This beautiful planet that we live in comprises of some of the most exquisite and awe-inspiring places that are sure to leave your jaw on the floor. Some of these places have not got the recognition that their beauty deserves so we bring to you 8 of these hidden wonders of the world.
1) Mount roraima, Venezuela
One of the oldest mountain formations on earth, this place is bound to take your breath away. Surrounded by 400 meter tall cliffs, this mountain used to be a place of mystery, myths and legends for the indigenous people that used to live here. The ascend to venezuela’s highest tabletop mountain starts from paraitepui. Mount roraima is said to have some of the most fascinating hiking trails in the world and the view is of course, incomparable.
2) Maelifell, Iceland
Mount maelifell or measure hill is one of iceland’s most iconic landmark. This awe inspiring, green moss covered pyramid stands alone in a vast, black desert landscape. The visit to mount maelifell is like entering a different world. During the summer, snow melts off the sides of the volcano to reveal a mossy green surface and it is a sight to behold.
3) Standing stones of callanish
Every bit as mysterious and magical as more well-known stone hedge in England , these Scottish Neolithic stones are composed of a circle of stones as well as lines of stones that radiate from it. The views offered are stunning and you can feel a deep connection to the past in the environment. there is some real charm to not knowing the definite purpose of what these stones were for. If you ever do visit Iceland, do give a visit to the standing stones of callanish.
4) Wulingyuan, china
This extraordinary range of mountains contain thousands of pillars of sandstone between which lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfall, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.
5) Vinales valley, cuba
This amazing valley and its surrounding limestone monuments seem like a picture out of southeast asia rather than the island of cuba. This beautiful valley is encircled by mountains and its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops. The valley is famous not only for its stunning landscape but also for its cultural and historical importance, particularly its traditional agricultural practices related to growing tobacco. this stunningly beautiful place certainly deserves a visit when in cuba.
6) Palua archipelago, Micronesia
Boasting some of the clearest water and beautiful reefs in the world, this compact little grouping of islands makes for one attractive diving locale. It is hard not to be overwhelmed by its extraordinary array of natural wonders. It has been dubbed as ‘the underwater Serengeti’ for its exciting seascape, fascinating wrecks and stunningly diverse marine life.
7) Semuc champey, Guatemala
This extraordinary place is a series of limestone bridges and caves that snakes through part of central Guatemala, tying in with the cabahon river. When you combine the limestone and the river, you get a series of tiered pools which look like something out of a fairytale. You can go swimming in the crystal and you can even go swimming in the caves surrounding the area!
8) Sighisoara, Romania
This charming little town doubles as a citadel and its brightly painted and beautifully constructed buildings will make you rub your eyes in disbelief. This UNESCO protected old town is known as the birth place of vlad the impaler, aka Dracula. Allow time to lose yourself along sighisoara’s alleys, hike to its hilltop church and sip coffee at cafes half a millennium old.
So there it is. These beautiful places are sure to leave you wanting to explore more of these kinds of hidden jewels.
Keep exploring and happy travelling!!