World’s 5 Strangest Natural Wonders

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Check out 5 of the world's strangest natural wonders.

Our planet is gifted with numerous natural wonders. Here are 5 of the strangest natural wonders.

Number 5 – Located in Southwest Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat called Salar de Uyuni. Tens of thousands of years ago, a prehistoric lake dried up leaving behind 10 billion tons of salt in an expanse that encompasses more than 4,000 square miles. The area is also home to the largest lithium reserves and thousands of flamingos.

Number 4 – Pamukkale, Turkey houses hot springs known as the Travertine Pools. The waters here are said to be good for the skin and eyes, and supposedly a remedy for asthma as well. Over a dozen subterranean hot springs contain carbonate mineral deposits which have created the pristine white slow moving rock formations.

Number 3 – The mysterious “sailing stones” of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley leave evidence of their travels. The rocks, some weighing hundreds of pounds move across the dry lake bed leaving streaks or drag-like marks in the dusty ground. No one has ever seen the rocks move and there are only theories as to how it happens at the moment.

Number 2 – In Western Egypt resides the White Desert. Massive, white rocks in varying shapes and sizes resemble melting snowmen. The White Desert gets its name from large amounts of chalk in its sands. Besides an eerily beautiful panorama, there are fascinating chalk formations in the desert.

Number 1 – The Moeraki Boulders dominate a beach in New Zealand. They are large and almost perfectly circular rocks. Completely natural, boulders like these are only found in a handful of other places worldwide. The rocks tend to have hollow centers and a series of cracks radiating outwards.

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