The earth is a magical place of connections, interactions and outcomes that have to be seen to be believed. Nature is arguably the best innovator the world has ever seen, creating some of the most unique and weirdest landmarks on the planet. We’ve all heard of the seven wonders of the world, but you won’t find any of these natural landmarks on that list. If you’re an explorer of the weird and wonderful, be sure to explore these weirdest natural landmarks on your next trip.
Cano Cristales River
One of the most spectacular sights you’ll ever witness is located in Columbia. The Cano Cristales River, otherwise known as the “river of five colours” is an incredible natural landmark that attracts visitors from all over the globe. Be sure to pack your women’s waterproof pants as you’ll want to get close enough to get the perfect picture of this weird wonder. The river is only colourful for a few months out of the year though, so be sure to time your trip properly. The colour is a result of a plant in the river called the Macarenia Clavigera, which creates a colourful landmark.
The Marble Caves
Thanks to a beautiful union between sunlight and erosion, Chile is home to one of the world’s weirdest but most beautiful landmarks. The Marble Caves, only accessible by boat, are home to some of the most incredible ceilings you’ll ever see. Reflecting a marble benchtop of the roof of the caves, this is an attraction you’ll want to make sure is on your list for any trip to Chile. It’s not surprising that many people pop the question in these caves!
Located in Arizona, Antelope Canyon isn’t a canyon full of wildlife, but it is still a wild sight to see. Antelope Canyon welcomes many visitors from across the world each year to see the beautifully carved sandstone walls. Akin to a screensaver on your laptop, this natural landmark has to be seen at least once, if not more than once, in any travellers lifetime. It’s a tight squeeze to set your eyes on this weird natural wonder so be prepared for closed-in spaces and not a lot of air. If tight spaces aren’t your thing, you may want to think twice about this one.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
If wildlife and glow in the dark are on your list of top fun things, then the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand’s are a must-see for you. The walls of these incredible limestone caves are already beautiful enough, but when they are lined with luminescent glowworms they come to life. These caves are arguably the rarest of the weird natural landmarks, as the glowworms are not found anywhere else in the world. Travel by boat, turn your head to the sky and enjoy a once in a lifetime light show.
Volcanoes are incredible, and so is the aftermath they leave behind. In Ireland’s case, the aftermath of volcanic activity has created a natural landmark called the Giants Causeway. The causeway is an assortment of columns that were forged by an ancient volcanic eruption, with the highest standing at 12 meters. Surrounded by beautiful ocean views, this site is a treat for any traveller to Ireland.
The world is full of wonderful sights and incredible man-made structures, but nothing beats the creations of nature. From incredible caves to volcanic aftermath, the world is full of beauty if you’re willing to look hard enough. If you’re travelling soon, be sure to check out these weird natural landmarks on your trip and don’t forget to get photos as you never know how long they’ll be around.