It is quite easy to forget the beauty and mystery that nature has in store while continuously living in a world of concrete and cubicles. Apart from the beauty that nature offers there are certain things that are still beyond the imagination of human beings. Provided below are some of the most interesting destinations for 2013 that era always ready to offer a unique and unforgettable experience.
Located on Parana River, this fall is largest waterfall in the planet when it comes to total volume. Every second, around 1,750,000 cu ft of water comes from this waterfall compared to 70,000 cu ft of water from Niagara Falls per second. However, a dam has been built named Itaipu Dam which ranks 2nd when it comes to powerful hydroelectric dams all over the world. Ninety percent of power consumed by the country of Paraguay is supplied by this dam. On top of that, nineteen percent of power is consumed by the country of Brazil.
Rotorua, New Zealand
The Rotorua city is located on New Zealand’s North Island and well-known for the geothermal activity. It is home to plenty of boiling mud pools and natural geysers. Apart from the thermal activity, the place is also famous as Maori cultural heartland and adventure destination. The city offers spectacular sights to its visitors and definitely one of the most interesting destinations for 2013.
Socotra, Republic of Yemen
This isolated place with harsh and dry climate gives the feeling of an alien inhabited place on Earth. This World Heritage Site is home to the renowned Dragon’s Blood Tree which can produce red sap and has the shape of an umbrella. The island is also native to different species of spiders, birds and other animals. The coral reef surrounding the island has plenty of endemic species. This is a must see place for people who want to experience unique and bizarre things in life.
Meteor Crater, USA
The meteorite impact crater located in northern Arizona desert was formed nearly fifty thousand years ago. The climate of Colorado Plateau at that time was much damper and cooler. This was mainly open grassland inhabited by giant ground sloths, woolly mammoths and camels. Human inhabitation came long after the meteorite impact and the crater was made by a meteorite with a size of fifty meters across.
This tabletop mountain has high cliffs measuring nearly four hundred meters on every side. From the Venezuelan side it is easy to climb to the top and rain is persistent almost every day. Vegetation is available only in the places where there are marshes otherwise it is bare sandstone surface. There are quite a few species unique to this place and the carnivorous pitcher plant is one of them. This place certainly deserves a place among most interesting places for 2013.