The Plitvice Lakes National Park located with the western region of Croatia and is a particularly fascinating geological wonder. A World Heritage site, it includes a series of 16 lakes interconnected lakes. Each lake empties into the next lake by means of waterfalls and includes some 92 cascades with a collective vertical drop of 133 m.
Pulpit Rock is one of the region’s most visited attractions and one of the most spectacular photo opportunities in Norway. In 2011 Pulpit Rock was voted one of the world’s most spectacular viewpoints by both CNN Go and Lonely Planet.
Located just south of the village of Dibab in the Muscat governorate of Oman and about 580 metres inland from the sea is the Bimmah Sinkhole and hidden lake.
Pamukkale in the southwestern Anatolia region of Turkey is the finest example of cascading travertine pools anywhere in the world. In Turkish ‘Pamukkale’, translates as “cotton castle” but was originally known as Hierapolis – the sacred city and holy pools.
High above Lake Ringedalsvatnet a piece of rock extends out over the waters far below like the tongue of some giant beast – which has earned it the name ‘Troll’s Tongue’ or Trolltunga in Norwegian.
Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England is where you will find some of the strangest rock formations in England. Contorted and otherworldly, these natural sculptures have, over the years, been given names such as The Lovers, the Druid’s Writing Desk, The Sphinx, The Watchdog and The Dancing Bear.
The Māoris were the first to find the strangely spherical Moeraki Boulders of Koekohe Beach and believed that they could be the eel baskets, calabashes and kumara washed ashore from the wreck of Arai-te-uru.
Located just off the coast of Biscay, in the Basque region of Spain, is the exceptional islet of Gaztelugatxe crowned by the hermitage of Gaztelugatxeko Doniene. The island is beautiful, the setting inspiring but what makes this place so special is the incredible walkway and stairs that take visitors from the mainland to the hermitage.
Perched on the edge a mountain cliff and divided in two by a spectacular gorge, is the small but ancient city of Ronda. Located in the Andalusia region of Spain, the area near Ronda was first settled in prehistoric times and the rock paintings of Cueva de la Pileta have been dated to the Neolithic period with some identified as being around 20,000 years old.
Yehliu Geopark is an area of outstanding geological importance and is famous for its concentration of curious rock formations rarely found together anywhere else in the world. The park itself is almost entirely located on a small peninsula that juts a little over a mile into the sea. It’s located on the north coast of Taiwan near to the town of Wanli and around 21 miles, by road, from the capital city Taipei.