The most beautiful rocks in the world

The most beautiful rocks in the world

The best of the world of rocks and cliffs

Thanks to water and wind erosion, we can admire the beautiful rock towers and formations in the world. The most beautiful places you find in this list


#1 Cappadocia

The most beautiful area of Turkey

Cappadocia is one of the most fairytale areas in the world - bizarre tuff chimneys of all shapes and colors cover the area of more than 300 square kilometers. This all was caused by the local volcano, which covered the entire area by easily erodible tuff and this beauty was created in thousands of years. Apart from the beautiful trips between tuff pillars you can try to ascent the local volcanoes Ercyies or Hasan Dagi.

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Bryce Canyon National Park
37.62, -112.167
2 332 m / 7 651 ft

#2 Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyon full of fairytale towers

Bryce Canyon despite its name is not a typical example of the classic canyon. It's basically a series of gigantic "amphitheaters" full of fairy rock towers on the eastern end of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, where individual river springs.

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#3 Wulingyuan

The most beautiful area of China

Near the city of Wulingyuan there are four beautiful national parks, where you can admire the incredibly high rock towers. This site is often evoked by Avatar. The largest part of the territory occupies Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The local mountain range is named Tianzi.

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Arches National Park
38.744, -109.499
1 473 m / 4 833 ft

#4 Arches National Park

The most beautiful rock arches of the world

Arches National Park is located north of the Colorado River near the provincial town of Moab. You will find here the most beautiful rock formations like the rock arches and bridges. Most of the viewpoints are available by car + there are beautiful hiking trails. The most beautiful and famous arch is the Delicate Arch.

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Wadi Rum desert
29.528, 35.439
993 m / 3 258 ft

#5 Wadi Rum desert

The most beautiful desert of Jordan

Orange desert of Wadi Rum is one of the most beautiful deserts of the world. You can find here orange sand dunes, breathtaking table mountains, rock bridges and narow gorges. You can see here herd of camels. Wadi Rum is also famous for sunsets and sunrises.

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Monument Valley
36.983, -110.112
1 711 m / 5 614 ft

#6 Monument Valley

The most famous rock formations of the world

At Arizona and Utah there is probably the most typical "American West" country, often referred to as the "Marlboro country". Lonely rock formations are more than 300 meters high above the surrounding orange landscape. The whole area is relatively vastly extensive on unpaved roads. The most coveted outlook is, however, directly from the main road or from the large hotel run by the Navajo tribe.

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El Silar
-21.428, -65.812
3 350 m / 10 991 ft

#7 El Silar

Bolivian Bryce canyon

The most beautiful part of the valley Palca is a vast rock town of El Silar. Hundreds of eroded rock towers protrude here above the semi-arid landscape. The entire area is easily accessible from Tupiza. You can spend here hours by strolling and admiring the views. It is the most beautiful rock town in Bolivia.

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#8 České Švýcarsko and Labské pískovce

The most beautiful region of the Czech Republic

Area loved by photographers and tourists surrounding the Elbe canyon at the border with Germany. You will find here the most famous rock bridge in Europe - Pravčická brána. The whole area occupies the Děčín Highlands and falls into the Labské pískovce Protected Landscape Area and the National Park České Švýcarsko.

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#9 San Pedro de Atacama

The region of fairy rock formations

San Pedro de Atacama and its fabulous surroundings are literally a magnet for tourists. From this picturesque center lying on the Atacama desert desert you can go on trips to the surrounding canyons and rock formations, but also to the Chilean part of the alpine plateau Altiplano, tiled with dozens of volcanoes.

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Adršpašsko teplické rocks
50.61, 16.117
544 m / 1 785 ft

#10 Adršpašsko teplické rocks

The most beautiful rock city in the Czech Republic

Adrspach Teplice Rocks are the largest rock town in the Czech Republic. Rock towers reach a height of up to a hundred meters. Among the most prominent rocks are: Lovers, Mayor and Mayor, Sugar Hole. The viewpoint of the Great Panorama is well known. Picturesque is the Pískovna Lake or Little and Big Adršpašský Waterfall. In Teplickské skály is a popular ascent to the rock castle Střmen.

