The Earth never fails to surprise us from her natural beauty. She has so much to offer to her children with the gifts she holds in her lap. Although humans are trying to build an array of towering skyscrapers, breathtaking bridges, and incredible pyramids and other architecture. But all these structures are just man-made and incomparable with natural beauty.
From epic mountain ranges to bubbling volcanoes, amazing landscapes to jaw-dropping mountains there are countless natural wonders in the world.
1.DOOR TO HELL, TURKMENISTAN
Darvaza Gas Crater located in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan is one of the most unusual geological features one can visit in the world. In 1971, a team of Soviet scientists set up a drilling platform looking for natural gas reserves. The rig collapsed, and fearing the spread of poisonous methane gas, the researchers set the crater on fire hoping it would burn out in a few hours. That was more than 40 years ago.
Unwittingly, they instead created, one of the most unique tourist destinations in the world.
2. RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, PERU
Located in the Peruvian Andes in Cusco, also known as Vinicunca, a word originating from Peru’s native tongue Quechua, which translates to “colored mountain”. It is made up of 14 different, colorful minerals. As you could guess, the mountain is famed for its natural, multi-colored beauty at a staggering 5,200m above sea level.
This rainbow-like appearance is created by the sediment of minerals throughout the area giving the mountain the turquoise, lavender, gold, and other colors.
3.AURORA (NORTHERN LIGHTS)
Northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis are dazzling light are caused by the collision of the electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and can be seen in both Northern and Southern hemisphere, but they are most visible in the Northern hemisphere.
The most amazing sight is when the northern lights appear as waves across the sky; it is almost as if the lights are dancing.
4.THE PETRIFYING WELL, ENGLAND
Petrifying Well or a petrified well is a water source that can turn anything that exposed to the water turns the object into stone. Unbelievable! Isn’t it?
So according to the locals this well was cursed and it is a result of magic or witchcraft. People believed if they just touched the water they would be turned into stone. But the phenomenon is entirely natural because of the evaporation and precipitation process in the water. This process occurs due to the amount of minerals content contained in the water.
5.GREAT BLUE HOLE, BELIZE
Located next to the Lighthouse Reef off the coast of Belize, the Great Blue Hole is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Named as the largest sea hole in the world. This incredible anomaly is classified as a giant marine sinkhole. Boats traveling to and from the Great Blue Hole attest to its popularity as a diving site.
6.STRIPED ICEBERGS, ANTARCTICA
When you think of Antarctica, pristine white icebergs usually come to mind; probably the last thing you’d expect is humbug-like striped icebergs, with blue, green, yellow and even brown.
The different colors appear due to various reasons, but generally speaking they appear because of some layers of ice form in special conditions. Blue stripes are the most common, and they appear when crevices are filled with water and they freeze so fast that no bubbles are formed. However, things are different from the other ones.
7. DEAD SEA, ISREAL
The Dead Sea is a Salt Lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the west bank to the west. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, surrounded by a stunning landscape of the Negev Desert. The saline water of the Sea leads to the name as the Dead Sea because no fish can survive in the salty water. This provides visitors the opportunity to easily float in the salt-filled water. Apart from this, the mud in the area is said to have healing qualities.
8.WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES, NEW ZEALAND
World-renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Caves located in North Island are magnificently illuminated caves. These caves are illuminated by millions of Glowworms, only indigenous to the nation of New Zealand. Within these caves is a river that flows through entirely through it, and a central Glowworm Grotto where the majority of the luminescent worms live.
9.GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, NORTHERN IRELAND
The Giant’s Causeway is located at the tip-top of County Antrim, in the North of Ireland, and is one of the most visited tourist destinations on the Island. It is a truly unique place, made up of interlocking basalt columns, a result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Now, the Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a nature reserve.
10.PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER, PHILIPPINES
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located north of the city center of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The park has a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km navigable underground river.
An incredible opportunity to see the river which will give you adrenaline rush on a boat.