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Pedra do Telégrafo, Brazil’s Number One Selfie Destination

For those who want to live on the edge without actually risking their lives
Brazil Tourism

Modern day tourism is all about sharing the adventures of your trip on social media. Well, there’s one place in Brazil that’s sure to get your friends ooh-ing and aah-ing: the Pedra do Telégrafo.

Tourists brave the 40 minute hike up over 350 meters of mountain to take pictures at the edge of this cliff. The catch, however, is that the cliff is actually only a couple feet off the ground. But from the looks of it, hikers dangle into a threatening abyss.

27-year-old Brazilian tourist Thiago Correa posted a video of himself dangling his girlfriend over the cliff onto Instagram, receiving over over 2,000 comments.

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And Correa isn’t the only one to blow up on social media with his posts. People line up down the mountain to take their photo on this fake cliff. Don’t believe us? Check out this video for yourself.

Of course, hikers don’t go all that way just to take a picture (at least we’d hope not). The Pedra do Telégrafo also boasts one of the most beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean in Rio. And while the cliff has a short fall, the hike lacks any additional security for eventual accidents. So take your pictures with precaution.