List of described attractions, 201 - 300
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Here are listed monuments and attractions No. 201 - 300 described in this Website.
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|201||Meayll Hill (Mull Hill) Stone Circle||United Kingdom, Isle of Man||Megaliths, Ancient burials, Sites of legends||5||Unique complex of burial chambers - 12 chambers forming a ring with a diameter of 15.6 - 16.2 m. Created circa 3500 BC.|
|202||Cranny Falls||United Kingdom, Northern Ireland||Waterfalls||8||One of the most beautiful and impressive waterfalls in the Northern Ireland.|
|203||Barclodiad y Gawres||United Kingdom, Wales||Megaliths, Ancient burials, Petroglyphs and rock art||6||Neolithic cruciform passage grave, unusual from Wales. Contains six stones adorned with prehistoric carvings - spirals, zig zags, chevrons, lozenges.|
|204||Ecosystem of Henderson Island||Pitcairn Islands||Ecosystems||6||The only atoll in the world covered with pristine forest. More than 60 species of endemic plants and animals are living on the island.|
|205||Ghara Soo Falls||Iran, Razavi Khorasan||Waterfalls||7||Waterfall with 8 cascades, located in spectacular valley between giant sheets of weathered rock.|
|206||The Fortingall Yew||United Kingdom, Scotland||Trees||5||Remains of more than 2000 years old yew tree which in 18th century reached a circumference of 17.2 m.|
|207||Llangernyw Yew||United Kingdom, Wales||Trees||6||This yew tree is believed to be the oldest tree in United Kingdom - its age is assessed to be 4,000 - 5,000 years. Circumference of the fragmented tree is 10.75 m.|
|208||Ashbrittle Yew||United Kingdom, England||Trees||6||Very old, legendary yew tree, now fragmented in 7 trunks. Girth of all trunks - 11.58 m.|
|209||Winchester Cathedral||United Kingdom, England||Churches||4||One of the largest Romanic - Gothic cathedrals in Europe, built in 1079 - 1093, rebuilt in 13th - 16th century. Structure is 169.5 m long. Contains numerous unique artworks.|
|210||Ķintu Aka||Latvia, Kurzeme||Megaliths||6||Unusual megalithic monument - a well made of large stone slabs up to 1 ton heavy. Time of construction and builders are unknown.|
|211||Crowhurst Yew||United Kingdom, England||Trees||7||Giant yew tree with circumference 10.05 m. Wooden door leads into the hollow - there is a room suited for 14 - 15 people inside the tree.|
|212||Tandridge Yew||United Kingdom, England||Trees||7||Giant yew tree, with a girth 11,09 m. Tree developed as a fusion of many sprouts from the main trunk which fell down many centuries ago.|
|213||Mainina Ponor||Timor-Leste, Lautém||Sinkholes||7||In this location Irasiquero River goes underground - every second in this hole disappear 5 - 30 cubic metres of water. Ponor is located in primeval dry tropical forest.|
|214||Yogoluk Sinkhole||Indonesia, Papua||Sinkholes||6||Impressive, up to 240 m deep sinkhole.|
|215||Leang Pute Sinkhole||Indonesia, South Sulawesi||Sinkholes||6||260 - 270 m deep sinkhole with vertical walls.|
|216||Cisolok Geysers and Hot Springs||Indonesia, West Java||Geysers, Springs||5||Group of hot springs, submerged in river. Two hot springs are spouting up like geysers up to 5 m high.|
|217||Dallol hot springs and geysers||Ethiopia, Afar||Springs, Geysers, Spring terraces, Weather phenomena||2||Extraordinary natural phenomena - hydrothermal area, which has formed in salt deposits. Countless hot springs and geysers of brine and acid, colored in garish white, green, yellow and orange colors. Here is the highest mean annual temperature in the world - 34.4 Celsium degrees.|
|218||Soborom geothermal field and Yerike hot spring||Chad, Tibesti||Springs, Geysers||6||The largest and most interesting geothermal fetures of Sahara with steam jets, boiling springs, mud pots and stream, solfataras. Used for healing purposes by local people.|
|219||Allalobed geysers and hot springs||Ethiopia, Afar||Springs, Geysers||5||Group of beautiful hot springs and up to 6 m high, very active geyser.|
|220||Geyser of Edo Laki Island, Langano Lake||Ethiopia, Oromiya||Springs, Geysers||8||After an earthquake in 1906 on Edo Laki Island formed an 25 - 30 m tall geyser, which gradually faded out, disappearing around 1966. Now here is located hot spring.|
|221||Lake Abaya Hot Springs (Chokore Hot Springs)||Ethiopia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region||Springs, Geysers||8||Group of very hot springs. In the recent past here were active geysers, up to 1.8 m high.|
