You like to travel? Normal! The world is full of places that are worth visiting, some of which seem taken from another planet. The ones you will see below are highly recommended, although they are so spread out that you may not be able to see them all. In any case, I encourage you to add them to your list of future destinations so that you can enjoy landscapes that you will record in your memory forever. Shall we start the tour?
Arashiyama Bamboo Paths (Kyoto, Japan)
There is no price to get lost on the bamboo paths of Arashiyama. You will think that you are in a science fiction movie surrounded by up to 50 varieties of bamboo that can exceed 20 meters in height in some cases. The sun makes its way as best it can, the same can be said of the wind, which when sliding between the bamboo canes generates a very particular sound. To get there from Kyoto, it is best to take the train or bus.
Antelope Canyon (Arizona, United States)
An authentic spectacle that thousands of people witness year after year. Located near the town of Page , in Coconino County, it is one of the most beautiful places in the United States thanks to the shape it has taken over thousands of years. Its walls reach 40 meters in height and to access it you must be accompanied by a Navajo guide, since it is in a Navajo indigenous reservation.
Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Nature gives us landscapes as beautiful as the Victoria Falls, which are located on the border that divides Zambia and Zimbabwe. The waterfall corresponds to the Zambezi River , and on them we find the Victoria Falls Bridge, which was made of steel and has been accessible since 1905. The falls are 108 meters high and span a width of 1.7 kilometers. They were declared a World Heritage Site in 1989.
Cenotes of the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico)
The cenotes can be underground, open, semi-open or in a cave. In the Yucatan peninsula it is easy to find these freshwater wells formed by the erosion of limestone. In fact, there is a route to visit the most important ones, and you can even dive in some of them. Those who have bathed in them say that it is a unique experience, while some go further and say that it is the meeting place with the gods. Either way, they are worth knowing.
Kelimutu Crater (Indonesia)
The thing about this crater on Flores Island is incredible. More than anything because the volcano has three lakes that change color in a surprising way. Why does that happen? According to scientists, the explanation must be found in the mixture of gases and vapors that are generated inside, which, being at very high temperatures, cause chemical reactions typical of a laboratory. It is a volcano that is considered active, although the last eruption dates from 1968. The inhabitants of the island believe that when someone passes away, their spirit is submerged in one of the three lakes.
Fingal’s Grotto (Scotland)
It is one of the most popular caves in the world. It is on the islet of Staffa and stands out for its curious structure, which is very similar to that of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. A naturist named Joseph Banks discovered it in 1772, and since then it has been said that it is a kind of natural cathedral, since the echoes of the waves produce sounds that do not leave anyone lucky enough to stand in front of the natural arches indifferent. that make up the ceiling of the cave.
Sơn Đoòng Grotto (Vietnam)
We go to Vietnam to see the largest cave in the world . One of the things that makes it very popular, in addition to its size, is the fact that it shelters one of the tallest stalagmites in the world, since it measures about 70 meters. It is one of the 150 caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, located about 500 kilometers from Hanoi, the country’s capital. Bad news? That going through it completely is so risky that only scientists are allowed access, who must take adequate precautionary measures. In any case, excursions of several days are organized to contemplate its beauty.
The great blue hole (Belize)
On the coast of Belize is one of the most enigmatic places on the planet. There is a blue hole that became popular thanks to the mythical Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who was the one who made the first dive in 1960. We are talking about a hole 123 meters deep and 300 meters in diameter, where it is easy to find fish species, corals and sponges. In fact, several species of sharks such as the bull or the hammerhead roam around there, so it is not advisable to take a dip in this huge sink.
Haiku Stairs (Hawaii)
In addition to its beaches, Hawaii is known for the Haiku Stairs, stairs that bring you closer to the sky thanks to its 3,922 steps (yes, they are more than in the Eiffel Tower). They were closed to the public for more than 30 years, but that has not stopped people from going there to witness privileged views of the island. An association called Friends of Haiku Stairs works so that it does not disappear by offering maintenance work, something essential to eliminate invasive plants.
Grand Canyon (Arizona, United States)
Like Antelope Canyon, it is also in Arizona. We know it as the Grand Canyon of the Colorado for its spectacular gorge that runs along the Colorado River. It is in the Grand Canyon National Park and has been a World Heritage Site since 1979. In total there are 446 kilometers with a width of between 6 and 29 kilometers in which depths of up to 1,600 meters are recorded. The scenery is amazing and that makes it one of the most photographed places in America by far.