Adventure and Backpacking

10 Natural Attractions You Must See

There are plenty of man-made tourist attractions around the world that would really make your jaw drop in awe, but nothing can still beat the natural wonders that can be found all over the world. In every country, there are hidden gems that came about naturally. No man or machine interfered to create them and yet they still give the most astounding sights that make them deserving to be in anyone’s bucket list.

1. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is actually composed of three falls, namely the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Canadian Falls. It is said that the best time to see the Niagara Falls is in the summer, although you would also love to see it in the winter when part of it becomes frozen.

2. Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is located in the state of Arizona in the USA. Going there, you will be presented a dramatic view of the inner gorge that is carved by the Colorado River. It is no wonder that at least 5 million people go there to visit each year.

3. Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls is actually composed of 275 falls that lie along the Iguazu River, which is located at the border of Argentina and Brazil. The most popular falls in this ecosystem is the Devil’s Throat, which is 82 meter high and has a width of 150 meter.

4. Aurora Borealis

Also known as the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis actually has a counterpart known as the Aurora Australis. The former appears along the north hemisphere, while the latter appears at the south. If you happen to be at the right place at the right time, you may be very lucky to witness the great display of various colors in the horizon.

5. Yangtze River

The Yangtze is the longest river in Asia. A cruise along the river will show you a host of natural beauties, historical relics, and ancient cultural sites that will be embedded in your mind for a lifetime.

6. Great Barrier Reef

This is the only reef that is visible from space. It is said that billions of organisms built the coral reef system here. If you love diving and swimming with various fishes, then you should never let go of the chance to visit this place.

7. Amazon Rain Forest

Taking a tour in the Amazon will give you a glimpse of most of the species of insects, animals, and plants in the world. Needless to say, this might be the most exciting and intriguing trip that you will make.

8. Mount Everest

Many climbers aim to reach the top of the highest mountain on Earth. Even if that is something that your body is physically fit to do, seeing Mount Everest from afar is already a great experience that you should never miss.

9. Puerto Princesa Underground River

Located in Palawan, Philippines, this underground river is now known to be one of the most impressive cave systems in the world. To make sure that you get to tour underground, time your visit in the summer months, which is between February to May.

10. Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert actually consists mostly of rocky plateaus instead of sand dunes. This wide desert is almost as wide as the US. The most amazing part of it is probably the Eye of the Sahara, which is located in Mauritania.