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[Travel to North America] USA : Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon is located in northern area of Arizona, United States. It is a national park with many lookout points such as North Rim, South Rim, West Rim, East Rim. The origin of the Grand Canyon is told to be 70 million years ago. It was formed by the crustal movement uplift. Colorado River started erosion about 40 million years ago. The current terrain was completed 2 million years ago. It was officially recognized as American national park in 1919. It was registered as World heritage in 1979. Tourists come from all over the world today. More than 4 million people come recent year.

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Arizona

Arizona has a population of 6 million. Arizona has many Mexican ancestry. It is the 48th state in the United States. It is desert climate, therefore it is warm in the winter. But it is very hot in the summer. Northern part is a forest area. It is cool. The largest city in Arizona is Phoenix.

Grand Canyon Sightseeing Spot1:North Rim

North Rim opens from middle of May to middle of October. The park opens 24 hours everyday. Reservation for accommodation is always crowded. So it is necessary to make a reservation in advance. Arizona has a desert climate. The sunlight is very strong. It recommends to go in the fall.

Grand Canyon Sightseeing Spot2:South Rim

South Rim opens year round. They have accommodation, facility, bank, post, office, supermarkets.

Grand Canyon Sightseeing Spot3:West Rim

It locates at 1500m. it is particularly resistant to snow in the winter. Yo

Grand Canyon Sightseeing Spot4:East Rim

There is a drive course. It is called Desert View Drive. A 23 mile drive course runs along the edge of the valley.

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