Asia makes up a huge part of the earth, so it’s not surprising that there are a lot of amazing natural wonders to see there. Here are some of the best.
Living Bridges in Cherrapunji, India
In the north-east part of India there are amazing rainforests that are known for having some of the most varied biodiversity around. One very unique plant that grows there is the Ficus Elastica, which can be used to make living bridges. And that ability is a necessary one, since the region is extremely wet and any bridges made from wood would simply rot away. The practice has been going on for 500 years, and it can take ten to 15 years to make each bridge. The bridges can be seen in Cherrapunji, Nongriat, and Meghalaya.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand, India
The Valley of Flowers in India is a World Heritage Site that’s in full bloom from August to September. The valley is in the Himalayan range and requires a permit from the Forest Department but it is worth the effort to see the amazing display of flowers.
Kelimutu, Moni, Flores Island, Indonesia
The Kelimutu volcano has three different crater lakes, and the water in them changes colors due to the chemical reactions from the fumes in the volcano. Sometimes the water is red, sometimes, it’s green, and sometimes it’s blue, but it can also be black or white. The changing of the colors is unpredictable and the locals believe that the water changes color with the mood of the spirits of their ancestors who rest there.
Ban Gioc, China, Vietnam
Ban Gioc is an amazing waterfall sight that is on the national border between Vietnam and China, so it can actually be reached from both sides. It starts out as two waterfalls but gets divided up because of the rocks. The area is home to a lot of endemic plant species so it is quite unique.
Huanglong means “yellow dragon” in Chinese, and the area has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are a variety of natural wonders in the area, including some terraced and colorful pools, as well as forests, waterfalls, hot springs, mountains, and temples.
Mount Everest, the Himalayas
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on earth and borders Nepal, Tibet, and China. It’s incredibly beautiful to see, but only the extreme climber can attempt to do so, and even then it’s very dangerous because of the altitude and the elements.
The Maldives in the Indian ocean are amazing beaches with expansive white sand, clear water, and have some extremely relaxing resorts to make the perfect beach vacation.
Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
The Son Doong Cave is the biggest cave in the world, and it’s so deep that it could hold a 40 story building. It contains both a jungle and a river, and was only discovered and explored in 2010.