In science fiction films can often be seen unbelievable scenes, such as islands, flying in the sky or a house elf, built in the trees. But a world in which we live, too, is full of fantastic places and strange natural formations that amaze. And although people have changed the world beyond recognition, not all of the unique natural places have been lost. Beautiful mountains, turquoise water, amazing islands - our planet is truly rich in places that are breathtaking. 10 of the most fantastic places on the planet after the break...
01. Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Phi Phi Island in Thailand, located between the large island of Phuket and the western coast of the Andaman Sea. Most of these islands - it is not just sharp rocks, rising from the ocean. The clear turquoise waters and lush tropical greenery make this place a paradise on earth.
02. The crater of Nyiragongo, Congo
Volcano Nyiragongo - is a unique volcano with steep slopes, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Inside the crater of this volcano lava lake was formed, which is constantly bubbling and foam, filling the night sky with a supernatural glow red. It inflicts heavy losses on the nearby villages and towns, both because of volcanic eruptions, and the poisonous gases and other lethal forms of seismic activity.
03. Arch Berry Head, Newfoundland, Canada
This beautiful arch is on the route Spurvink (Spurwink Trail) along the East Coast Trail in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. Arch looks pretty impressive with its massiveness, and it is so large that it has grown over the whole grove of trees. Be careful when you get to the arch, as the trail itself to her skirts steep cliffs.
04. Pamukkale, Turkey
Water flowing from the hot springs, and calcium carbonate deposits on the large terraces of Pamukkale give a spectacular view, and on clear days, a reflection of the sky adds a wonderful blue color of water. As a result, this place is a bit like an enchanted ice palace, although the temperature is quite comfortable.
05. Pura Tanah Lot, Bali
Pura Tanah Lot - the temple is situated on a rocky formation, jutting from the island of Bali. This is an amazing place, the silhouette of which, when viewed from certain angles, like a fabulous ship. To reach the temple only through a narrow isthmus. According to legend, it was a holy place, built by a Hindu Brahmin, which is guarded by a huge snake, a scarf created from Brahman.
06. Tyantszu Mountains, China
These mountains are a giant towering spiers, the height of several hundred meters, decorated with lush vegetation. They seem to defy the laws of gravity, resembling floating monoliths of the film Avatar. Mountains National Park, located in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in the north, being recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Balancing elongated mountains are the result of years of erosion, which has arisen due to the expansion of ice in the winter.
07. Hamilton Pool Preserve, Texas, USA
Hamilton Pool Reserve - is a natural pool, formed thousands of years ago in a major erosion. The pool itself is filled with amazing emerald water, framed by limestone rocks covered with lush ferns and moss. On the outcrop down the 15-meter waterfall that never completely dries up, even during the dry periods.
08. Las Kanadas, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Caldera Las Kanadas - a series of volcanoes, which are amazing volcanic wasteland. Desert rocky ground radiates heat, and dotted with fumaroles - cracks and holes, spewing toxic fumes. Uneven terrain and rocky outcrops provide sharp true Martian form.
09. Machu Picchu, Peru
There are many interesting ruins around the world, but Machu Picchu is in this respect, a cult place. Located high in the mountains of Peru, a tropical forest, this place is simply amazing with its beauty. Once he was a most impressive creation of the Inca Empire, its giant walls, terraces and rampady seem to have been carved in a natural way of the endless rocky ledges. Prior to 1911 this site and did not know until Hiram Bingham an American historian, did not find it.
10. Meteora, Greece
Meteors are a monastic complex in central Greece, which is located on the tops of the cliffs, which reach heights of up to 600 m above sea level. These monasteries were built in impossible conditions, virtually no roads, being the present state of the art and a shining example of the architectural changes in the perfect place of solitude, meditation and prayer.