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Australia’s Uluru Rock

  • 26 Oct 2019
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Australia’s giant Red Monolith- Uluru (Also known as Ayers Rock) has been permanently closed for trekking by the Australian government.

  • The spiritual significance for Anangu (An aboriginal tribe of Australia) is responsible for the ban.

Uluru

  • It is the huge red rock monolith located in the Central Australian desert.
  • Ayers Rock (now Uluru) was first declared a national park in 1950 and renamed as Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 1993.
  • Uluru is made up of sandstone and is about half a billion years old.
  • It stands 348 metres high and has a circumference of 9.4 km.

Source:HT

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