|222||Buranga Hot Springs||Uganda, Western Region||Springs, Geysers||5||Powerful hot springs in the only lowland tropical rainforest of Eastern Africa. Mumbuga spring is forming a 0.5 m high fountain. Springs receive geotheremal energy from the deep faults of East African Rift System.|
|223||Logipi Geyser||Kenya, Rift Valley Province||Springs, Geysers||7||Group of hot boiling springs at the base of volcano. Earlier, in 1930ies here was active geyser, erupting on regular basis up to 1.2 m height.|
|224||North Island Geyser, Lake Turkana||Kenya, Rift Valley Province||Springs, Geysers||8||Hot springs in the volcanic crater - island. Geyser reported here in 2004, not observed anymore.|
|225||Soro Hot Springs, Ol Kokwe Island||Kenya, Rift Valley Province||Springs, Geysers||7||Group of boiling hot springs, mud pools and fumaroles. In 1902 here were reported geysers, which are not observed anymore today.|
|226||Losaramat Hot Springs and Geysers||Kenya, Rift Valley Province||Springs, Geysers||6||Group of hot springs, includes 3 geysers up to 0.7 m high.|
|227||Koibobei Hot Springs and Geysers||Kenya, Rift Valley Province||Springs, Geysers||5||Group of hot springs, includes three geysers. The largest - Kobobei Geyser is up to 4.6 m high.|
|228||Chemurkeu Hot Springs, Lake Bogoria||Kenya, Rift Valley Province||Springs, Geysers||6||Group of 40 hot springs with 4 geysers up to 1.2 m high.|
|229||Loburu Geysers and Hot Springs, Lake Bogoria||Kenya, Rift Valley Province||Springs, Geysers||3||Large group of some 60 hot springs. In the southern part are located six geysers, where one of the geysers is up to 5 m high.|
|230||Analavory Geysers||Madagascar, Itasy Region||Springs||6||Four - five geyser like springs, erupting up to 3 m high due to high content of carbon dioxide. Springs have created more than 4 m high mounds with yellow - rusty orange color.|
|231||Kalambo Falls||Zambia, Northern Province||Waterfalls, Ancient human finds, Ancient settlements||3||221 - 235 m tall falls with single plunge. Near the falls are remnants of settlements where people have been living for approximately 250,000 years.|
|232||Haukadalur geothermal area||Iceland, Suðurland||Springs, Geysers||1||Geothermal area with more than 40 features - geysers, hot springs, mud pools, fumaroles. Geysir and Strokkur from this area belong to most impressive geysers in the world.|
|233||Geysir||Iceland, Suðurland||Springs, Geysers||4||Geysir is known since 18th century at least and has given name to geysers in whole world. In several time periods it has been erupting up to 100 m high, but currently is less active.|
|234||Strokkur||Iceland, Suðurland||Springs, Geysers||3||One of most spectacular geysers in the world, throwing water every few minutes up to 40 m high.|
|235||Óþerrishola (Otherrishola)||Iceland, Suðurland||Springs, Geysers||6||Small geyser in Haukadalur geothermal field. Erupts only at low atmospheric pressure - before the rain.|
|236||Cherokee Sink||United States, Florida||Sinkholes||8||33.4 m deep sinkhole with 24.4 m deep lake in it. Once belowed swimming place, now littered and getting cleaned.|
|237||Wakulla Spring||United States, Florida||Springs, Fossil finds||4||Powerful spring with average output - 11,000 l/s. Rich finds of extinct Pleistocene mammals - mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and others. One of entrances in more than 50 km long underwater cave system.|
|238||Sally Ward Spring||United States, Florida||Springs, Caves||6||3rd magnitude spring, discharging 125 l/s. Through the spring can be entered underwater cave with grandiose halls. Length of explored cave passages - 529 m.|
|239||Wakulla - Leon Sinks cave system||United States, Florida||Caves||3||The longest explored underwater cave in United States, 51,483 m long and up to 106.7 m deep.|
|240||Indian Spring, Wakulla||United States, Florida||Springs, Caves||7||Comparatively weak spring discharging 17 l/s. Diving in this spring though leads into 3,626 m long cave with strong current, which is bypassing the spring.|
|241||St. Marks River Rise||United States, Florida||Springs, Caves||7||A rise of St. Marks River after 1.1 km long flow under the ground. Average output of the rise - 14,700 l/s. Total length of exploored cave passages before the rise - 3 kilometres.|
|242||Jinbar Falls (Jin Bahir Falls)||Ethiopia, Amhara||Waterfalls||3||More than 500 m tall waterfall, falling nearly vertically into Geech Abyss.|
