Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines

Although you might see water cascading down the side of a rock formation upon your first glance at a travertine, once you get closer you will notice something a little odd – everything seems to be set in stone. That is because it is.

A travertine is a form of limestone that has been deposited by mineral springs for thousands of years. The result is something simply superb and unlike anything else in this world.

Travertines are a rare sight, so you must first find where they are and then book a trip around it. To help you plan your travels, we have curated the world’s most impressive travertines.

Badab-e Surt

Mazandaran Province, Iran

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Badab e Surt

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Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone National Park, USA

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Mammoth Hot Springs

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/GregWillis

Baishuitai

north-western Yunnan province, China

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Baishuitai

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/ArielSteiner

Semuc Champey

Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Semuc Champey

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/ChristopherCrouzet

Huanglong

Sichuan, China

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Huanglong

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/DavidMaximillianWaterman

Hierve el Agua

Oaxaca State, México

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Hierve el Agua

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/AlejandroLinaresGarcia

Pamukkale

Denizli Province, Turkey

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Pamukkale

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/AntoineTaveneaux

Hammam Meskhoutine

Guelma, Algeria

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Hammam Meskhoutine

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/RedaKerbouche

Plitvice Lakes

Croatia

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Plitvice Lakes

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/TomiNieminen

Fly Geyser

Nevada (USA)

Top 10 Most Impressive Travertines Fly Geyser

Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/JeremyC.Munns

The travertines, created thousands of years ago, now make the perfect setting for a picnic following a day’s hike.

Top Image Courtesy: wikimediacommons/DetroitPublishingCo.

 

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Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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