Places which earth has kept hidden from people :- In an era in which humanity seems to have dominated the entire world, are there places that have not yet been reached by human influence?
The places that have not yet been “conquered” by man and where animals may have no idea of our existence still exist on Earth.
Of course, man has already reached them, that travelers willing to cross huge distances and difficult to see their beauty with their own eyes. It is also clear that modern civilization and its ills have not yet reached these corners of the planet that should continue like this, without human presence. Bright Side invites you to explore them virtually.
Places which earth has kept hidden from people
1. Tepuyes Mountain of Venezuela:
Apparently there is an unprecedented place on the planet, never explored by humans. It is about the Tepuyes mountains located in southern Venezuela. These natural wonders are rock formations that exist since the beginning of the planet.
Thanks to its poor accessibility, it has made it impossible for man to visit the place. They are located in the Gran Sabana of Venezuela, although there are similar formations in Guyana, Brazil, and Colombia.
These are isolated from each other, they develop unique evolutionary forms of plants and animals. Uprising surrounding forest, it has almost vertical escarpments, and many of them arise more than 1,000 meters above the jungle. Although the Tepuis seem deserted, they actually offer impressive and unique biodiversity.
About a third of the species of their flora are not found anywhere else in the world. But not only the flora and fauna are of great attraction for scientists and researchers. But also the caverns, lagoons, rivers, and waterfalls that emerge from the imposing plateaus.
Such is the case of Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. So much inaccessibility and mystery have given rise to legends and even inspired artists. It is believed that precisely Mount Roraima – with its small waterfalls and natural deposits of quartz, its lush vegetation, caves, and lakes – inspired the novel ‘The Lost World‘, by Arthur Conan-Doyle.
Currently, the Tepuis are protected by Venezuelan laws under the figure of Natural Monuments and they are strictly prohibited from climbing. These formations are the oldest on the planet, originating in the Precambrian era, with more than 1.7 billion years old. The Tepuis constitute a set of mountains located on an extensive granitic basement formed by the Guiana Shield.
On this have been deposited, innumerable layers of sandstone, one on top of the other, to become a gigantic rock mass up to six kilometers or thicker. These sandstones are generally pink to whitish in color, crumble easily and tend to break into blocks with right angles.
Hence the almost geometric shape of imposing tables with vertical walls that present most of the mountains of sandstones or “tepuyes”.
2. Forest lake:
The exact location of this lake is a secret. What is known is that it is in Russia, near the Ural mountains.
3. Honokohau Falls, Maui:
This place melts into the green of the vegetation. Here you can breathe and feel the soul of virgin nature. Honokohau Falls is a natural beauty of two levels with a height of 341 meters. However, some sources claim that they have a height of 487 meters (the difference differs in the two levels of the waterfall and the stretch between them).
It is not surprising that this natural wonder was part of the films Jurassic Park. As it recreates and offers a surprising feeling of a place from another world. The famous Honokohau Falls are named after a river that flows from the summit of Puu Kukui. With its magnificent views, Honokohau Falls is a must-see during a stay in Hawaii.
However, do not be fooled by its beauty, because getting here is not as easy as one might think. Honokohau Falls are inaccessible by car. Nor can you walk. The only way to get to this beautiful part of Maui is on board a helicopter.
It is advised that helicopter rides to the waterfalls are booked a few days in advance in order to avoid any disappointment later. Although there is no need to worry, as there are several travel agencies that operate in the area, offering a private visit to Honokohau and all its natural environment.
Waterfall tourism also depends on weather conditions, as it is an area of frequent rainfall. There are seasons when a sea of clouds envelops Honokohau Falls and you cannot fly. So it is advisable to check the weather before scheduling a helicopter trip to this natural monument.
The summit of Puu Kukui receives more than 9,000 mm of rain each year, with this part of Maui receiving the highest rainfall in the world. Honokohau waterfalls fall from the top of the mountain to a pool at the bottom of the cliff.
