The coolest landmarks found on Earth

Nature: It’s beautiful. It has a tendency to create crazy sculptures, jagged edges, sharp contrasts, and all manners of gorgeous natural landmarks. Here are some of the best landmarks I found:

Salar de Uyun, Bolivia

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The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. Located in Potosí, Bolivia, it formed after a giant prehistoric lake in the area dried up, leaving behind this eerily beautiful salt flat. It also serves as the world’s largest natural mirror!

Giant’s Causeway, UK

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Located in Bushmills, Northern Ireland, this landmark has a peculiar arrangement of stones; all of them are either hexagons or pentagons! These rocks were formed when cooling lava contracted, forming such intricacy. Legend has it that the giant Finn MacCool built it to go fight another giant.

Darvaza gas crater, Turkmenistan

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The Darvaza gas crater in Darvaza, Turkmenistan is labeled “The Door to Hell.” Correctly so, since it’s been burning this way since the 1970’s. It was originally a natural gas deposit which was burned to reduce the spread of toxic gas. It was expected to burn for a few weeks, but ended up burning for over 40 years (and going!)

Talkov Kamen’ lake, Russia

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Talkov Kamen’ lake in Sysert, Russia, is an elegant fusion between mankind’s work and nature. The lake formed when a mine closed down in the area, leaving nature to take over and turn the mine into a mini-lake through years of rain. The lake is currently a staggering 70 meters (229 feet) deep; about the depth of a 23 story building, inverted!

Wadi El Hitan, Egypt

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The Wadi El Hitan near Fayum, Egypt, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring giant whale bones in the middle of the desert! The bones suggest that there was once a body of water covering the area. It’s interesting to think of giant sharks swimming above what would later become Egypt…


I hope you enjoyed these cool landmarks! Tell me what you think. Which is your favorite? What other landmarks make this list?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day.

 

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