Canaima National Park is a 30,000 km² park in south-eastern Venezuela that borders Brazil and Guyana. The park was established in 1962. It is sixth biggest national park in the world. It is the size of Belgium. Its sheer cliffs and waterfalls (including the Angel Falls, shown on the postcard I got, which is the highest waterfall in the world) are spectacular landscapes. The park is home to indigenous Pemon Indians, part of the Carib linguistic group. The Pemon have an intimate relationship with the Tepuis, and believe they are the home of the 'Mawari' spirits. The park is relatively remote, with only a few roads connecting towns. Most transport within the park is done by light plane from the airstrips built by various Capuchin missions, or by foot and canoe. Pemons have developed some basic and luxurious camps, which are mainly visited by tourists from across the world. In 1994 the Canaima National Park was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as a natural reserve that has abrupt relief special and unique around the world, the tepuis, which are a kind of plateau of millions of years old, with vertical walls and almost flat tops.
Thanks so much Abdon!

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