World’s most interesting places
Today Monemvasia is sleepy, small and nevertheless unusual town.
In medieval times this fortified town was a lot more important – it was one of the last strongholds of Byzantine Empire.
Currently described 579 landmarks
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The lake in Cenote Angelica is not entirely unique but nevertheless, no other place in the world has brought such impressive sights and images. Deep in this lake is a weird, gloomy fog which constantly is in the move. Below this layer of mist is the next layer of water – lifeless, dark realm behind the eternal mist.
There is a unique forest in a faraway corner of the Republic of Congo. This forest – nicknamed Goualougo Triangle – is pristine. People never lived here and animals don’t fear people. Most amazing are the local chimpanzees – nowhere else on Earth apes have developed as much as here.
Some of the world’s most unusual caves are located at the foot of Mount Elgon. Here, in thick forests among the trees are hidden some shallow, wide hollows which have been created not only by geological processes but also by… elephants. The best known of these caves is Kitum Cave.
The contemporary Lord Howe Island is just a small piece of once enormous island. For millions of years, unique plants and animals evolved on this large island… which became smaller and smaller. Now many hundreds of unique species are crammed on the remaining crumble of land in the immense ocean.
One of the most outstanding islands in the world is the small Aldabra. The rich and highly unusual ecosystem on this island is governed by… giant turtles.
There are not many pure stands of cycads in the world. One of the most impressive ones is Modjadji cycad forest in South Africa – beautiful monument of natural and human history.
In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to fulfill a dream and hike the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike along the entire 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. On page after page, readers are treated to rich descriptions of the valleys and mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the life-changing moments that can only be experienced when dreams are pursued.
NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization’s world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture.
10 most popular landmarks, October 2018
- 1. Solomon Islands: Kakamora Caves – mystery of the dwarf people
- 2. India: Jogimara Cave, Sita Bengra Cave
- 3. China: Xiaozhai tiankeng – world’s largest sinkhole
- 4. Russia: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
- 5. Argentina/Brazil: Iguazu Falls
- 6. India: Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist caves
- 7. India: Bhimbetka cave shelters
- 8. India: Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple – wonder of Ancient India
- 9. United States: Hyperion – tallest announced tree in the world
- 10. Mexico: Naica Cave of the Crystals
Wondermondo has included in this category these places of the world where a larger area of soluble rocks is exposed and water has shaped unusual relief from this rock. And, well, some of these places are VERY unusual!
Here is presented unique list of more than 60 most unusual and interesting rock formations of the world: most impressive canyons and cliffs, natural arches, improbable balancing rocks and similar landmarks.