The amazing world we live in and the vast universe we belong to have the wonders we ought to look for and recognize. The pretty of mountains, lakes, parks and the amazing nature call for our attention to getting our minds and hearts the remedy we seek to overcome our life stress and struggles. Here are ten places of beautiful nature that will take your breath away.
1. Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx, Egypt
The Three amazing pyramids of the ancient world and The Sphinx that are surviving for nearly 4500 years to represent one of the greatest wonders of the world. Egypt's Pharaohs have built them believing in the afterlife to be their pyramid tombs. They filled them with their treasures they would need to rule again in the next world.
Pharaoh Khufu has built the largest pyramid in Giza which is 147 meters high with nearly 2.3 million stones each weights average of 2.5 to 15 tons. It was built over a period of twenty years. The second pyramid was built by the Pharaoh Khafre who was Khufu's son. Its cemetery included the Sphinx, a spectacular limestone which has a lion-shaped body and the head of a pharaoh which is 20 meters high and 73 meters long. The Sphinx has been deteriorated over time but it was renovated again. It has lost its nose when Napoleon soldiers used it as a target for their practice. And the last pyramid was built by Khafre’s son, Menkaura with a height of 70 meters.
The view of the pyramids and the Sphinx at the sunrise and the sunset is amazing. Watching how huge they are and how much effort needed to complete them makes one really amazed.
2. Tianzi Mountains, China
Tianzi mountain is located in the Wulinyuan Scenic Zhangjiajie City. For people who are addicted to the beauty of nature, they can find inspiration there. Its peak is covered with snow with a view of Sea with clouds and wavelike rocky peaks in the winter. This is one of the places I really want to visit in China. That mountain was formed as a result of rock erosions through millions of years to result in stratified layers which developed different coloring and shape through the time and was incised by water and wind to be seen as weathered and slender towers (some as tall as about 4,100 feet). They look great like big skyscrapers.
3. Victoria Falls, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
One of the most wonderful attractions to Zambia and the largest waterfall in the world with more than hundred meters height and one-kilometer length. It's existed on Zambezi River which is the 4th largest river in Africa as it's located between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It's named there '' The Smoke Of Thunders'' because the sound of the falls can be heard from 40 kilometers distance and the splash and sprinkles from the water can rise to over 400 meters height and seen from 50 kilometers distance.
They were formed in a zone of crustal faults. On the flow peak, many islands divide the main flow into various divisions. On floods, the flow capacity of water gets half a million liters of water per minute. When it is dry like on October, the water levels drop significantly that people can walk on some parts there, while throughout the year especially on April it becomes at its peak as it is the rainy season there.
4. Boseong County, South Korea
Boseong-gun is a county in South Jeolla province in South Korea. It has large areas of mountains such as Mangil-Bong, Jonje Mountain and Joowol Mountain. There is also Boseong River which flows through the center of Boseong. It is one of the rainiest places in South Korea. It's very popular for its production of high-quality green tea that it is named as the green tea capital of Korea. The scenery there is beautiful and relaxing.
5. Moraine Lake, Canada
It is a lake in Banff National park which is located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet. The lake has a surface area of 50 hectares. It reflects the most beautiful and sharp shade of turquoise blue. It is surrounded by amazing mountain peaks that make it even more fantastic.
6. Pamukkale, Turkey
Pamukkale is a town in western Turkey famous for the mineral-rich thermal waters fluxing through white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a form of limestone deposited by hot springs.
7. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia
Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. It is the part of Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth. Most of the archipelago is in the Southern Hemisphere, with a few small islands northwest of Waigeo such as Sajang Island in the Northern Hemisphere. Some of the islands are the northernmost parts of the Australian continent.
8. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan
Bamboo Grove is the most popular place in Arashiyama, the outskirts of Kyoto. It attracts a lot of tourists because of the beautiful scenery and amazing sounds. The Ministry of the Environment in Japan has included the sounds coming from woods and leaves as Japan's top 100 Soundscapes.
9. Trolltunga, Norway
Trolltunga is a rock formation which is about 1100 meters above the sea level in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. The special cliff is jutting horizontally out from the mountain, into free air about 700 meters above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet.
10. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Antelope Canyon consists of two separate sections of "Upper Antelope Canyon" or "The Crack"; and "Lower Antelope Canyon" or "The Corkscrew". It was formed due to the erosion of Navajo Sandstone, which is a canyon group spread through the US states. It is an awesome place for photos and sightseeing. However, sightseeing there should be with the help of a tour guide as there may be a danger of flash flooding because rain can easily flood the canyon.