10 OF THE MOST MESMERIZING PLACES ON EARTH

  • by Todor Georgiev

 

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The world is full of mesmerizing places. Here is the list of the top 10 mesmerizing sites.

  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (China)
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves (New Zealand)
  • Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)
  • Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
  • Antelope Canyon (Arizona)
  • Palace of Versailles (Versailles, France) more
  • Stonehenge (England)
  • Son Doong Cave (Vietnam)
  • Napali Coast State Wilderness Park (Kauai, Hawaii)
  • Sea of Stars (Vaadhoo Island, Maldives)

Before visiting these places, don't forget to take your traveling bags along with your cameras and we will suggest a 1080p HD camera so that you can capture every moment and make your trips memorable

ZHANGJIAJIE NATIONAL FOREST PARK

 

China's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park resembles something straight from your favorite sci-fi movie. Towering stone pillars are the extraordinary signature feature of the park. Visitors can see the pillars above by taking the world's tallest outdoor elevator or crossing the world's highest and longest glass-bottom bridge.

 

 WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES

 

A population of glowworms called Arachnocampa Luminosa illuminates the Waitomo Caves on the North Island of New Zealand. These glowworms, which are unique to New Zealand, are bioluminescent. Thousands of them live along with the cave's ceiling, creating the illusion of an overhead sky full of stars.

 

SALAR DE UYUNI

 

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world's largest salt flat, stretching more than 4,000 square miles. It is devoid of wildlife or vegetation and is known for its extreme flatness and clear skies. This creates a reflective, mirror-like reflective surface in the wet season and a fascinating polygonal crack pattern in the dry season.

 

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

 

The Galapagos Islands are a uniquely preserved habitat with a diverse array of animals that can't be seen anywhere else in the world. The remote volcanic islands, which are part of Ecuador, are located more than 600 miles west of the mainland in the Pacific Ocean. They are part of a national park considered by UNESCO to be a "living museum and showcase of evolution."

 

ANTELOPE CANYON

 

Located on Navajo land in Arizona, Antelope Canyon is a stunning, picturesque slot canyon with colorful, wavy walls illuminated by streaming beams of light. The canyon has "upper" and "lower" portions, each with different natural lighting and formations created by erosion. The canyon is one of the most beautiful places in America's state and national parks.

 

PALACE OF VERSAILLES

One of the most opulent palaces in the world is the Palace of Versailles outside of Paris. The residence of French royalty for more than 100 years until the French Revolution in 1789, the sprawling palace has 2,300 rooms and attracts millions of visitors a year. Historians debated its cost, but low-end estimates put its price tag at about $2 billion. The stunning chateau includes royal apartments, a museum, manicured gardens, an opera, a chapel, and the famous hall of mirrors.

 

STONEHENGE

 

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, two miles (3 km) west of Amesbury. It consists of an outer ring of vertical sarsen standing stones, each around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide, and weighing around 25 tons, topped by connecting horizontal lintel stones. Inside is a ring of smaller bluestones. Inside these are free-standing trilithons, two bulkier vertical Sarsens joined by one lintel. The whole monument, now ruinous, is oriented towards the sunrise on the summer solstice. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred tumuli. Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC. One of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon. It has been a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1882 when legislation to protect historic monuments was first successfully introduced in Britain. The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage; the National Trust owns the surrounding land. Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. Deposits containing human bone date from as early as 3000 BC, when the ditch and bank were first dug and continued for at least another 500 years.

 

SON DOONG CAVE

 

Hang, Son Doong in Vietnam's Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, is the world's largest cave. It wasn't discovered until 1990 and wasn't open to the public until 2013. More people have stood at the summit of Mount Everest than experienced this natural wonder. It is so large it has its weather system (including clouds) inside, and a 747 airplane could quickly fly through it.

 

NAPALI COAST STATE WILDERNESS PARK

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The 17-mile stretch known as the Napali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is a national park with breathtaking natural beauty. The 11-mile Kalalau foot trail has unparalleled views of isolated beaches and lush river valleys.

                                           

SEA OF STARS

 

The waters around Vaadhoo Island, part of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, are home to a magical natural show nicknamed the "Sea of Stars." The phenomenon occurs when billions of disturbed microorganisms called dinoflagellates emit a bluish glow, much like aquatic fireflies. 

 

 

 

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