12 little-known wonders of the world

The natural beauty of our planet really is infinite, so to the list of wonders of the world, you can always add more.

12. Icy Tower and Erebus volcano cave

12 little-known wonders of the world

Mount Erebus - the second largest volcano in Antarctica, active since 1972. In many ice Erebus towers, steam formed as a result of the emission due to volcanic activity. Many ice tower constantly emit steam. In addition to these poles similar chimney volcanic mountain is home to a variety of ice cave formed in a natural way, with blue, intimidating cavernous underground chambers.

11. Rice Terraces of Banaue, Philippines

12 little-known wonders of the world

Banaue Rice Terraces - 2000-year-old terraces that were carved into the mountain in the Philippines Ifugao ancestors of the indigenous people. Terraces are commonly referred to Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". It is thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. They are located about 1500 meters above sea level and cover 10, 360 square kilometers mountainside. They feed on the ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It calculated that if they were placed end to end, it would be surrounded by half the globe. Locals to this day still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces. The result - the gradual erosion of this wonder of the world, which need constant reconstruction and care.

10. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Rocks-tent

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Rocks tent Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico were formed about seven million years ago as a result of the ash deposited pyroclastic flow from a volcanic explosion. As with most rock formations, weathering and erosion can be attributed to the creation of the wonderful geography of the area. Markedly sharpened like tents stones derive their name from the interesting area of ​​the native language, and means "white cliffs". Rocks vary in height, sometimes reaching a height of 30 meters.

9. The Lion Rock Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

12 little-known wonders of the world

Sigiriya (Lion Rock) is the remains of ancient rock fortress and palace, located in the central district of Matale Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos), which resemble the Ajanta Caves in India. Sigiriya was built during the reign of King Kassapa I (477 BC -.. 495), and it is - one of the seven sites of Sri Lanka World Heritage Site. During prehistoric times Sigiriya was inhabited. It was used as a mountain convent about 5 century BC. e.

8. Cave Lechuga

12 little-known wonders of the world

One of the most popular little-known wonders of the world, the cave Lechuga - another location that was found in New Mexico. Cave - seventh researched chain in the world, with well-known 134.6 miles in length. The cave is the most famous spectacular crystal formations of gypsum and aragonite. Prior to the discovery in 1986 Lechuga was untouched for hundreds of millions of years, being one of the oldest ecosystems.

7. Cave Krubera

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Cave Krubera located within the Massif Arabica in Abkhazia, the deepest known cave in the world, with a depth of 2 191 meters. The cave is also known as the Crow, because of the large number of nesting crows.

6. The Valley of Flowers India

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Valley of Flowers National Park in India - one of the most beautiful wonders of the world in this list. There is something incredible in the high peaks, rising into the clouds and steep slopes, completely covered with lush vegetation and unique flora. Valley of Flowers is home to many rare and endangered animals such as the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep.

5. The valley of Glencoe in Scotland

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Located at the northern tip of Scotland, Glencoe - a narrow river valley, which is often considered one of the most exciting places in the country. Glencoe valley of the river is home to a stunning variety of flora, as well as the highest peaks on both sides and the crystal clear river running through its heart.

4 in Portugal Quinta da Regaleira

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Quinta da Regaleira Sintra, Portugal includes descending a spiral staircase, that leads to a plurality of outputs. Name came from the belief that this place was home to the Masonic rituals. At the base is the wind rose on the cross Templar. Symbolism directly concerns the life and death, a common theme for the initiation rituals.

3. Plitvice Lakes in Croatia

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Plitvice Lakes National Park is home to the spectacular views of the beautiful open lakes and waterfalls. The contrast of the deep blue with a bright green color creates incredible landscapes that excite the imagination. The park is not less exciting, even in winter, when a part of the waterfalls and lakes freeze. While in Croatia, be sure to visit the Plitvice Lakes, one of the natural wonders of the world.

2. Wulingyuan in China

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Go to more than three thousand of huge sandstone pillars, many of which represent a tower more than two hundred meters in height - is Wulingyuan in China. He is one of the most stunning natural sites in the world. High pillars are made of quartzite and sandstone and are karst formations. An incredible region is located in one hundred and seventy miles north-east of Changsha and became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, but it is still relatively unknown to most of the world's population.

1. Key Gompa Monastery

12 little-known wonders of the world

Monastery Key or Key Gompa - a Tibetan Buddhist monastery which effectively stands on a hill overlooking the small Indian village Kibar. The monastery stands at an altitude of 13 668 feet above sea level, and the village below, as they say, is the highest in India. Founded in the 11th century, the monastery of Key Gompa experienced many tumultuous events. He has repeatedly been attacked, devastated by the Mongol armies, devastated by earthquakes and fires. Permanent destruction and reconstruction have led to the form of the building, like a box, providing maximum protection.