Friday, August 15, 2008

Worlds Largest Indoor Rainforest


Lied Jungle is the world's largest indoor rainforest. It cost $15 million and opened on April 4, 1992. This exhibit is the largest of its kind in the world covering 1.5 acres and is 80 feet tall, about the same as an eight-story building.

We were able to see, touch, smell, hear and become part of the natural rainforest environment while observing animals that are free ranging or contained behind water and rock barriers. We walked through three different rainforest habitats from Asia, Africa and South America, seeing the lush vegetation and animals native to the area. Along the journey we found medicinal plants, giant trees, seven large waterfalls, cliffs and caves. Most of the rockwork, as well as the larger trees, are manmade to enhance durability and aesthetics. Materials used to create the manmade rockwork and trees include fiberglass, cement and metal frameworks. All man-made amenities were blended with live plants and animals to almost make the difference unidentifiable. The Lied Jungle's roof, constructed of fiberglass-reinforced plastic, provides natural sunlight to penetrate the rainforest and generate growth.

My experience here was the best specially when I walked through the hanging bridge. It's like I am really in the real jungle.

3 comments:

Michel said...

ang ganda nga post at interested talaga ako sa blog mo.

Michel said...

wow ang galing mo Lynn ha...

Bracing Lifes Challenges said...

Ano ka ba...hindi naman. thanks.