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The Lajas Temple

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Närliggande bilder i Colombia

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A: Las Lajas Sanctuary, Nariño, Colombia

av Astrolabio Colombia, 10 meter bort

Las Lajas Sanctuary is a religious monument built in XVIIIth century, gothic architecture inspired, o...

Las Lajas Sanctuary, Nariño, Colombia

B: Lajas - A Cathedral Built inside a Gorge

av Arroz Marisco, 40 meter bort

I spent less than a day in the border town of Ipiales just to check out this small cathedral built in...

Lajas - A Cathedral Built inside a Gorge

C: Santuario de las Lajas, Ipiales Colombia

av Astrolabio Colombia, 100 meter bort

Las Lajas Sanctuary is a religious monument built in XVIIIth century, gothic architecture inspired, o...

Santuario de las Lajas, Ipiales Colombia

D: Machines Rock - Pasto´s Sun

av GABRIEL S TROYA, 27.7 km bort

Machines Rock -  Pasto´s Sun

E: Machines´s Rock in Cumbal

av GABRIEL S TROYA, 27.7 km bort

Machines´s Rock in Cumbal

F: Pedregal - Tuquerres Road- Guaitara Canyon

av GABRIEL S TROYA, 32.3 km bort

Pedregal - Tuquerres Road-  Guaitara Canyon

G: Bombona´s Battle Site

av GABRIEL S TROYA, 44.0 km bort

Bombona´s Battle Site

H: Corotica Lake

av GABRIEL S TROYA, 53.8 km bort

Corotica Lake

Det här panoramat togs i Colombia, South America

Detta är en översikt av South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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