|243||Pierre Saint-Martin Cave||France, Aquitaine||Caves||2||One of the major caves on Earth, 80,200 m long and up to 1,408 m deep. Contains some of the largest cave rooms in the world.|
|244||St. Etienne Cathedral, Meaux||France, Île-de-France||Churches||5||Unfinished Gothic cathedral with harmonious architecture. Built over an extended period of time from 12th to 16th century.|
|245||Gunnuhver geothermal area||Iceland, Suðurnes||Springs, Geysers, Sites of legends||7||A geothermal field with mud pools and fumaroles. In the past here existed also some geysers. Legend about ghost, which was dragged in the fumarole.|
|246||Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow||Russia, Moscow||Churches||1||Unique structure - a group of nine churches built in 1555 - 1561 to commemorate the victories of Ivan the Terrible. This building has left much influence on Russian architecture.|
|247||Sautadet Falls||France, Languedoc-Roussillon||Waterfalls||7||470 m long section of waterfalls, rapids, hollows and cliff blades, formed by Cèze river on a limestone massif.|
|248||Khoun Xe Cave (Xe Ban Fai Cave)||Laos, Khammouane||Caves||2||One of the most impressive caves in the world. This 13,6 km long cave is traversed by the largest cave river in the world, here are located the largest rimstone pools in the world and here live the largest spiders in the world.|
|249||Grande Cascade de Gavarnie (Gavarnie Falls)||France, Midi-Pyrénées||Waterfalls||3||The tallest waterfall in France, 422 m tall. Located in dramatic landscape, one of the most picturesque natural landmarks in Europe.|
|250||Monturaqui Crater||Chile, Antofagasta||Impact craters||5||One of the most impressive impact craters in South America, created by meteorite some 660,000 years ago. 350 - 370 m wide, up to 34 m deep.|
|251||Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (Vaucluse Spring)||France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur||Springs, Caves, Ancient shrines, Sites of legends||2||One of the most powerful springs in the world and the most powerful in France, with average output 20,000 l/s. Shaft of the spring is 308 m deep.|
|252||Masroor Rock Cut Temples (Masrur Temples)||India, Himachal Pradesh||Hindu shrines, Rock cut architecture||4||Group of 15 ornate temples hewn from live stone in the second half of 8th century. Temples are formed like steep-sided pyramids. Unique monument of architecture, possibly the earliest example of Nagara architecture style.|
|253||Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram||India, Tamil Nadu||Hindu shrines, Rock cut architecture||2||Rare example of rock cut monolithic buildings. This group of five ornate shrines and three sculptures of animals was created in late 7th century AD.|
|254||Trou de Bone||New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands||Sinkholes||7||40 m deep sinkhole in Maré Island, New Caledonia. At the bottom if this sinkhole is a lake.|
|255||Le Bone de Léproserie||New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands||Sinkholes||6||Approximately 90 m deep sinkhole in Maré Island, New Caledonia, which contains 40 m deep lake.|
|256||Savusavu Hot springs||Fiji, Northern||Geysers, Springs||6||A large group of boiling springs, which in late 19th century turned into 12 - 18 m tall geysers. Endemic species of microorganisms.|
|257||Latte Stone Park, Guam||Guam||Megaliths||6||A collection of eight latte stones - unique Mariana megaliths, made by Chamorro people some 1000 years ago. These stones have been relocated from a site of military base.|
|258||Rota Latte Stones Quarry (As Nieves Quarry)||Northern Mariana Islands, Rota||Megaliths||5||Site with the largest megaliths in Mariana Islands - a quarry with unfinished stone blocks. The stones are up to 7.6 m long and 34 tons heavy.|
|259||Moqua Caves and Moqua Well||Nauru||Caves||8||The best known cave in Nauru, contains a small freshwater lake - important source of water.|
|260||Arorae navigational stones - Te Atibu-ni-Borau||Kiribati, Gilbert Islands||Megaliths||6||An ancient navigational aid - a group of flat, standing, up to 1.5 m tall stone sheets, pointing towards 88 - 150 km distant islands.|
|261||Rai of Yap - the stone money||Federated States of Micronesia, Yap||Megaliths||2||A rare fusion of megalithic culture and modern finance management. There are several thousands of stone discs all over the Yap, the largest have diameter of 3.6 m and weigh several tons.|
|262||Basilica of St. Peter Channel in Poi||Wallis and Futuna||Churches||7||Impressive pilgrimage church, built in 1986. Devoted to the only Catholic saint in Polynesia - Pierre Chanel.|