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Goblin Valley State Park
38.565, -110.701
1 501 m / 4 925 ft

#11 Goblin Valley State Park

Fairytale Valley of the Goblins in Southeast Utah

State Park in the southeastern part of Utah, which is not as popular as the more famous parks of the West of the USA. You will find typical rock formations reminiscent of fairy-tale characters

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Prachovské skály
50.467, 15.291
462 m / 1 516 ft

#12 Prachovské skály

The most famous rock town in Czech republic

Prachovské rocks are the best known and most famous rock city in the Czech Republic for both tourists and mountaineers. Everyone is amazed by the impressive Císařská chodba gorge and the prospects of Peace and of Bohemian Paradise

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Palca Canyon
-16.564, -67.971
3 660 m / 12 008 ft

#13 Palca Canyon

A bizarre canyon full of rock formations

Just a short distance to the east of the largest city of Bolivia La Paz is another natural wonder - the canyon of Palca. Here you can admire the imposing rock towers and enjoy the stunning scenery

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Calanche Piana
42.245, 8.653
427 m / 1 401 ft

#14 Calanche Piana

The most beautiful rocks of Corsica

On the western coast of Corsica, overlooking the Gulf of Ports is the massive Calanche Piana massif. The red rocks here, with a great view of the azure sea deep below you, are the most important attractions of Corsica

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#15 Joshua Tree national park

Rock Formations and beautiful Joshua Trees

Just less than 200 kilometers east of Los Angeles is located a beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. Here you will find not only the desert and mountain views of the surrounding mountains, but also the beautifully rounded cliffs and the famous Joshua Tree. There are not only short walks from the parking lots, but also long hikes to the local wildlife.

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Súľovské Rocks
49.181, 18.586
816 m / 2 677 ft

#16 Súľovské Rocks

The famous Slovak rock town

Suľovské skaly is located about 20 km southwest of the town of Žilina, in Súľovské vrchy. The highest point is the peak Brada (816 m asl). There is relatively small area of rock towers, steep beams, needles, rock windows, and often bizarre holes. Probably the most famous building is the Gothic Gate. There are also two caves and the ruins of the Súľovský Castle in Souľovské skály. There are rare fauna and flora. There is a marked educational trail throughout the area. The route is not demanding

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Roques de Garcia
28.227, -16.634
2 140 m / 7 021 ft

#17 Roques de Garcia

The most beautiful rock formations in Tenerife

Rock pinnacles Roques de Garcia is one of the most visited places in the National Park of Las Canadas del Teide. Most visitors just take a picture of "finger of God" Roque Cinchado and continues further. But if you hike a few dozen meters away, the other rock formations are only for you.

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Monkey fingers rocks at Tamellalt
31.443, -5.979
1 620 m / 5 315 ft

#18 Monkey fingers rocks at Tamellalt

Fairytale rock wall

One of the most beautiful places in the valley of the Dades River is in the neighborhood of Tamellalt. Besides the picturesque oasis and the ruins, you can see here very nice reminiscent rock formations of orange-red color, so-called Monkey Fingers.

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Skazka Canyon
42.166, 77.444
1 629 m / 5 344 ft

#19 Skazka Canyon

Death Valley in Kyrgyzstan

From Karakol we return back to Bishkek by the southern route and visit the canyon of Skazka (perhaps known only for tourists). Local people do not have any idea of its existence. However, we do not want to miss out on all the guides praised by the valley, which is especially beautiful with its red colors at sunset.

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Durdle Door
50.621, -2.275
0 m / 0 ft

#20 Durdle Door

Famous rock arch on the Jurassic Coast

Perhaps the most beautiful part of the English coast are snowy white cliffs near Lulworth town. The most famous rock formation there is a huge rock window Durdle Door.

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Pancakes Rocks
-42.114, 171.326
20 m / 66 ft

#21 Pancakes Rocks

The most famous rocks in New Zealand

The most famous rock formations in New Zealand are located near Punakaiki on the west coast of the South Island. There is a short educational circuit where you can see what the sea and limestone rock will do.

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