The most interesting places on the planet
There are a huge number of places and attractions in the world that one wants to visit. All of them are something special and attract the attention of thousands of tourists every year. Take a look at this list before you set off on your next trip and maybe a visit to one of these amazing places will leave a lasting impression on you.
1) The Big Blue Hole, Belize A large castellated sinkhole located in the center of Lighthouse Reef, an atoll within the Belize Barrier Reef. This natural wonder is 305 meters in diameter and goes 120 meters deep. The blue hole attracts a huge number of divers from all over the world every year.
2) The Wave in Arizona, USA
The state of Arizona in the United States has cliffs covered in bizarre layered patterns that give the place an ethereal look. The Arizona Wave is located near major population centers, so it has become very popular with tourists.
3) Chocolate Hills, Philippines
These hills, called the Chocolate Hills, are located on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. In total, there are more than 1200 of these hills covered in greenery in the area.
4) Gateway to Hell, Turkmenistan
This place in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan is nicknamed the Gateway to Hell, it was formed after unsuccessful drilling for gas. When drilling in 1971, all equipment, including a drilling rig, fell into the resulting crater, which was filled with gas. To avoid accidents and poisoning, it was decided to ignite the gas and since then, it has been burning for over 40 years.
5) Wulingyuan Mountains, China
The mountains in Wulingyuan in China’s Hunan province have become the prototype of the fantasy landscapes from the movie Avatar. More than 3,000 thousand sandstone mountains rise up to 800 meters and are of great interest to tourists, especially after the success of Cameron’s film.
6) Pamukkale, Turkey.
One of the most accessible amazing places on the planet, many Russian tourists have already been there, because Pamukkale is only a few hours from the popular Turkish resort of Antalya. Pamukkale (Pamukkale), which means “Cotton Castle” is a snow-white terraces filled with water from mineral springs. The water in these terraces is believed to have healing properties.
7) Antelope Canyon, USA
Antelope Canyon is located in the southwestern United States 240 kilometers from the Grand Canyon. Wind and water over many thousands of years has done a great job resulting in this amazing reddish-colored canyon.
Mount Erebus, Antarctica
Did you know that the most active volcano is in Antarctica? Volcano Erebus (Ice Towers of Mount Erebus) was discovered on January 28, 1841 by a British expedition led by polar explorer Sir James Clark Ross on the ships “Erebus” and “Terror”. The height of this volcano is 3,794 meters, making it one of the highest points in Antarctica. Inside the volcano is a large lava lake.
9) Cacha Katuwe Tent Rocks Monument, USA.
This national monument is located in New Mexico 60 kilometers from the city of Santa Fe and was formed by volcanic rock deposition.
10) Ischigualasto Nature Park, Argentina
This park, also called The Valley of the Moon, is located in the province of San Juan in Argentina. It is not the most popular place among tourists as it is located far from the main tourist routes, but it is the place where NASA tested their Mars rovers. The landscape of this place looks alien.
11) Uyuni Salt Lake, Bolivia
Salt Lake (Salar de Uyuni) in Bolivia is near Lake Titicaca and is one of the most amazing and photogenic places on our planet. Everything in this area is saturated with salt, it is everywhere, but the most amazing thing is when it rains and everything is covered with a thin layer of water, the perfect surface turns into a mirror.
12) Danxia Landform, China
It may seem that this incredible landscape is just a result of Photoshop, but it is a real geological object, formed by the superposition of sandstone and other mineral rocks. This natural feature is located in China’s Gansu province. In 2010, the Dengxia Landscape was inscribed on the UNESKO World Heritage List.
13) Crystal Cave of the Giants, Mexico
This cave with the largest crystals in the world was discovered recently in 2000 near the town of Chihuahua in Mexico. These giants are up to 15 meters long and 1.5 meters wide and consist of zinc-silver-lead salts. The cave has a special climate (almost 60 degrees Celsius and 100% humidity) in which a person cannot spend more than 5-10 minutes.
14) Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Dry valley is the area of three oasis valleys (Victoria, Wright, Taylor) in Antarctica west of the McMurdo Strait. Hurricane winds, lack of precipitation, and low temperatures have created a unique climate in this place. Rare lakes have long turned into ice wells, which, according to some scientists, are inhabited by unknown microorganisms.
15) Socotra Island, Yemen
Socotra is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean consisting of 4 islands off the coast of Somalia. These islands have unique plant and animal life, many of which can only be found here. The symbol of the archipelago is the endemic dragon tree.
