Into Foz do Iguazu

  In the summer of 2011, a bus traveled through the dense forest. The dark asphalt road led to the deep forest sea. This is on Brazil’s border with Argentina and Chile, in the heart of South America’s forests. We were the only car on the entire forest road. Looking out the window, from time to time, you can see groups of civet cats swimming by the roadside. After about 20 minutes of driving, we arrived at the station. The tour guide told us that because the plane was delayed and the time was too tight, we could not look at the source of the scenic spot, but could only go straight to the core area. a day.
  Iguazu, the third largest waterfall in the world whose indigenous name means “big water”, appeared in front of our eyes like a dream!
  Facing the mist splashing from the big waterfall, we got into the first floor of the observation deck from the elevator. What a heart-warming and shocking picture! On the cliff that is several kilometers long on the opposite side, a huge amount of Iguazu River water pours down. Looking down from the waterfall, the water is foggy and the sound is ten kilometers. , Colorful with blue sky and white clouds, the green forests on both sides of the Iguazu dress up the fairy tale world of nature! Going to the heights of the viewing platform, the scenery is even more breathtaking: the boundless and wide Iguazu River flows slowly to the cliffs and waterfalls. There are not only boulders, trees, but also forests on the river. The boundless river water seems to flow from the forest. It flows out, like a forest growing in a riverbed, where water and forest, forest and water, merge together.
  On the cliff, except for the huge waterfall in the main river, on the river bank more than two kilometers long, almost every cliff mouth is juxtaposed with waterfalls, surging white waves, and the whereabouts of the Milky Way. At a glance, it looks like countless flowers and fruits. curtain hole. The big waterfall and the small waterfall are side by side, and there are still trees growing on the stone cliff in the middle. A trestle specially used to watch the waterfall stands one or two hundred meters in front of the waterfall, surrounded by waterfalls, and the flat riverbed suddenly collapses here, forming a horseshoe-shaped canyon, allowing the huge river to flow. A bright rainbow stands in front of the waterfall, in the mist of white flowers, flying across a colorful bridge, it is not a rainbow in the sky, but a rainbow in the water. Water vapor is everywhere, and no matter where you stand, your body is soaked with water mist. There are a total of 275 waterfalls in Foz do Iguazu, some are wide and some narrow, some straight down to the bottom of the stream, some fall into the stone platform in the middle of the valley, and form a secondary waterfall. There is a waterfall in front of the trestle bridge, and there are rapids rushing down, and the stone platform is hard, breaking countless waves. The blue sky above Foz do Iguazu, a small tourist plane hovering over the waterfall, those of us who live in the north where there is little water and rain are all shocked by the scenery in front of us: how unfair nature is, look here , Think of Hukou of the Yellow River and Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou, which can only be counted as streams. This is a huge water flow of 15,600 cubic meters per second, and it flows endlessly day after day, year after year. Every year, 2,000 mm of precipitation in South America gives Iguazu an incomparably abundant amount of water. It has only 1,300 The kilometer is short, but it is 10 times the maximum value of 1500 cubic meters per second in the flood season of the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River, which is more than 5,000 kilometers long! And it has flowed for 120 million years!
  The tour guide told us that Iguazu has existed for hundreds of millions of years, but it was only a few hundred years old when it was discovered by the outside world. In 1542, a Spanish missionary named DeVica accidentally discovered the Iguazu Falls in the tropical rainforest of the Paraná River (the river that joins the Iguazu) in South America. A few years ago, Foz do Iguazu also had a group of indigenous Indians for generations. In order to develop the tourism value of Foz do Iguazu, the government came forward to resettle these indigenous people in different places, and later set up scenic spots. The city of Iguazu, located in the Great Falls area, has a population of only 250,000 and an urban area of ​​only 85 square kilometers, while the entire Iguazu National Park covers an area of ​​2,700 square kilometers. The government pays attention to protecting the original ecology of Iguazu, and has not expanded the scale of buildings in the scenic spot for many years. The dozen or so houses with folk characteristics are all the buildings in the scenic spot. Although it is winter, many butterflies are still flying in the afternoon sun, very beautiful and vivid. But the tour guide said that this butterfly is different from summer. Every summer, every tourist car that comes here for sightseeing has to turn on the wipers, otherwise the front windshield will be covered with butterflies.
  Lunch was eaten at the wooden open-air restaurant next to the big river. At the foot of the restaurant is a wide riverbed. The clear and green river water slowly flows to the mouth of the big gorge. The far opposite bank of the big river is an endless water forest. waterfowl fly over. There is blue sky above, white clouds lingering, and clear water turbulent below. Under the warm sunshine, bees and butterflies fly to your table, as if to share a delicious meal with you. There is silence around you, you really feel that you are sitting in the wonderful embrace of nature, and you are still innocence and peace of mind…