Dense forests, high cliffs, ice caves and much more. We have compiled a list of the most beautiful and unusual places on the planet. Enjoy!
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
The National Park "Plitvice Lakes" was founded in 1949. It is the largest national park in Croatia, as well as the oldest park in the South-Eastern Europe. More than one million visitors flock here to admire the beauty of the park. There are many waterfalls, caves and lakes. The area is home to over 100 species of birds. Most of the park consists of beech and fir. The park is incredibly beautiful in winter, when frozen waterfalls and all covered with white snow.
Fingal's Cave, Scotland
Named in honor of the hero of the epic poem of the 18th century, Fingal's Cave has numerous geometric columns reminiscent of Giant's Causeway in Ireland. The cave is formed of interconnected hexagonal basalt columns created by solidified lava. This sea cave on the island of Staffa, which is part of Scotland. High arched roof amplifies the sound of the ocean. Although even small boats can not go into the cave, many local companies offer tours of the area.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
The bay is located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the South China Sea. It includes more than 3,000 islands and cliffs, caves and cliffs, making it one of the most unusual places in the world. The bay is an extraordinary example of the erosion of limestone. The name Ha Long means "where the dragon descended into the sea." Because of the vertical nature of the sparsely populated archipelago. Most of the islands are negligible, however, most have their own large inland lakes. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Red Beach, Panjin, China
This place is probably far from the traditional understanding of the beach. Instead, the vast expanses of sand we see the algae, called Sued. Most of the year, these green algae, however, with the onset of fall, they become dark, cherry-red color. In addition to its whimsical painting, 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 wetlands in the world.
Giants, Northern Ireland
Located next to the Atlantic Ocean, or the Giant's Causeway Giants, as it is called, is one of the strangest natural wonders. It represents about 40, 000 columns, the majority of which have six faces. These columns are remarkably similar to a honeycomb. The creation of this space of cooled magma took nearly 60 million years. Scientists believe that its final shape it took around 15, 000 years ago after the last Ice Age.
Thermal springs, Pamukkale, Turkey
Take a trip on the Aegean Sea and close to the River Menderes you will find wonderful hot springs. For many centuries, people have bathed in these hot, mineral-laden, water. Pools and frozen waterfalls form layered rock. Spring water is rich in calcium, magnesium and bicarbonate. The flow in Pamukkale occurs at a rate of 400 liters per second, and this flow all the time forms new small round pools.
Some believe that this rock has the form of a dinosaur, others say it is a dragon, while others argue that the monster. Either way, this natural formation is human interest. Every year thousands of people come to the north of the peninsula vatnsneskogo to look at this "dinosaur watering." Scala has three holes and to prevent further erosion of it was reinforced concrete. Even in photographs, viewers can see the stains from bird droppings, which gave the name of the rock. Translated from the Icelandic word meaning Hvitserkur white shirt.
Antelope Canyon, USA
This canyon is the most visited in the Southwest United States. One look at the smooth, orange-red walls makes people excited. Antelope Canyon was formed by flash floods. Due to heavy rains, and it still changes shape. While scientists are not sure when people discovered this cave, however, the local Navajo tribes argue that this surreal canyon has always been part of their history.
Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
The valley is located just north of the city of Chengdu. Covering an area of about 720 square kilometers, it contains an impressive array of fantastic forests, spectacular waterfalls and tranquil lakes. In this area grows more than 2550 species of plants.