20 Stunning Natural Sites on Our Planet You NEED to Know

If you are planning the vacation of a lifetime and you are interested in getting to know some impressive natural site, then we present you with a list of the most fascinating and incredible places on our planet, which perhaps you can add to your future plans.

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Many of them have been proclaimed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, so if you want to visit and enjoy them, the most important thing is that you help preserve these wonders of nature.


1. Zhangjiajie Hunan National Forest Park, China

National Park, one among the many amazing places

It is one of several national parks in the Wilingyuan Scenic Area. In 1982 it was recognized as China’s first national forest park with 4,810 hectares, and in 1992 UNESCO did the same as a World Heritage Site. It was the inspiration for the sets of the movie Avatar, which is why the column-shaped mountain, formerly known as the Southern Column, is now called Avatar’s Hallelujah Mountain, as a token of appreciation for the social message of the mountain.

2. Marble Chapel Nature Sanctuary, Chile

Amazing Places on Earth

It is a national monument that brings together a group of calcium carbonate mineral formations, located on the shores of Lake General Carrera, in the Aysén region of General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. Over thousands of years, the lake’s waters have eroded coastal escarpments, creating these forms that include caverns and islets. It is currently one of the most important tourist attractions in the region.

3. The Golden Bridge, Da Nang, Vietnam

Amazing Places on Earth, The Golden Bridge

This spectacular 150-metre-long bridge rises to an altitude of 1,400 metres and is supported by two giant hands. It is currently one of the main tourist attractions in the country, as it offers a spectacular view. Since it is opened to the public and has left the whole planet open-mouthed.

4. Great Prismatic Fountain, Wyoming, United States

Amazing Places on Earth

It is in Yellowstone National Park and is the largest source of hot springs in the United States. The vivid colors are the result of pigmented bacteria in the biofilms that grow around the edges of mineral-rich waters. The bacterium produces colors ranging from green to red.

5. Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States

Amazing Places on Earth

It is an archipelago of more than 300 small volcanic islands that describe a wide arc of about 1,900 kilometers, stretching from southeastern Alaska to the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. They are located in the northern Pacific Ring of Fire and are home to 57 active volcanoes.

6. Huacachina Oasis, Peru

Amazing Places in the middle of desert

It is a place in the middle of an endless desert, where water, vegetation and an impressive landscape are present. It is known as a sandboarding destination, has been chosen among the 21 most impressive destinations in the world and the only one on the list in Latin America.

7. Lake Baikal, Russia

Amazing Places on Earth, Coldest Region

It is located in Siberia, the coldest region of the country. It is famous for being the largest and deepest in the world, its waters are of a mysterious blue color that captivates locals and strangers, also causing a large number of myths, legends and superstitions to be created around it.

8. Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia

Amazing Places on Earth

It is an active volcano and part of the Tengger Massif in East Java. It rises to about 2,329 meters, and although it is not the highest peak of the massif, it is the best known. This area is one of the most popular tourist attractions in East Java.

9. Dragon Bay of the Skies, Ha Long, Vietnam

Amazing Places on Earth, Floating Villages

The Cua Van fishing village is located in Ha Long Bay, and is one of the largest floating villages in the world. Most of the residents are engaged in fishing and there are no above-land homes near the area, only floating homes at sea. Among these houses are schools and activity centers that people from the community can visit, arriving directly from their own boat.

10. Cape Beachy, United Kingdom

Amazing Places on Earth

Better known by its English name, Beachy Head Chalk Cliff, is a limestone promontory on the south coast of England, near the city of Eastbourne, in the county of East Sussex. It is the tallest in Britain, measuring 162 metres above sea level.

11. Millpu Natural Pools, Ayacucho, Peru

Amazing Places on Earth, Tallest Cliff

Its turquoise waters, encased between canyon walls, make this place a true natural gem. It is made up of 20 natural pools, located in the community of Circamarca, four hours from the city of Ayacucho. They are formed by the course of the river in a staggered way in the white stone and take on a beautiful turquoise and green color that makes them look like something out of a fairy tale.

12. Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Amazing Places on Earth, The Waterfalls

They are a set of waterfalls located on the Iguazu River, on the border between the province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná.

13. Hamilton Natural Pool, Texas

Amazing Places on Earth

This stunning, jade-green natural pool was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to erosion over thousands of years. It is located approximately 37 miles west of Austin on Highway 71.

14. Zakynthos Island, Greece

Amazing Natural Places on Earth

The Ionian Islands are a real beauty. With crystal clear waters, fine sand, mountainous terrain and fertile lands, they are a direct invitation to paradise. The archipelago is made up of eight islands. One of the favorites is the island of Zakynthos, also known as Zakynthos or Zakynthos, because it is the capital.

15. Dark Beech, Northern Ireland

Amazing Places on Earth as seen in Game of Thrones

It is a beech avenue along the Bregagh road between Armoy and Stranocum in County Antrim. The trees form an atmospheric tunnel that has been used as a location in the HBO series Game of Thrones, becoming a tourist attraction.

16. Hinatuan Enchanted River, Philippines

Amazing Places on Earth

This stunning deep-water river is located in Mindanao, the second largest island in the region. Its strange appearance is due to its colors, added to the wonderful but mysterious little explored caves hidden inside, which have made it a source of fantastic stories for the local culture.

17. Cenote Ik-kil, Yucatan, Mexico

Amazing Places on Earth

Three kilometers from the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, it is adorned with exotic vegetation. To get there, you must go down some stairs made of stone where you will find small balconies so that you can admire its beauty from various points.

18. Travertine Terraces & Natural Pools, Pamukkale, Turkey

Amazing Places on Earth

In the valley of the Menderes River there is a surprising geological formation formed by a series of stepped terraces and limestone waterfalls that have been created over the centuries thanks to hot springs at 35° C; They contain a high concentration of calcareous minerals. Pamukkale (Cotton Castle, in Turkish) has become, along with the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, located in the upper part of Pamukkale, one of the main tourist attractions in the country.

19. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Amazing Places on Earth, the Salt Desert

It is the largest continuous and high salt desert in the world, with an area of 10,582 kilometers; From March to April it becomes the largest mirror on the planet. It is located in the Andes Mountains, in the department of Potosí, province of Daniel Campos, in southwestern Bolivia. It was formed between 25,000 and 40,000 years ago thanks to the evaporation of several lakes.

20. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Amazing Natural Places on Earth

It is one of the most important national parks in the South American country, and it is also a protected wilderness area. The variety of species and animals, together with its wonderful scenic attractions and its rugged geography, make it one of the most desired by lovers of ecology and adventure sports. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978.

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