Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHILE ~Patagonia-Torres del Paine National Park-The Horns of Paine- UNESCO ~

Chile beauty nr 2...breathtaking mountain view...Thanks a lot Hernán!!

The 181,000 hectares of Torres del Paine National Park were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Torres del Paine lies between the Andes and Patagonian steppe, and is made up of snow-clad mountains, glacier lakes, forests, incredible wildlife  and some of the best hiking tours that Chile has to offer. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful,unique and desolate regions on the planet.

The Horns of Paine, located within the park, have stood here for more than 12 million years, and were formed bu huge glaciers that eroded away the outer sedimentary layer of rock, exposing the inner core of granite.

Second stamp of the series:
3rd Anniversary of the Rescue of the Miners from San Jose mine
and Rapa Nui stamps- Man with painted face

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