And since Honokohau Falls is two levels, you can see how the water spills inwards in a small pool from the first fall, submerging several meters. Until it falls into a new and larger pool below.
4. Gangkhar Puensum:
It is the highest mountain whose top has not been conquered by man. It is located in a disputed territory between Bhutan and China. It rises 7570 meters above sea level. Gangkhar Puensum is Bhutan’s highest mountain and, on the list of mountains that have never been climbed to the top, the highest of all.
It has a topographic prominence of 2990 meters. Following Bhutan’s opening to mountaineering in 1983, four expeditions unsuccessfully attempted to climb to the top in 1985 and 1986. In 1998, a team managed to reach a subsidiary mountain peak from Tibet.
Gangkhar Puensum, which can also be transcribed as Gangkar Punsum or Gankar Punzum, meaning The White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers, was first measured in 1922, but maps of the region are not at all accurate and the mountain appears in different locations and at different altitudes.
The accuracy of the maps is so poor that the first team that attempted the climb was unable even to find the mountain. The book of the expedition British of 1986 gives the mountain an altitude of 24,770 feet. And states that is completely inside Bhutan, whereas the nearby Kula Kangri is completely inside Tibet.
The 7554-meter Kula Kangri is a mountain 30 kilometers northeast of the country that was first climbed in 1986 and was located on maps at different sites in Tibet and Bhutan. Climbing to mountains higher than 6000 meters out of respect for local beliefs was forbidden in 1994. And in 2003 mountaineering was banned altogether.
That is why Gangkhar Puensum is likely to maintain its non-climbing status for some time to come. Other, un-climbed higher peaks are subsidiary peaks of a higher mountain, not separate mountains, so they do not count in this statistic.
In 1998 a Japanese expedition obtained permission from the China Mountaineering Association to climb the mountain. But it was withdrawn due to political issues with Bhutan. Instead of what they initially wanted, the team left Tibet and successfully crowned the subsidiary peak called Liankang Kangri, 7535 meters, (also known as Gangkhar Puensum Norte).
Unlike most maps, the expedition data locates this peak as being within Tibet. And the border between Tibet and Bhutan appears across the summit of Gangkhar Puensum, described as “the highest peak in Bhutan” at 7570 meters. This height is maintained by Japanese sources, in turn, based on Chinese sources, neither confirmed nor denied by Bhutan.
5. Tsingy de Bemaraha, Rock Forest. Madagascar:
These rocky ledges and canyons formed over millions of years and mostly underground in the form of deep narrow caves. The monsoon rains eroded the tens of meters of the thickness of the layers of limestone. And sediments of the Cretaceous, forming a natural bridge, towers, and canyons that at some points have a depth of 120 meters.
It has an area of 152 thousand hectares. Created in 1927 on the west coast of the island to protect the unique karst landscapes and various types of lemurs (in particular Avahi cleesei ) and indri. In 1990 it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name of the reserve comes from the plateau Bemaraha in the west of the island and Malaga.
Tsingy – presumably sound- imitative (ostensibly that is how these stone spikes ring at impact) are the names of limestone rock scurvy forms found in vertical grooves. They are found in several places in Madagascar and most likely due to weathering of karst.
The rocks of the limestone plateau form a real “stone forest”; The river Manambula flows through a picturesque canyon. In the reserve grow virgin tropical deciduous forests, as well as xerophytic plants -lily, bean, kutrovye, and milkweed.
Today, despite the lowering of the water level, underground rivers are still changing the landscapes of caves and faults in the reserve. The “Stone Forest” of Madagascar is a structure undergoing changes, wherein several million years of new landscapes will form.
6. Rock Islands, Palau:
The Rock Islands of Palau are located in the Pacific Ocean, where they form a small part of Micronesia. The researchers estimate that the Rock Islands consist of about 445 volcanic, coral limestone islands that have a total area of 18 square miles.
