When it comes to mountains and cliffs, the world has a lot of beauty to offer. Starting from Ireland, to the USA and all over the map, cliffs stand tall for us to marvel at their majesty. Breath-taking and stunning, here are ten of the most beautiful cliffs in the world that you should definitely try to visit once in your lifetime.
The Cliffs Of Moher, Ireland
Situated in Ireland’s County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher are a testament to the wild beauty of Ireland’s countryside. These cliffs are among Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions and they draw crowds of millions every year. They’re 702 ft tall and rise 394 ft above the Atlantic Ocean. The Cliffs of Moher are also home to several species, especially birds, with an estimated 30,00 birds residing there.
Kalaupapa Cliffs, USA
The Kalaupapa cliffs are located in Hawaii’s Molokai island. They not only tower almost 20,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean but are also one of the highest cliffs in the world. They’re located at a spot that is impossible to reach by car. As a result, the island offers the options of a beautiful air tour or a four-kilometer long hike. The ruggedness and remote location of the cliffs add to its charm.
Trango Towers, Pakistan
If the above cliffs sound too far from home, then a stunning site awaits you closer home. Pakistan boasts of the Trango Towers which stand tall at 20,623 ft. It is considered to be one of the most difficult to climb cliffs in the world, even by seasoned rock climbers. However, the ones who do manage to reach the top of The Great Trango Tower, its tallest peak, are rewarded with a stunning view unlike any other and to witness the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop up close.
White Cliffs Of Dover, England
The amazingly popular White Cliffs of Dover stretch all across the city of Dover in Kent, England. One of the most iconic landscapes of England, these chalk cliffs have been a part of English pop-culture for decades now, featuring in movies and music videos alike. The cliff is visible even from France, across the English Channel.
Vermillion Cliffs, USA
Speaking of cliffs named according to their colour, the Vermillion Cliffs stand between the border of Utah and Arizona in the United States. They’re remote, untouched by mankind and have been named a National Monument. In spring, after the winter rains, the Vermillion Cliffs are covered by carpets of desert mallow and other such spring flowers.
Mitre Peak, New Zealand
Considered a New Zealand must-see, Mitre Peak is nestled along the shores of Milford Sound, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While it’s more of a steep mountain than the other cliffs on this list, however, it is still a beauty. At the height of 5,560 ft, its peak is often viewed by tourists from their boats at Lake Te Anau. Many also call it the world’s highest sea cliff.
Qingshui Cliff, Taiwan
The Qingshui Cliff in Taiwan has been named one of the eight wonders of the island nation by the Taiwanese government. The cliff not only stretches for a distance of about 13 miles but also rises 2,600 ft above the Pacific Ocean. Most tourists use the Su-Hua Highway which has been made into a sightseeing path.
Thor Peak, Canada
Canada‘s Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island is the home to the majestic Thor Peak. The cliff stands tall at a 5,500, soaring majestically above the valleys below. Several people call Thor Peak the world’s greatest “purely vertical drop” because of its 4,000-foot high west face.
Canada’s Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island is the home to the majestic Thor Peak. The cliff stands tall at a 5,500, soaring majestically above the valleys below.
The Amphitheater, South Africa
The Amphitheater is situated in Royal Natal National Park in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province. It is a 4,000-foot high wall of rock which stretches over three miles in length. The cliff is also a popular tourist destination and a much-photographed spot. The highest point on the cliff rises to a massive 11,00 meters above sea level.
Bunda Cliffs, Australia
The Bunda Cliffs in Australia extend along the Great Australian Bight from Border Village to the east of Head of Bight. They are one of the not only longest but also uninterrupted stretches of cliff anywhere in the world. Additionally, people from everywhere come to whale-watch at the Bunda Cliffs.
Prapti is an intern at SheThePeople.TV