Our Earth is the most amazing and beautiful planet in the solar system. It has got a ton of most beautiful natural places that are totally mind-blowing. Among those place, we have chosen the top 10 most beautiful places that you can visit with ease.
Grand Canyon, USA
Grand Canyon is a steep and narrow valley that was formed due to the flow of the Colorado River in Arizona, USA. The formation of Grand Canyon about 5,000 years ago has exposed the geological history of 2 billion years. The colorful layers of the rock show the geological background of different time and the oldest exposed rock dates back to 1.8 billion years. The length of this canyon is about 446 km (277 miles) with an average depth of one mile.
Grand Canyon is one of the best natural places to visit in the United States. Most of the people usually go to the southern rim of Grand Canyon to enjoy and capture the most amazing views.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Bolivia has the world’s largest natural salt flat with the name of Salar de Uyuni. A salt flat, also called salt pan, is a flat ground which is covered with salt and many other minerals. These salt flats are mostly formed when water that carries along salt evaporate.
Salar de Uyuni covers more than 4,000 square miles of land. The salt flat has the thickness between 7 to 66 feet in most of the regions. Due to the high amount of salt and very flat surface the sun rays can become magnified in this region. People have to cover their eye with sunglasses to protect their eyes from harm.
Blue Ridge Mountains, USA
The Blue Ridge Mountains are the part of Appalachian Mountains range. These mountains are mostly known for their blue color. This blue color becomes visible if you see the mountains from a distance. Actually, the mountains themselves are not blue, but the haze of blue color is contributed by the trees. The trees in these mountains release a chemical called isoprene which scatters the blue light from the sunlight.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are a very famous place to visit and they have two national parks within them for this purpose. These parks are the Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These two parks are connected with a highway called Blue Ridge Parkway which is 755 km long. This highway presents very beautiful scenes of the Blue Ridge Mountains that are must watch.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole of Belize is one of the most amazing places formed naturally. This hole is a large marine sinkhole which is very famous for scuba diving and is listed in top 5 scuba diving places of the world. It is 300 meters in the diameter with a depth of 125 meters and is circular shaped.
The Great Blue Hole began to take shape in an ice age around 150,000 years ago. It has been listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Zhangye National Geopark, China
Zhangye National Geopark is very famous for its colorful mountainous land that covers an area of 322 square kilometers. It is located in the city of Zhangye in China and has been voted as one of the best Chinese landforms. Due to this reason, many roads and boardwalks have been constructed to ease the tourists to get access in this mountainous land.
There are many layers in the Zhangye National Geopark landform each with their own distinctive color. These colors represent the millions of years of geological history of the Earth.
Pamukkale is a very famous natural place in Denizli, Turkey. It is famous due to the structures that are made by carbonate minerals that were carried and left by flowing water. This place has been attracting a large number of tourists from thousands of years ago, especially due to the presence of thermal pools.
The number of tourists in Pamukkale in the 20th century has grown so much that many of its structures got damaged. Many hotels and artificial constructions have been demolished in the mid-20th century to avoid further damage. Pamukkale has been added in the list World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1988.
Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
Reynisfjara Beach is one of the famous places in Iceland to visit. It looks very strange and sometimes tourists may feel it is the place from another world. It is because this beach is covered with basalt stone columns and its sand is black colored. Many of the times the sky gets full of lovely colorful northern lights.
Algar de Benagil, Portugal
This is one of the most amazing and beautiful caves in Europe. It is located in Algarve coast in Portugal and is only accessible from the sea by boats. The natural lighting effects inside this cave are very amazing and beautiful which are created by the illumination of water by sunlight.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay is the most beautiful natural site for tourists located in Quang Ninh Province of Vietnam. It takes an area of more than 1,500 square kilometers which includes around 2,000 islets. These islets are mostly made of limestone and are crowded with green trees which makes this place very beautiful. Many species of birds and fishes habitat in this area. This site has been added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most amazing places on the Earth to visit. It is located in the Republic of Croatia and is the oldest national park of this country. This place has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list in 1979.
One of the most amazing thing about this park is its varying altitudes between 1,280 meters and 280 meters. Which gives this park an advantage of many waterfalls that furnish the lakes. There are around 16 lakes in this park that are linked naturally and with man-made canals. The whole park is expanded in 300 square kilometers and contains many wild animals including birds, wolves, and bears.