10 geological wonders you didn't know about
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    • By Cox & Kings
    • Danxia Landform (China)
      • This unique geological phenomenon, known as a 'Danxia Landform', can be seen in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Gansu Province. Danxia, which means "rosy cloud", is a special landform formed from reddish sandstone that has been eroded over time into a series of mountains surrounded by curvaceous cliffs and many unusual rock formations.
    • Enchanted Well - Chapada Diamantina National Park(Brazil)
      • A 120-feet deep sunken pool with waters so clear that one can see ancient tree trunks at the bottom.
      • At one point in the day the sun shines through a crevice creating an entrancing blue reflection on the water. Access to this pond is highly controlled for environmental protection of its rare and delicate ecosystem.
    • Fly Geyser (Nevada, US)
      • This alien-like geyser can be found in Hualapai Valley near Gerlach. Unfortunately the land upon which it sits, is private.
      • In 1916, whilst drilling for irrigation-water, the owners hit a geothermal pocket of water and the result was a geyser.
    • Ice Towers of Mount Erebus (Antarctica)
      • One of the largest active volcanoes on Earth, Mount Erebus reaches nearly 4 km above sea level. It is famous for its persistently active lava lake. Hot gasses moving up through cracks and fractures in the volcanic rocks surrounding the Erebus summit have resulted in an intricate system of ice caves all over the mountain.
    • Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks (New Mexico, US)
      • Rock formations formed by explosive volcanic eruptions between six and seven million years ago are chiseled by erosion. Uniform in shape, the formations vary in height from a few feet to 90 feet throughout the 4,000 acre monument.
    • Pamukkale (Turkey)
      • This wonder is also the site of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Some of the old tombs in the city's necropolis have become part of landscape. The site itself is composed of travertine and hot springs. Years ago, earthquakes forced calcium-carbonate rich water to the surface to create the unique & strangely beautiful terraced pools.
    •   Salar de Uyuni  (Bolivia)
      • A massive salt desert in the middle of the Altiplano. It is an expansive, virtually flat desert that reflects the sun in such a way as to create a mirror effect with the sky. There are several lakes in the desert with strange colours from the mineral deposits in the region.
    • The Stone Forest (China)
      • Known as the 'First Wonder of the World.‘ since the times of the Ming Dynasty and an impressive example of karst topography. Its rocks are made of limestone and are formed by water percolating the ground's surface and eroding away everything but the pillars.
    • The Valley of the Moon (Argentina)
      • Ischigualasto, meaning “the place where you put the moon” is a remote valley in Argentina, studded with geological formations left by wind erosion, amazing standing stones and boulders that are so rounded they look like enormous marbles. Revealed, the boulders that mudstone – in its original wet form, helped to form look as if giants have been playing marbles.
    • Wulingyan, Hunan (China)
      • The Hunan region is full of dramatic landscapes and the magnificent Wulingyan is one of their biggest attractions. This geological wonder is made up of over 3000 limestone karsts. There are scenic waterfalls and some of Asia's biggest limestone caves.