The most amazing valleys in the world + pictures
All over the world there are different valleys, each of which has its own beauty, but most of them are slowly being forgotten due to being unknown to tourists. Most tourists only know the Grand Canyon of California and are not familiar with other canyons in the world. Therefore, in this article, we will introduce you to 10 spectacular and beautiful valleys in the world that you have not even heard of.
1- Antelope Valley – America
Antelope Canyon is a natural park in the state of Arizona in the United States. This park contains spectacular rocks that have been beautifully eroded by the weather over the years, and at certain times of the day, they create scenes with rare lighting.
2- Blyde River Valley – South Africa
Blyde River Valley is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in South Africa, located in Pomalanga. In this valley, which is about 26 kilometers (16 miles) long and about 800 meters deep, the rocks are mostly red in color. The highest point of this valley is called Mari Apskop 1944 meters and its lowest point is 560 meters above sea level. This valley is the third largest canyon in the world and the second largest canyon in Africa after the Grand Canyon in America and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia.
3- Charin Valley – Kazakhstan
The Charin Valley is 80 km wide on the Charin River in Kazakhstan, 200 km from the Chinese border. This valley is the center of tourist attraction in Charin National Park located in Kazakhstan.
4- Colca Valley – Peru
The Colca Valley is located in the south of Peru, where a river of the same name flows through it. With a depth of 4160 meters, this valley is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.
5- Cooper Valley – Mexico
The Cooper Valley is a series of six separate canyons located in the southwest of the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. This valley is larger than the Grand Canyon in California in terms of width and depth. These valleys are formed by six huge rivers that originate in the western parts of the Sierra Tarahumara. These six rivers all flow into the Fuerte River and then continue their way in the Sea of Cortez.
6- Glen Valley – America
The Glen Valley, which means a narrow mountain valley, is located in southeastern and central Utah and northwestern Arizona, and the Colorado River passes through this valley. The red rocks and the strange color of the river water is one of the beauties that caresses the eyes of every tourist.
7- Valley of the Kings – Australia
Kings Valley is a part of Watarka National Park in the Northern Territory in Australia. This valley is located at the west end of the George Gill Range and 323 km southwest of Alice Springs. The height of the walls of this valley reaches 300 meters.
8- Matka Valley – Macedonia
Matka, meaning womb, is the name of a valley west of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. This valley, which has an area of about 5,000 hectares and is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Macedonia, also houses several old monasteries. There are ten caves in this valley, the smallest of which is 20 meters long and the longest one is 176 meters long. This valley, which is the place where the river of the same name passes, has several small and big lakes that add to the beauty of this area.
9- Wa Imea Valley – Hawaii
Waimea Valley, also known as the Great Valley of the Pacific Ocean, is one of the largest valleys in the world with a length of about 16 kilometers and a depth of 900 meters. This valley is located north of Ka’awa in the Hawaiian Islands. This valley is the path of the river of the same name and was formed by this river.
10- Parlong Zangbo Valley – China
Yarlong Zangbo Great Valley, also known as Sangpo Valley, is located on the course of the Yarlong Sangpo River in Tibet, China. This valley, which is the deepest valley in the world, has a length of 150 miles, i.e. 7756 meters, longer than the Grand Canyon of California, and for this reason, it is one of the longest valleys in the world. The Yarlong Sangpo River is commonly known as Zangbo or Sangpo, which means the purifier.