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Roraima Tepui: La Fosa (The Pit), Canaima National Park (Venezuela)

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Of all the Tepuis (especially steep plateau with vertical walls and very flat tops) that exist in the Venezuelan territory, the most popular one is Roraima, not only for being the tallest of them, but it also has a lot of points of interest and great beauty.

One of these places is called "La Fosa" (The Pit), a huge hole in the rock formed by the collapse of the roof of an ancient cave, forming caverns in orange colors caused by the minerals on the rocks, among which flows a stream of very cold water, where the audacious can jump from the top or just enjoy a swim.

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