10 MOST ENCHANTING VALLEYS  IN THE WORLD

10 MOST ENCHANTING VALLEYS IN THE WORLD

A valley is a low area between hills, often with a river running through it. In geology, avalley or dale is a depression that is longer than it is wide. The terms U-shaped and V-shaped are descriptive terms of geography to characterize the form of valleys.

 

DAKHATA VALLEY, BABILLE, ETHIOPIA
The drive from Harar to Jijiga is quite beautiful. The best stretch begins about 4km past Babille where the road enters the Dakhata Valley, better known as the Valley of Marvels. Here, tall rocks have been sculpted into strange, often phallic shapes by the elements.

KHUMBU VALLEY, NEPAL

Khumbu (also known as the Everest Region) is a region of northeastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. The Khumbu is a glacier believed to be the result of the last great Ice Age, ~500,000 years ago.

 

K2 Base Camp Trek (overview), 93 kb

 

 

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DANUM VALLEY, BORNEO

This beautiful valley is the home of the of the rare Borneo pygmy elephant. Before it received official protection as the Danum Valley Conservation Area this valley was unsettled by humans.

 

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NEELAM VALLEY, PAKISTAN

Neelam is very beautiful valley of Pakistan Azaz Jammu And Kashmir .It is 13000 feet high from sea Level. Neelam river is flowing from center of this beautiful valley. local people are very innocent and loving.

Kel, Neelam Valley, Pakistan

JIUZHAIGO VALLEY, CHINA

This valley stretches over 72,000 hectares (180,000 acres). It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. Its elevation ranges from 2,000 to 4,500 metres (6,600 to 14,800 ft).

Jiuzhaigou Valley, the Clearest Lake in China

 

CERCEY VALLEY, FRANCE

Is anyone else thinking “Lord of the Rings”?  The power of this landscape is overwhelming.  The aqua lake at the bottom of the valley is like a cherry on a double chocolate sundae.  The crazy part about this image is although it looks one in a million, Alexandre recreates this feeling in several other images in his outstanding portfolio.
 
DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto.

 

The Douro Valley

Exploring the Vineyards of the Douro Valley

LAUTERBRUNNEN, SWITZERLAND

Lauterbrunnen is situated in one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps, between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks. With its 72 thundering waterfalls, secluded valleys, colourful alpine meadows and lonely mountain inns, the Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland.

 

 

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SEDONA VERDE VALLEY, ARIZONA

Sedona’s main attraction is its array of red sandstone formations. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The red rocks form a popular backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Sedona was named after Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of Theodore Carlton Schnebly, the city’s first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness.

 

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THE VALLEY OF GEYSERS, KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, RUSSIA

This beautiful valley has the field with the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. The geysers temperatures have been found up to 250 Celsius (482 F) 500 meters (1640 feet)  under ground.

 

The Valley of Geysers in Russia s Kamchatka The Valley of Geysers (Russian: Долина гейзеров) is a geyser field on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, and has the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. This 6 km long basin with approximately ninety geysers and many hot springs is situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, predominantly on the left bank of the ever-deepening Geysernaya River, into which geothermal waters flow from a relatively young stratovolcano, Kikhpinych. Temperatures have been found to be 250 °C, 500 m below the caldera ground. It is part of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, which, in turn, is incorporated into the World Heritage Site  Volcanoes of Kamchatka . The valley is difficult to reach, with helicopters providing the only feasible means of transport.

All photos: Splash/All Over Press valley_geysers

The Valley of Geysers in Russia s Kamchatka The Valley of Geysers (Russian: Долина гейзеров) is a geyser field on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, and has the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. This 6 km long basin with approximately ninety geysers and many hot springs is situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, predominantly on the left bank of the ever-deepening Geysernaya River, into which geothermal waters flow from a relatively young stratovolcano, Kikhpinych. Temperatures have been found to be 250 °C, 500 m below the caldera ground. It is part of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, which, in turn, is incorporated into the World Heritage Site  Volcanoes of Kamchatka . The valley is difficult to reach, with helicopters providing the only feasible means of transport.

All photos: Splash/All Over Press valley_geysers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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