Whether natural or man-made, it’s difficult to deny the fantastic beauty and variety the world has to offer. Here are 10 of the most visually stunning and down-right unbelievable places on Earth:
Unbelievable Places: Giant’s Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway is the most popular tourist attraction of Northern Ireland, and consists of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that are a result of a volcanic eruption. Voted the fourth greatest wonder of the United Kingdom, the Causeway was declared a Natural National Reserve in 1987. Beginning at the cliff’s foot, the columns form stepping stones that disappear into the sea. The majority are hexagonal in shape, and the tallest reach a height of 39 feet. Those who are familiar with classic rock may recognize this location from the cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” album.
The Rainbow Mountains
The Rainbow Mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park are truly a sight to behold. Looking at this majestic mountain range, it is hard to believe that the image is not digitally altered. Over the course of 24 million years, different colored layers of sandstone and other minerals were pressed together to form distinctive ribbons of color. Thousands of years of rain and wind have carved out the beautiful, technicolor landscape seen today.
Trolltunga Cliff is a horizontally hanging rock formation in Skjeggedal, Norway. Translated in English as “The Trolls Tongue”, Trolltunga lingers around 700 feet above the Norwegian lake known as Ringedalsvatnet.