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Ischigualasto Provincial Park and Talampaya National Park

Ischigualasto Provincial Park and Talampaya National Park are two contiguous parks, extending over 275,300 ha in the desert region of Northwest Argentina. Ischigualasto Park is known for its otherworldly rock formations, white crumbly ground and different hues of mineral and sediment striations, giving it a lunar-like landscape and earning it the title of ‘Moon Valley’. The Talampaya Park, on the other hand, is defined by its majestic red canyons that are 150m high. Different shades of red paint the walls of the canyons, almost in a parallel fashion, like an artistic masterpiece. Both parks have giant geo-forms shaped like mushrooms and submarines. These formations were sculpted by wind, water and lots of time. UNESCO awarded the contiguous parks Heritage status because they’re hotspots for fossils from the Triassic period, i.e. dinosaurs used to roam these lands.

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