Asia spans over 44.5-square-kilometers which includes a wide variety of terrain. With such a large area and diverse types of terrain, it’s no wonder that Asia has some of the most beautiful natural formations in the world. These are the most amazing natural wonders of Asia.
Gokyo Lakes, Nepal
The Goyko Lakes is the highest freshwater lake system in the world. These lakes are located in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 meters (15,400–16,400 feet) above sea level. The lakes are made up of 6 separate bodies of water, which are all turquoise and beautiful. The lakes are sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. The lakes are also part of the extended trek to Everest Base camp.
Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
Named a UNESCO world heritage sit in 2010, the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park looks like a setting out of a movie. However, the vibrant colors are real. The formation was made over millions of years from the movement of tectonic plates as well as weathering sandstone. With these processes along with compression of rock, we are left with these rainbow mountains.
Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, Vietnam-China Border
The Ban Gioc-Detian Falls are very similar to Niagara Falls as they straddle two countries. The Bian Gioc-Detian Falls are in between Vietnam and China. The falls are breathtaking as multiple falls cascade down the rocks into several wading pools below. Unfortunately, you are not able to swim in the falls, but bamboo rafts can be hired to go on the water.
Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
The Hang Son Doong Cave offers something unlike anywhere else in the world. The cave, located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Central Vietnam, is one of the largest caves in the world. The cave is so large that a Boeing 747 could fit inside its main cavern. Enormous rock formations tower from the ground and create amazing landscapes amongst the cave’s own weather system.
Mount Kelimutu, Indonesia
Mount Kelimutu is located in Indonesia. However, it isn’t the summit that makes this place so amazing, but rather the 3 crater lakes that surround it. The lakes have chameleon-like properties and change colors at various times. Scientists have learned the color is due to the minerals that enter the water. Visitors can see the lakes multiple times and each time it will be a new experience, as the lakes may be completely different colors.