6. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Reasons To Visit Rio De Janeiro
Of course, everyone knows Rio De Janeiro is home to ‘Christ The Redeemer’ – a 98 ft tall statue of Jesus Christ that enlisted as one of seven wonders of the world. It is the largest art deco statue in the world and an icon of Rio City. The statue situated 2300 ft high peak of Corcovado mountain. Gazing over the Rio City, this amazing statue of Jesus Christ with open arm symbolizes peace.
Rio De Janeiro is definitely among the best beach cities in the world. The Copacabana is the most famous beach of Rio. Surrounded by the picturesque sugarloaf mountain, the Copacabana beach stretches over 2.5 miles. The New Year Eve at the Copacabana beach attracts visitors from all around the world every year. There are also many activities for the tourists including volleyball, kite surfing, surfing and bodyboarding.
The Rio Carnival is the biggest festival in the world. It held every year 40 days before the Easter, begins on a Friday and end on a Wednesday. This amazing festival attracts more than 2 million people every year. Samba parade is the main attraction of Rio festival. Every year more than 200 different Samba school participate in the parade.
Covering an area of 12.4 square miles, the Tijuca forest in Rio De Janeiro is the largest urban forest in the world. It became a National Park in 1961. Tijuca forest is home to hundreds of species of animals and plants. Other attractions in this urban forest are mountainous peaks, waterfalls and caves.