|263||Ha´amonga ´a Maui (Trilithon) and ´esi Maka Fa´akinanga||Tonga, Tongatapu||Megaliths, Monuments||3||Unique megalithic structure - a trilithon of three coral slabs, which rise up to 5.2 m above the ground. Built in early 13th century to secure the unity of the royal dynasty of Tonga.|
|264||Nanumanga Fire Caves||Tuvalu||Caves||6||A submarine cave with marks of fire on the ceiling and walls. Cave is located 37 - 46 m below the sea level - thus it could be above the dry land only 8000 years ago, although it is considered that first people came to Polynesia 3000 years ago.|
|265||Sinaloa Waterfall||Samoa||Waterfall||5||Tallest waterfall in Samoa - 180 - 250 m tall falls in the largest rainforest of Polynesia.|
|266||Vailulu'u Eel City and Moat of Death||American Samoa||Ecosystem, Volcano||5||A unique habitat - hydrothermal vents of submarine volcano inhabited by very large number of synapobranchid eels Dysommina rugosa. Base of volcano contains a dead zone due to toxic water.|
|267||Niau tropical forest - feo||French Polynesia, Tuamotu and Gambier islands||Ecosystem||7||A remnant of Tuamotu tropical moist forest on a small atoll. On the island are endemic species of plants, this is also the only place where lives Tuamotu kingfisher.|
|268||Marae Arahurahu||French Polynesia, Windward Islands||Ancient shrine, Megalith, Site of legends||6||The largest marae in Tahiti, restored in 1953 and serving as a centre of Polynesian performing arts.|
|269||Morongo Uta||French Polynesia, Austral Islands||Fortification, Ancient settlement||6||The oldest of 14 hilltop fortifications on the small and remote Rapa Iti island, built circa 1450 - 1550 AD. Such amount of fortifications on a small island is unique in Pacific.|
|270||Vaipo Falls||French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands||Waterfall||4||Approximately 350 m tall waterfall, which has formed the magnificent Vaipo Canyon. The tallest Polynesian waterfall outside Hawaii and New Zealand.|
|271||Me'ae Iipona||French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands||Ancient shrine, Megalith, Petroglyphs, Site of legends||3||One of the most impressive ancient shrines in Pacific. This enormous meae contains 18 stone sculptures, including the 2.43 m tall Tiki Takaii and the mysterious Makii Taua Pepe.|
|272||Marae Fare Opu||French Polynesia, Leeward Islands||Ancient shrine, Megalith, Petroglyphs||7||Once important Polynesian marae, built in 15th - 16th century as a royal ceremonial structure. Contains two stones with petroglyphs. Partly destroyed.|
|273||Grand Bois, Amsterdam Island||Saint Paul and Amsterdam Islands||Ecosystems||7||8 ha large remnant of unique Sub-Antarctic forest, consisting of Phylica arborea trees.|
|274||La Grande Cascade de la rivière du Château||Kerguelen Islands||Waterfalls||7||Magnificent, approximately 150 m tall waterfall with three major cascades.|
|275||Grytviken Church (Whalers Church)||South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands||Churches||7||The oldest church in the Antarctic region, built from wood in Neo-Gothic style in 1913.|
|276||Christ Church Cathedral, Stanley||Falkland Islands||Churches||8||Southernmost Anglican cathedral, built in Gothic Revival style in 1892.|
|277||Ventisquero Colgante Falls||Chile, Aisén||Waterfalls||2||Unusual, more than 350 m tall and powerful group of waterfalls, starting from the base of glacier.|
|278||Laja Falls||Chile, Biobío||Waterfalls||5||Four horseshoe formed waterfalls on Laja River. The highest fall is 35 m tall, total width of all falls - approximately 455 m.|
|279||Alerce Milenario in Monumento Alerce Costero||Chile, Los Rios||Trees||6||The largest known alerce tree (Fitzroya cupressoides) with trunk circumference 11.4 m, over 60 m tall.|
|280||Forest on Robinson Crusoe Island||Chile, Valparaíso, Juan Fernández archipelago||Ecosystems||2||Unique forest where all the species of trees are endemic - not met anywhere else in the world. 132 endemic species of plants and several hundred species of endemic insects. Area of very high scientific importance.|
|281||Dendroseris neriifolia - one of the rarest trees in the world||Chile, Valparaíso, Juan Fernández archipelago||Trees||7||Only two trees of this species remain in the nature. Both trees are located in a deep ravine in Robinson Crusoe Island.|
