Canyons are said to be some of the world’s natural wonders. They were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau level. When visiting this kind of places, you will see probably one of the most dramatic views and landscapes on earth. Not only that canyons have a huge size, but they feature a beauty that often lies beneath the ground. Don’t forget your camera, because with this kind of landscapes you will be able to shoot some incredible photos. You will probably hear the word “canyon” more often in the United States. In Europe, the word “gorge” is more common. Here are some beautiful canyons that you can visit:
Tiger Leaping Gorge
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This incredible canyon is placed on the Yangtze River, in southwestern China. Tiger Leaping Gorge has approximately 15 km in length and it stretches through a series of mountains, on both sides. Tiger Leaping Gorge is considered the deepest canyon on the planet, with a sharply rise of 3,000 meters above the river. The narrowest point of this canyon is at 30 meter wide.
Gorge du Verdon
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This beautiful place is a river canyon, situated in south-eastern France. Gorge du Verdon is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful canyon. It has approximately 24 kilometers in length and rises an incredible 700 meters from the Verdon River below. This river is named after its green emerald color and it creates a beautiful picture below the canyon. Several climbers, walkers or lovers of water sports are visiting this place every year.
Fish River Canyon
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The Fish River Canyon is the second most famous canyon after Grand Canyon, in Arizona. This great canyon is situated in Namibia and it is the most visited attraction of this country. It has a breathtaking view and a magnificent immensity. It is probably 150 km long and up to 26 km wide and in some places it measures 540 meters deep. Unfortunately, the Fish River Canyon contains a small amount of running river.
There are plenty other beautiful and breathtaking canyons that you should visit. It is incredible what nature can do and what beautiful landscapes it creates. What is your favorite canyon?