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Religious cult themepark

Posted by on 24/03/2014

You have to read the Wiki for Vale do Amanhecer and watch this video:

Yes, it’s a real place, I’m staying in a b&b here tonight! The temple’s a couple of minutes walk away and I spent this afternoon wandering around trying to work out what on earth was going on as the oddly costumed disciples carried out their bizarre worship ceremonies (and I sneakily took a few photos)…

Entrance to the twilight zone, er I mean Valley of Dawn

Entrance to the twilight zone, er I mean Valley of Dawn

Worshippers

Do you need a ticket for this ride?

Themepark mascot?

Themepark mascot?

Blimey, a giant Coconut Shy

Blimey, a giant Coconut Shy

One pedallo please

One pedallo please

Haunted House? Well I think it's scary this guy thinks he can associate with all those famous people...

Haunted House? Well I think it’s scary that this guy thinks he can associate with all those famous people…

...and there's more. So bizarre!

…and there’s more. So bizarre!

Evening parade

Evening parade, not exactly Disneyland

Queue for the Spinning Teacup Ride

Queue for the Spinning Teacup Ride

And here’s a snippet of what was actually going on tonight…

Weird eh! Should I join their cult??

PS. Earlier today I left Brasilia and enjoyed a nice cruise out of the city since they close the main highway to vehicles on a Sunday, so bikes rule the road:

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