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Getting around the Famous and Amazing Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is identified as a global conservation priority area by both the Conservation International and WWF. Located between the islands of Flores and Sumbawa of Indonesian archipelago, this natural wonder includes 3 major islands: Padar, Rinca, and Komodo, in addition to numerous smaller islands. Not only does the national park become the home to the famous Komodo Dragon, it also offers refuges for many notable terrestrial species. In addition to that, there’s also one of the richest marine environments in the Park.

To get in the Park, you can sign up for any Komodo National Park tours. You’ll reach the Komodo Island by ferry from the cities of Sape which drops off passengers once or twice each week. The islands have no port, so you’ll be unloaded onto small vessels that will take you to the only village on the island. Even so, do ensure to check beforehand since not all departures offer this service. Near Sape, you can go to Bima for flight to Denpasar, Bali. Note that the ferries from Sape may be suspended due to bad weather indefinitely as well.

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Without a doubt, the amazing Komodo Dragons make the main reason to travel to the Park. Even so, there are still so many natural attractions you can visit once you’re there. With its amazing marine environment, snorkeling and diving surely are a must-do activity when you’re there. The diversity of the Park’s dive sites is nearly unparalleled with gentle, warm reefs where hunderds of species of corals and fish live, along with the massive pelagics such as sharks and manta rays.

One important thing you have to bear in mind is not to do any tour without the presence of local guides. It’s for your own safety, for the Komodo Dragons are dangerous. Plus, remember that it’s not safe to drink any tap water. Purchase soft drinks and water instead. And if you plan to go trekking, be sure to bring a large bottle of water to enjoy your Komodo Island tour!

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Top 8 Beautiful Crater Lakes on Earth

There are few factors that can contribute to the creation of crater lakes such as, a meteorite, explosion cashed by human and volcanic activity. Following the crater formation, rain, groundwater circulation, or melted ice fill in the crater with water and creates a crater lake. Here are our selections of 10 amazing crater lakes on earth that become marvelous places to visit.

Albertine Rift, Africa

Volcanic explosion becomes the main reason that responsible for this crater lake development. Encircling this crater are some of the highest mountains found in Africa.

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Mount Mazama Crater Lake, USA

This marvelous Crater Lake is located in Oregon, US. It is considered as the deepest lake in the US with a 1,949ft depth! This lake is filled up by rain and snow that give this lake fresh water source.

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Heaven Lake, China, North Korea

Located in the Baekdu Mountain on the border of China and North Korea, this majestic Crater Lake was known first formed due to a volcanic explosion. It is now around 699 feet deep and the water turns to ice if you visit in October-May.

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Quilotoa Crater Lake, Ecuador

VEI-6 explosion 800 years ago caused the formation of this gorgeous Crater Lake. This mystic lake is now 820ft deep and promotes amazing view with greenish hue in light of the dissolved minerals in the water. Hot springs and fumaroles are also present on the lake.

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Kelimutu Crater Lake, Flores Island, Indonesia

Flores Island in Indonesia has 3 different crater lakes, one is a dazzling blue, while the other two are between red and green. All three crater lakes come from the same volcano, and why they have different colors is still a mystery.

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Deriba Crater Lake, Sudan

Exploded 3,500 years ago, The Jebel Marra Volcano formed this majestic crater lake in southern part of Sudan. There is a dormant volcano beneath the crater.

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Crater Lake Okama, Japan

Northern Honshu region has many active. Okama Crater Lake is loated in the central volcano. This Crater Lake changes colors with the weather, so, by the locals, this lake is also called as “Five Color Pond.” A volcano eruption in 1720 made this 200ft deep Crater Lake.

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Crater Lake Mount Ruapehu– New Zealand 

Mount Ruapehu is the most active (and largest) volcanoes in the world. The deep crater lake in Mount Ruapehu lies at the center of the 3 peaks.

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Top 5 Places in Paris for Sightseeing

If you are visiting Paris for the first time, you may be a little bit disoriented. Paris is a beautiful city; It is often difficult for people who visit Paris for the first time to know where to begin and what to see.  For Paris sightseeing tour, there is a long list of monuments and museums waiting for you. In our opinion, most of the city attractions are is great to see and explore, but there are several special tourist attractions that visitors, especially the fresh-timers would want to focus on. Here are some top 5 Paris sightseeing places, chosen by their popularity, visual appeal, and historical values.

