Amazonas

Amazonas Opera House in Manaus, built in 1896.

 

Full of natural attractions and an enviable cuisine, Amazonas is the largest state in Brazil and the very heart of the Amazon Forest, the largest and most diverse rainforest in the world and recently voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in a competition organized by the New7Wonders Swiss foundation.

Jungle lodges in the vicinity of the capital provide a practical way to enjoy the fauna and flora. At these places, tourists tend to be charmed by the tune of more than 1,300 species of birds from the region and wake up to the singing of some of these birds, such as the uirapuru.

The confluence of two rivers (rivers Negro, with its dark water, and Solimões, with its clear water) results in a phenomenon popularly known as the Meeting of the Waters, one of the main tourist attractions of Manaus.

Every year the city of Parintins hosts the traditional boi bumbá folk festival, which attracts lots of people to the region in June.

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Part of the Amazon Forest near Tabatinga village, in the state of Amazonas. The largest and densest rainforest in the world, with a fantastic and complex biological diversity equal only to itself.

 

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