10 of the Most Beautiful and Breathtaking Places in the World
1. Mount Roraima (The Lost World of Venezuela)
Mount Roraima lies on the Guiana Shield in the southeastern corner of Venezuela’s 30,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi) Canaima National Park forming the highest peak of Guyana’s Highland Range. The tabletop mountains of the park are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to some two billion years ago in the Precambrian. The mountain includes the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.
2. Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia
Lake Baikal is the the worlds oldest and deepest lake. Lake Baikal is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world. It is also among the clearest of all lakes, and thought to be the world’s oldest lake. Experts say that it is approximately 25 million years old (possibly older) and has an average depth of 744.4 meters (2,442 ft). It is the 7th largest lake in the world.
3. Moss Pink (Shibazakura) Blossoms at Hitsujiyama Park, Japan
Moss pink, or shibazakura, is a flower that grows close to the ground in brilliant colors of magenta, pink, and white. The season for moss pink, which is from late April to mid-May, comes after the more well-known cherry and peach blossom season in Japan. A popular way to enjoy moss pink is to go to a pink moss festival or park and see the various designs made by arranging the moss pink by color. One of the best places to enjoy the blooming of moss pink is at Hitsujiyama Park close to the city of Chichibu, in Saitama Prefecture.
4. Skogafoss Waterfall in South Iceland
This is the Skogafoss waterfall which is considered Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall.
Waterfall Skogafoss is 60 m high and counted among the most beautiful of the country. At least 20 more waterfalls cascade down the mountain slopes above the Skogafoss.
5. Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, Mumbai, India
6. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Estimated construction time of the temple is 30 years by King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Vishnu (Hindu), replica of Angkor Thom style of art.
7. El Hotel del Salto in Colombia
Abandoned (Haunted) Hotel in Colombia, in 1924, the then-luxurious Hotel (Refugio d)el Salto opened on the cliff facing the waterfall to welcome wealthy travelers visiting the Tequendama Falls area. The hotel closed down in the early 90s, thought to be linked to contaminated river water.
8. Trolltunga in Norway
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet in Skjeggedal. The view is breathtaking.
9. Ship Rock, New Mexico
Shiprock is a monadnock rising nearly 1,583 feet (482.5 m) above the high-desert plain on the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, New Mexico, USA. It has a peak elevation of 7,177 feet (2,187.5 m) above sea level. It lies about 10.75 miles (17.30 km) southwest of the town of Shiprock, which is named for the peak. Shiprock is composed of fractured volcanic breccia and black dikes of igneous rock called “minette”.
10. Pulpit Rock in Norway
Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock is a mountain formed like a huge pulpit towering over the Lysefjord in Rogaland, Fjord Norway. Preikestolen is a massive cliff 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet), almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway. The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord.
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