The planet earth is in itself one of the great wonders of the universe. We can find corners that even the human mind would never have imagined. In this ranking, I have tried to collect the 20 best mountain landscapes in the world. I would have included many more!!
World’s most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world
The landscape is everything we see around us from a place. In a landscape, we can find natural elements and elements built by man. A mountain is a large elevation of the terrain. In the mountain landscapes, we can see other natural elements such as forests or valleys.
1- The Red Rock Grand Canyon
Steep gorge excavated by the Colorado River is located in the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona (USA). From the Hualapai reserve, it is possible to walk from the Skywalk. It is a walkway with the glass floor suspended above the void at 1,200 meters above the bottom of the canyon.
2- Moraine Lake
It is located in the “Valley of the 10 Peaks” in Banff National Park in Alberta (Canada) , has an area of half a square kilometer and feeds on the melting of a nearby glacier, its characteristic blue color comes from the refraction of the light because of the rock dust that comes from the mountains.
3- Iguazu Falls
Chosen as one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World,” they are located between the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian State of Parana within the Iguazú Natural Park. Two hundred seventy-five jumps from it, its biggest falls are 80 meters and it is located in “The Devil’s Throat.” You can enjoy it just 50 meters from some walkways that leave from Puerto Canoas. This fall is located on the border of both countries. You can also take boat rides under the falls in addition to hiking.
Aogashima is located in the sub-prefecture of Hachijō, Tokyo, Japan. It has an area of 5.98 km² and a population of 198 inhabitants, being the least populated municipality in the country. It is very reminiscent of the island of the lost world. It is an impregnable fortress in the middle of the sea. Also, it has no natural ports or beaches, only high cliffs and strong currents in which it can only be accessed by boat or helicopter. It is an isolated, hidden, heavenly place that surprises only the eye. A truly stunning landscape!
5- Perito Moreno Glacier
It is one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet. It is a thick mass of ice located in the Lago Argentino department of the province of Santa Cruz in the southwest of Argentina. In the Patagonia region, there has a front of 5 km of length surfacing on the water with a height of about 60 m. The collapse of pieces of the glacial is a visual spectacle easily appreciated by tourists.
6- Coral Sea
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981, it is located in the western Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia. It takes its name from its Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, extends over 2600 kilometers in length. It can be seen from space. Due to its temperate waters, its high biological diversity and its easy accessibility is the main tourist destination for diving enthusiasts.
Lysefjord belonging to Norway is located in the North Sea east of the city of Stavanger. Its name means “Clear Fjord” because of the light color of its granite rocks. The main attraction of Lysefjord is Preikestolen, a gigantic rock platform suspended above the waters 600 meters high and offering one of the most spectacular images of nature.
Belonging to the first National Forest Park declared in China. In 1992, it became part of the World Natural Heritage. Its famous mountains that have different shapes are considered the most unusual in the world, hiding their prominent peaks in the clouds.
Zhangjiajie is not only a place famous for its mountains but also for water; streams, fountains, lakes, waterfalls and ponds offer their inexhaustible waters even in the dry season. This unusual landscape reminds a lot of the planet pandora of the movie Avatar, for something is considered one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet.
9- Lake Baikal
Located in Siberia, its name means in Tatar “Lake Rico,” is also known as “The Blue Eye of Siberia” or “The Pearl of Asia,” which is an amazing wonder. Also, it is not only one of the most transparent lakes on the planet but also the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, with 1,680 meters deep. It contains 20% of all the fresh water on earth.
From January to May, the lake Baikal freezes but can be seen at a depth of 40 meters, during March an unusual phenomenon occurs, due to the difference in temperatures between day and night, the surface of the lake cracks and Sunlight makes ice fragments resemble pieces of turquoise glass.
10- The Wave of Arizona
It is a sandstone formation considered one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet. It is located in a protected reserve Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness in northern Arizona, in the United States. To get to the incredible formation of the Wave of Arizona, you have to make an excursion of almost 5 kilometers through steep landscapes and roads that ascend by roads up to 107 meters high, but the reward is worth it.
11- Devils Tower National Monument
The Devils Tower National Monument is a volcanic neck formed by basaltic columns located in the Black Hills northeast of Wyoming (USA). It rises dramatically to 386 meters above the surrounding terrain. It was the first national monument declared in the US in 1906. The Devil’s Tower is known worldwide for its appearance in the Steven Spielberg movie Encounters in the Third Phase.
12- Caño Cristales
This beautiful river of five colors could not fail to belong to the list of the most impressive landscapes on the planet. It is located in the Sierra de la Macarena National Park (Colombia). Also known as “River of the five colors” or “River of the Gods.” Because in its background, freshwater algae of various colors are reproduced, which produce the sensation of being in front of a river of five colors: red, yellow, green, blue and black, mainly. It is a succession of rapids, waterfalls, corridors and pits. The waters are of such purity that they allow seeing the bottom and all the magic that this beautiful river contains.
13- Angel Falls
It is located in the Canaima National Park in the state of Bolívar (Venezuela). Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1994, it is the highest waterfall in the world with a height of 979 meters. The park’s vegetation and fauna are among the oldest in the world, and the mineral deposits include gold and diamond mines. Angel Falls inspired Disney Pixar to recreate the jungle of the movie «Up,» as well as James Cameron to recreate Pandora’s landscapes.
14- Bora Bora
Bora Bora geographically is an atoll in the Society Islands, part of French Polynesia located northwest of Tahiti, about 260 km northwest of Papeete. It is formed by an extinct volcano, surrounded by a lagoon separated from the sea by a reef. It is discovery dates from the year 1722, considered by many to be the most beautiful island in the world. Also, it becomes one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet as well as one of the islands most paradisiacal in the world.
It is the warmest desert in the world and the third-largest in the world after the Arctic and Antarctica covers most of North Africa and occupies an extension almost as large as the US or China. The dunes of the Sahara desert can reach up to 180 meters high and are undoubtedly a visual spectacle worthy of being considered one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet.
16- Great Blue Hole
It is located near the center of the Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll located 100 kilometers from the mainland coast and Belize City. The hole is circular and has more than 300 meters wide and 123 meters deep, this phenomenon is the largest in the world of its kind and is framed within the Barrier Reef of Belize, declared a World Heritage Site.
It stretches along the coast of Namibia, is considered one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet in addition to the oldest desert in the world and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2013. The Namib Desert flows outrageously into an Atlantic furious, the “Skeleton Coast,” which buries remains of ships and cetaceans alike.
18- Mount Roraima
This spectacular mountain is the highest point of the Tepuyes plateau chain located mostly in Venezuela. It stands out over a thousand meters above the park’s foresightedness and is considered one of the oldest geological areas on the planet. It is one of the favorite destinations of backpackers.
19- Ha Long Bay
The Ha Long Bay is a body of water of approximately 1,500 square kilometers located to the north of Vietnam. Highlights include karst elements and islands of various sizes and shapes. It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1994.
20- Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the most famous Croatian National Park on the planet, as it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The biggest attraction of this unique park in the world is its 16 small lakes intertwined with waterfalls. It is a paradise of the waters and one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet.
In short, we could say that in mountain landscapes, there are natural elements and man-made elements.