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Coordinates: 5°12′36.38″N 60°49′52.18″W / 5.2101056°N 60.8311611°W / 5.2101056; -60.8311611

Kukenán-tepui at sunset from Tëk River base camp

Kukenán, also known as Matawi, is a tepui in Guayana Region, Venezuela. It is 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) high and about 3 km (1.9 mi) long. Kukenan Falls, which is 674 m (2,211 ft) high, is located at the south end of the tepui.[1]

Kukenán is located in Canaima National Park. Next to Kukenán, to the south-east, is Mount Roraima, a better known tepui. Kukenán is more difficult to climb, so it is ascended much less frequently than Mount Roraima.[2]

Scenery on top of Kukenán provided inspiration for the 2009 film Up.

Kukenán-tepui as seen from Mount Roraima
Kukenán viewed from the base


  1. ^ Kukenaam, Salto. World Waterfall Database.
  2. ^ Kukenan Tepui. SummitPost. 24 July 2007.

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