Most Amazing Rocky Wonders In The World

The most beautiful rock landscape in the world – read about these 3 amazing rock wonders. 

Take a look at the first wonder of the world, Shilin, the rock forest.

1. Shilin, The Rock Forest

This amazing rock forest is situated in China, near Shilin, at around 120 km from the provincial capital Kunming. The rocky formations resemble large and tall trees, and these rocks seem to grow taller each year. 

shilin rock forest

 

The rock “trees” grow like the stalagmites from the caves. Since 2007, the forest became a part of  the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hence became protected by law. 

The geologists believe these stones are 270 million years old. Many tourists from around the world, come each year to admire these bizarre rocks

shilin amazing forect china

This beautiful forest covers area of 140 sq mi and it’s divided into 7 areas: Greater & Lesser Stone Forests, Naigu Stone Forest, Zhiyun Cave, Lake Chang, Lake Yue, Dadie Waterfall and Qifeng Cave. 

The landscape also includes a beautiful lake and a windy cave.

Below you can watch a footage made by a tourist who visited the beautiful rock forest, Shilin:

2.  The Rocky Waterfall Litlanesfoss

The following natural formation seems out of this world.  

Litlanesfoss is a beautiful tourist attraction in Iceland. The waterfall is surrounded by magnificent square columns.

rocky waterfall 

In the ancient times, in this area a volcano erupted. As the flowing lava was cooling down, these amazing rock formations appeared.

litlanesfoss formations

The landscape began to take shape over 60 millions of years ago,  when the basaltic magma began to cool down.

The hexagonal rocks are a great attraction for the tourists. 

Next, take a look at the footage of this impressive area:

3. Los Organos – The Rocky Beaches

Los Organos is a beautiful basalt scenery from the island of La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands.

The beautiful natural wonder has a height of 800 meters and a width of 200 meters. 

los organos cliffs

The cliffs have this name because they resemble the pipes of an organ.

They formed similarly with the precedent rocky wonder, Litlanesfoss waterfall. When a massive volcano erupted, the lava formed this beautiful rock walls. 

los organos wall

los organos

 


Written with love and coolness by on July 23, 2014 in Amazing Stuff
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