The vast majority of this area is uninhabited. These islands were once coral reefs that broke the surface of the water. Today, the islands are a UNESCO world heritage site. The Rock Islands have a unique shape, most have been adopted in the form of a fungus, and seem to have their stems that enter the waters. This form was created by volcanic activity that pushed coral reefs over water thousands of years ago.
Since then, wind, water, weather and changing flora have continued to shape the islands. Like the rest of Palau, the Rock Islands enjoy a tropical climate with average temperatures of around 82 ° Fahrenheit. The humidity is high and the precipitation totals approximately 150 inches per year. The rain is most intense between July and October.
These islands are full of biodiversity. They are surrounded by a large reef system with more than 385 types of coral species. Dugong, which belongs to the same family as manatees, shark species 13, fish species 746, giant clam species 7 and an endemic nautilus, all settle on the coast of the islands. Other habitats within the water include canals, caves, coves, and tunnels.
Some of the most interesting habitats on these islands are its 52 marine lakes, the highest concentration found in the world. Marine lakes are bodies of seawater that have been separated from the ocean and are surrounded by land.
Scientists have discovered that each of these lakes is in a unique stage of evolution and harbors high levels of endemic species. Five new subspecies of Papua Mastigias jellyfish have been discovered here. Scientists use these lakes to learn more about the development of marine ecosystems.
The Rock Islands themselves are covered with forests that house endemic birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and almost 50% of the endemic plant species of Palau.
7. Palmyra Atoll:
This atoll forms about 12 square kilometers of surface and, although uninhabited, it is consolidated as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Because of course … Man has not been able to do much in it and remains intact. As we move to the central part of the Pacific Ocean, just in what we know with the name of the Equatorial Sporades or Islands of the Line.
That is an archipelago that is located just south of the Hawaiian Islands and north of the islands of the society. In this atoll, we find a huge reef, two lagoons, about fifty islets composed of sand, rocks, and reefs. And a lot of vegetation in which the coconut trees stand out. Well, Palmyra Atoll is popularly known as the “cursed island”, as many stories of pirates, tragic deaths and buried treasures revolve around it.
8. The deep-sea:
However, the biggest “white spot” is not on land, but underwater: the deep sea. That is sea zones deeper than one kilometer. These make up 62 percent of the Earth’s surface. Getting there is laborious: submarines that can withstand pressure down to 11,000 meters are extremely expensive.
Large parts of the oceans are therefore less explored than the surface of the moon. It is assumed that only five percent of the oceans have been explored. And there is a very simple reason. The widest part is the depths. The ocean is not only what we observe in the panorama or where we bathe.
When scientists explore the deep ocean in their submersible equipment, they only see what goes through the light of their projectors and some of the species they can catch. There are supposedly hundreds of thousands of underwater mountains, large and small, and each house largely endemic species. They are like underwater and isolated islands.
These underwater mountains provide a firm substrate for deep-sea corals since the vast majority are of volcanic origin. And therefore have a very hard and rocky surface. The reefs attract fish that live in corals, as well as in tropical and subtropical shallow-water reefs attract larger predators.
9. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam:
The Son Doong Grotto is a cave in Quang Binh province, in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, in Vietnam. It contains the tallest known stalagmites in the world, up to 70 meters high. The Son Doong Grotto in Vietnam was found in February 2009. When a group of British scientists from the British Cave Research Association, led by the Howard and Limbert Deb marriage, made an expedition in Phong Nha-Ke Bang from 10 as of April 14, 2009.
A local pastor had discovered the cavern in 1991, but could not remember how to get there. At the end of March to April 14, 2009, he helped explorers cross the 10-kilometer forest pass to access the mouth of the cave. This place, which is part of the 20 new cavities identified by the group of British explorers, was declared the largest in the world.
A total of 150 caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park about 500 kilometers from the capital, Hanoi is present. With these enormous dimensions, Son Doong surpasses the Deer Cave of the Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia thus taking the title of the largest cavern in the world. Since the underground river flowing in the cave discouraged explorers from going further.
