Uluru Rock ( An image on lickrriver )

Uluru or Ayers Rock of Australia is one of the most ancient bedrock structures on the planet earth. According to a research, this structure was formed about 500 million years ago. Ayers Rock has special significance near the aboriginal tribes of Australia. They call it as “Uluru” and it is located right in the middle of the Simpson Desert. In the Australian geography, Uluru or Ayers Rock is of paramount importance being a phenomenal sandstone formation. Ayers Rock stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (rising 863 m/2,831 ft above sea level), with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi).

Uluru: Ayers rock of Australia ( Steve Shattuck Image )

Another exotic feature of the Ayers Rock or Uluru is the appearance of changing color during different months of the year. The area around Uluru or Ayers Rock is declared as a national park which is named after it, Uluru National Park. This park has splendid flora and fauna and it is home to over 150 types of birds and 26 types of mammals.

The Uluru cave ( Image : Roy Lathwell )

A very famous legend is associated with the Ayers Rock or Uluru by the aborigines that Uluru was once an ocean, but after a great battle at its shores, it rose up in revolt at the bloodshed, forming the great red-colored rock. Today, Uluru or Ayers Rock of Australia is a world heritage site and its many formations and water excavations which have emerged as result of overflow of water for thousands of years, keep special attraction. Similarly, the large dens and rocky shelters are also sites for the ancient paintings depicted on their walls and the ceilings.

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