This beautiful country offers something for every tourist who arrives here. Ecuador was named this way, of course, for the equator that runs through it. Once you arrive in this country, you will see approximately 1,000 miles of coastline with tropical rainforests, amazing beaches and thence to the Andes Mountains. Visitors who are not nature enthusiasts can visit large cities that offer luxurious amenities, but they can also enjoy wondering trough small native villages famous for their beautiful and colorful markets. Here are some of the most beautiful places that you can visit in Ecuador:
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Riobamba is known as a city placed in the Andean highlands and homes Ecuador’s highest mountain that measures approximately 6,267 meters above the sea level. This place is very popular among hikers, who begin the trek at 1 a.m. with the purpose to catch the sun rise. Another thing that makes Riobamba famous is the starting point for the amazing train ride to Nariz del Diablo. This train will pass through the cloud forests and mountains. To be mentioned that on every Saturday, Riobamba hosts a market that is considered to be the most authentic market in Ecuador.
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Known as the capital of Azuay Province, Cuenca is famous for its huge variety of old colonial buildings. One of its main attractions is a planned Renaissance town in the Americas. Visiting this beautiful town you will give you the opportunity to enjoy architectural features with Old Quito, cobbled streets, white churches and balconied houses with interior courtyards. Cuenca is well-known for its colorful festivals held in January and November. To be mentioned that the largest Inca ruins, another interesting attraction, are situated nearby the Canar plantation.
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Quito, the Ecuadoran capital, is considered to be the highest capital city in the world, placed at 2,800 meters above the sea level. This beautiful capital homes over 2.2 million people and it is placed in an active volcano section of the Andes. This city is worth to be visited due to its large and well preserved historic districts. Quito was founded in 1534 and homes approximately 20 Catholic churches and features incredible architectural designs.
Ecuador is an incredible place that offers a little something for everyone. Have you ever been in Cuenca?
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