Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru's Iconic Red Rock - Copyright - Yifei Wu
Uluru’s Iconic Red Rock – Copyright,  Yifei Wu


Uluru is one of the world’s most iconic natural sacred sites. It has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of Sites. The site is sacred to the Anangu people of Australia who also co-manage the site and give guided tours of areas accessible to visitors. Uluru is central to the Anangu’s Creation Time or Tjukurpa. It is a place that embodies core values of their culture and is associated with numerous totemic ancestors.

Uluru Pictographs -- Copyright Yifei Wu
Uluru Pictographs — Copyright, Yifei Wu


These pictographs are used to teach values and history to children by women. The concentric circles refer to places and the “C” shaped pictograph – on the right site of the panel – refers to a person. The hand-prints were made by ancestors.

The pictographs used to be in better condition, but, early visitors to the site would splash water on them in order to see them more clearly and this has eroded the images.

Anangu believe all of Uluru’s natural features were made by their ancestors.

Uluru Cave -- Copyright -- Yifei Wu
Uluru Cave — Copyright, Yifei Wu


Uluru at Sunrise -- Copyright -- Yifei Wu
Uluru At Sunrise– Copyright, Yifei Wu

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