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Timanfaya National Park was established around the volcanically most active part of Lanzarote during the eruptions in 1730 and 1736. The access to the park is strictly regulated. As discussed under previous uploads from Lanzarote, the main way you can experience the park is by coach. I think the coach tour is a great idea as long as the bus could stop in few points to really get a feeling of the place and have a chance to take photos. Alternatively, the buses should be open air buses and not coaches, that would allow to take better photos too.

I have first heard about Timanfaya National Park in the beginning of this century. At that time, I lived in California and I was fascinated by amazing national parks of the American Southwest. I bought a great guidebook to them made by National Geographic. Fantastic book. I thought, so pity that there are no books like that for the Europe. Interestingly I found one but: it was published in the UK so it was very much biased focusing mainly on the UK national parks and only shortly mentioning national parks in other countries. The photos and maps were rubbish as opposed to the book from National Geographic. Anyway, that was the first time I read about this National Park. It reminded me the Haleakala National Park which I have hiked on Hawaiian island of Maui. Later on, I was very much surprised by darek1978 who told me that you can only visit this national park by coach. Yes, this is sadly true.

This photo was taken through the window of a moving bus. What made me laugh out loud was a sign inside the bus which said that flash photography is prohibited.

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