You have possibly heard of all the great and wonderful places on the face of this planet that have caught the fancy of the human race since ages, the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon, and the Victoria Falls them. However, there is a host of other mesmerizing, jaw-dropping destinations across the world that you might not have even heard of, let alone explore.
These places haven’t yet witnessed much of a footfall to date and, therefore, have stayed untarnished. Located at remote locations, they are naturally beautiful and soothing to the sore eyes. Would you like to virtual visit to these locations for the time being? Well, this article might play the role of a guide for you. Read on to get amazed.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Hailed as the world’s largest cave, Son Doong is situated in the middle of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Central Vietnam’s Quang Binh province and boasts of its jungle and river. It is over 5.5 miles in length. It’s quite easy to gauge the majestic beauty of the place. It’s quite surprising that the San Doong cave has stayed beyond public eye and knowledge to date.
The discovery of this lovely creation of nature was by the British Cave Research Association in 2009-2010. The place was made open to travelers in the year 2013. Despite that, not many people have reached this spot until today, thereby leaving it more or less untouched.
Rock Islands, Palau
If you thought that the Maldives and Bora Bora are two of the most beautiful places on earth, then you probably haven’t explored the Rock Islands. If you had to describe this beauty, it would be ethereal. The Rock Islands, also popular as Chelbacheb, is situated in the Southern Lagoon of Palau, an island country situated in the western Pacific Ocean.
There are around 300 islands that lie across 32 kilometers of the magnificent turquoise ocean. You will have a great time here while getting engaged in snorkeling, diving, and kayaking trips. The abundant marine leaf is also a treat that you cannot afford to miss. Therefore, it wasn’t surprising at all when the Rock Islands found a mention in the prestigious list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the year 2012.
Did you know about the existence of almost 800 rare species of flora and fauna? And some of it dates back to around 20 million years. Yes, you read it right. Socotra in Yemen is one such place that would give you the pleasure of feasting your eyes on one of nature’s most unusual creations. Socotra happens to be a four-island archipelago located in the Arabian Sea.
The island is famous for its hot and dry climate and is famous for offering some of the most picturesque and unique landscapes. Humans have ever set their eyes on. Socotra finds a mention in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the year 2008. However, access to the islands isn’t possible because of a host of safety issues concerning Yemen. That’s quite unfortunate, but that, by no means, can steal the uncommon beauty of the whole place.
Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan
Gangkhar Puensum is the tallest peak in Bhutan and possibly the world’s highest unclimbed mountain. It has an elevation of 24, 836 feet or 7570 meters, and prominence of 9826 feet or 2995 meters, and the name, Gangkhar Puensum, translates to White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers. The mountain is on Bhutan’s border with Tibet. Several summit attempts are happening on it to date. However, none of them have been successful.
Since the year 2003, there is a ban on mountaineering for an indefinite period due to the locals’ spiritual beliefs. Gangkhar Puensum is probably ranked 40th in the list of the highest mountain peaks of the world. The view of the peak from the Gophu La Pass is breathtaking, and few words exist in this universe to describe its beauty.
There are several other places on this planet that humans are still not aware. Mother Nature perhaps wants these lovely locales to stay unexplored so that their beauty stays untouched as long as possible. But we are sure that each of these are probably as beautiful, if not more, than the ones we know of already!