5 Fascinating Things to know about Panama

Panama is a rainforest in the capital city.

Panama is the only capital in the globe that has rainforest in it. Most city limits will meet you towering buildings, busy streets, and crowded malls. Panama is entirely different. The best way to see it from the eyes of the locals is to hike through the Parque Natural Metropolitano where you will be met with varying trails to keep your legs busy through the day.

There are a lot more residents in Panama than you think there are.

Although Panama is a small country it has a large population that adds up to its glory.  At present it has 1.5 million people living in the country yet it is ranked 132 in Central America in terms of population.

The sun rises and sets in two different oceans.

Wonder why Panama is known for its exotic sunrise and sunset? That is because you watch them from two different oceans – Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. You can watch the sunset in Panama depending where you are situated. In fact you can take your significant other to Isla Grande and have a pleasant dinner while watching the sun go down.

It is home to the world’s oldest operating railroad

The railroad in Panama was built in 1849. The construction of the railroad claimed 12, 000 lives due to accidents and other phenomena. The railroad however continues to operate until today to transport passengers between Panama City and Colon. Despite its previous history, the rail road remains a safe means of transportation throughout the island.

The flora and fauna in Panama is spectacular

Overall, there are 10,000 different species of flowers in Panama. It includes 1, 400 variations of orchids and more than 1, 500 types of trees. One of the most popular trees in Panama are the Cashew trees, which grow generally in Santiago and Panama City. Some other common trees include the Gumbo Limbo Tree, which is locally known as Bursera Simaruba and the Mocora Palm. 

Best Places to visit in Montana

Montanna is a perfect place that comprises of the great Rocky Mountains, grassy plains, deep and dense forests, and many spectacular lakes. Montana is located in the United States and it is famous all over the world due to its beauty and aura. If you are a nature lover, a backpacker, or a wildlife lover then this place is no doubt ideal for you. 

If you are planning to explore this awesome place then this travel guide is surely going to be very helpful.

In this guide, I have shortlisted some of the best places that you should visit in Montana. Let’s take a look at them.

West Yellowstone

The West Yellowstone is the Western side for the entrance of the well-known Yellowstone National park. This place is a sprawling and verdant National park which is known for its amazing beauty and enriches of the animal diversity and as well as the plant diversities (flora and fauna). The Yellowstone national park is also famous for some adventure activities, that occur here. Some of the famous adventure activities at the Yellowstone park include sports like cross country, skiing, river rafting, fly fishing, trekking and other activities such as mountain biking.

Some of the best tourist attractions here include the Yellowstone Historic Centre, Grizzly, and the Wolf Discovery Center, also the Yellowstone Aerial Adventure. 

Glacier National Park

Another amazing place to visit in Montana is the Glacier National Park. The Glacier National Park borders with the Alberta and the British Columbia. Glacier National Park is a stunning and beautiful travel destination that is spread over 16,000 square miles. It is also known as the Crown of Continent Ecosystem, and it is the home for Canadian lynx, Grizzly Bear, and the mountain goats. This national park is famous for hiking trails including the Huckleberry Mountain Trails which make this place to be one of the most attractive ones.

Here you can enjoy several things such as trekking, biking, horse riding, and boating as well in the Waterton Lake, and Mc Donald’s Lake.

Some of the best tourist attractions in Montana are Logan Pass, Lake Mcdonald’s and the Highline Trail.

Virginia City

Virginia City is a historic site located in Montana. The place features several vintage houses, cobblestone roads, historic tourist attractions and the gauge railway that is quite narrow.

Once Virginia City was the famous commercial hu and then the largest town of the state but then in 1875, it became much popular because of the large scale gold mining that happened here. Virginia City is now a picture-perfect place that attracts tourists from all over the world so that they can also experience the essence of the medieval era. All of these qualities make the Virginia City a must-visit.

Some of the best tourist attractions here include the Thompson Hickman Museum, Montana Heritage Commission, and the Nevada City as well. If you are planning to visit Montana then make sure to add this amazing city in your shortlist.