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Danakil World Map

Danakil (Ethiopia)

The Danakil Desert in Ethiopia is one of the hottest places on the planet. In its core is Dallol, a volcano where hot springs, sulphur mountains, gas geysers, acid basins and other natural phenomena coexist, making this place a place that seems to come from another world.

Danakil

Darvaza World Map

Darvaza (Turkmenistan)

In Turkmenistan, the subsoil of the small village of Darvaza, which is almost uninhabited today, is very rich in natural gas. In 1971, geologists set fire to a deposit following an accident that left a gaping hole in the ground. The fire should have been extinguished with the exhaustion of underground gases, but the crater has not stopped burning since that year. It is sometimes called the “Gateway to Hell”.

Darvaza

Fuji World map

Fuji (Japan)

Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan at 3776 meters. Despite a very harsh climate, the mountain is a very popular destination for Japanese people because of the religious symbol it represents. It was a Buddhist monk from the 7th century who made its first ascent, and in the past, samurai used to train at the foot of the mountain.

Fuji

Giza World Map

Giza (Egypt)

The city of Giza owes its international fame to the famous trio of pyramids that are no longer presented, and to its Sphinx that is associated with many myths. Located on the west bank of the Nile, this archaeological site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has given rise to many theories about the construction of its pyramids. The largest of the three, the pyramid of Cheops, is the only one of the seven Wonders of the ancient world still standing.

Gizeh

Göbekli-Tepe World Map

Göbekli-Tepe (Turkey)

Göbekli-Tepe in Turkey, whose name stands for “belly-shaped hill”, is an archaeological site dating back to the Mesolithic period, during the early days of mankind. The name given to it says a lot about its shape: it is thanks to it, a kind of strange hill, that this site was discovered in the 1960s. There are sculptures, flints, megaliths, etc. It is now registered as a cultural heritage by UNESCO.

Gobekli-Tepe

Gobi World Map

Gobi (Mongolia & China)

Gobi is a vast desert area straddling Mongolia and China. Surrounded by the Altai Mountains, the Mongolian Steppe and the Tibetan Plateau, Gobi is a crossroads of several stories, and had a portion of the Silk Road. Nomads still live in some of its regions, despite the harsh conditions of Gobi: arid in summer, freezing in winter, swept by high winds.

Gobi

Göreme World Map

Göreme (Turkey)

Göreme is the name of a valley that has a striking landscape shaped by erosion, forming what are called “fairy chimneys”, large columns of strange yet natural rocks. In this valley there are sanctuaries, as well as houses and villages, some carved into the rock, others underground, reminiscent of a human habitat that dates back more than 1500 years.

Goreme

Ha Long World Map

Ha Long (Vietnam)

Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam is very successful because of its size and its 1969 imposing rocky peaks. Many of these islets have caves, and many of them lead to inland and secret beaches. This bay is the subject of a legend which tells that the rocky peaks are only an ancient mountain carved by a dragon.

Ha-Long

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