Top 7 most unusual mountains that attract tourists' attention!
Zhangjiajie National Park, known as Avatar Park, is located in the northwest of Hunan Province in China and is part of the huge Wulingyuan Nature Reserve.
Yuanjiajie is the most picturesque area of the park. Avatar Hallelujah Mountain is located in this zone (the main attraction of the park is "Avatar Mountain", was renamed in honor of many famous film, its height is 1080 m), The First Bridge under Heaven ("Bridge over the sky" is a natural bridge between two rocks, is a kind of the only unique natural creation in the world, at an altitude of 357 meters it connects the peaks of two rocks. Its length is 50 meters, width - 4 meters, thickness - 5 meters. It is the highest natural bridge in the world) and the Bailong Elevator (Glass Elevator Bailong - the highest open lift in the world, it takes tourists to the top of a 330-meter steep slope in the heart of Zhangjiajie Park).
The main advantage of this area is its height. The height of 1182 meters makes it possible to see the famous mountains in the clouds. Here the mountains really seem to be floating.
Bryce Canyon, USA
This amazing canyon is part of the National Park of the same name. It is located in the southwestern part of Utah. Bryce Canyon is home to thousands of geological structures formed by years of erosion by wind, water and ice. Many rocks have bizarre shapes.
Despite the name, it is not really a canyon, but rather a giant natural amphitheater along the eastern side of the Pauntsaugante plateau, created by erosion. Bryce Canyon is notable for its unique geological structures called hoodoo. The reds, oranges and whites of the rocks are a spectacular sight, especially at sunrise or sunset.
Coyote Butte slope, Arizona, USA
These mountains are located on the border between Arizona and Utah. Coyote Butte Slope is undulating sandstone and one of the most popular natural attractions in the Colorado Plateau. It began to form almost two hundred million years ago, during the Jurassic period. Orange-red dunes, composed of soft sandstone, due to the high calcium content in the soil, they have compacted, and the rains and winds have created smooth curves, forming natural swirling spirals. The most dramatic landscapes can be observed on the northern part of the slope, where the "Volna" is located - an arcuate depression, the relief bends of which resemble wind movements.
Tsingy de Bemaraja, Madagascar
Tsingy de Bemaraha are strange mountains resembling forests. A nature reserve located about 80 kilometers off the west coast of Madagascar. Most of these mountains are ridges of limestone battlements, in the Malagasy language they are called scurvy (to walk on tiptoe). The Tsingy de Bemaraha Mountains were eroded by acid rain and water that dissolved the chalk strata for centuries. Over time, this led to the formation of 30-meter needles of limestone.
These mountains are also called "stone forest". Tsingy de Bemaraha is almost impassable labyrinths, their tops are located close to each other and for a person it is an impassable terrain. But the lemurs run here calmly.
Tsingy de Bemaraja is home to many endangered rare animals. Springs originate from the "stone forest", which supply water to most of the adjacent territories.
Stone Wave, Australia
In Western Australia, there is an unusual rock with the poetic name of the Stone Wave, at a glance it is difficult to imagine that such a formation could exist on Earth. The rock owes its name to its unusual shape, it really resembles a huge sea wave, frozen before crashing onto the shore.
The Stone Wave itself is a granite formation, scientists believe that it acquired its current appearance 60 million years ago as a result of chemical weathering and further movement of soft granite rocks by rain erosion. During the day, the color of the rock changes depending on the ambient light, and this spectacular spectacle attracts thousands of tourists.
Colored Mountains of China (Pink Cloud)
Tourists from all over the world come to the Chinese province of Gansu. The main local attraction is the Denxia (Pink Cloud) landscape. It is under this name that the colored mountains of China are known all over the world. The formation of this beauty began many millions of years ago as a result of the accumulation of large quantities of sandstone and other mineral deposits. Air and water contributed to the slow oxidation of rocks. This was the reason for such an unusual riot of colors.
The Danxia landscape continues to attract thousands of tourists who want to see something unimaginable and amazing. There is something similar in other parts of the Earth, but nowhere is there such a spectacle as here, extravaganza of bright diverse colors, and especially their similar combination. The Colored Mountains look especially impressive in the sun - reddish sandstone plays in the sun.
glare, and the special shape of the drawings looks like sea waves.
Geologists have long explained the unusual color of these mountains: it is the reaction of red sandstone with sedimentary rocks over 24 million years. Thousands of tourists from the most remote corners of the globe are delighted every year by this amazing natural creation. The formation of the Colored Mountains, although slowly, continues to this day, so our distant descendants will see them already different.
Meteora are cliffs composed of a mixture of sandstone and detrital rock and reaching an altitude of 600 m above sea level, located in the mountains of Thessaly in northern Greece. Monasteries were built on the top of these rocks, known since the 10th century, along with Athos, as one of the centers of Orthodox monasticism in Greece.
The Meteora Monasteries are among the most striking sights in Greece. This place got its name from the Greek. “Meteora” (Μετέωρα), which literally means “hanging in the air,” perfectly describes these six wonderful Greek Orthodox monasteries.
Meteora, which is the largest monastic complex, is the most unique wonder of the world on the planet Earth and in Greece in particular - these man-made buildings are famous for their unusual location on the tops of rocks.
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