La Paz is considered to be the synthesis of Bolivia because it contains in one way or another all the various forms of climate of the country, and representative aspects of all the nation’s regions and it has an enormous variety of natural attractions, such as: high snowy mountains, the Andean landscape, deserted areas and sub-tropical areas. All of this could be found at just a few hours from the city by car or bus.
The Altiplano (High Plateau), where the Titicaca Lake, the Island of the Sun, the Island of the Moon and Southiki are located; it is the most humid section of the Andes. Sub-Andes, known as “Los Yungas” it is located towards the Northwest of the Royal or Western Mountain Range and it descends from the Andes into the tropical jungle of the North. The climate is extremely humid and the vegetation is exuberant.
The Amazon, collides with the Departments of Beni and Pando. It is exclusively a tropical region of thick vegetation, which is the most perfect place for tourist who look for a taste of true adventure.
The city of La Paz is the Nation’s Capital, and it is considered to be the highest capital of the world, it is located in the center of a large canyon that lies at the feet of the Illimani (Illimani: Snowy mountain, main symbol of Bolviai), which has been deemed the city’s protector. The city was originally named “Nuestra Señora de La Paz” (Our Lady of The Peace). From any opf the look-out points, visitors could be amazed by the beautiful views, especially at night, where all the great contrast of the city can be appreciated in detail, in a city where day by day, modern life seems to be catching on with the traditions of the past and merging into a new type of world.
In La Paz the new customs of the Western world collide and coexist with the old customs from ancient cultures, such as the Aymara and the Quechua. In downtown La Paz, which is the oldest section of the city, visitors can walk through narrow streets, amid old colonial homes, some of which are open to the public as museums.
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