Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon trip III

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.

Longstanding scientific consensus has been that the canyon was created by the Colorado River over a six million year period. The canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of over a mile (1.83 km) (6000 feet). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. The canyon began in the west, followed by another that formed in the east. Eventually, the two broke through and met as a single majestic rent in the earth some six million years ago. The merger apparently occurred where the river today bends to the west, in the area known as the Kaibab Arch.

Before European immigration, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it.The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.


On the way to the Grand Canyon...

To me, the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes that I have ever seen in my life. Honestly, this time I don't think any pictures could tell how magnificence of the Grand Canyon is. You need to see it with your own eyes. It was such a breathtaking moment!!!

To be continued...
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Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon trip II

The first night we were eating buffet, walking around, and of course gambling. I don't like to gamble. So, I didn't gamble at all in this whole trip. We went to bed around 2am and woke up at 7am in the morning. I barely slept for the first two day. I guess I just don't want to waste any time. I just want to spend as much time as I could with my friends before I go back to Thailand for good.

We went to Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon on our second day. Let me take you guys to Hoover Dam and Grand canyon. Please enjoy!!!

Hoover Dam, originally known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. When completed in 1936, it was both the world's largest electric-power generating station and the world's largest concrete structure. It was surpassed in both these respects by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1945. It is currently the world's 35th-largest hydroelectric generating station.
This dam, located 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, is named after Herbert Hoover, who played an instrumental role in its construction, first as the Secretary of Commerce and then later as the President of the United States. Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule. The dam and the power plant are operated by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, Hoover Dam was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.


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Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon trip I

I went to Las Vegas, Hoover dam, and Grand Canyon couple weeks ago with a bunch of my friends. Umm, pictures tell thousand words…So, I guess I do not need to explain much. LET GO TO Las Vegas, Hoover dam, and Grand Canyon with me then…Hope you guys have fun as much as I did!!!

On the way to Las Vegas...

Hopefully, none of my friends will check this blog out...heehee ^^"

First night in Las Vegas...

TO BE CONTINUED!!! Please be patient...

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