along. Originally built to connect Argentina with Chile, this railway runs along The Andes
mountain range at around 4.000 meters above sea level, which makes it one of the highest railways
in the world. Nowadays, it functions as a tourist service, offering daily trips to those visitors who
have a head for heights. On the whole, this magnificent landmark attracts many tourists to Salta all
year long.
In the middle of the country and toward the east, in Mendoza province, the intriguing Well of Souls
(or Pozo de las Ánimas in Spanish) is located. This spellbinding attraction consists of two sinkholes
with lakes at the bottom created by underground flows of water; what is more, these holes are
separated by a crumbling thin wall which is likely to disappear in the future, letting both holes join
into one. When the wind blows, it creates strange and frightening noises; moreover, some locals
believe that this place is enchanted. In short, this intriguing place fascinates every single tourist that
stops by to gaze at the outstanding beauty of this landmark.
Another fascinating Argentinian landmark located in the southwest of the country is The Perito
Moreno Glacier in Santa Cruz Province. This glacier, whose area is around 250 km2, is the third
largest fresh water reservoir in the world. The average height of the ice field varies from 60 to 74
meters above the surface of the water; as a result, the pressure of the weight of the ice creates
impressive periodic ruptures which are awaited by tourist visiting the glacier during their summer
vacation. On average, unfortunately, the glacier ruptures every two to five years. To put it briefly,
sightseers are obliged to visit this extraordinary spot in the southwest of the country.
In conclusion, many South American countries have beautiful landmarks to visit. Nevertheless,
Argentina has the most fascinating ones which are found throughout the whole country from the
north to the south. Without any doubts, Train to the Clouds, Well of Souls and Perito Moreno Glacier
are the most breath-taking features of the country which receive seasonal visitors every year.
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