Top 30 Asia Natural Wonders
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Photographer: Stephan Girald
Declared a UNESCO site in 1994, Halong bay is a highlight for most trips to northern Vietnam. It consists of over 1500 islands and inlets that are flanked by turquoise waters. This spectacular site rewards your travel with breathtaking oceanic experiences ranging from kayaking, floating village visits, national park hopping.
Taking a Ha Long Cruise is truly one of the highlights for any Vietnam Trip you should not miss.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Exploring Son Doong Cave is nominated as a lifetime adventure in Asia. The cave is recognized as the world`s biggest cave. It offers otherwordly landscapes underground. There is a unique eco system including river, jungle stretching along 5,5miles long.
This Asia natural wonder is well protected in Phong Nha national park. One of the reasons you should reserve the Son Doong Tour for your Vietnam Holiday is it is often fully booked even years in advance.
Longdong is known as the famous hub for rock climbing as it offers one of the best sites in the world to enjoy the adventure. Additionally, its clear waters, abundant marine life, diverse tropical fishes make it a remarkable diving sites.
For a sort of relaxation in this natural wonder site, soak up the vista of Aodi Bay !
The Chocolate Hills, Philippines
Photo: Zed Benson
The Philippines has some of the World’s unique attractions including the chocolate hills. These picturesque spots dot Bohol Island’s landscape, and their formation is getting the attention of everyone. They differentiate themselves by a peerless feature of changing colors according to season. Evergreen in the rainy season until when they change to chocolate in the dry season.
Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
Listed in the best photography destinations in China, Zhangye Danxia is really eye catching. This beautiful area is tucked away in the Sunan and Linze country, occupying about 410km2. From June to September, there are numerous photograhers coming to admire its natural beauty.
Natural Forest Park of Zhangjiajie, China
Home to diverse scenic areas, Natural forest Park of Zhangjiajie is the first Park to be established in China. This protected area presents more things to draw your attention like giant misty gorges, dramatic mountains, pretty streams and pleasing rock formations.
Flaming Cliffs, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Besides being pretty and photogenic, the Flaming Cliffs of the Gobi desert have a lot to unearth. Some of those are the great discoveries that reveal fossils of ancient creatures like dinosaur’s bones, eggs and more. Marble Rocks, India There is more than one reason that travelers visit Central India, and marble rocks can’t miss among them. These exquisite sites tower the Narmada River, a boat sail along the 8km gorge is enough to immerse them.
Thi Lo Su Waterfall, Thailand
Located in Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, Thi Lo Su is considered as the largest and highest falls in Thailand. It flows from the mountain at the height of almost 450m with different layers.
There is no car access, instead, you`ll be fascinated by a boat trip unstream Mae Klong river, across the pristine forests.
Al-Hasa Oasis, Saudi Arabia
Stretching over 30000 acres in the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia, this scenic wonder is the largest natural oasis in Asia. The region’s 60 artesian springs, desert areas and palm tree plantations turn the area, a venue with unbeatable photo-shoots.
Tubbataha Reef, Philippines
Tubbataha Reef’s isolated location gives a reason why it is still untouched and crowd-free. Marine enthusiasts expect a lot. The area provides habitat to a range of marine species namely; whale sharks, manta rays that enchant Scuba divers.
Karst Mountains and Caves, Guilin, China
Karst Mountains and Caves are must-sees for any trip to China. These are trippers’ favorite spots in Guilin since the Tang Dynasty. The most interesting features here are the carved inscriptions on the cave walls.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines
A trip to the Philippines is truly complete with a visit to the Puerto Princesa. If you are searching for the World’s longest underground rivers, one of them is found in this prime locality. Leaving alone that, this UNESCO site shelters a diverse range of wildlife species such as crocodiles, cockatoos to name but a few.
Mt. Kelimutu, Indonesia
Ever listed amongst Indonesia’s beautiful sights, Mt Kelimuntu trends in the travelers’ bucket lists around the globe. It is renowned most for the three different lakes that have varying colors though there are all found on the top of the same volcano.
Komodo National Park, Indonesia
With its unique species, thousands of tourists consider it a highlight for any Indonesian trip. It is the only place that awards the chance to see the unusual Komodo dragons. The Park is as well a perfect match for lovers of marine species such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles and sharks.
Kuang Si Falls, Laos
A waterfall hopping trip to Laos would be exceptional if you include Kuang Si Falls. This three tiers waterfall plunges into pools with turquoise waters. Apart from swimming or jumping, the area is wondrous with a picture-perfect setting.
The Valley of the Geysers, Russia
With certainty, Russia has the second-largest concentration of geysers in the World. Part of it is found in the Valley of Geysers. Views of this natural scenery from a helicopter are inspirational.
While in Japan, reserve some days for Okama to soak up a peerless spot that changes color depending on weather conditions. This physical feature “Okama Crater Lake” sits on the top of Mount Zao. Because of variation in its colors, the lake is dubbed “Five Color Pond”. Lonar Crater and Lake, India To list some of the World’s uncommon natural wonders, Lonar Crater Lake is inclusive. It resulted around 35000 to 50000 years ago after the earth was hit by a meteor. It is 500 feet deep and a magnificent attraction in India.
Manjanggul Lava Tube, South Korea
One of South Korea’s stunning allures, Manjanggul cave consists of stalagmites and lava tube tunnels that invite abundant tourists to the country per year.
Tiger Leaping Gorge, China
Explored best by hiking, Tiger leaping gorge, a 12424 feet deep canyon is ticked on the list of the deepest river canyons in the World.
Gunung Mulu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia
Gunung is endowed with lots of things to make a Malaysian trip unforgettable. These are caves, rainforests and mountains. Visitors are more dazzled by the picturesque limestone Karsts.
The Stone Forest, China
The dotted limestone formations within the Stone Forest are the result of the area's name. It is perfect for adventurers, and ideal to take nice photos with a backdrop of towering karsts
Lion’s Rock, Sigirya, Sri Lanka
A customized itinerary for a tour to Sri Lanka isn’t worth it if it’s missing Lion’s rock. This 600-foot tall granite peak overlooks the ruins of the ancient capital. At its feet, you find the remains of Sigiriya city.
Can Gio Mangrove Forest, Vietnam
What a paradise for wildlife lovers, this wetland boasts thousands of mangroves and 150 flora species that are inhabited by over 200 Wildlife species.