Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Longitude 131, Uluru, Australia

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation of the southern part of the Northern Territory, Central Australia. It has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. It is listed as a world heritage site.

Located near the Uluru, is the Longitude 131 hotel. What makes this special is that it is made up of 15 luxury tents (with all the modern amenities like Bose sound systems and ipod connectivity), each having a view of the Uluru. If you are wondering what to do for your stay there? Check out the "Sounds of Silence" Dinner. 

At the Sounds of Silence experience you can dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. After your feast, the lights will dim and an astronomer will introduce you to some of the world's best star-gazing, taking you through the beautiful and star-encrusted night sky. You'll also have a chance to view the jewelled night through telescopes, before the lights are turned out completely and you enjoy the silence of the desert, stretching out forever all around you. This will be an experience that will be etched in your memory.

Besides that, there are township tours, camel rides, helicopter tours, Uluru sunrise walks, Aboriginal dot painting workshops, etc.

It looks changes its colour during the different times of the day and during different seasons.

The Longitude 131 hotel tents lined in the desert.

One of the tents.

Inside one of the tents.

The Sounds of Silence Dinner.

Sunset at the Sounds of Silence Dinner.

This is what happens just after dinner.

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