AYERS ROCK (Top 100 Places to visit):-
Uluru or Ayers rock, a gigantic sandstone Menhir, located in the Northern Territory’s arid in Australia. Ayers’ rock is sacred to native Australians and is consideration to have started forming around 550 million years ago.
The rock is about 3.6kms long and 1.9kms wide, with a circumference of 9.4kms. Hence, the stunning views of this rock offer an unforgettable memory for visitors.
With its tallest peak, Kata Tjuta, dome reaches a height of 546 meters. Makes it 1,066 meters above sea level and more than three times the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The actual color of rock is gray, but the high level of oxidization of iron on the surface, the famous red color that this natural monument is known for, converted. While climbing prohibited still around 36 people have died climbing this iconic rock.
In 1987 Uluru was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Uluru has one of the best sunsets in the country due to the amazing red color that comes from a combination of the angle of the sun, minerals in the rock and the reflection of the surrounding soil.
The National Park is also home to some of the most rare and endemic species of Australia. It includes red kangaroo, marsupial mole, bush turkey, rock wallaby and many others. Unfortunately, due to increased tourism development and over 400,000 annual visitors, over 20 species of endemic fauna became locally extinct.
Uluru originally formed under the ocean, and gradually hardened over the course of hundreds of thousands of year.
The famous Rock deeply steeped in the cultural traditions of the aboriginal people of Anangu. Who are proud to share their stories and beliefs of the sacred place.
The National Park is also home to some of the most rare and endemic species of Australia, red kangaroo, marsupial mole, bush turkey, rock wallaby and many others. Unfortunately, due to increased tourism development and over 400,000 annual visitors, over 20 species of endemic fauna became locally extinct.
Uluru considered sacred to the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people. It carries great spiritual and cultural significance for these local indigenous tribes with over 40 sacred aboriginal sites and eleven Tjurkurpa or Dreaming trails present in the area.