Most Colorful river in the world

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 4:36 AM
Subject: Fw: Most Colorful river in the world

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Subject: Fw: Most
Colorful river in the world


 

   

  

 
The
Most Colorful River In The World
The
river shown in the photographs is the Cano
Cristales, which is located near the town of La
Macarena in Colombia , South America
.   The river, world famous for its
colorful display, has been called: "the river
that ran away to paradise",  "the most
beautiful river in the world"  and "the
river of five colors".

 
During
Colombia 's wet season, the water flows fast and
deep, obscuring the bottom of the river and
denying the mosses and algae that call the river
home the sun that they need.  During the
dry season there is not enough water to support
the dazzling array of life in the river. But
during a brief span between the wet and dry
seasons, when the water level is just right, the
many varieties of algae and moss bloom in a
dazzling display of colours. Blotches of
amarillo , blue, green, black and red – and a
thousand shades in between – coat the
river.

 
The
part of the river where the colourful blooms
occur is quite isolated and is not accessible by
road. Adventurous tourists can now fly into La
Macarena and then make their way to the river
site on foot as part of guided tours. The site
was effectively closed to tourists for several
years because of guerrilla activity in the
region along with concerns about the impact of
unregulated tourist traffic. However, the site
was re-opened to visitors in
2009.

So far, some 1,000 people
have visited Cano Cristales, including around
100 foreign tourists.

The tours will
follow four clearly marked and authorized paths
and one is no longer permitted to stay overnight
or cook, as this was ruining the area
previously. 

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God's
paint brush is truly at work
here!
 

 


 
 
 



 
 
 

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