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Old Posted Jan 13, 2019, 10:24 PM
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The Triple Border Region: Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay

The cities here are not the main tourist attraction, but I thought you guys might enjoy my pictures from Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil), Puerto Iguazú (Argentina), and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay). Together with their respective suburbs, they form the Tríplice Fronteira/Triple Frontera region, a tri-country metropolitan area of 820,000. It is best known as the location of Iguazú Falls and the Itaipu Dam

Foz do Iguaçu skyline from Paraguay


"I Love Foz do Iguaçu"


Regional skyline from Itaipu Dam: Foz do Iguaçu on the left, Ciudad del Este on the right


Getting ready to cross the Friendship Bridge between Brazil and Paraguay


View of Ciudad del Este from the Friendship Bridge


Paraguay welcome sign in four languages: Guarani, Spanish, Portuguese, English


Paraná River: Brazil on the left, Paraguay on the right


Ciudad del Este skyline


Paraná River: Paraguay on the left, Brazil on the right (including the island)



Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Where Brazilians go to buy cheap goods










































Cataratas del Iguazú: Argentine side of the falls
































Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam (Brazil/Paraguay border)
















Marco das Três Fronteiras: Where Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay meet
Meeting of the Paraná and Iguaçu Rivers: Brazil (lower), Argentina (upper left), Paraguay (upper right)


















Cataratas do Iguaçu: Brazilian side of the falls




















Bonus: some video tours of Iguaçu Falls (Brazilian side) and Itaipu Dam

https://youtu.be/jxCmvwSCNz8

https://youtu.be/x55sjnLKCuY
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This is by far the most praisable thread of showing the unknown world. (sorry I rephrase, unfamiliar world)

I am so happy to see some unpronounceable cities from South America having decent skylines and with Dallas-Fort Woth, Minneapolis-Saint Paul vibes ... looking at each other affectionately.

The buildings in city of Ciudad del Este may be simple, mundane and even ugly but they together form a decent skyline with great harmony as a whole, visually-attractive arrangement and high-and-low coordination. It looks like a Southeast Asian city but definitely goes to a higher level. Two thumbs up!

And the Foz do Iguaçu skyline is typical South American, i.e. all kinds of tall buildings standing along and never give a darn of each other, bad team work.
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Nice shots and rarely seen area - thanks for sharing mate!
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Great tour!
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Thanks for sharing. I will have to add this area to my bucket list.
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Nice shots, I lived in Paraguay for three years while I was serving in the Peace Corps. Paraguay is my second home, and has some nice colonial cities, Caacupe, and Villarica, come to mind, and Asuncion has many nice tree lined avenues, but Ciudad de Este is a pit. Even Paraguayans avoid it.
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For a region of 820,000, there are many highrises, as spread out and randomly placed as they may seem. Thank you for all the photos of the falls, I did not know there were so many viewpoints!
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An amazing picture thread!! Thank you for sharing this!!
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Intertesting, rare thread about 3 border cities; the cities in Brazil and Uruguay seem to have decent skylines, while the Argentinian city seems much smaller. But the falls themselves are unbeatable.
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beautiful. thanks for the tour!
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I pray Brazil doesn't stupidly ruins more of the forest over there...
I know this is controversial, but the Brazilians need to remember that entire mankind ABSOLUTELY needs that unique forest.
There's nothing like it, not even in Africa or Asia.

France does its best to preserve it in Guiana, and the GDP per capita is not so bad over there, right?
We can make massive amounts of money out of this forest by carefully planned tourism.
You'll find the funniest frogs and monkeys on Earth, and so much more!

Keep mother nature up!
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I pray Brazil doesn't stupidly ruins more of the forest over there...
The forests in the national parks here are fully protected. However, if you look at satellite images of this region, you can see that outside of the parks, there are virtually no forests left. This isn't the Amazon. This is an agricultural region with lots of sugarcane and cattle ranches.

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