|282||The Marble Caves (Cavernas de Mármol)||Chile, Aisén||Caves, Natural arches||4||A group of visually very impressive caverns, columns and tunnels formed by the coastal erosion in a giant monolith of marble. Additional effect comes from the unusual blue color of the lake.|
|283||Milodon Cave (Cueva del Milodón)||Chile, Magallanes||Caves, Fossil finds, Ancient human finds||5||200 m long, vast cave. In the cave were found well preserved remnants of extinct South American mammals - contemporaries of the first people. The best known is the find of fossils of the giant ground sloth.|
|284||Iguazu Falls||Argentina, Misiones and Brazil, Paraná||Waterfalls||1||One of the most impressive natural landmarks in world - up to 82 m tall and 2,682 m wide waterfall, surrounded by lusch subtropical jungle. Possibly the most magnificent waterfall of the world.|
|285||Valparaíso historic centre||Chile, Valparaíso||Cities and towns||4||Once influential metropolis, developed mostly on steep hillsides. Flourished in late 19th - early 20th centuries. Valparaíso has unique urban fabric and had up to 26 operating funiculars.|
|286||Ostuni - the White City||Italy, Apulia||Cities and towns, Ancient cities and towns||4||Medieval hilltop city consisting of bright white, closely located buildings. Ostuni was founded in 7th century BC by Messapi people and has been continuously inhabited since then.|
|287||Persepolis||Iran, Fars||Ancient cities and towns, Abandoned cities and towns||1||Outstanding monument of urban planning and architecture - the ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire in 521 - 330 BC. Devastated by Alexander the Great, contains ruins of numerous magnificent structures and many stone carvings.|
|288||Puerto Princesa Subterranean River||Philippines, Palawan||Caves, Ecosystems||2||Enormous cave system with the largest subterranean estuary in the world. This more than 24 km long cave system contains 8.4 km long underground river which ends directly in the sea. Tidal wave travels 6 km deep in the cave.|
|289||Moconá Falls (Yucumã Falls)||Argentina, Misiones and Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul||Waterfalls||3||Unique waterfall, located longitudinally to the Uruguay River. Width of falls - 1,800 - 2,700 m, height of vertical fall - up to 12 m. Visible only at low water.|
|290||Pozo de las Animas - Well of Souls||Argentina, Mendoza||Sinkholes||6||Two closely located sinkholes with lakes at their bottoms. The largest is 101 m deep. Wind creates an eerie, howling sound here and the place is considered to be enchanted.|
|291||Monday Falls (Saltos del Monday)||Paraguay, Alto Paraná||Waterfalls||4||Approximately 45 m tall and 120 m wide falls in the outskirts of Ciudad del Este city.|
|292||Nacunday Falls (Salto Ñacunday)||Paraguay, Alto Paraná||Waterfalls||4||Approximately 40 m tall and 110 m wide waterfall with a single, vertical step.|
|293||Colonia del Sacramento Old Town||Uruguay, Colonia||Cities and towns||5||Oldest city in Uruguay, established by Portuguese in 1680 to secure their geopolitical interests in this part of world. Very well preserved historical centre, unique in this region.|
|294||Arcoiris Falls||Bolivia, Santa Cruz||Waterfalls||4||88 m high and circa 50 m wide falls on the rim of enormous, remote and exotic tableland.|
|295||Frederico Ahlfeld Falls||Bolivia, Santa Cruz||Waterfalls||5||25 - 45 m high waterfall on Paucerna River in the exotic Caparu tableland.|
|296||Cola de Caballo Falls||Bolivia, Santa Cruz||Waterfalls||6||More than 90 m tall waterfall on a tributary of Paucerna River in the exotic Caparu tableland.|
|297||Yumbilla Falls||Peru, Amazonas||Waterfalls||3||895.5 m tall waterfall, the fifth tallest in the world. 4 - 5 cascades, the amount ot water is low.|
|298||Aramu Muru - the mystical portal||Peru, Puno||Rock cut architecture, Sites of legends||5||An unfinished rock cut portal near Lake Titicaca. A site of numerous traditional and modern legends about a portal to another world.|
|299||Páramo El Ángel - eerie land of frailejones||Ecuador, Carchi||Ecosystems||4||Visually astounding ecosystem - some 10,000 ha large alpine moorland with a forest of the rare frailejones - Espeletia pycnophylla ssp. angelensis.|
|300||Iracoubou St. Joseph Church||French Guiana, Cayenne||Churches||7||The interior of this church (built in 1893) is a masterpiece of naïve art. Frescoes were painted by a prisoner - burglar.|
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Wikimedia Commons, Tropenmuseum of The Royal Tropical institute, taken in 1949. CC BY-SA 3.0.
