10 of the most fantastic places in the world (10 photos)

In science fiction movies often see an incredible scene, such as islands, flying in the sky or a house elf built in the trees. But the world in which we live, is also full of fantastic places and strange natural formations that amaze.

And although people have changed the world beyond recognition, not all of the unique natural places still lost. Beautiful mountains, turquoise waters, amazing island - our planet is truly rich in places that are breathtaking.

1. Phi Phi Island, Thailand



Phi Phi Islands are located in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the western Andaman Sea coast. Most of these islands - it is not just the sharp rocks that rise from the ocean. The clear turquoise waters and lush tropical greenery make this place a paradise on Earth.

2. Crater Nyiragongo, Congo



Nyiragongo volcano - a unique volcano with steep slopes, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Inside the crater of the volcano lava lake formed that constantly rages and foams, filling the night sky weird red glow. This causes heavy losses villages and nearby cities, both because of the volcanic eruption and the poisonous gases and other deadly forms of seismic activity.

3. Arch Berry Head, Newfoundland, Canada



This magnificent arch is from Spurvink (Spurwink Trail) along the East Coast trail in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. Arch looks quite impressive at its massiveness, and it is so large that it has grown over the whole grove of trees. Be careful when you get to the arch, as she bends around the path to it is quite steep cliffs.

4. Pamukkale, Turkey




Water flowing from the hot springs, and carbonate-calcium deposits on large benches Pamukkale give spectacular views, and on clear days, a reflection of the sky adds amazing blue water. As a result, this place is a bit like an enchanted ice palace, although the temperature is quite comfortable.

5. Tanah Lot, Bali




Tanah Lot - This temple, located on a rocky formation jutting from the island of Bali. This is an amazing place, the silhouette of which, when viewed from certain angles, reminiscent of a fairytale ship. Getting to the temple is possible only through a narrow isthmus. According to legend, it was a holy place, built by a Hindu Brahmin, which is guarded by a huge snake scarf created from a Brahmin.

6. Mount Tianjie, China



These mountains are a giant towering spiers, the height of several hundred meters, decorated with lush vegetation. It seems that they are not amenable to the laws of gravity, resembling floating monoliths from the movie Avatar. Mountains are located in the National Park of Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province in the north, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. Balancing elongated mountains are the result of years of erosion, which arose due to the expansion of ice in the winter.

7. Hamilton Pool Preserve, Texas



Hamilton Pool Preserve - a natural swimming pool, formed thousands of years ago as a result of major erosion. The pool itself is filled with amazing emerald water, framed by limestone rocks covered with lush ferns and moss. With naked down a 15-meter waterfall, which never completely dry, even in the driest periods.

8. Las Kanadas, Tenerife, Canary Islands



Caldera Las Kanadas - a series of volcanoes that are amazing volcanic wasteland. Deserted rocky ground radiates heat and dotted with fumaroles - cracks and holes, spewing toxic fumes. Uneven terrain and sharp rocky outcrops create a truly Martian views.

9. Machu Picchu, Peru



There are many interesting ruins around the world, but Machu Picchu is in this respect a cult place. Located high in the mountains of Peru, in the middle of the rainforest, this place is simply amazing with its beauty. Once he was a most impressive creation of the Inca Empire, its giant walls, terraces and rampady seem to have been carved in a natural way from the endless rocky ledges. Before 1911 this place and did not know until the American historian Hiram Bingham did not find him.

10. Meteora, Greece



Meteora is a monastic complex in central Greece, which is located on a cliff top, which reach heights of up to 600 m above sea level. These monasteries were built in impossible conditions, virtually no roads, as a real achievement of art and a shining example of the architectural transformation into a perfect place of solitude, meditation and prayer.

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