• Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Geological Wonders of the World

Travelling can really open your eyes to some amazing things such as new places, cultures and people. One thing that travelling the world can also bring with it is the chance to see some stunning scenery and some wonders of the world. Some people will travel to certain places with a specific sight to see in mind. These are normally the big and most talked about wonders of the world. There are however some more wonders of the world out there that are less talked about. These geological wonders can be vast and mind-blowing places that offer a varied history and explanation.

Here’s Hostels.com pick of some amazing geological wonders of the world that we recommend you take a trip to if you are travelling in the location, and even if you’re not in the location we reckon you should go there anyway to check these amazing wonders out!


Wave Rock, Australia




Door to Hell, Turkmenistan


The locals call this geological wonder of the world ‘The Door to Hell’. Near the small town of Derweze, the Door to Hell has an interesting history. Over 40 years ago geologists were drilling for gas when they discovered an underground cavern that was so vast and big. This cavern was filled with gas so no one would go down into it. So they decided to ignite the cavern so no poisonous gas could escape the hole. However, this cavern is still burning after all these years and no one knows how much gas has been keeping it burning all this time. A definite must-see on the geological wonders of the world list.




Chocolate Hills, Philippines




Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA




Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland




Great Blue Hole, Belize



By: Tracy Lynch


Chocolate Hills photo courtesy of Pawel Zurek. All images used under the Creative Commons license.



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