The most incredible places on the planet
Being in the dynamic daily rhythm of life, people rarely think about what unusual places and works of nature exist in this world. Of course, to see all the most incredible places on the planet is not enough for a dozen lives, but at least try I mean. And this article will help you learn about some amazing corners of the Earth.
Plitvice lakes (Croatia)
The natural pride of Croatia, a major tourist attraction, which is not inferior to the popularity of resorts on the Adriatic sea – Dubrovnik and split. A huge nature reserve with an area of about 300 square kilometers and includes 16 lakes of different sizes, spread out in a cascade between the valleys, and dense coniferous forests. Lakes connected to each other with a narrow channel and the waterfalls, and the actual difference of the heights of the upper and lower lakes is 137 m. the composition is completed with a Grand 73-foot waterfall, Sastavci.
The first mention of the Plitvice lakes date back to the XVIII century, and the status of a national Park of this region was in 1949, Through 30 years Park Plitvice lakes were entered in the register of UNESCO world heritage and since then a lot of tourists there.
Red beach Panjin (China)
What is considered a primary attribute of the beach, except the water? Of course, sand. But it turns out that the beach can exist without the presence of the sand! Are great evidence of Red beach Panjin in Central China. It really red and there is no sand.
The catch is that on the banks of the river Liaohe, where is this valley grow specific seaweed Sueda. They grow from mid-spring and remain green until early fall and then die off gradually, getting an amazing fiery red colour. So September begins the invasion of tourist flow who wish to see such beauty. Still – 600 000 hectares of bright red earth, cut by rivers and swamps, are breathtaking and make you feel like in another reality.
However, the Chinese government carefully takes care of the proper condition of the red valley, so apart from aesthetic appeal, this area is home to a large number of birds and animals (including endangered species of birds like the crowned cranes), and the amazing seaweed Sueda, contain a lot of useful items and are used in production of confectionery products. With the aim of preserving the normal functioning of the ecosystem is open to visitors only a small part of red beach Panjin.
Stone waterfall Hierve El Agua (Mexico)
The next member of this «hit parade» is located in Sunny Mexico. Waterfall Hierve El Agua (Spanish for – «boiling water») has no equivalent on Earth, because it is not a waterfall in the full sense of the term. If you look at it from afar, the impression is that the rapid flow of mountain water has frozen in its perpetual motion and shimmer in the sun. But with the hot tropical climate the water cannot freeze in principle. What’s the catch?
All is explained quite simply: in rocks, along which ran the falls, contains a large percentage of sodium carbonate, the reaction with water causes its solidification with the release of calcium. So over the years, continuous chemical reactions water has completely turned into a fossilized, crystalline substance. Thus, Hierve El Agua stalactite rather than a waterfall. Water continues to flow from the mountains, but is under strong deposits of sodium and calcium, and soon turns into a crystal.
However, on top of a stone waterfall located natural pools that constantly come to visit thousands of guests. The water in the pools is considered to be healing and therapeutic, so people enthusiastically take a natural bath to shake a few your body, give it new forces and kick out all unnecessary. So not only a silent waterfall-a stalactite is of interest in the beautiful mountain region of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Antelope canyon (USA)
This is an extraordinary work of mother nature is located in Northern Arizona near the town of Paige, 242 km from the Great Colorado Canyon. Antelope canyon – a consequence of years of exposure to water and wind on thicker red Sandstone. The forces of the elements have carved in stone a deep ravine, and regularly fall rains flood them, which gives the canyon walls characteristic graceful outlines, though artfully sawed by hand a distinguished sculptor.
Antelope canyon is so named for its resemblance to the colour of the coat graceful creatures with orange-red canyon walls. Particularly impressive light emanates from them during dusk and dawn.
Interestingly, the canyon is on the ethnic territory of the Navajo Indian is his identity. In this regard, in order to reach the canyon, you must pay a fee for travel on the lands of the Navajo nation and to use the services of a guide.
Erosion of Antelope canyon will last forever, because the area is located in a zone of tropical showers, which constantly change the shape of the inner gorges of the canyon. Experts note that in recent years the number of floods has increased and accordingly increases the level of danger to the human being in the depths of the canyon.
Uluru Rock (Australia)
Like Antelope canyon, natural forces badly battered on the other side of the globe – in the center of Australia – Uluru, the massive rock. From a distance it looks quite smooth, but when viewed from close range become visible all the bumps and cracks resulting from the impact of heavy rains and hot climate. The red Sandstone that makes up the rock, at night and in the cool season is somewhat compressed, and on a hot Sunny day expanding, which leads to a large number of cracks in the rock.
The main advantage of red Sandstone is the presence of iron oxide – it helps to change the color of the stone depending on the time of day. Ago rock Uluru at dawn streaked purple noon gets an orange color, and by night a riot of colors goes on there, and majestic education immersed in the dream.
Of course, this extravaganza couldn’t get past human attention: according to legend, the natives lived here already for 8 thousand years BC, but the first visitors from Europe saw the rock only in the late nineteenth century. Since 1950 the national Park «Uluru Rock» began to take crowds of tourists, and in 1987 was inscribed on the world heritage list of UNESCO.
Inhabit these lands since ancient times, the tribe of ananga rock honors the sacred source of heavenly grace. And there is a sign that you should not try to steal a souvenir a piece of stone from the cliff, because he will only bring trouble and unhappiness to the already convinced many tourists frantically sent fragments of the rock mail back to Australia.
Well Thor (USA)
In the scenic Oregon coast near Cape Perpetua is truly a magical creation of nature – a large stone funnel which sucks the water rushing in the bowels of the dungeons, and then promptly throws up a Grand fountain with a height of 6 meters to take down streams in his arms.
This object is causing a huge stir among tourists from all over the world, and especially photographers: remember the game elements in the background reflected in the water of the sky and of the sun — pink dream and professional heroism for thousands of photographers!
The name «Thor’s Well» the vortex is named after the Norse God of thunder Thor. According to legend, in this place we often met two people in love, and one woman in a jealous rage killed the lover. Watched it from the sky, Thor was furious and turned the dead man’s blood into the volcanic lava, as a symbol of hot and passionate love. The lava burned a big hole in the rocks, which to this day serves as a reminder about the dangers of unfounded jealousy.
The legend is a legend, and to establish the real causes of craters, scientists can’t so far as to confidently say how many meters it goes in depth and what is under it. Strong currents and fear of imminent death scares many generations of divers and researchers, leaving the Well, the Torah is not less mysterious and enigmatic than the Bermuda triangle.