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Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon is a must-see attraction when visiting Kauai of Hawaii islands.
Though only 26 miles across and 21 miles north to south, Kauai is home to one of Hawaii’s natural wonders, Waimea Canyon. Mark Twain was referring to its scale when he dubbed it the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
Located on the island’s west side, Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long, a mile wide and about 3,600 feet. The red, green, blue, gray and purple hues of its chasm makes Waimea Canyon a must-see attraction when visiting Kauai.

As far as the eye can see, crags, buttes and gorges march into the distance under a dramatic banner of roses, lavenders, celadons and siennas. The canyon was carved thousands of years ago by numerous floods and rivers flowing down from the summit of Mount Waialeale, renowned as one of the wettest spots on Earth (it receives an average of 466 inches of rain each year).

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