7 Natural Wonders You Won’t Believe Are Real


Last week, we visited some of the most breathtaking palaces in the world. Now, here are 7 of the most gorgeous natural wonders you could ever see. If these don’t give you a severe case of wanderlust, nothing will.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

It is as if rocky pillars sprung from the forest, long time ago, and froze there. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the first park China ever had, an natural wonder of the most cultural significance for the locals. Just check out the legend that inspired its name.

Natural wonder: Zhangjia pillars
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Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Talking about natural wonder, head to Madagascar and walk the Avenue of the Baobabs. These “upside-down” trees have more than 800 years, can reach up to 100 feet with circumferences way over 150 feet. Wonder how did these giant trees grew on each side of this African alley?

Natural wonder: Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
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Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island

Have you ever seen tiny stars fallen in the sea, wash to the shore at night? Of all the attractive lures of the Maldives, the Sea of Stars is Mother Nature’s masterpiece. In fact, we owe the breathtaking bioluminescent effect to millions of marine microbes. Science can be sexy.

Natural wonders: Bioluminescence in the Maldives
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Pamukkale, Turkey

Not only is the “cotton castle” a delight for the eyes, but it is also a wellness attraction in southwestern Turkey. the charming trevatines and the healing hot springs are prized natural wonders you must see.

Natural wonder: Turkey's Pamukkale fields
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Zhangye Danxia Landform, China

Nature took a shot at painting. The result is this incredible rainbow-colored rocky canvas. Even the science behind these unusual colors could ruin the mysterious appeal of this natural wonder.

Natural wonder in China: the Zhangye Danxia Landform
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Cave of the Crystals, Mexico

Can you imagine all the glassware you could make out of a 12-meter, 55-ton crystal? Well, below the Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mother Nature created a cave filled with the world’s largest crystals. But the extreme conditions in the cave make it impossible to enjoy this natural wonder with protective gears.

Natural wonder of Mexico: Cave of the Crystals
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Great Barrier Reef, Autralia

Over 1,400 miles of coral reefs is enough to name a whole sea after this natural wonder. The world’s largest coral reef system homes an exotic and unique sea life, is a world heritage site and a local state icon.

World-class natural wonder: the Great Barrier Reefs of Australia
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7 Natural Wonders You Won't Believe Are Real
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From the Grand Barrier reef to the Cave of the crystals, the world is filled with amazing natural wonders you must see at least once in your lifetime.
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