One of the best experiences in life is to gaze at the remarkable beauty of the earth. The new recent net savvy generation has forgotten the bliss of exploring the world. Nature has the biggest phenomenon that can easily blow your mind. It is better than any TV show or video game you can purchase. Below are five mind-blowing landscapes that can impress anyone:
Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China:
The Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia in China is a geological wonder of the world. It is located in the Gansu province in the northwest of China. The mountains are speculated to form before the Himalayas. Their otherworldly colors mimic a rainbow. What caused the Rainbow Mountains to form is unknown. It is known that the dramatic colors throughout the mountain are a result of trace minerals associated within the sandstone. Hues of reds, green, blue, and yellow are found on the mountains. The site was given the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Its spectacular beauty has attracted many international tourists to China. The sites otherworldly beauty needs to be explored by every person once in their life.
Yellowstone National Park, USA:
Yellowstone is the world’s first national park. The national park is known for its astonishing beauty. Yellowstone has thundering waterfalls of the Grand Canyon and the ‘Old Faithful’ geyser. The dazzling colors of the Grand Prismatic Spring are a natural phenomenon. It is the largest hot spring in the USA. The spectrum of shades of the Grand Prismatic Spring is due to different types of bacteria that need a particular temperature to survive.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam:
Ha Long Bay in the small country of Vietnam is known for its spectacular landscape that is dotted with limestone pillars and caves. Forests rise from its serene emerald water of the Gulf of Tonkin. The site was made the World Heritage site in 1994. Ha Long Bay has spectacular scatter of islands, and its ethereal beauty has made northern Vietnam the number one tourist spot in the country. Most visitors can go on cruise tours on the bay and visit the islands. According to ancient Vietnam legends, the islands were created by dragons, and the rocks kept invaders out. The rocks have been shaped as a result of the rise and fall of the sea over a period of 500 million years. Ha Long Bay has around 1600 uninhabited islands and islets.
Preikestolen Forsand, Norway:
Preikestolen is one of the most famous natural tourist attractions in Europe. Its cliff rises just over 600 meters. Preikestolen is opposite to the Kjerag plateau. Experts say that the cliff was formed during the ice age which makes it approximately 10,000 years ago. Tourism at the site has been increasing every day.
Stone Forest, China:
The Stone Forest in China is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountains are blade like columns made up of limestone. Most columns are over 10 m tall. The landscapes resemble a forest of stones. The stone forests were formed over 270 million years ago. The landscape is the result of limestone and sandstone accumulated in the basin and was eventually pushed up. Wind and water shaped the spectacular stone pillars.