Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is a large sandstone rock formation in the Australian Outback. It is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are some interesting facts about Ayers Rock/Uluru:
- It is one of the world’s largest monoliths, or single rock formations, and is around 348 meters (1,142 feet) high.
- The rock is sacred to the local Aboriginal people, who have lived in the area for over 10,000 years. It is believed to have spiritual significance and is associated with several Dreamtime stories.
- Ayers Rock is famous for its changing colors, which vary depending on the time of day and the season. It can appear red, orange, yellow, or purple, depending on the light.
- Visitors can take guided tours around the base of the rock or climb to the top, although climbing is discouraged out of respect for the local culture and because of safety concerns.
- The area around Ayers Rock is also home to several other attractions, including Kata Tjuta, a group of large rock formations, and the Field of Light, an art installation that features thousands of glowing lights in the desert.