There are so many stunning places in the world just like there are so many amazing events or phenomena that are considered as must-sees. These may sound quite ordinary at first but when witnessed, it may just be one of those which can leave many gaping due to its sheer wonder.
A bird like a starling might be a regular sighting and might not even look that different from all other birds, but if there are thousands of them swooping and soaring in the sky, they are a sight to behold. The Staling murmuration in Brighton Pier, England occurs when they are about to go down for the night. The coordinated movements of thousands or maybe even a million of starlings look like poetry in motion. These murmurations commonly happen in winter time especially in November. It would usually take an hour to travel from London to Brighton.
Sunsets happen everywhere every day but the sunset in Dolomites, Italy is a wondrous thing. The Enrosadira, in which the colors of the rocks transforms as the sun sets, occurs. It would usually start with bright yellow then the hue would intensify and change to red before it finally tapers off to indigo and violet. The Dolomites used to be a tropical zone with a corals, mollusks, algae and others gathered on the seabed. This was covered by magma when volcanoes erupted but with the passage of time, natural events weathered the surfaces which lead to the striking landscape. The dolomites made it as one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site just recently.
Though rainbows are not really that common, when they happen, it is usually in day time. That is why what transpires in Zambia is a rare natural phenomenon. The Lunar Rainbow or “moonbow” usually shows itself when there is a full moon around April to August or when it is a high-water season in the country. Some of the best places to watch it would be from the banks of Zambezi.
It looks like a scene out of a magical movie or a fairytale but the Fairy Chimneys found in Cappadocia, Turkey are the real thing. These are actually volcanic peaks that jut out from the ground. People in the past used to carve out their homes and settle within these chimneys. It seemed like they were living in natural castles complete with turrets. These days, visitors can go to the caves and explore the place or they can have a ride in hot air balloon or a helicopter to have an aerial view of the numerous fairy chimneys.
There are those who think that Iceland is a vast place covered with ice. That is not exactly false but it is also a home to a wild but exciting terrain which include volcanoes. One place in Iceland that has to be experienced is a trip to the inner cavity of the Thrihnukagigur volcano. This particular natural wonder has remained dormant for about 4,000 years but the beauty of its inner recesses are still awesome. Summertime is the best for a visit there. Visitors will have to hike across fields covered with lava and they can enter it using a cable which would descend into the crater.