The best known geysers of Indonesia are found among Cisolok Hot Springs. Here are located three - four geysers, spouting hot water up to 5 m high.
One of the most impressive trees in England is Crowhurst Yew. This giant yew tree is "adorned" with somewhat mysterious entrance door into the trunk.
One of the most unusual places on Earth is Dallol Volcano. It is dubbed to be the most colourful place on Earth and the hottest place in the world. This is the only volcano in the world below the sea level and without water over it. This place has got the only geysers of salt and acid in the world - and lots of them!
These unique phenomena have been created by a rare coincidence of several geological factors.
Some of the most amazing hot springs in East Africa are Buranga Hot Springs. Currently here are flowing 37 springs which receive the geothermal heat from the deep faults of East African Rift System. One of the springs - Mumbuga spring - is a perpetual spouter - a permanent small fountain.
It is weird to see how many tourist Websites and guides are wrong about Analavory Geysers. When describing this interesting landmark, they start telling about the volcanic activity and how the water contacts superheated volcanic rocks and boils up and then rises upwards as a steam, forming the geyser.
In fact Analavory Geysers are man-made and are not true geysers.
Wakulla Spring is one of the largest springs worldwide and it is also a part of one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world.
One of the tallest waterfalls in Africa is the little known Jinbar Waterfall, which is more than 500 m high.
The tallest waterfall in France is Grande Cascade de Gavarnie – Gavarnie Falls. This 422 m tall waterfall forms a magnificent backdrop of Cirque de Gavarnie – the most dramatic landscape in Pyrenees.
Pancha Rathas are some of the most surprising structures not only in Mahabalipuram but in the whole Southern India. This group of ornate, monolithic structures was cut from a single stone in the late 7th century.
Once upon a time (no one knows when) somebody planned to make the largest megaliths in Mariana Islands. It was planned to erect up to 7.6 m tall stone columns, capped with 1.5 m high capstones.
Unfortunately this project was not a success. The giant stones were left lying in Rota Latte Stones Quarry.
One of the most unusual megalithic monuments in Pacific is Ha'amonga 'a Maui in Tonga. It has no analogues regarding its construction, shape and the enormous size of stones.
Most likely this giant structure was created some 800 years ago as a monument of the inseparable royal dynasty of Tonga. There are not many countries in the world with such centuries old monument for their unity.
One of the most dramatic and impressive natural monuments in Polynesia is Vaipo Cascade - Vaipo Falls. The beauty of these magnificent, circa 350 m tall falls is enhanced by the rare, amazing landscape of Vaipo Canyon.
The Marble Caves is geological formation of unusual beauty. These caves have formed in a pure marble and are bathed in the deep blue water of General Carrera Lake.
Medieval centre of Ostuni.
Jelly, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0
When approaching from the Adriatic Sea, Ostuni looks like a mountain of white houses rising from the green olive plantations. This ancient town is more than 2500 years old.
There is no other habitat like this in the whole world - tides bring the salty sea water 6 km far into the enormous passages of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. Passages of this giant underworld are more than 24 km long and here is located one of the largest cave halls in the world - Italian's Chamber.
Nacunday Falls, Paraguay.
Hugo Diaz Lavigne, Wikimedia Commons / public domain
Paraguay has its own "Niagara Falls" - the beautiful Nacunday Falls.
The 35 - 40 m tall and 110 m wide Nacunday Falls are located just 900 m from the mighty Paraná River.
Frailejones - Espeletia pycnophylla and fog, Páramo El Ángel.
Thomas van Hengstum, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
In the highlands of tropics in several locations of the world have formed unique montane moors with eerie, tall plants.
Páramo El Ángel in Ecuador is characteristic example of such ecosystems - here thousands of frailejones are rising up to 10 m tall.