Top 10 Most Beautiful Places on Earth
Our Earth is a wonderful and unique planet. It has many beautiful and mysterious places that delight travelers. Our list introduces you to these unusual corners of the world and gives you the opportunity to see the most beautiful places on the planet Earth, which everyone dreams to visit.
10. The Big Blue Hole (Belize)
In the country of Belize (Central America) in the middle of the coral reef Lighthouse is the Big Blue Hole (Blue Hole). For the first time the presence of this depression in the Atlantic Ocean told the world about the French researcher of the ocean Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Scientists have made a study of this mysterious place. The depth of the depression is 120 meters, and its diameter is more than 300 meters.
At a depth of 70 meters an arch was found that leads to the cave complex under the water. This beautiful deep space like a magnet attracts divers from all over the world. Diving – not a safe activity, but fans of extreme sports does not stop. Although some of the divers remain forever in the bottomless abyss of the Great Blue Hole.
9. Geyser Fly (USA)
Geyser Fly is located in Nevada (USA). In fact, this is not a geyser, but a thermal spring, and in addition man-made. Once upon a time a hot water fountain appears from a well drilled in early XX century. Now there are three fountains in the geyser. Their height reaches 1.5 meters. And the total height, along with the bizarre elevations from which they gush, is about 3.5 meters.
The view of Fly geyser is impressive. It feels like being on another planet – the scenery in the middle of the desert is simply ethereal. Natural, rock-like hills of geyser are painted in wonderful colors and shades due to minerals dissolved in the water. Every year the height of “gushing rocks” is getting higher and higher.
8. Crystal River (Colombia)
Colombia has a river of extraordinary beauty which makes it one of the most beautiful places in the world. It has several names: Crystal River, Rainbow River, River of Five Colors. The river is 100 km long and about 20 m wide. The river is fed by rainwater and mountain streams, there are almost no fish in it.
The river changes its color depending on the weather and season. It can distinguish a variety of colors: yellow and green, black and red, blue and blue. This abundance of colors is due to the presence of many algae, transforming under the action of sunlight.
7. Colorado River Bend (USA)
In the USA in Arizona there is a beautiful place – Colorado River Bend. The river surrounds the rock with a water surface in the shape of a symmetrical horseshoe. Because of its scenic beauty and proximity to civilization, this place is very popular with tourists. But it should be noted that the “Horseshoe” is visited not only by those who love beautiful views, but also people who have already had enough of everything. This is where people who want to end their lives come from all over the state of Arizona.
6. Arizona Wave (USA)
The Arizona Wave is a sand mountain formation of amazing beauty. It is located in the state of Arizona (USA). “The artist nature” 190 million years ago began her creation, the rain and wind gradually turned this formation into a work of art.
But it is not so easy to see the miracle of nature. Sandstone is a very fragile material, frequent visits and many tourists can destroy it, so there is a quota for visits – no more than 20 people a day. Only the lucky ones can get here by winning a ticket in the lottery.
5. Cave of huge crystals (Mexico)
In Chihuahua (Mexico) is located the Cave of huge crystals. It is located at a depth of 300 meters below the urban settlement of Naika. The uniqueness of this place is that there were found entanglements of giant crystals. The largest of them is more than 11 meters long, 4 meters in diameter and weighs 55 tons.
Selenite crystals began to form about 500 thousand years ago. The conditions in the cave were ideal for this – one hundred percent humidity and constant temperature (58°C). The miraculous crystal cave was discovered in 2000 by miners.
4. Salar de Uyuni salt marsh (Bolivia)
One of the most beautiful places on the planet is the Salar de Uyuni salt marsh, a dried up salt lake. The wonderful place is located in Bolivia, not far from Lake Titicaca. The endless ocean of snow-white salt creates a feeling of unreality, especially when after the rain the smooth surface of the lake reflects the boundless sky. You cannot see the horizon, the sky and the land merge into one. Many tourists come to see this fantastic spectacle.
3. Lake Kliluk (Canada)
Lake Kliluk in Canada is a spotted lake. It is located near the town of Osoyoos and borders the United States. The unusual body of water is a surreal sight. All over the plane of the lake are patches of irregularly rounded shapes resembling stone tiles.
The water in the reservoir is rich in various minerals, which crystallize when the temperature rises. And that’s why solid areas of dried-up salt surface are formed between the water spots. The variety of colors is also due to the presence of different mineral salts.
2. The Enchanted Well (Brazil)
The Enchanted Well is a landmark of the Brazilian state of Bahia. It is located in a deep 80-meter deep cave. The depth of the reservoir itself is about 37 meters. If you look thoughtfully and carefully at the well, you can see the tree trunks lying at the bottom for many centuries. And the cave itself, together with the reservoir, seems to be a bottomless formation and takes on a mesmerizing appearance, playing with a bluish unreal reflection. This colorful spectacle is explained by perfectly clear water and refraction of the light entering the cave.
