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10 Captivating Rock Formations

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10 Captivating Rock Formations
Enjoy these fascinating rock formations, including the Golden Rock (Burma),
The Wave (Arizona, USA), Ayers Rock (Australia), Stone Tree (Bolivia),
Mushroom Rock (Egypt), Melting Shadows (Utah, USA), Split Apple Rock
(New Zealand), The Pinnacles (Australia), Perce Rock (Canada) & the Delicate
Arch (Utah, USA).

Golden Rock (Burma)


Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as Golden Rock, is a famous Buddhist
pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma. A small pagoda (5.5 m - 18 ft) sits on
top of the "golden rock," a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted
on by devotees. The rock itself is precariously perched and seems to defy
gravity as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill.

The Wave (Arizona, USA)


This spectacular sandstone formation called “The Wave” is located on the
slopes of the Coyote Buttes, Arizona. The formation can be reached by hiking
approximately 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) across rugged, trail less landscape,
making the round-trip to and from The Wave a nearly 6-mile (9.7-kilometer)
hike that climbs about 350 feet (107 meters) in altitude.

Ayers Rock (Australia)


The large sandstone formation of Ayers Rock (also known as Uluru) rises
1,142 feet from the desert. Its sheer size — with a circumference of 6 miles
— dwarfs everything around it. This iconic monolith of Australia is one of the
largest in the world. From dawn to dusk, it takes on a stunning range of red
to brown shades with the changing light. Ayers Rock is sacred to the
Aborigines of the area, who are known as the Anangu. In recent years, Uluru
has also become popular with New Age practitioners.

Stone Tree (Bolivia)


A stone sculpted by wind and sand, the "Stone Tree" is located high on the
Bolivian Altiplano, one of the world's most beautiful landscapes.

Mushroom Rock (Egypt)

This is one of the world's most famous mushroom rocks, located in Egypt.
Also called "rock pedestals," they are one of the most striking manifestations
of the processes of erosion and weathering. Usually found in desert areas,
they are formed over thousands of years when erosion of an isolated rocky
outcrop progresses at a different rate at its bottom than at its top.

Melting Shadows (Utah, USA)

Stone vertebrae snag morning's light along the northern tip of Utah's Bridger
Jack Mesa (foreground), leaving Lavender Canyon hidden in a cold, purple
shroud. Upper layers of the mesa are composed of what geologists call
Wingate sandstone, deposited about 200 million years ago when sand dunes
hundreds of feet thick carpeted the region. Weird and wild rock formations
abound on the 130,000-square-mile (340,000-square-kilometer) Colorado
Plateau, prompting one early settler to describe it as "the roughest country
you or anybody else ever seen; it's nothing in the world but rocks and holes,
hills and hollows."
Split Apple Rock (New Zealand)
The interesting formation of the famous Split Apple Rock on the South Island
of New Zealand looks exactly as the name suggests. Split Apple Rock,
situated near Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman District, is a very
popular tourist destination.

The Pinnacles (Australia)


These beautiful limestone formations called The Pinnacles are contained
within Namburg National Park in Western Australia. The Pinnacles were
formed from lime leaching from the sand and by rain cementing the lower
levels of the dune into a soft limestone.
Perce Rock (Canada)
This rock formation is one of the largest natural arches in the world. The
pierced rock used to have two arches until one of the outer arches collapsed
in June 17, 1845. Despite the loss of one arch, the Perce Rock is still tagged
one of the valued seven wonders of Canada. The rock gets its name from a
large 15 meter (50 ft) high arch near its seaward end.

Delicate Arch (Utah, USA)


A world famous arch located in Arches National Park (Utah, USA), the Delicate