Friday, August 21, 2009

-Uluru / Ayers Rock, Australia-

Uluru, also referred to as Ayer Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the northern Territory, centrall Australia. it lies 335km 208 mi south west of the nearest large town, Alice springs : 450km 280 mi by road.

Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world renowned sandstone formation 348 m 1,142ft high 863m/2,831 ft above sea level with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km 5.8 mi in circumference.

Uluru is scared to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area. it has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings, Uluru is listed as a World Heritage site..

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