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It seems that no one will be surprised by the existence untakeable mountains, waterfalls, ancient forests, and picturesque beaches. Nevertheless, even among them there are objects that deserve the attention of tourists from around the world. Natural sights mentioned in this review can only be described as real wonders of the planet. All of them are unique, incredibly spectacular, and simply fascinating with majestic views. There you can find outstanding sights for those who love hiking and for those who like relaxing vacation on the beach. Some of this magnificent attractions require long trips, and others are located in the immediate vicinity of busy resorts and other famous tourist sites.

Cenote Ik Kil Well, Mexico

Natural wells or cenotes are amazing creations of nature. Some of them are so gorgeous that it’s impossible to believe in their existence. One of these is the Cenote Ik Kil, located in Mexico. This well, which is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the deepest in the world. Its depth is more than 50 meters, and the height of the walls reaches 25 meters. Researchers have found out that once the Cenote Ik Kil was a cave, whose vaults collapsed. The incredibly attractive well with fresh water was formed as a result of the collapse. These days, high walls are covered with exotic plants.

Cenote Ik Kil Well, Mexico The cenote is quite old. It was a valuable source of fresh water for the Mayan people. They believed that the deep well served as an entrance to the underworld. Modern tourists have an opportunity not only to admire the beauty of the natural deep well, but also take a dip in its crystal clear waters. The cenote was well equipped. Reliable stone stairs were cut in walls. Excellent viewing platforms were equipped there as well.

The karst lake, Ikil, is notable for its circular shape. The diameter is about 60 meters. Due to the high content of limestone and a special kind of plankton, the water in the lake has a rich blue tint. It will be great tp visit the amazing Cenote Ik Kil at any time of the year. The comfortable bathing temperature between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius is maintained there all year round. The amazing natural attraction is located near the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, so it’s popular among tourists. Next - Helmcken Waterfall

Helmcken Waterfall, Canada

Helmcken Waterfall, Canada One of the major attractions of British Columbia is Helmcken waterfall. It is located among the coastal mountains, in the Tweedsmuir nature reserve. The graceful waterfall is the second largest in British Columbia; its total height is about 400 meters. The mouth of the waterfall is the northern tip of Lake Turner, then it falls into a narrow canyon, and flows into the Atnarko River. Complete article

Tara River Canyon, Montenegro

Tara River Canyon, Montenegro The Durmitor Park is the most important natural landmark of Montenegro. It’s enlisted in in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Its territory features the Tara river canyon that is striking with its beauty and majesty of the surrounding landscape. The depth of the canyon is about 1 300 meters and length is 80 km. Today, the place is very popular among fans of hiking in scenic places, as well as among white water rafting fans. Complete article

Benagil Beach, Portugal

Benagil Beach, Portugal Those who like to relax at the picturesque beaches should definitely go to Portugal. Here, they’ll find one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Benagil, that can be called a natural wonder. The beach is very close to Algarve area, it’s situated in the eponymous village. The sandy beach is primarily notable because of natural rock formations and caves. Complete article

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand The famous caves of Waitomo are located in New Zealand. Their features can’t be explained by anything except a miracle. The fact is that these caves are inhabited by rare species of fireflies that can be found only in New Zealand. These tiny creatures light up the arch and dark caves, making them look like a starry sky. Travelers come from all over the world to New Zealand to admire this amazing natural phenomenon. Afterwards, another unique surprise is waiting for tourists. Complete article

Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Jellyfish Lake, Palau Divers are certainly recommended to visit Jellyfish Lake located in Palau. Isolated populations of the two species of jellyfish live there. The environment for them is so comfortable that the population has increased to two million individuals. Jellyfish is everywhere in the lake. Creatures live there in large quantities, and, most importantly, they are absolutely safe for people. Over the years of evolution, stinging cells at tentacles of jellyfish were completely lost, so divers can swim there without any fear to be burned. Complete article

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines The Philippine Islands represent a real treasure trove of natural attractions. One of the most famous among them is located on the island of Palawan. Here, in one of the caves, the underground river with the beautiful name of Puerto Princesa flows. It’s located close to the town of the same name. The length of the river is about 8 km. It’s worth noting that the cave is one of the largest in the world. It has several large rooms that strike with diversity and beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites. Complete article

Fantastic Forest of Cantabria, Spain

Fantastic Forest of Cantabria, Spain Cantabria is a picturesque region of Spain, a significant part of which is covered with dense forests. This woods have no equals in the world; they resemble illustrations for fairy tales. The main value of these places are rare plants and flowers, which at certain times of the year are coloring the landscape in all colors of the rainbow. The forests of Cantabria are inhabited by many rare animals, including some species of bears. Complete article

Valley of Thousand and One Tales, Turkey

Valley of Thousand and One Tales, Turkey In Turkey, a lot of amazing natural attractions are concentrated in Cappadocia. It is the mountainous region featuring rocky formations of the most incredible shapes and sizes. Here, you can see the huge stone tower with a cap reminiscent of mushrooms, and incredible formations resembling tents. There are several picturesque valleys in Cappadocia. They own romantic names like the Love Valley, the Valley of the Elves, the Rose Valley and the Valley of Thousand and One Nights. Complete article

Uluru Rock, Australia

Uluru Rock, Australia Australia also has natural attractions that deserve an attention of the most experienced and demanding tourists. Among them there is the legendary Uluru rock that has gained a worldwide recognition thanks to its bright orange color and an unusual oval shape. The rock was formed about 680 million years ago. It is located in the vast desert of Central Australia. It consists of red sandstone that has the ability to change color depending on the time of day. If you look at the rock at the sunrise, it has a light orange color. By noon, it becomes purple and red. Complete article
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