There are many amazing volcanoes all over the world. They attract many visitors and climbers by their beauty, but they are also very dangerous. When lava comes out from the volcanoes it causes death of many people. Visiting a volcano is very risky. Some brave and adventuress people are visiting these volcanoes. There are different types of volcanoes with different heights. Here we will share some information about the most famous volcanoes of the world.
- Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico
Popocatepetl is one of the famous volcanoes. This is located 70 km south east of Mexico City. Popocatepetl has another name also which is called EI popo.The actual name of this volcano is Nahuatl that means Smoking Mountain. In 2013 the periodic eruption occurred in this volcano. The half parts of the volcano touches the National park. In 16th century the Spanish monks built monasteries on the slope of the volcano that is the beauty of the volcano and most of the visitors visit because of these monasteries. Now this volcano is world heritage. The suitable month to visit this volcano is from December to March.
- Krakatoo volcano in Indonesia
Krakatau is the most famous and active volcano of Indonesia. It half part touches Ujung Kulon National Park. In the volcanic history the eruption occurred in 1883 is the most violent incident and this eruption was occurred on this volcano.35, 000 people lost their lives because of this explosion. This explosion destroyed the whole Island and the new Island formed in 1930.when the new Island formed, the name of the Island changed and the new name has assigned called Anak krakatoa,that means child of krakatoa.This volcano is one of the most attractive and popular site for tourists.
- Kilimanjao volcano in Tanzania
Kilimanjaro is one of the highest Mountains of Africa and it is also the world tallest free standing Mountain. Every year 20,000 climbers come for climbing. The volcano is at an elevation of 5895 meters. This is a dormant volcano having three distinct cones and this is because of reverences of local wachagga people. On the lower slope of the volcano there is Kilimanjaro national park having many species of animals.
- Mt.Bromo volcano in Indonesia
Mount Bromo is one of the most famous Mountain of South East Asia. Half part of the volcano touches Tenggger Semuru National Park in East Java. The Mountain got its name after Hindu god Brahma. Therefore the volcano has cultural importance also. Local people celebrated a festival there named Yadnya Kasada, during this festival people throw vegetable and fruits to appease the gods. Though the volcano is very active but the visitors are limited.
- Mt.St.Helens volcano in USA
Mount Helens is the most famous and active volcano of US. The eruption occurred in 1980 is one of the most unforgettable incidents, which kills 57 people and destroy the area of 600 sq kilometers around it. The area around the volcano and the volcano is now preserving as a part of the Helen volcano Monument, which attract most of the people. The volcano has rich in cultural and geological information.
- Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland
It is one of the most famous volcanoes and it is the only volcano which has explored on the inside. It is 21 kilometer away from Reykjavik and this volcano has dormant for 400 years and it will not be active in future. The meaning of the name of the volcano is three peak craters. The most suitable months to visit this volcano are from June to August.
- Arenal volcano in Costa Rica
Arena volcano is popular for its frequent occurrence of lava bursts. It is an active volcano. In 1968 the last eruption was occurred on this volcano. This eruption destroyed the town of Tabacon.The arena volcano National Park has covered the volcano. There are many activities for tourist like swimming bike riding etc.
- Mt.Etna volcano in Italy
The volcano is famous for constantly spitting of Ash and lava. It is locate in the center of Island of sicily.This is a living place for mythological creature Cyclons.The peak of the volcano is covered by snow and it attracts the visitors more. One of the most important features of this volcano is that it is the only highest mountain in Europe.
- Mt.Fuji volcano in Japan
This volcano is one of the cultural sign of Japan. It is located 100 km North East to Tokyo and this is the tallest peak in Japan. In 1707 the last eruption has occurred there. As it is famous from the cultural perspective, so there are many shrine and remains of ancient culture. The season to visit this volcano is from June to August.
- Mt.Vesuvius volcano in Italy.
It is one of the famous volcanoes of Italy, its popularity is because of the eruption which has occurred in 79 AD and destroyed the town of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It is locate in the Bay of Nepal.