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Mitad del Mundo Overview
Mitad del Mundo
Quito makes a good starting point for many day-long excursions into the lush surrounding Andean Sierra. By hiring a car, taking a tour or using public transport or taxis, there are several popular trips into a region crowded with mountain views, waterfalls, thermal baths , and a peaceful villages. Buses to the Equatorial Line Monument, leave every half-hour from the market place, or you can pick them up on the Avenida America in the new town.
The sensation of being in the middle of the world, and to take a photograph on the line of latitude 0 0' 00", stepping over both hemispheres of the earth, admiring the impressive 30 meter high monument, built in commemoration of the French geodesic mission that arrived in 1736, to measure an arch and to verify the roundness of the earth, is an undescribable emotion.
A paved road leads to the rim of the volcano, from where the view of farms on the crater floor is impressive. A rough path leads down from the rim, and the interior of the crater has its own micro-climate, wich rich vegetation and diverse bird life.