The world is full of wonders and phenomenons that stand to amaze us at every turn. Here are 5 such places:-
The very eerie great blue holes are found on both land and in the ocean throughout the Bahamas and the waters of Belize. They’re deep circular holes which are the entrances to cave network. Brave divers have reported a bunch of aquatic creatures down there, a lot which have yet to be discovered. Many say this was proof that at one time nearly 65,000 years ago, when the world was in its last major ice age, the sea level of the Bahamas was up to 150 meters lower than it is today. Over time the limestone of the islands was eroded by water and vast cave networks created. When sea levels rose again about 10,000 years ago some of these collapsed inwards and the Blue Holes were formed.
Hell’s Door is located in Turkmenistan in the village of Darvaza. In 1971, a team of Soviet researchers drilled into a large chamber filled with natural gas. The roof of the cavern collapsed leaving a sink-hole that was 25 metres deep.People soon realized that natural gas was still rising into the crater from even deeper sources. Legend has it that the decision was made to ignite the crater, but the fire never burned out. The hole has burned ever since then and has apparently been named “The Gate to Hell” by the local people. But, another source claims the burning hole is simply a natural phenomenon. Either way, this fire breathing hole is one of the strangest things that has happened on earth. Imagine a fire that will never die!
Lake Retba is known for its bright pink water which is caused by a bacteria in the water that produces a red pigment and uses sunlight to create more energy, turning the waters pink. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which,just like the Dead Sea, allows people to float very easily. While it looks very cool, not many living organisms are able to survive in Lake Retba because of its high salt content, so it serves mainly as a tourist point and for salt production. The lakes salt is collected by locals from the bottom of the lake using their hands, then placed into baskets it is transported to the shore where it is used mainly to preserve fish. Although the color is caused by bacteria, the lake is completely harmless to humans, and they’re able to swim in it constantly. So dive in!
We had a hard time believing that this insane mountain was actually real, because it looks like it belongs in a cartoon! But, believe it or not, this rainbow mountain in Northern China actually exists. The beautiful technicolor mountains were formed by layers of different colored sandstone and minerals which were pressed together over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates. This area has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in China, with millions of people eager to see the gorgeous mountains. This image alone will blows our minds, so imagine having the chance to walk around and explore the colorful layers up close and personal. Looks like we need to purchase a ticket to China sooner than we thought!
This is the gorgeous Salar de Uyuni in southwestern Bolivia. It’s the world’s largest salt flat which was created when a prehistoric lake dried up and left a salty crust behind. When it rains, the salty crust becomes a giant mirror. Randomly, the area is also a major breeding ground for several species of pink flamingos. The quiet birds mate on the salt flat every November. Many photographers visit the site to capture some of the most breathtaking photos you can imagine. The land has the ability to mirror anything it sees, from storms to sunsets and sunrises. This epic picture of the reflected clouds has garnered praise from many news publications, and has left everyone asking, “When can I go to Salar De Uyuni.”