5 most famous rocks you must visit across the globe
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5 most famous rocks you must visit across the globe

The mushroom-shaped rock from the 1974 James Bond film is originally named Ko Ta Pu

5 most famous rocks you must visit across the globe

Enough of the mountains and beaches, its now time to add some rocks to your travel plans! With epic views and heaps of history, rock formations have never failed to impress the tourist with something scenic. To get the panoramic view and beautiful experience,, you need to explore some of these places from the list below.

The Rock of Gibraltar

The panoramic view at the southwestern tip of Europe is a historic attraction for modern thrills. It has been acting as a natural defence and has foiled many invasions. This iceberg-shaped rock has an important part to play in the history of Gibraltar. You can visit this rock to an array of natural wonders.

Wave Rock, Arizona

Everyone has seen this as wallpaper for Windows 7 for quite a long time. But until 2009, this geological marvel was unknown to the world. Now it is on the wish list for most of us. These liesegang rings are made due to the prevailing winds pushing the desert dunes across the sandstone and chemicals deposited by water runoff. Now, this is a protected area and you need to try your luck to get selected for the 20 visitors list per day.

Khao Ta-Pu, or James Bond Island, Thailand

The mushroom-shaped rock from the 1974 James Bond film, The man with the Golden Gun, is originally named Ko Ta Pu or Nail Island. After featuring in the film James Bond, tourism here increased and it was renamed James Bond Island. Although there is a different story behind the famous rock, go and visit this beautiful place this year.

Sigiriya in Sri Lanka

This eighth wonder of the world as the locals call it is formed by the magma of an extinct volcano. Other than just being a rock there are quite remarkable surrounding landscapes giving one more reason to visit this place. This is also a top place in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.

Uluru in Australia

This is one of the world's largest monoliths 1,000 feet in height and with a base stretching for five and a half miles. The entry is restricted by Anangu law with sacred sites around the base of it. This beauty changes its appearance dramatically with the shifting of light and the seasons.