  1. The Louvre Museum

To understand the Louvre inside and out, it might take half of your lifetime. The Louvre Museum has the world’s largest collection of pre – 20th century painting and sculpture. This museum is one of the best global tourist attractions. In this museum, you can see the famous “Mona Lisa” and “Venus de Milo”. There are also some wings with famous works of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and others.

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  1. Eiffel Tower

The famous Eiffel Tower represents Paris’ elegance. This iron tower was built for the 1889 World Exposition and designed by Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel has become the magnet of tourists and attracted over 220 million visitors since then. Eiffel tower beautify the Paris night sky with its dramatic light, and glitters up a storm every hour. This tower is also retrofitted with glass-floored observation platforms and solar panels –that will make your visit unforgettable.

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  1. The Cathedral of Notre Dame

No Paris trip would be perfect without visiting this majestic architecture from the 12th century. One of the most charming cathedrals in Europe, Notre Dame Cathedral showcases magnificent towers, spire, and statuary that will take your breath away. You would be very lucky to witness this spot that once was the heartbeat of Paris medieval time. This cathedral took over 100 years to complete. By visiting Notre Dame, you will find out why it is one of Paris’ best attractions.

Notre Dame Cathedral. I think this was taken from Pont de Sully, to the southwest.

Notre Dame Cathedral. I think this was taken from Pont de Sully, to the southwest.

  1. Musée d’Orsay

In Paris, you can also witness a literal and figurative bridge between classical and modern art by walking over Musée d’Orsay. This place hosts the world’s most remarkable collection of post-impressionist and impressionist painting. The Musee d’Orsay has light and airy rooms with three floors of modern wonders. In this place, you will have the chance to see some brilliant works of Delacroix, Van Gogh Manet, and more others.

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  1. Arc de Triomphe

Another marvelous Paris sightseeing place you can visit is Arc de Triomphe.. The arch’s amazing reliefs and sculptures commemorate Napoléon’s generals and soldiers. Furthermore, you can visit the Arc de Triomphe to experience a walk through the equally grandiose Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

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Kauai: Hawaii Beautiful and Fun Attraction

Have you heard about the beautiful Kauai Island? If you are planning Hawaii as your next trip, it is one of the Hawaii attractions that you should visit.

One place that you will want to visit in Kauai is the fascinating Waimea Canyon.  Waimea Canyon is also well known as the Pacific‘s Grand Canyon.  In this spot, you will find several of sightseeing areas that every traveler would dream of.

Several miles from the Waimea Canyon, there is the Kokee State Park. Many tour agencies include this state park with the Waimea Canyon although it is a separate destination. You can explore the land and take awesome pictures while following the hiking trails. Moreover, The Museum of Kokee can tell you the culture and history OF the areas you want to explore.

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Next, another Hawaii attraction in Kauai is the Napali Coast on the northern end of Hawaii, is also a must visit place if you are seeking for adventure.  However, this Napali Coast is only accessible by following the Kalalau Trail.  This trail is 11 miles long has rough terrain.  You should prepare your fitness level to hike this hard terrain. You can plan two days adventure if you want to make the journey less tiring.

It would be worth the effort to take the trip since the Napali Coast is hikers’ dream spot. Otherwise you can still enjoy the beauty of the land either by boat or plane.  Helicopter tours and guided boat tours are also available for you.

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Although Kauai is known as the one of the best Hawaii beach attraction, it is also a place with the only navigable rivers in Hawaii.  The Popular one is the Wailua River.  Kayaking and canoeing are two favorite tourist activities to explore the river.  If you are seeking for a more restful approach, you can always take guided boat tours.  For your information, Wailua River is also home to the Fern Grotto.

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Another Hawaii attraction you that is also an amazing destination in Kauai is The Kilauea Light House.  The lighthouse stands atop rugged coastline.  It is well-known as the best spot to take amazing pictures. You can take some unique panoramic shots here.  In addition to the beautiful view of the ocean, you will also capture wide array of some sea birds since the area is also the part of Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

As I mentioned above, there are several Hawaii attractions to visit in Kauai.  Infact, you will find other cool places such as the Captain Cook Monument in Waimea, the Allerton Tropical Gardens, and the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge. You can also find other activities you can do including camping, shopping, boating, and surfing.

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