5. 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.
4. Delicate Arch (Utah, USA)
A world famous arch located in Arches National Park (Utah, USA), the Delicate Arch is a mysterious lone-standing arch that has become a symbol of the state.
3. 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. (Link | Photo)
2. 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.
1. 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.