They could only consider the length of the cave using the light of the lanterns. Further exploration will be carried out in the near future. Due to the difficulty of the crossing in the cave as well as dangerous conditions in the cave, the cave will only open to scientists in the near future.
10. The Atacama Desert (Chile)/The last without life:
When biologists seek life, they usually find it. There are two notable exceptions: certain … extensions of Antarctica and Greenland, which is not surprising at all. But there is another more mysterious one: an area called Yungay, in the heart of the Atacama Desert, Chile: the only area of dry land that seems to harbor no life on its surface.
11. Take Voronya Cave/The last one where no explorer has stepped:
From the polar islands to certain remote deserts, there are countless areas that even today are still virgins. That many of these places have not been visited responds to a reason: nobody wants to do it. In the world of explorers, what matters is to conquer sites that others wish they had reached first.
There are also depths to be explored. The Take Voronya cave in Abkhazia, Georgia, is, with 2170 meters, the deepest in the world. In January 2007, an expedition discovered the entrance to a new passage that adds 30 meters … that are underwater.
12. Merume Mountains:
In Guyana, some areas of this remote mountain range are known, but the central part remains a challenge. The last serious attempt at exploration took place in 1992.
13. Foja Mountains:
In Papua New Guinea, you have the Foja Mountains, which are more than 810,000 hectares of primary tropical forest covering everything. The heart of its jungle has never been mapped. At the moment the perimeter is examined, where unknown species of plants and animals have been discovered.
In November and December of 2005, a unified team of field naturalists from Indonesia, North America, England, and Australia, carried out the initial inventory to study the biodiversity of the Foja Mountains. And in a single month of 2005, more than forty new species were discovered.
In Tibet, the top of Dinpernalason Mountain is one of the majestic peaks that has not yet been crowned. Located in the remote Botoi Tsangpo basin, it is difficult to access and stands out for its 6,135 meters high.
In Indonesia, on the Mangkalihat Peninsula, in the southern part of the island of Borneo known as Kalimantan, we find this limestone sea in the middle of a jungle forest that looks like an extraterrestrial planet. The first organized exploration was carried out in 1982, and since then, a team has been busy every summer to relieve kilometers of underground galleries flying over helicopters.
And walking during shore excursions, but much remains to be discovered. Since much of the part of the area are still remain to be discovered, this place is listed here.
16. Lake Vostok:
It is the sixth-largest lake in the world, is in Antarctica, and has never been investigated because it is under a glacier. It covers 14,000 square kilometers and is up to 900 meters deep. It froze 25 million years ago and probably contains various forms of microscopic life.
Recently, a group of scientists from the United States has found inside the genes of more than 3,500 life forms, microorganisms that had been on Earth for thousands of years. This water has been compared by scientists with oceans and underground lakes beneath the surface of the Europa and Enceladus moons.
17. Mariana Trench:
The Mariana Trench is located in the western Pacific Ocean, about 200 km east of the Mariana Islands. And is the deepest point of the Earth’s oceans. It has a crescent shape and measures about 2550 km long and 69 km wide. Its maximum known depth is 10,994 meters at the southern end of a small valley at its bottom, known as Challenger’s Abyss.
However, some measurements take their deepest point to 11,034 meters. In comparison, if Mount Everest, which is the highest on the planet, rest on this point, its top would still be more than two kilometers underwater. At the bottom of the pit, the water column exerts a pressure of 1086 bar (15 750 psi ).
More than a thousand times the normal atmospheric pressure at sea level. With this pressure, the density of water increases by 4.96%. That is, 95.27 of any unit of water volume, under the pressure of the Challenger chasm could contain the same mass as 100 of those units in the surface. The bottom temperature is between 1 and 4 ° C.
There are still many more places on earth that creates mystery and magic. Such as there are places where exist the tribes who don’t have any contact with civilization. They don’t even know the world like today exist. There are places where the last dinosaur has walked.
There is a place which has made the last radio contact. In short, the earth is still to be explored and to be discovered.
Writer: – Ankur Pradhan