Torres del Paine National Park (Spanish Parque Nacional Torres del Paine) is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes and

rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia.The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park.It is located in a transition zone between the

Magellanic Subpolar Forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi)

north of Punta Arenas. The park is bordered by Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to the west and Los Glaciares National Park to the north in

the Argentine region. Pine means "blue" in the native Tehuelche (Aionic) language and is pronounced PIE-neh, while Torres means "tower".

Torres del Paine National Park is part of the Sistema Nacional de Arias Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (National System of

Protected Forest Areas of Chile). In 2013, it measured approximately 181,414 hectares (700 sq mi).It is one of the largest and most visited

parks in Chile. The park receives approximately 252,000 visitors annually, of whom 54% are foreign tourists, who come from many countries

around the world.It is also part of the End of the World route, a tourist scenic route.The park is one of 11 protected areas of the Magellan

Region and Chilean Antarctica (along with four national parks,three national reserves and three national monuments).Overall,protected forest

areas cover about 51% of the land (6,728,744 hectares (25,980 sq mi)) of the area.There are three granite peaks typical of the Torres del

Paine,the Pine Mountain Range, or the Pine Massif.From left to right they are known as Torres d'Agostini,Torres Central and Torres Monzino.

They extend up to 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) above sea level and are connected to the Cuernos del Paine. The region also has valleys