#10 Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA
Antelope Canyon is a wonderful creation of nature, which is bizarre sand rocks with giant slits illuminated with light. For several centuries, the water and wind ground hollows a few hundred meters deep in red sandstone. Every few years, during heavy rains, every canyon is flooded with water. It was rainwater draining slowly and carrying with it grains of sand that formed graceful lines of the relief of the rocks.
#9 Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
This is the largest dried-up salt lake in the world. It shines and shimmers in the sun so much that hurts your eyes, so sunglasses are a must. In the rain season, the lake is transformed into a huge mirror: salt cells are covered with a very thin layer of clear water, reflecting the sky, and making it impossible to see the horizon.
#8 Northern Lake Baikal in Russia
Baikal is the largest lake with fresh water. In winter, the water freezes into sheets of ice of turquoise color creating beautiful scenery.
#7 Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang in Laos
Luang Prabang is a great destination for backpackers. In addition, it is close to Kuang Si Falls that are a three tier cascade of very clear and blue water. It is very hard to resist the temptation to jump right into it. There are many secluded trails around the area where you can avoid tour groups.
#6 Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile
The miracle of the Chilean nature, National Park Torres del Paine appeared 11 million years ago. It is a unique Biosphere Reserve, spread out on the ridges of the Andes. Among snow-white peaks one can find beads of lakes and lagoons of an amazing palette of colors. One of the main attractions is Grey Glacier.
#5 Grand Prismatic Spring in Wyoming, USA
This natural pool with water of rainbow colors is the third largest hot spring in the world that is located in Yellowstone National Park.
#4 Huacachina in Peru
Huacachina oasis in the Peruvian desert is located only 8 km from the city of Ica, but is surrounded by huge sand dunes. When getting here, the travelers get the impression that they are in the heart of Africa.
#3 Rainbow Mountains in China
Tourists from around the world gather in the Chinese province of Gansu to admire the extraordinary landscape, a geological formation of reddish sandstone, shimmering in the sun with a variety of colors. It is called Zhangye Danxia.
#2 The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland
Not far from the village of Armoy there is a quiet country road Dark Hedges. Over the last three centuries it was guarded by majestic beech trees growing on both sides of the road. Trees do not just grow up, they are intertwined, creating a tunnel that looks exciting.
#1 Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia
Mount Rinjani is an active volcano, which is located on the island of Lombok. Inside the caldera of the mountain there is a lake known as Segara Anak at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. The depth of the lake is about 200 meters.