Torres Del Paine: The Most Eye-Catching National Park on Earth

There are plenty of national parks existing in the world. And they are all extremely beautiful! Every national park has different histories and views that make the tourist think what national park should they visit first? It’s too many. So, here is the most beautiful national park in the world that surely you will remember the most.

Every time my pool cleaning services buddy comes to services my pool, he goes on and on about these places. I decide to go ahead and make a post about them. I really hope you guys enjoy it the same way I did by writing it.

It’s called Torres Del Paine. Torres is a Spanish word of “tower” and Paine is an indigenous word of “blue”. So, means it is also called Towers of Blue.

This National Park is located in Magallanes Region, Chile. After a 154-kilometer ride northeast of Puerto Natales, the adventurous spirit rejoices with the prospect of arriving at a 227,298-hectare paradise and extraordinary geography of vast cordilleras, virgin forests and turquoise reservoirs. This park is part of the Chilean National Network of Forest Protected Areas. This is one of the biggest parks in Chile with the most visits. The park has an average of around 252,000 visitors a year, 54% of whom are foreign tourists, coming from many countries around the world. It’s all part of a tourist scenic path, the End of the World Road.

This Park appointed a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and the eighth wonder of the world in 2013. The sanctuary was established on May 13, 1959, under the name of Lago Gray National Tourism Park. The park adds 11,000 additional hectares to its protected land only on 30 April 1970 and is renamed as it is called today: Torres del Paine National Park.

So, what else does the park have that other national parks don’t have?

Well, they have the famous Flora and Fauna of Torres del Paine. It is already covered by some filmmakers and photographers. That being said, as the CONAF (National Forestry Corporation) points out, it also must be taken into consideration the unpredictability of nature and the possible risks that clear interaction includes. It is advisable to bring medications for possible allergies or illness.

Jump into the topic, this National Park gives you an experience of four seasons in a year in just a single day. You’ll also be able to see a deep range of trees and plants on your walk through the park. 

The Park is filled with beautiful flora like the evergreen “Embothrium coccineum”, which produces vibrant red flowers clustered in corymbs, and the prominent form and colors of Calceolaria uniflora. There are seven known Orchidaceae species in this park, including Chloraea magellanica.

Guanacos have been among the most commonly encountered animals in the area. Other creatures include pumas and foxes. The predation of the puma on guanacos has been documented in this park. The park has breeding colonies of 15 species of prey birds and another two species are likely to reproduce here. Certain birds that occur in this park include the Chilean flamingo, Coscoroba Swan, Darwin’s rhea, Black-necked swan, Magellanic goose, Magellanic woodpecker, and Black-faced ibis. Rufous-tailed hawk, Andean condor, Black-necked buzzard-eagle, Cinereous harrier, Magellanic horned owl, Chimango caracara, Austral pygmy-owl, etc.

In terms of transportation, you can get to Torre del Paine National park in two ways.

The most favourable and easiest way to get to Punta Arenas, the city with Torres del Paine Park’s closest airport, is the air flight that flies around 3,100 km. 

While if ground transportation you can get there by bus or vehicle from the capital to Puerto Montt to connect with the city of Puerto Natales. From Puerto Montt to the south, the journey takes place on the Argentine side and crosses to Chile via the Monte Aymond Pass (Austral Incorporation Pass) near Río Gallegos, 192 km from Punta Arenas, Argentina. From Punta Arenas, travel the 254-kilometer journey from this city to Puerto Natales.

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