50 awe-inspiring natural wonders for your bucket list
By Bija Knowles, CNN
8:49 AM EDT, Thu August 17, 2017
Jiuzhaigou National Park, Sichuan Province, China: You can enjoy all the vibrant colors of nature at China's Jiuzhaigou National Park. Look out for the ancient tree trunks under the clear waters of Five Flower Lake.
Gran Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia: The largest salt flat in the world, the Gran Salar de Uyuni in southern Bolivia feels more like a desert than a lake.
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Pangong Tso Lake, India-China: This saltwater lake sits high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 4,350 meters. It's a natural -- and disputed -- border between India and China-governed Tibet.
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Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland: Deep in the Swiss Alps, Lauterbrunnen Valley is a deep, and scenic, cleft cut in the topography running between steep limestone precipices.
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Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina: This 30-kilometer glacier in Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park grows and contracts, with the force of the trapped water causing a spectacular rupture every four to five years.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam: Riding on a traditional Chinese junk ship is the most popular way to explore Halong Bay and its thousands of small islands and standing karsts.
Uluru/Ayers Rock, Australia: Australia's favorite giant sandstone mass is 350 meters high and more than nine kilometers in circumference.
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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall may not be biggest or highest waterfall in Iceland, but not many falls have a path where you can walk directly behind the cascade.
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4. Paria Canyon, Arizona: A smaller version of the Grand Canyon, the Paria River's rock formations are just as impressive as its neighbor.
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Geirangerfjord and Naeroyfjord, Norway: Boasting high cliffs, deep waters and stunning waterfalls, Geirangerfjord and Naeroyfjord are among the world's longest and deepest fjords.