Top 10 Enigmatic Places
There are many mysterious spots and monuments around the world. Some of them challenge our knowledge about the science and history, since the scholars are unable to explain them. Others are barely touched by humans, but look indeed enigmatic. Take a look at these beautiful pictures.
10. Tree Tunnel, Meath, Ireland
The mysteriously looking tunnel is found in an old wood in Dublin. The castle, cloister, college and some graveyards are also located nearby.
9. Las Pozas, Xilitla, Mexico
Edward James has created a surreal park in a rainforest. The sculptures, that look like the ruins of a building, blend in the beautiful nature and create an impression of a deserted wonderland.
8. Cenotes, Mexico
The deep natural sinkholes are very often found in Mexico. Many of them were used as the sacred places by the Mayans. Today they are visited for their compelling beauty and cultural value.
7. Racetrack Playa, California, USA
The dry lake in Death Valley is famous for the “sailing stones”. They are traveling around the area, leaving racetrack imprints. According to the most popular theory, they are moved by a very strong wind after the rain has left the ground slippery.
6. Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia
A 2,329 m (7,641 ft) high volcano is still active and spits out ash on regular basis. The overall landscape looks very impressive and unusual.
5. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
The prehistoric monument was built in 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Scientists argue about how these huge monoliths were moved. Little is known about the people who made it, as well.
4. Aogashima, Japan
The volcanic caldera is located in the Philippine Sea. The unique thing about it is that there is a smaller caldera in the middle of an island. The landscape is being compared with the Jurassic Park set.
3. The Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA
Located in Fly Ranch and accidentally made by a man. Minerals were forced to rise by geothermal water after unsuccessful well drilling. The geysers still grow on a private area.
2. Moai, Easter Island
Carved by the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic sculptures were made between 1250 and 1500. Scientist still are not sure how the giant figures were made and brought here.
1. The Nazca Lines, Peru
The geoglyphs portraying hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards, have stirred people’s imagination about their origin. According to the scholars, the lines were made by Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD for the religious reasons. However, many alternative theories explaining the phenomena were created.
Photography: Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, Nathan Goldenzweig, Jack Paulus, Helminadia Ranford, Danny Xeero, Andy Kennelly, Yosuke Kabayashi, Chirs Barnes, Benjamin Gs
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