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Halong Bay - One of the top 10 mysterious wonders of the world

Content 21/07/2023 16

Besides famous wonders such as the Great Wall of China or the Taj Mahal of India, the following places are also impressive and unique but little known. Let's with HoaBinh Tourist explore the majesty of nature through 10 lesser known wonders of the world right below. 

1. Black Sand Beach in Iceland

The black sand beach in Iceland are like a surreal scene in a fantasy movie. They are known for their distinctive dark colored sand. This type of sand originates from the volcano in the area.

The black sand beach in Iceland makes a strong impression on tourists from all over the world

The black sand beach in Iceland makes a strong impression on tourists from all over the world

When molten lava comes into contact with water, it cools and solidifies, breaking into small pieces. Over time, these fragments erode and break down into smaller pieces, eventually forming black sand.

2. Natron Lake in Northern Tanzania

Natron Lake is a unique saltwater lake located in Northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border. The lake is one of the great but little known natural wonders and has a distinctive red color.

This red color is formed by high levels of minerals and salts, especially sodium carbonate and other alkaline salts. These salts are brought into the lake by hot springs and mineral-rich groundwater from the surrounding volcanic areas.

Natron Lake is one of the great but little known natural wonders and has a distinctive red color

Natron Lake is one of the great but little known natural wonders and has a distinctive red color

The lake's high alkalinity and salinity create an inhospitable environment for most living things. However, Lake Natron is home to a wide range of microorganisms and salt-loving algae, including cyanobacteria. These creatures thrive in extreme conditions and give the lake water a vibrant red or pink color.

3. Antelope Gorge in Southwestern United States

This gorge is located in the Southwestern United States, in the Navajo National Reserve near Page, Arizona. What makes this gorge remarkable are the exquisite, colorful geological formations.

The gorge has narrow, winding passages that have been eroded by wind and water over time. The walls here are smooth and curved, with beautiful patterns carved into the stone.

What makes Antelope Gorge remarkable are the exquisite, colorful geological formations

What makes Antelope Gorge remarkable are the exquisite, colorful geological formations

Visitors need to book guided tours to explore the gorge, then go deep inside and enjoy a unique display of colors, from vibrant reds and oranges to deep blues and purples jar. The contrast between light and shadow accentuates the curved and smooth shape of the gorge walls.

4. Na Pali Coast in Hawaii

Na Pali is one of the most photographed locations in Hawaii. The verdant cliffs that rise up around the sparkling turquoise waters create an unforgettable dramatic scene.

Most visitors will find the scene quite familiar as it has appeared in many popular movies, such as Jurassic Park. Although exploreable by sea, visitors should book an air tour to see the full magnificence of Na Pali's coastline.

Na Pali makes an unforgettable impression with verdant cliffs surrounding sparkling turquoise water

Na Pali makes an unforgettable impression with verdant cliffs surrounding sparkling turquoise water

5. Belize Blue Hole in Central America

The Belize Blue Hole is a famous natural wonder located off the coast of Belize in Central America. One of the largest and deepest underwater sinkholes in the world, it measures over 300 meters in diameter and over 120 meters deep.

Viewed from the air, it forms a circle surrounded by turquoise water, creating an enchanting contrast. This deep blue color is caused by the depth and clarity of the water. The blue hole was formed more than 10,000 years ago, following a series of events during the ice age when sea levels were much lower than they are today.

Belize Blue Hole is one of the largest and deepest underwater sinkholes in the world

Belize Blue Hole is one of the largest and deepest underwater sinkholes in the world 

6. Yellowstone National Park in the US

Established in 1872, Yellowstone is the oldest national park not only in the US but also in the world. In its early years, the story of its brilliance was met with skepticism because the geothermal activity here was considered anomalous.

Popular geothermal activities here are geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and steam vents. The park owns the famous Old Faithful geyser, which spews water more than 50 meters into the air and on a regular basis.

Yellowstone is the oldest national park not only in the US but also in the world

Yellowstone is the oldest national park not only in the US but also in the world

7. Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is one of the most visited spots in Vietnam. Named in the UNESCO world heritage list, Ha Long Bay is a natural wonder not to be missed.

The bay has more than 1,600 limestone islands and islets, creating impressive, awe-inspiring seascapes. The emerald waters of Ha Long Bay are ideal for boat excursions. The right time to visit the bay is from October to April because the weather is quite cool during this period.

Ha Long Bay is one of the mysterious places that should be discovered and experienced

Ha Long Bay is one of the mysterious places that should be discovered and experienced

8. Pamukkale in Southwestern Turkey

Pamukkale in Turkish means "cotton castle", was named the 8th natural wonder of the world and was recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site in 1988. Pamukkale is located in the city of Denizli, Southwestern Turkey, about 650 km from Istanbul.

From a distance, Pamukkale is as white as a snowy mountain. Over the centuries, natural sediments caused by water from hot springs rich in calcium carbonate flowed through the ledges, creating a chain of pure white limestone stacked on top of each other like stairs.

Pamukkale was named the 8th natural wonder of the world and was recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site in 1988

Pamukkale was named the 8th natural wonder of the world and was recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site in 1988

Visitors to Pamukkale have the opportunity to walk barefoot on the steps, enjoying the feeling of warm mineral-rich water flowing around their feet. The terraces are not only visually stunning but are also known for their healing powers.

9. Iguazu Falls, located on the border between Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls is a majestic natural wonder located on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Made up of more than 275 cascades, Iguazu is the largest waterfall system in the world. This place is surrounded by lush tropical forests and the sound of pouring water echoes like thunder.

One of the most ideal attractions in Iguazu Falls is Devil's Throat, a U-shaped waterfall over 80 meters high. It is formed by a large semicircular cliff that juts out from the surrounding landscape, water spilling over the edge and into the abyss below.

Iguazu Falls is a majestic natural wonder made up of more than 275 cascades and is the largest waterfall system in the world

Iguazu Falls is a majestic natural wonder made up of more than 275 cascades and is the largest waterfall system in the world

10. Salar De Uyuni in Southwestern Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, also known as the Uyuni salt flats, is a unique natural wonder located in Southwestern Bolivia. This is the largest salt flat in the world, with an area of ​​more than 10,000 km2, an altitude of about 3,650 m above sea level.

Uyuni salt flat is a large stretch of land, creating a surreal and fancy landscape. Salt flats were formed by the evaporation of prehistoric lakes, leaving behind a thick layer of salt and minerals.

Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world, with an area of ​​ more than 10,000 km2 and an altitude of about 3,650 m above sea level

Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world, with an area of ​​ more than 10,000 km2 and an altitude of about 3,650 m above sea level

The texture of the salt flats changes as visitors move through, some areas are smooth and flat while others are cracked and rough, giving visitors the feeling of being in another world. The scenery will be more beautiful in the rainy season, the water in the salt flat reflects the sky and creates a surreal scene.

Above are the top 10 mysterious wonders of the world that attract many tourists to explore. HoaBinh Tourist hopes that you will have great moments and always be full of energy to explore new lands.

 

 


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