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Yosemite National Park in USA, California

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Introduction :
The Yosemite National Park is located in the central eastern part of California in USA on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain. The total area is 3080 square km and is famous of its spectacular sceneries such as the granite cliffs, clear lakes the 6th highest waterfall in the world. It is a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its unique geological features and glaciations over million of years and biological diversity. The main attractions are the Glacier Point where you can view the Half Dome and Yosemite Valley, the Vernal Falls, Tunnel View of the valley, O’Shaughnessy Dam and the Mirror Lake.

Sunset View of Half Dome from Glacier Point in Yosemite Nationa
Sunset View of Half Dome from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Upper falls in Yosemite national Park
Upper falls in Yosemite national Park, California

Mirror lake
Yosemite landscapes

History :
Human settlements first began in Yosemite around 3000 years ago with the Native American groups and European travellers first visited the area during the 19th century finding a band of Native Americans living in the valley known as the Ahwahnechee. The rough terrain challenged many travellers in the past and only few had made it on horseback or coach to the area. The building of a rail road in the Yosemite Valley made the journey easier and today, the Yosemite National Park has up to 4 million visitors every year.

Yosemite Valley USA
The iconic view of Yosemite Valley and the magnificent El Capitan at sunrise from Tunnel View in California, USA

Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park
Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park. California, USA.

Getting there :
The nearest international airport to Yosemite National Park is the Oakland International Airport(OAK) followed by a 8 hours bus ride. The nearest airport is the Fresno Airport which shrinks the bus ride to around 5 hours.

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