Asia is over 44.5-square-kilometers. With that amount of space, it’s no surprise, that the continent is full of remarkable landscapes. From rainbow mountains to sparkling lakes, here are the most amazing natural wonders of Asia.
Gokyo Lakes, Nepal
The Goyko Lakes in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park are the world’s highest freshwater lake system with an altitude of 4,700–5,000 meters (15,400–16,400 feet) above sea level. There are 6 totals lakes and they are all crystal clear and beautiful. The Goyko Lakes are considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists, and therefore, the lakes and wildlife surrounding it have been very well preserved. The Goyko Lakes are also part of the extended trek to Everest Base Camp.
Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park was created over millions of years from the movement of tectonic plates and weathering sandstone. Due to these natural processes, as well as the compression of rock over time, we are left with the rainbow mountains. It was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2010.
Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, Vietnam-China Border
Ban Gioc-Detian Falls straddles the border of Vietnam and China (very similar to Niagara Falls on the U.S. and Canada border). The twin waterfalls cascade into several pools and are surrounded by lush forests. Unfortunately, swimming is prohibited but you can explore the waters on bamboo rafts.
Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Hang Son Doong Cave is located in the heart of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Central Vietnam. It is one of the largest caves in the world – so large a Boeing 747 could fit inside its main cavern. Also due to its vast size, the cave has its own weather system. Explore the inside to see enormous rock formations rising from the ground, creating landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world.
Mount Kelimutu, Indonesia
Mount Kelimutu is found on Flores Island in Indonesia. The Mount is famous from the 3 summit crater lakes that surround it. Each lake exudes different colored hues. The colors of each lake have changed constantly over the years. Scientists have found this is due to the minerals that enter the water. No visit is the same as you never know what colors you may see.