10 Photos to make you book a life changing trip in 2016
POSTED BY Mavy | February 3, 2016
Label: Adventure Travel, Africa, Asia, Australia, Flights, North America, South America, Top 10s, Travel Tips
Check out these 10 photos to make you want to travel. These beautiful shots of nature and beautiful photos of the world, from right around the globe, are certain to inspire you and get you thinking about whether you might like to visit these wondrous locations yourself.
1. Arches National Park
Arches National Park is located about 8 km north of Moab in the state of Utah in the western United States. It is famous for having the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. There are over 2000 located across the park, which also features giant fins and balanced rock formations. There are both scenic drive routes and hiking trails to enjoy.
2. Bromo Tennger Semmeru National Park Indonesia
Covering an area of 800 square kilometres, the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, located in the centre of East Java, is an absolute must see for anyone interested in volcanoes and volcanic activity. Here you can witness plumes of smoke coming from Mt. Semeru, an active volcano which rises 3676 meters above sea level, as well as a 10 km sea of sand.
3. Cappadocia, Turkey
Located in Central Anatolia, Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most visually stunning regions. Here you can see the moonscape area where erosion has brought about sensuous folds in the volcanic rocks resulting in an assortment of caves, clefts and fascinating cone like structures known as “fairy chimneys”.
4. Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
This tranquil lake lying on New Zealand’s South Island is located in the Otago region and covers an area of 192 SQ km making it New Zealand’s fourth largest lake. The lake is surrounded by peaks on both sides, while the surrounding area is popular for skiing, snowboarding, fishing, canyoning and sky diving.
5. Los Flamencos National Reserve, Chile
The 180,000 acres of preserved land also incorporates seven areas of interest for eco-tourists, including the Salar (salt lake) de Pujsa, as well as the two salt lakes of Tara and Aguas Calientes. The Flamencos National Reserve in San Pedro de Atacama shelters and feeds three distinct species of flamingos.
6. Nyingchi, China
Nyingchi is located in South Eastern Tibet. It is noted for its verdant mountainous terrain and beautiful clear waterways. The semi humid climate helps promote the growth of lush green forested areas. Due to its large number of river valleys and alpine gorges, the region is sometimes referred to as the 'Switzerland of Tibet'.
7. Plitvice National Park, Croatia
The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species. There are also a number of beautiful lakes created by water flowing over limestone and chalk over thousands of years, which have also given rise to caves and waterfalls. These geological processes are continuing today.
8. Salares de Uyuni, Bolivia
Once part of a prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchín, which covered most of southwest Bolivia, Salares de Uyuni is today the world's largest salt flat, covering a staggering 12,000 sq. km. The raw beauty of this vast salt desert makes it one of South America's most awe-inspiring spectacles.
9. Tromso, Norway
Tromso is a city in the very northernmost part of Norway, located approximately 350 km north of the Arctic Circle. The city is well known for providing some of the finest vantage points to view the spectacular Northern Lights in winter. The city itself is a bustling little metropolis with great restaurants and nightlife, and is surrounded by fantastic scenery from every angle.
10. Tunnel of Love Romania
This old abandoned railway track segment between the cities of Otelu Rosu and Caransebes in Romania is flanked by trees, creating the effect of a romantic green tunnel. The tunnel was recently included among the European Union’s hidden treasures on the “Rediscover Europe” list compiled by the European Parliament.