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South American Tourist Attractions. By: Joshua Gangl. Cristo Rendentor. Construction started in 1922 and ended in 1931. It is 130ft tall and weighs 635 tons. This famous landmark in the city of Rio De Janerio commerates Jesus Christ. This statue is on top of the Corcovado mountain. . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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South American Tourist Attractions

By: Joshua GanglSouth American Tourist AttractionsCristo RendentorConstruction started in 1922 and ended in 1931. It is 130ft tall and weighs 635 tons.This famous landmark in the city of Rio De Janerio commerates Jesus Christ. This statue is on top of the Corcovado mountain.

Easter IslandEaster Island is an island off the coast of Chile, it inhabit a little less than 4,500 to 5,000 people. This island is a famous tourist attraction because of the Moai statues surrounding the island. The total area of the island is 63.1 sq. miles, it belongs to Chile, and its capital is Hanga Roa

Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is a mountain top village in which the Inca people built and lived there. The Incas built this village in the mountains so the Spanish could not destroy it like all the other villages had been. It had houses, terrace farming, animals, and temples.

Iguazu FallsIguazu Falls are a waterfall that borders Brazil and Argentina. There is 275 drops and its highest point is 269ft high. The falls stretch over about 1.67 miles of the Iguazu river. This is a popular tourist attraction because of its beauty.

Galapagos IslandsThe Galapagos Islands are a chain of islands located a few hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. These Islands are home to many different species of animals and also contain tons of other animals. In the chain of islands, there are 15 big islands and 3 small ones. You can do various things in these islands such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and just watching wildlife or taking a hike.

Cuzco Cuzco is a city in the Cuzco province of Peru. It is home to a little less than 400,000 people and once was the capital of the Inca empire. This is a good tourist attraction because you can still see the Incan ruins and the stone walls that are still in the city.

Lake TiticacaLake Titicaca is one of the highest navigable lakes in the world. It is located in Bolivia/Peru and by volume of water is the biggest lake in South America. It is 12,500 above the sea level. This lake is good for anything water related which makes it a popular destination for tourists.

Angel FallsAngel Falls is located in Venezuela and is recognized as the worlds highest waterfall. It total height is 3,212ft and its longest drop is 2,647ft. The number of drops in the falls is 47. This is a good tourist attraction because of its height and beauty.