Top Natural Wonders in Asia
By Carlton Leisure -
Natural wonders have always been a favourite among travellers. With a wide selection of natural wonders dotting the landscape Asia is an obvious choice for the travellers. With several mountains, lakes and forests dotting its landscape, Asia tops the priority of travellers who wants to explore the natural wonders of the world. Here we would give a lowdown on top tourist destinations in Asia.
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Sigiriya in Sri Lanka is one of the finest natural wonders but it has been amended by humans to a great extent. The Lion Rock situated at an altitude amidst the forest is one of the most famous landmarks. The site has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So a visit to this place is a must for those with a wish of exploring famous natural wonders of Asia.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Most of the travellers flying to Hanoi also make it sure to visit Ha Long Bay one of the natural wonders in Vietnam. More than 2,000 monolithic limestone islands erupting out of Ocean paints a picture which is nothing sort of a photographer’s delight. The area also has a good presence of flora and fauna that can be explored.
Pak Ou Caves, Laos
Situated on the banks of the mighty Mekong River, Pak Ou Caves are one of the most sought after destinations for those looking to explore the natural beauty of Laos. There are two caves which are situated at a distance of 15 miles from Luang Prabang. The caves are popular Buddhist site with more than 4,000 Buddha statues and carvings, and attract a large number of visitors.
Heaven Lake, North Korea/China
Situated on the top of of Baekdu Mountain near North Korea – China border Heaven Lake is a crater that is estimated to have formed during late 11th century. Situated on a great altitude the lake remains frozen for most parts of the year and only creature found there is Lake Tianchi Monster.
Natural Forest Park of Zhangjiaje, China
Natural Forest Park of Zhangjiaje of China is one of the most photographed places in the region. The rock pillars present here have been filmed into movies like Avatar. Now the Southern Sky Column has been renamed as Avatar Hallelujah Mountain. The rock pillars are results of several years of erosion. This major natural wonder of Asia has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Marble Rocks, India
Situated on the outskirts of Jabalpur on the banks of river Narmada, the marble cliffs at Bhedaghat catches the attention of travellers with its marble cliffs that are as high as 100 feet. Apart from the Marble Rock there are a good number of rock formations that can be visited. Elephant’s Foot and Monkey’s Leap are prominent among them. Spread over 2 miles the gorge is one of the prominent natural wonders of Asia. The place where it drops creates a waterfall named Dhuandar Falls.
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
The aforesaid natural wonders may have their own charm but no mention of Asian natural wonders would be said to complete unless we mention Gobi Deserts in Mongolia. Spread over an area of 500,000 square miles the deserts also covers some parts of south China. The place is well known for its incredible ecosystem.