The world can be a shocking place—and not always in a bad way. Every now and then, mankind discovers another jaw-dropping natural wonders you won’t believe exist.
Such natural wonders then get added to the bucket lists of eager travelers everywhere. If you’ve got a traveler’s heart in you, we’ve got the perfect list for you. Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the most unbelievable natural wonders on the planet! These great wonders are enough to excite the senses of all who see them—making for the perfect memorable vacation.
Ready to know more about these must-see-to-believe wonders? Check them out below!
1. The Northern Lights
Though not exactly a hidden natural wonder, the Northern Lights make our list for one simple reason: you must see them to believe them.
Anyone who has made the journey to see the Northern Lights will tell you that their beauty in-person surpasses all of your wildest imaginings.
Created by the collisions of atmospheric gasses, these lights are perhaps best viewed in the frigid regions of the Northern hemisphere in places such as Norway and Canada.
They’ve become so popular, in fact, that millions of tourists make the trip to see these lights every year.
If you plan on making a trip to see this jaw-dropping natural wonder, make sure you bundle up. But trust us: seeing these lights in person will make it all worthwhile.
2. Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
One of the lesser-known wonders on our list, the Perito Moreno Glacier provides a breathtaking view of a 10km expanse of pure ice.
This frozen-white scenery looks like something straight from a fairytale. Though the cold temperatures can make this destination less accessible than others, seeing this glacier first-hand is a treat unlike any other.
Those who make the trip to see the Perito Moreno Glacier compliment the unbelievable and pure beauty found in this expanse of frigid Argentinian wilderness. And while in this part of the world, there is just so much to do with kids in Argentina.
3. Jeju Island, South Korea
Jeju Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia—especially for South Koreans. But this historic island is home to some of the region’s most inspiring natural wonders.
For example, a network of lava tube caves under the island makes for a breathtaking view. These lava tubes come from Jeju’s volcanos and make for one of the most unique travel experiences you’ll ever encounter.
See Jeju in a brand-new light by traveling the expanse of these awe-inspiring caves. Made from petrified lava, these tubes are sure to leave you and your family excited and content with your trip to South Korea.
4. Underground River, Philippines
Those looking for more underground fun can visit the underground river in the Philippines. This great wonder was recently nominated as one of the seven new wonders of the world.
Officially dubbed the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, this body of water runs for an impressive 8.2km. While making your way down river in a canoe, you can check out the various limestone formations in this underground structure.
One of the most unique natural wonders in the world, this great tourist destination should be at the top of every traveler’s bucket list.
5. Shilin Stone Forest, China
There’s more to China than Beijing and Shanghai. The Shilin Stone Forest proves to be one of the most unique tourist destinations on our list. Wondering what sets this forest apart? You may have already guessed it.
The “trees” in this forest are all made from stone—a natural wonder that has boggled the mind for many. These rock formations are at least 270,000,000 years old and hold a place in natural folklore.
Keep these amazing wonders in mind as you plan your next vacation.