World’s most interesting places
One of the most sacred places in Burma is Popa Taung Kalat – incredible monastery perched on the top of cliff. Burmese pilgrims come here to worship nats – sacred spirits.
There are many beliefs about the mountain, locals tell many stories about ghosts (Weikzars and Zawgyis) seen here.
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They might not be the largest falls in Africa, but… Epupa Falls belong to the most beautiful ones.
The mighty Kunene River here divides into numerous smaller streams and each of them falls down in a picturesque canyon. Add to this view an idyllic landscape with baobabs and palms basking in the afternoon sun – there can’t be anything better than this!
There is only one place on Earth where is found a gorgeous gemstone – tanzanite, which is found in Merelani Hills, Tanzania. Thousands of workers continue to mine it hundreds of meters deep but it is expected that the only find of this stone may be exhausted soon. This stone is a precious, very unusual gift by nature in a strictly limited amount.
The vast expanses of Siberia hold many secrets and surprises. One of them is a find of very unusual, beautiful mineral – charoite. Only in 1970ies, the beauty of this stone was noticed. Now it is known worldwide but up to this day, there is known only one place where it can be found – Sireneviy Kamen.
Two very unusual lakes were discovered under the thick ice of Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic in 2018. These lakes, most likely, are hypersaline and not freezing at the temperature which is constantly below -10.5°C.
Lakes have been isolated from the outer world for at least 120 thousand years and may contain unique life forms. Thus far there are not known any other similar lakes in the world.
In Madagascar is the only known place on the planet where are found some of the most amazing gemstones – blue garnets, which change the color. In daylight, these stones could be pure blue, but in artificial light, they have a bright purple color.
When ascending one of the numerous Chocolate Hills on a clear day, opens a unique view – the plain up to the horizon is filled with countless symmetrical hills – all of them similar, with roughly the same height and form. This sight becomes even more unusual in the dry period of the year when al the mysterious hills turn brown.
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, November 2018
- 1. Solomon Islands: Kakamora Caves – mystery of the dwarf people
- 2. India: Jogimara Cave, Sita Bengra Cave
- 3. Russia: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
- 4. China: Xiaozhai tiankeng – world’s largest sinkhole
- 5. Argentina/Brazil: Iguazu Falls
- 6. India: Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple – wonder of Ancient India
- 7. Italy: Milan Cathedral – greatest Gothic cathedral in Italy
- 8. Philippines: Balete tree in Maria Aurora (Millenium Tree)
- 9. India: Badami Cave Temples
- 10. India: Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist caves
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.