From icy deep sea diving to the highest mountains and breathtaking plateaus, Mother Earth has her own exclusive range of must-see creations. We now look at Pangong Tso Lake (Himalayas) and Preachers Rock (Preikestolen, Norway).
Pangong Tso Lake – The Himalayas
Pangong Tso is an endothecia lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4 350 m. Pangong Lake lies in the northeast of Leh. This famous blue blackish lake is 5km to 6km wide and over 144km long with half of it running to the other side of the Indo-China border. The long and narrow lake lies in the neighbourhood of the famous Chushul Mountains. The calm water is cold, clear, and extremely salty, holding sufficient quantity of lime to form a calcareous deposit, which cements the pebbles together in patches of concrete on its bank. The water sparkles in distinct shades of blue, green, purple, and violet, adds to the marvel of this lake.
Preachers Rock – Preikestolen, Norway
Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher’s Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, is a massive cliff 604m above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25m by 25m, almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway. During the four summer months of 2009, around 130 000 people took the 3.8km hike to Preikestolen, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. The city of Stavanger, the fourth largest in Norway, is located only 25km from the site.