The Most Spectacular Natural Wonders of Asia
Asia is the largest continent in the world both in terms of population and land area. It is also in Asia that you’ll find the country with the largest population and the country with the largest country in terms of land area. Southeast Asia, which is composed of 10 nations, is the region in the world with the fastest growing economy. These are numerous fascinating and spectacular tourist attractions in the continent worth visiting both natural and manmade.
Here are the most impressive natural wonders of Asia.
Lake Baikal is one of the most beautiful places worth visiting in Asia. This natural wonder is the world’s oldest lake with an estimated age of 25 million years or older. It is not just the oldest; Lake Baikal is also the world’s deepest lake with an average depth of 744.4 meters.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to numerous species of animals and plants numbering more than 1,700. One of the most popular resorts in Baikal is Listvyanka Resort which is home to the seven-story Hotel Mayak. Lake Baikal is within the jurisdiction of Russia.
Northern Red Sea
Northern Red Sea is considered one of the best places worth visiting. It is ideal for scuba diving and is tagged as the "Underwater Garden of Eden".. This underwater paradise is visited by thousands of thousands of tourist every year. It is located between the continents of Africa and Asia. It has an area of 27,800 km2.
Another submarine paradise, which is one of the most beautiful in the world, is the Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines. This impressively captivating atoll coral reef is located in Sulu Sea in the southern part of the Philippines. The place, which is nominated at the New & Wonders of Nature, is perfect for scuba diving. This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains one of the most diverse species of marine life with numerous vibrantly colored corals and fishes. The perfect time to go to Tubbataha Reef is during the month of April to June.
Palawan Underground River
Not far from Tubbbataha Reef is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or more commonly known as Palawan Underground River. It is located in the City of Puerto Prinsesa in Palawan. It was declared in January 2012 as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. It is the second longest underground or subterranean river in the world but it still holds the distinction as the longest navigable underground river in the world.
Undeniably, Mount Everest is one of the most iconic landmarks and most popular geological formations in the whole world. It is regarded as the “roof of the earth” because it is the highest point in the world. This very tall and constantly covered with ice mountain, is climbed by thousands of thousands of mountain climbers and adventurers every year but only a few are successful in ascending this historic geological wonder.
One of the most fascinating and sometimes considered mysterious wonder of natures is the Dead Sea. It is shared by Jordan and Israel. It is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world and is the world lowest elevation on land at 377 meters. There are numerous tourist spot in the area. One of the best things that a tourist will experience in the Dead Sea is swimming because swimming in the sea is similar to floating. A swimmer will float and will not be drowned because of the high salinity of this body of water. The water of the Dead Sea is said to be therapeutic and is one of the very reason why it is visited by thousands and thousands of tourist annually.