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Mud Volcanoes Of Gobustan, Azerbaijan E-mail
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Mud Volcanoes - Gobustan, Azerbaijan is home to more than any other mud volcanoes in the world. There are more than 300 mud volcanoes in Gobustan; more than half the mud volcanoes known to exist in the entire world. The rare formations draw geologists and tourists from around the world to see the spectacles, which can shoot flames more than 15 meters long and drop prodigious amounts of mud in the process. There are also those who seek the mud volcanoes of the Baku area for their medicinal properties. The Firuz Crater, Salyan, and Gobustan are all sought-after destinations for their healing qualities, where tourists plunge themselves into the mineral-laden mud.

Mud Volcanoes Of Gobustan, Azerbaijan

Double-Decker Live Root Bridges Of Meghalaya E-mail
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Meghalaya's Double-Decker and Single-Decker root bridges are unique in the world and are a sight to behold. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which have been intermingled to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. Khasi people have been trained to grow these bridges across the raised banks of streams to form a solid bridge, made from roots. The living bridges are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree, which produces a series of secondary roots that are perched atop huge boulders along the streams or the riverbanks to form bridges.

Double-Decker Live Root Bridges Of Meghalaya

The root bridges, some of which are over a hundred feet long, take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they’re extraordinarily strong – strong enough that some of them can support the weight of fifty or more people at a time. The bridges are alive and still growing and gain strength over time.

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