1. The Marble Caves (Chile)
The Marble Caves are one of the most beautiful places on Earth. They are located in the Patagonian Andes (the border of Chile and Argentina) in a very deep lake. The locals are in awe of this natural wonder and call it the Cathedral of Marble. The material from which nature created this miracle is not marble, but limestone of a bluish hue.
The intricate cave labyrinths fascinate all travelers who explore them. The play of light in the emerald-clear water creates amazing optical visions among the marble vaults. Depending on the weather, time of day and season, the marble caves change their appearance. Diving enthusiasts will find the Marble Cathedral a wonderful and enriching experience.
Not everyone has the opportunity to visit such an unusually beautiful place. But the beauty is nearby, you just need to look closely. Perhaps in your city there are interesting places that you walk past every day and do not pay attention to them.
The 10 Most Incredible Places on Earth
Fantastic, surreal, incredible are all epithets that perfectly describe the ten places featured in this article. Wild forests, high cliffs, ice caves, and more. We have compiled a list of the most beautiful and unusual places on the planet. Enjoy!
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park was founded in 1949. It is the largest national park in Croatia and also, the oldest park in Southeastern Europe. More than a million visitors flock here to admire the beauty of the park. There are many waterfalls, caves and lakes. The area is home to more than 100 species of birds. Much of the park consists of beech and fir trees. The park is incredibly beautiful in the winter when the waterfalls freeze and everything is covered in white snow.
Fingalow Cave, Scotland
Named after the hero of an 18th century epic poem, Fingalow Cave has numerous geometrical columns which remind one of the Way of the Giants in Ireland. The cave is formed from hexagonally joined basalt columns created by solidified lava. This sea cave is located on the island of Staffa, which is part of Scotland. The high arched roof amplifies the sound of the ocean. Although even small boats cannot enter the cave, many local companies offer tours of the surrounding area.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
The bay is located in the Tonkin Gulf of the South China Sea. It includes more than 3,000 islands as well as cliffs, caves, and cliffs, making it one of the most unusual places in the world. The bay is an extraordinary example of limestone erosion. The name Halong means “where the dragon descended into the sea.” Because of its vertical nature, the archipelago is sparsely populated. Most of the islands are negligible, however, the largest ones have their own inland lakes. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Red Beach, Panjin, China
This place is perhaps far from the traditional understanding of a beach. Instead of vast expanses of sand, we see seaweed called sueda. Most of the year this seaweed is green, but as autumn arrives it turns a dark, cherry-red color. In addition to its whimsical coloration, Red Beach is home to more than 260 species of birds and 399 species of animals. This makes it one of the most complex ecosystems in the world. It is also the largest marsh and wetland on Earth.
Giant’s Trail, Northern Ireland
Located next to the Atlantic Ocean, the Giant’s Causeway or Giant’s Trail, as it’s also called, is one of the strangest natural wonders. It consists of about 40,000 pillars, most of which have six faces. These columns are remarkably similar to bee honeycombs. It took almost 60 million years to create this place from chilled magma. Scientists believe that it took its final shape about 15,000 years ago after the last ice age.
Thermal Springs, Pamukkale, Turkey
Take a trip to the Aegean Sea and not far from the Menderes River you will find beautiful thermal springs. For centuries, people have been bathing in these hot, mineral-rich waters. Pools and frozen waterfalls form tiered cliffs. The water is rich in calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate in the spring. The current in Pamukkale runs at 400 liters per second and this flow forms new small circular pools all the time.
Some are convinced that this rock has the appearance of a dinosaur, others say it is a dragon, and still others say it is a monster. In any case, this natural formation arouses human interest. Every year thousands of people come to the north of the Vatnesnes Peninsula to see this “dinosaur at the watering hole”. The rock has three holes and to prevent further erosion it has been reinforced with concrete. Even in the photos, viewers can see the bird droppings stains that gave the rock its name. The Icelandic word Hvitserkur means white shirt.
Antelope Canyon, USA
This canyon is the most visited in the Southwest United States. One look at the smooth, orange-red walls brings people into raptures. Antelope Canyon was formed by a flash flood. Due to heavy rains, it still changes its shape to this day. While scientists are not yet sure when people discovered this cave, local Navajo tribes claim that this surreal canyon has always been part of their history.
Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
The valley is located slightly north of the city of Chengdu. Covering about 720 square kilometers, it contains an impressive array of fantastic forests, spectacular waterfalls, and tranquil lakes. More than 2,550 plant species grow in this area.
Skaftafetl is a national park in Iceland, but the photos shown are of the Skaftafetljökull Glacier. The caves at the edge of the glacier were formed by high pressure ice that contained air bubbles. The cave with a six-meter entrance, gradually narrows, to one meter. Because the glaciers are highly active, you can hear them cracking and moaning.