Due to our busy lives, we fail to notice and appreciate the wonders of natures around use. There are some weird and some wonderful places are hidden away around the world.
Here are 11 of such strange wonders which will blow your mind.
11. The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 polygonal interlocking basalt columns, formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. Most of the columns are hexagonal, but some columns have four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest columns are about 12 metres in height.
10. Pamukkale, Turkey
Pamukkale, Turkish for “cotton castle” is a natural hot spring site in Turkey. The terraces are made of travertine, a form of limestone deposited by the thermal waters. There are 17 pools with a varying range of temperatures between 35 °C (95 °F) to 100 °C (212 °F). The view of pools against the white limestone mountains is breathtaking.
9. The Nazca Lines, Peru
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru believed to be created by the Nazca culture between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylised designs.
8. Lake Hillier, Western Australia
Lake Hillier is a saline lake of about 600 metres in length by about 250 metres in width in Australia. A long and thin shore divides the Southern Ocean from the lake. It is known for its pink colour due to the presence of the organism Dunaliella salina.
7. The Bermuda Triangle, North Atlantic Ocean
A loosely defined triangular region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean is quite infamous and shrouded in mystery. Although the US Navy denies its existence, the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle has been attributed to various disappearances of a number of aircraft and ships under mysterious circumstances believed to be due to paranormal forces or activity by extraterrestrial beings.
6. Socotra Island, Yemen
Socotra is an island and a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean belonging to Yemen. The island measures 132 kilometres in length and 49.7 kilometres in width and has been described as “the most alien-looking place on Earth.” The island is very isolated and a third of its plant life is unique to this landmass.
5. Chocolate Hills of Bohol Island, the Philippines
The Chocolate Hills are a group of unusually shaped hills located in the middle of the island of Bohol in the Philippines. This extraordinary landscape is unique to this small island. The formation of the creation of these hills is unknown but according to one local legend, a giant fell in love with a mortal woman. On her death, the giant cried and the falling teardrops formed the chocolate hills.
4. Thor’s Well, Oregon, USA
Thor’s Well is also often simply called the Spouting Horn. It is essentially a huge salt water fountain operated by the power of Pacific Ocean. This natural spectacle is at its best when it’s the most dangerous to watch – at high tide or during winter storms.
3. Plain of Jars, Laos
Plain of Jars is an area of over hundreds of square kilometres around Phonsavan scattered with giant stone jars of unknown ancient origin. Nobody knows what the jars were used for but it is guessed that they were used for brewing vast quantities of rice wine.
2. Glass Beach, California, USA
Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California. The beach is covered with sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.
1. Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA
Fly Geyser, also known as Fly Ranch Geyser is a man-made small geothermal geyser located in Washoe County, Nevada. It was accidently formed while drilling a well. The travertine mound on which the geyser sits is formed when dissolved minerals started rising, accumulating and growing. Water is constantly released, reaching 5 feet in the air.