The world is full of wonders, and these 7 most magical and amazing natural landscapes in the world will make you marvel at the power of nature.
1. Giant’s Causeway
Located on the Atlantic coast of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The stone pillars are continuous and orderly, extending into the sea in the form of steps. Streams of basalt lava flowed out from the cracked crust. As the hot lava cooled and contracted, it began to burst into regular hexagonal shapes as it crystallized. After being eroded by waves, the stone pillar groups were cut off at different heights, resulting in a forest of stone pillars with varying heights. It is now rated as a World Natural Heritage and is extremely beautiful.
2. Karakum Desert
The Karakum Desert is a large desert in Central Asia and the fourth largest desert in the world. In the heart of Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert sits a giant fire pit that has been burning for more than 40 years. Countless tourists come here to watch the spectacular fire pit burning scene. Looking at the raging fire in the pit, they thought that the natural gas would run out in just a few days, but they did not expect that the fire has been burning until now. Karakum in Turkmenistan has a distinct topography that reflects its origins and geological development. The surface of Waiwinguzkarakum was eroded by the storm, and the golden fire emitted can be seen from several kilometers away.
3. Great Blue Hole
The limestone cave is the largest underwater cave discovered in the world so far, and the Blue Hole is one of the caves. The porous and loose limestone dome accidentally collapsed due to gravity, earthquakes and other reasons, creating an almost perfect circular opening, becoming an open shaft. When the ice and snow melt and the sea level rises, seawater pours into the shaft, forming a strange blue hole phenomenon embedded in the lake in the sea. The Blue Sinkhole is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Protection System and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it one of the most famous diving destinations in the world.
4. Antelope Canyon
It is one of the world’s famous slot canyons and a famous photography attraction. It is located in northern Arizona, USA. The natural fantasy beauty is an “underground paradise” for tourists, but the paradise requires an Indian tour guide to enter. This is not only for the needs of natural and cultural protection, but also for the personal safety of tourists. Rainfall flows along the terrain. If there are some cracks on the surface, the rapid water flow and the sand and gravel carried along the way are almost indestructible. Over time, the landscape can be turned upside down. It forms the corridor at the bottom of Antelope Canyon and the hard, smooth, water-like edge on the canyon walls.
5. Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni was formed by the drying up of the ancient Lake Minchin. Compared with the Coipasa Salt Flats to the north, especially after rain, the lake surface is like a mirror, reflecting the beautiful and breathtaking sky scenery that seems not to be on the earth. This is also the legendary “Mirror of the Sky”. Uyuni, Bolivia, has the largest salt marsh in the world. In addition to the endless salt flats, there are pink flamingos, thousand-year-old cacti, rare hummingbirds, and a hotel made entirely of salt bricks. It has become a must-visit place for tourists in South America because Salar de Uyuni is a natural salt pan.
6. Stone Forest
It is a suburban county in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, 78 kilometers away from Kunming. It was renamed because of the World Natural Heritage Stone Forest Geopark within the territory. The Stone Forest Scenic Area includes six areas: Big Stone Forest, Small Stone Forest, Bushao Mountain, Liziyuanqing, Wannian Ganoderma lucidum, and Naigu Stone Forest. The landform types of the environment mainly include plateau hills, low mountains, depressions, basins, stone hills, stone forests, stone bud fields, peak clusters and caves, lakes, and river valleys. The most typical one is called Liziying Stone Forest, with strange rocks rising from the ground, jagged peaks, various shapes, and uncanny craftsmanship. It is known as “the first wonder in the world”.
Cappadocia, located in central Turkey, is one of the two best places on earth for hot air ballooning. The historical remains of strange rock formations, caves and semi-reclusive people are fascinating. Over time, under the exposure of the sun and the erosion of wind, frost, rain and snow, the soft parts of the tuff were eroded away, forming gorges and ravines on the ground and undercurrent caves underground. Some are like a huge bunker. Some are light red, ocher or brown, while others are gray, khaki or milky white.