10 Little Known Natural Wonders You Need To VisitLists, Nature, Shocking, Travel
Natural wonders are located in just about every single country in the world, though only a select number are fully recognized by tourism boards and various industries across the world. There are lesser known natural wonders, however, that most people traveling should definitely take a moment out of their vacation and visit. There are, of course, far more than just ten, but for the sake of enlightenment and entertainment, we’ve narrowed it down. Here are ten little known natural wonders you need to visit.
Erg Chebbi, located in the Moroccan Sahara, is simply stunning. The wind-blown sand dunes are something out of a fantasy novel. They span between 250-500 square kilometers, and some are as high as 150 meters. The sands are thought to contain powers to heal body pain.
Bryce Canyon, found in the United States, isn’t quite as grand as the Grand Canyon, but it is equally stunning in some instances. The natural amphitheaters from weathering and water erosion created these impressive pillars of rock.
Pantanal is known for being the largest tropical wetland in the entire world. The area is home to some truly impressive wildlife, including the capybaras and giant ant-eaters. The massive lillypads are enough to make anyone’s head spin.
Every single year, the Playa Ostional is covered in thousands of turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs. This is a rare location where the turtles are comfortable nesting, and the area has been turned into a national park recently.
The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a geothermal lagoon that reaches temperatures into the high 90s and 100s. The pool was formed from lava flow, and the mineral-rich water is said to be great for those suffering from a skin disorder.
Valle de la Luna
Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) is impressive, enough said. The entire area makes you think you just landed on the surface of the moon as there are an impressive amount of colors and textures formed by the wind and water. The dry lakes even appear similar to craters.
Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and yet still manages to retain its inhabitants who are found on the pre-Inca steppe terraces, which they use to cultivate food. There are archaeological sites and cultural attractions for tourists to visit, plus spas.
Wai-o-Tapu, in New Zealand, is a thermal lake that stretches for a three-hour walk. The geysers and colored lakes really do need to be seen in order for them to be believed. The mud pools are massive and warm, and the champagne pool is a famous attraction.
Jiuzhaigou Valley received its name from the nine Tibetan villages that are located within the valley. The valley contains gorgeous lakes and rivers, snow covered mountains, and the entire area has been called a World Biosphere Reserve.
Tsingy de Bemaraha
Tsingy de Bemaraha is stunning. The limestone formations found in the area are what gives it its name. The mangrove forests and beautiful animals in the surrounding area are enough for most people, but it is the mountains that will capture your attention.