Mother Nature has many surprises for us. One can travel all over the world, his spectacle is always the most striking. Superb and imperial, its beauty is revealed even in the eyes of the most seasoned travelers, whether underwater or on the surface of the Earth. Open your eyes!
Here are 11 of the most breathtaking natural phenomena in the world.
The Giant’s Causeway – Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway , a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a volcanic formation on the coast of Northern Ireland. Its 40,000 columns of basalts would result from a volcanic eruption over 60 million years ago. Other explanations, less scientific, try to explain the phenomenon. Between myths and legends , the place has in any case not finished to make dream travelers.
Hillier Lake – Australia
Discovered in 1802 by explorer Matthew Flinders, Hillier Lake is one of the greatest scientific enigmas of our era. Its waters, of a bright pink shining, intrigue the researchers of the whole world. The most rational explanation for its particular color would be the presence of certain bacteria in the salt deposits.
The Baobab Alley of Morondava – Madagascar
These baobabs along the dirt road between Belon’i Tsiribihina and Morondava are located in a protected area since 2007. A total of 12 thirty-meter trees are located in this area, some of which are more than 800 years old. These trees did not grow so disparate, but were part of a dense tropical forest that has now disappeared. Baptized “? roots of the sky ?” by the Malagasy, they offer a magnificent spectacle at sunset.
The Golden Rock – Myanmar
Located south of Myanmar, the Golden Rock is an enormous block of 6 m diameter balanced at 1200 m altitude. Given his position, he should have fallen for a long time, so that this miracle is attributed to Buddha, or at least to one of his hair that would hold the rock like a sacred thread. A highly tourist place, you must nevertheless climb a path in the jungle to reach it, and beliefs oblige , only men are allowed to approach it.
Spotted Lake – Canada
Spotted Lake , or spotted lake, is a closed-alien lake in British Columbia. Every summer, the same strange phenomenon occurs: with the dryness, the minerals contained in the lake crystallize to form rings where the water is trapped. This place is considered sacred by the Okanagans who lend it powers of healing.
Thor’s well – USA
In Oregon, the Thor Well is a rare and extraordinary phenomenon. It is actually a hole that transforms into a huge fountain when the waves are engulfed. The main attraction of Cape Perpetua, the Thor Puit is also in the heart of a marine reserve where you can observe colonies of sea lions and whales offshore .
Pamukkale – Turkey
Pamukkale means “Cotton Castle” in Turkish. The site, relatively recent, is a tufa elaborated by the warm waters that flow from the mountain. By evaporating, the springs allow the limestone to settle on the flanks of the cliff, forming basins and petrified cascades. Pamukkale was the spa town of Hierapolis in the 2nd century BC. There are the remains of a Roman theater and a Byzantine church, as well as the remains of a temple dedicated to Apollo.
Waitomo Caves – New Zealand
If these New Zealand caves impress tourists from all over the world, it is mainly for their unusual inhabitants : thousands of blue fireflies, Arachnocampa Luminosa, which cover their walls. The spectacle is striking and unique in the world, this kind of glow-worms being found only in New Zealand .
Zhangjiajie National Park – China
It is sometimes called “The World of Avatar”, and for good reason, it would have inspired James Cameron for his film Avatar . It is one of the most beautiful sites in China , located only 2 h 30 from Beijing. Discovered in the 1970s, the park is a true geological museum .
Chocolate Hills – Philippines
Located on Bohol Island, Chocolate Hills is a surprising formation made up of over a thousand cone-shaped hills. Verdant in summer, they turn brown from the arrival of autumn, resembling to be mistaken for enormous mounds of chocolate. The site, spread over a surface of 50 km2, is classified as a UNESCO heritage since 2006.
Fingal Cave – Scotland
On the island of Staffa, the Fingal Grotto offers the most psychedelic decor that has inspired artists of all stripes for centuries. This marine cave is supported by perfectly hexagonal basaltic flows. For the Celts, it would be the end of a bridge overlapping the sea, and the other end would be … the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland .