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Karst landscapes

Mount Api pinnacles, Malaysia
Mount Api pinnacles / Paul White, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

WorldBlue Described karst landscapes

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WorldYellow What is included in this category?

Limestone, dolostone, and gypsum are quite common rocks and cover a major part of the land.

Hell in Grand Cayman
Hell in Grand Cayman / SWIMPHOTO, / CC BY 2.0

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 terrain from this rock. And, well, some of these places are VERY unusual!

WorldViolet Top 25 karst landscapes





PulhapanzĂĄk Falls, Honduras

Antarctica and Subantarctic islands


Australia and Oceania


North America

South America

WorldYellow Recommended books

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as molded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days.

Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science contains 350 alphabetically arranged entries. The topics include cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, art in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst history, and conservation and management. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content lists and a comprehensive index to facilitate searching and browsing.