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Category: Rocks, Local time: 17:09:56, Altitude: 807m,
Address: Mutitjulu NT, Australia, Tel.: +61 1300 613 833
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is the world's most voluminous monolith and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in central Australia, Northern Terrritory, in the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
. The sandstone formation Uluru towers to the height of 348 m. It is 3.6 km long and 2.4 km wide. It extends 5 km deep into the earth. There are several trails of various lengths around Uluru. A lot of rock art paintings and sacred places separated from the surroundings with fence can be found along the trails. The Uluru monolith has a great religious importance to aborigine people (the Anangas) . This sandstone formation is much as 600 million years old. The Uluru National Park including Uluru sandstone monolith has been inscribed in the UNESCO
World Heritage List in 1987.
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