Top 10 Most Astonishing Places in the World
Our world is full of beautiful and amazing places. Sometimes it becomes really difficult to say which area is the prettier than the other, because there are so many gorgeous places in the world that will surprise you. Different geographical locations, climatic conditions and even seasons provide a chance to view the natural and artificial wonders such as lakes, tulip fields, breath-taking canyons, and mountains etc. Let us check out the list of top 10 most astonishing places in the world.
10. Iceberg B-15–Antarctica
The Iceberg B-15 is a highly beautiful and giant iceberg, having an area of 3,100 km². It is considered to be larger than the island of Jamaica, and was created when part of the Ross Ice Shelf broke off in March 2000. In 2003, the iceberg was broken apart. By 2005, it was smashed into a glacier, breaking off an 8-km² section. It has drifted along the coast and. Years have passed, but the iceberg has never melted.
9. Rotorua–New Zealand
Rotorua is a city of the southern shores of the lake of Rotorua. It is sutuated in the Bay of Plenty region of North Island, New Zealand. The city is famous the world over due to its geothermal activities, having several geysers. The thermal activity of this city is what makes it surprising for the adventure lovers. It was once home to the famed Pink and White Terraces.
8. Socotra–Republic of Yemen
Socotra is one of the most alien-looking places in the world. It is known to be an isolated place having harsh and dry climate. There are various trees and birds that have survived in the dryness of this land. Dragon’s Blood Tree, an unusual umbrella-shaped tree that is known to produce red sap, is situated in Socotra. Thus, this land has a rich yet unusual biodiversity.
7. Meteor Crater–USA
Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater. It is situated about 40 miles away from the eastern Flagstaff, close to the Winslow, and in north side of Arizona desert, USA. It was created about 40,000 years ago during the Pleistocene epoch. At that time, this was a cold place and the area was inhabited by woolly mammoths, giant ground sloths, and camels with no human beings. It is the oldest crater in the world, as per records.
6. The Door To Hell–Turkmenistan
The Door to Hell is given this strange name by the locals of Darvaza. It is a 70 meter wide crater in Turkmenistan that was burnt continuously for more than 30 years. In 1971, geologists drilling for gas deposits uncovered a huge underground cavern, which became the reason of the big collapse, and took down their machinery. The carved has been filled poisonous gas, this is why called the Door to Hell.
5. Mount Roraima–Venezuela
Mount Roraima is a pretty remarkable place. It is a tabletop mountain having 400-metre high cliffs all around. It is situated in Venezuela. At the top of the mountain, it rains daily. Due to this reason, the mountain creates a unique landscape on the bare sandstone surface. Also, it has some marvelous and high waterfalls on all sides.
4. The Great Dune of Pyla–France
Europe has no deserts, but you need not to get surprised of this place of France. The Great Dune of Pyla is 3km long, 500m wide and 100m high. It gives a look of a deep forest with steep all over, and is known for being one of the paragliding sites. It gives spectacular views of the sea from the top.
It is not a new name to all of us, but the Greenland is only 35m by 15m and 4m high, with about 400 miles from the northern pole. It was originally discovered in 1998. This land is given high preference by the tourists for the purpose of spending their holidays. Do you want to go there?
2. Guaíra Falls–Brazil-Paraguay border
Located on the Parana river, the Guaíra Falls are the biggest and expanded waterfalls in the world, with 1,750,000 cubic feet of water that comes down every second. It is situated on the border-line of Brazil and Paraguay. It got flooded in 1982 when a dam was created to enjoy the benefits of its flow rate. The Itaipu Dam has a powerful hydroelectric dam, and supplies 90% of the power consumed by Paraguay.
1. Don Juan Pond–Antarctica
With a salinity of over 40%, Don Juan Pond is a salty body of water. It is named after the two pilots who first discovered it in 1961, Lt Don Roe and Lt John Hickey. It is a small lake, only 100m by 300m, and on average 0.1m deep, but has so much salt. It never freezes. Wow, that is really surprising. Isn’t it?