Tongariro National Park is Mordor

After seeing the Tangariro National Park, I can see how it was a filming location for Mordor in Lord of the Rings. Its name means windy and cold and as impressive as it is, it is actually quite grim looking (and as its name states: cold and windy). Tongariro National Park

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  1. Funny you mention Mordor. I just returned from Scotland and that were places in the north Highlands we could have sworn flew right off the pages of LOTR. Our guide said Tolkein was inspired by the highlands and drew some of his myths from its history. Anyway, your post reminded me of that. I’ll have to check out this park – it looks fascinating! Thank you!

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