Where Nature Defies the Senses

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. Unnatural and strange things always have a mystery about them. That’s probably because no one has an answer to such occurrences and especially when its nature that blesses us with such gifts that we can only marvel about. Here’s a sneak peek into a few of those places.

Pamukkale –  Turkey

These beautiful terraced pools continue to mystify people for over 2 millenia now. These were formed due to earthquakes that caused fractures in the earth and allowed hot springs to bring water and calcium carbonate, and as the water evaporated, these layers formed upon each other.

Nine Hells of Beppu – Japan

Beppu, located on the Japanese island of Kyūshū, is the second largest producer of geothermal water in the world.

Here is also the home of the “Nine Hells” or ponds that have their own features and colour due to the several minerals.

This  popular attraction is crowded by so many, that commercialization has taken its place there.

Great Hole of Belize

The ocean throughout the Bahamas has deep circular cavities known as blue holes, which are entrances to cave networks which are upto 14kms long. Several new aquactic creatures have been spotted by divers.

With the passage of time, limestone from the islands was eroded and cave networks were created.

The rising of the sea level made these collapse inwards and the holes were formed.

Hell’s Door – Turkmenistan

As the name suggests, the Kara-Kum desert of Turkmenistan is the home to hell’s door. A team of soviet prospectors had drilled a large chamber filled with natural gas which left a crater like 25 metre deep hole when it collapsed. The natural gas continued rising and  it has burned continuously since then, thus the name  “The Gate to Hell” by the local people.

. The inside of the crater is black from carbon build up and the heat is so intense that it is possible to stay near the edge only for a few minutes

Bear Lake – Alaska

This wonder of nature is found in borough of Fairbanks North Star in  Alaska.  While the Lake itself is beautiful it is also the place from where a person can often see the incredible celestial display known as the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis, which means “Dawn Winds”. This phenomenon has been observed for millions of years.

The legend says  the lights were caused by the Goddess of Dawn who flew across the night sky to foretell the rising of the Sun.

Scientists believe that they are really caused by solar winds as they collide with the magnet field that encompasses the Earth.

These places from all around the world are, in their own way, beautiful.  Consisting of everything from individual monuments to expanses of water and ancient villages to modern cities, each of them has their own way of enchanting people. These were just a few, fall in love with nature, and we’ll realize all that we are missing out while letting the jaws of this materialistic world grasp us.

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