10 Strange And Breathtaking Natural Wonders Of The World

December 3, 2014

From the mysterious Marble Caves in Chile to Egypt’s awe-inspiring White Desert, the world boasts a plethora of natural wonders that are not only amazing, but are rather weird as well. Mysteriousotherworldly and downright stunning, these bizarre natural spectacles are a true testament to Mother Nature’s uncanny ability to amaze even the most seasoned photographers and travelers.

Tired of gazing on stereotypical landscapes of white-sand beaches, rolling green hills and clear azure lakes? Looking for unique spectacular sights? Take a close look at these 10 bizarre natural wonders.

10. Waitomo Caves – New Zealand

For more than a hundred years, New Zealand’s world renowned Waitomo Caves have been attracting hordes of foreign and local tourists, thanks to its shimmering and spell-binding glowworms.  As a visitor of these caves, you get to enjoy a magical boat tour that lets you feast your eyes on this one-of-a-kind sight.

9. Cave of Crystals – Mexico

To be honest, the Cave of Crystals reminds me of Superman’s headquarters and place of solace, the “Fortress of Solitude”. Nestled over a thousand feet underground in Naica, Mexico, this surreal subterranean chamber flaunts an array of large opaque crystals that are as tall as fifty feet and as wide as four feet.

8. White Desert – Egypt

The White Desert, or also referred as Sahara el Beyda, is exactly what its name implies, a vast barren land of white sands that would pretty much look ordinary in the North Pole and Arctic regions. Millions of years ago, the White Desert was a vibrant seabed, but it is now transformed into a dry area brimming with lofty rock chalk formations. Sculpted by the sand and wind, these rock formations are intriguing sights that look like twisted and melted versions of Olaf, which is a fictional snowman character in the film Frozen.

7. Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area-  China

Once a secluded and inaccessible part of the Hunan province in China, this highly touted UNESCO World Heritage Site is now a burgeoning tourist spot that lures tourists with its numerous towering natural skyscrapers.

6. Marble Caves – Chile

Six millenniums of surf erosions have led to the creation of the waving patterns that give the Marble Caves their breathtaking marbleized effect, which is also enhanced by the Carrera Lake’s green and blue water.

5. Giant’s Causeway – United Kingdom

Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway is by far one of the strangest and most sought-after natural wonders in all of Europe. With interlocked basalt columns forming a massive pathway, it is no wonder this unique natural masterpiece is viewed as an alleyway for giants and titans.

4. Lencois Maranhenses National Park – Brazil

The Lencois Maranhenses National Park flaunts ponds with crystal clear waters that blend perfectly with its desert-like landscapes.

3. Devils Marbles – Australia  

Giving Ayers Rock a run for its money, the Devils Marbles are rust-colored prehistoric granite boulders that are fast becoming one of the most iconic natural wonders in Australia.

2. Cano Cristales – Colombia

Every year, thousands of travelers from all corners of the world come to the Serranea de la Macarena in central Colombia to find out why the Cano Cristales is lauded as the world’s most beautiful river. Nicknamed as the River of Five Colors, Cano Cristales is an incredible biological wonder that turns shades green, orange, yellow, blue and red into a dynamic natural show (when the conditions are right, though).

1. Salar De Uyuni – Bolivia

Wowing sightseers with its vast and magnificent white landscape, the Salar De Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, stretching for over 10,000 square kilometers.

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Ashley Thompson
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