Every country is known for its culture and nature in the traveler’s world. A lot of people want to see the wonders of the world like the Pyramids and Paris Eiffel tower to fulfill their travel dream. But here, we have a list of some unimaginable places of nature for you. If I show you their pics, for a sec, you don’t believe. So here is the list:
Caño Cristales, Colombia
First on our list is Caño Cristales river. This river of Colombia is situated in Meta’s Serrania de la Macarena area. Caño Cristales is an offshoot of a big river which is famous as Guayabero. The other names of this river are the “Liquid Rainbow” and “River of Five Colors”.
This wonderful river is famous for its magnificent colours. The bed of the Caño Cristales at the last half of the year can be seen showing adorable blue, black, yellow, green, and mainly red colours. The red colour is caused due to the presence of a specific plant family on the bed of Caño Cristales. This plant family is known as Macarenia clavigera. The scientific name is Podostemaceae.
Apart from the culture and travel, this river is quite interesting from the geological point of view. The rocks present here are quartzite rocks. These rocks are 1.2 billion years old. These quartzite rocks are a part of Venezuela’s Guiana Shield. The fast Caño Cristales river has a lot of small and medium waterfalls. You can easily see giant’s kettles here. The giant’s kettles are tiny round pits within the bed of Caño Cristales.
Chocolate Hills, Philippines
Yes, I am talking about Chocolate on the hills. But this is not the chocolate of the human culture but it’s chocolate by nature. So, next on our list are the Chocolate Hills of the Asian nation Philippines. Technically, they are the geological formations in this geographical region.
The name of the hills is chocolate hills because the grass present on the hills changes its colour with the season. In wet seasons, it looks green. But in dry spells, it turns brown in colour. The Chocolate Hills are located in the Philippines’ Bohol region. Within Bohol, the main areas are the towns of Sagbayan, Carmen, etc. The total number of hills is around 1,260. But as per researchers they are 1,776. The Chocolate Hills are scattered to an extent of around 20 square miles.
The Chocolate Hills is a well-known natural attraction and traveler’s point of the Philippines. That’s why the Chocolate Hills are even present on the provincial flag and seal of Bohol province and also listed in Philippine Tourism Authority. Chocolate Hills is also a UNESCO World Heritage. According to Science, the flora of the Chocolate Hills is mainly the grass species. The key species are Saccharum spontaneum, and Imperata cylindrica. In recent times, the Chocolate Hills are under threat of industrial mining events.
Third on our list is Indonesia’s Ijen volcano composite. Ijen is a cluster of complex volcanoes situated in between East Java’s Regencies of Banyuwangi and Bondowoso. It is present in a 12-mile-wide eponymous larger caldera Ijen. The is the highest elevation point of Ijen is Gunung Merapi stratovolcano. The meaning of Gunung Merapi in Indonesian linguistic is ‘mountain of fire’ in the Indonesian language. Ijen volcano is present in the west of Gunung Merapi. It consists of a 0.62 miles wide acidic crater lake. The colour of the lake is turquoise. Industrially, the area is used for sulfur mining.
A lot of craters are also present in the caldera and nearby its rim. The crater lake is famous as the principal extremely acidic lake on the planet. Banyupahit river is also started from here, the water of this river is highly acidic and metallic. The pH in the middle of this crater lake is 0.13. This is because of the presence of Sulphuric acid. Ijen was also featured in the Hollywood movie Ring of Fire.
Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
The fourth place on our list is from Africa. It is the portion of the Afar Depression on the northern side near the border of Eritrea. The depression is the outcome of the geological deviation of 3 tectonic plates. The Danakil Depression present at the three-way intersection of these plates. It was formed because of the separation of Africa and Asia. It produced rifts and volcanos.
The region is famously known as the cradle of humanity because of the discovery of the hominid fossil Lucy in 1974. This area is the hottest on the planet according to the year’s mean temperatures. The depression is famous in the world for the Yellow Lake and, the water-based thermal system of Dallol. Gaet’ale Pond is the saltiest aquatic build on the planet. The pond was from due to a quake in 2005.
Mount Zaō, Japan
The last and the fifth on our list are the Zaō Mountains. In Japan, they are commonly known as the Zaō Renpō. This is also a volcanic site. We usually know that Japan is famous for its most active volcanos in the world.
Mount Zaō contains a bunch of stratovolcanoes which comprises lava domes and Okama crater lake. This 5 Colour Pond changes ins colour according to the weather. The lake is the key traveler lures in the area. In the winters, the Zaō is also famous for the Snow Monsters in the ski resort area. Zaō is 1 of the hundred well-known crags in the Asian nation of Japan.