Earth’s Most Beautiful Places: Mount Roraima


Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateaus in South America. This beautiful mountain is surrounded on all sides by cliffs rising 400 meters, and serves as the triple border point of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil.  It is of little wonder that this most beautiful mountain is a place of special significance to the indigenous populations and forms a central part of many local myths and legends.

The tabletop mountain range of the Canaima National Park in Venezuela, to which Mount Roraima belongs, is considered to be one of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back some two billion years.

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Many of the plants and animals of the summit are unique – only the hardiest species can survive the bare and rocky landscape. On Mount Roraima, it rains almost every day of the year, meaning that the nutrients in the soil are washed away over the edge of the summit forming some of the highest waterfalls in the world.

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