16) Giants Causeway, Ireland
Over 40,000 basalt columns form a path that leads to the foot of the volcano that gave birth to these amazing columns. The Giant’s Path is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland.
17) Kliluk, the Spotted Lake, Canada
Local native Indians consider this lake sacred. The water of this lake has bright colors because it is saturated with sodium sulfates, calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. During the hot season, the water in the lake dries out and many small puddles form, which have different colors, depending on which element of the Mendeleev Table prevails in them.
18) “Preacher’s pulpit” or Preikestolen, Norway
Preikestolen, a favorite place of photographers and tourists, is a huge rock cliff with a flat area of 25 by 25 meters. The height of the cliff is 604 meters and from the top there is a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape. Prekestulen cliff is one of the most popular attractions in Norway.
19) Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
The Plitvice Lakes are the main attraction of Croatia. There are 16 large and several small lakes, about 20 mysterious caves and 120 waterfalls. In this place you can find many species of plants and animals, which are unique and are found only in the area of Plitvice Lakes, so they are strictly protected by UNESKO.
20) Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, or “Land of Beautiful Horses” is a unique place, located in the Goreme Valley in Turkey. Cappadocia – this is practically a whole world, which is hidden in the caves of volcanic origin, there are houses, monasteries, unique tiered underground cities, and much more, all of which appeared before Christ. This unique place is justly popular with tourists coming to Turkey.
21) Yellowstone National Park, USA
Yellowstone National Park is a unique natural park known worldwide. The most famous and most visited national park in the United States. Yellowstone is in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This park is located in three states at once: Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Yellowstone is famous for its unique geological objects: geysers, geothermal vents, and the largest dormant volcano of the whole continent – Caldera.
22) Tunnel of Love in the city of Klevan, Ukraine
This tunnel of trees wraps around the railroad tracks that run near the city of Klevan. Because of its amazing beauty and romance, this place is nicknamed the Tunnel of Love. In summer, when the tunnel is in its prime, honeymooners love to come here, making a photo on its background is considered a good sign.
23) Corinth Canal, Greece
It is impossible to believe that this canal is man-made. The construction of the Corinth Canal began during the reign of Emperor Nero in 67 BC and was finished only in 1893. This unique creation of human hands connects the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea and the Corinthian Gulf of the Ionian Sea. The Corinth Canal is 8 meters deep and 24 meters wide.
24) Marble Caves, Chile
One of the most beautiful places in Chile is Lake Lago General Carrera, where the Marble Caves are located. This unique natural cave is made entirely of multicolored marble (pink and blue), with more than 5,000 million tons of marble.
25) Monsanto Village, Portugal
This small Portuguese town is lined with huge boulders, many of which serve as homes for local residents. Monsanto consists almost entirely of one-story buildings, which are separated by narrow streets, getting here, you can feel in the Middle Ages.
26) Ice Canyon, Greenland
The views of this ice canyon in Greenland are mesmerizing, its dark blue water beguiling and you can get lost in the multitude of elaborate ice arches. This canyon is the largest on the island and its waters are home to bowhead whale, seals and walruses.
27) Skaftafell, Iceland
Skafaftaftell Park is a natural wonder of Iceland, where the ice caves of Jökulsarlon (Jökulsarlön) lie.
28) Multnomah Falls, USA
29) Seljalandfoss waterfall, Iceland.
30) Petra, Jordan
This temple carved out in the rocks truly deserves the title of one of the wonders of the world. Its construction began before Christ and it is now included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
31) Chittorgarh Fort (Benteng Chittorgarh), India
32) The little town of Riomaggiore, Italy
A small town in Italy where houses pile up on the rocks right on the edge of the sea. In Riomaggiore, cars are prohibited.
33) Loi Krathong Festival, Thailand
Every year in Thailand, the Loi Krathong Festival is held, a constant tradition of which is the launching of sky lanterns. This amazing spectacle when the sky simultaneously rise thousands of luminous lights just fascinating. If you are in Thailand in November, do not miss this festival.
34) Mount Roraima, Venezuela
Mount Roraima is 2,723 meters high and the summit plateau has an area of 35 square kilometers. Reports of an expedition to the mountain area inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write his novel The Lost World.
35) Etreta, Normandy, France
It is impossible to list in one place all the interesting places on the planet, because each place is unique and deserves attention, but we have tried to gather a lot of interesting places to pay attention to, going on another trip.