15 Incredibly Beautiful Locations Around The World

08. Serengeti Region, Tanzania

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Maswa Game Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area (including Ngorogoro Crater) and Serengeti National Park are all part of the Serengeti region in Tanzania. Ngorogoro Crater was created two to three million years ago when a volcano exploded, forming a 115.83 square mile (300 square km) caldera. The “big five” of African game animals (Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and both white and black rhinoceros) call the Ngorogoro Crater area home.

09. South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

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Most visitors to the Grand Canyon go as far as the viewing areas positioned along the canyon’s South Rim. The more adventurous individuals get a closer look at this natural wonder by hiking into the canyon along the South Kaibab Trail, constructed by the National Park Service in 1924. Hike as far as the aptly-named “Ooh Ah Point,” or if you have any energy left, travel further into the canyon.

10. Spotted Lake, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

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For thousands of years, aboriginal tribes in the southern area of what is now British Columbia bathed in the waters of Spotted Lake in the Okanagan Valley. The lake is thought to have healing powers as a result of high concentrations of the 11 minerals it contains. Spotted Lake partially evaporates during the summer and the minerals settle into rounded holes. Each hole is a different color, depending upon which minerals precipitate into a given recess.

11. Taylor Glacier, Antarctica (Blood Falls)

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Blood Falls is a unique feature at Taylor Glacier in Antarctica. Iron-rich water with high salt content spews forth from the glacier onto the snow surrounding it. There is a saltwater lake 1300 feet (400 m) below the surface of the ice. When this water with high iron content first comes in contact with oxygen, the iron hydroxide becomes a waterfall of rust.

12. Travertine Pools, Pamukkale, Turkey

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Many of the world’s hot springs, including the ones on a hillside in Pamukkale, Turkey, contain travertine, a type of limestone. When the water in the Pamukkale hot springs reaches the surface, the travertine solidifies, creating a series of stepped structures which hold the water.

13. Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory, Australia

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Uluru is the Aboriginal and official name for this monolith located near the “Red Centre” of Australia. Comprised of a solid piece of sandstone, Uluru is more than 600 million years old. The rock is sacred to the Anangu Aboriginal people, who have lived in the area for 10,000 years. Uluru was originally located at the bottom of a sea, but it is now 1141 feet (348 m) above ground. The rock is 2.2 miles (3.6 km) long, 1.2 miles (1.9 km) wide and 5.8 miles (9.4 km) around the base. Uluru glows brilliant red at sunrise and blue and purple at sunset.

14. Yosemite National Park, California, United States

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Yosemite, the most beautiful natural area in the state of California, was central to the development of the National Park system in the United States. Elevations in Yosemite range from 2,127 feet (648 m) to 13,114 feet (3,997 m). Snow can be found in the highest elevations well into the summer months. More than 20% of the 7,000 plant species growing in California are found in the park.

15. Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, China

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The Danxia landforms are a series of multi-colored mountains in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. The colors come from natural mineral deposits which formed in the red sandstone during a period of 24 million years.