Natural Arches and Bridges

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Site Rationale Link
Causses and Cévennes Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux
Dorset and East Devon Coast Durdle door
Ennedi Massif "very large concentration of rock arches, probably only exceeded by Arches National Park in the USA. With a height of 120 metres, the Aloba stone arch is reportedly the second highest .. in the world" (AB ev)
French Austral Lands and Seas Arche des Kerguelen
Galapagos Islands "The remnants of Darwin's Arch, a natural rock arch which would at one time have been part of this larger structure, are located less than a kilometre from the main Darwin Island, and it was a landmark well known to the island's few visitors. It collapsed in May 2021. The two remaining stumps are now nicknamed the "Pillars of Evolution"."
Gondwana Rainforests The Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park, a part of Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Australia
Grand Canyon Kolb Natural Bridge, Alamo Window, Angels Window, and some remote others
Greater Blue Mountains Carlotta Arch
Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago
Hawaii Volcanoes Holei Sea Arch
Ischigualasto / Talampaya La Ventana
Jeju "Several natural lava bridges. "Microtopographical structures, such as about seventy lava pillars, large chambers, lava stalagmites, lava bridges and lava ledges are beautifully preserved." - Nomination File
Kakadu National Park The Archway
Lena Pillars
Mount Taishan The Immortal Bridge
Ogasawara Islands Natural stone arch at Minamijima
Purnululu National Park Beehive Arch, Rainbow Bridge
Qhapaq Ñan Puente del Inca
Rock Islands Chelbacheb
St. Kilda Stac Shoaigh natural arch
Tadrart Acacus
Tassili n'Ajjer Numerous
Wadi Rum consisting of a range of ... natural arches (AB ev)
Wulingyuan 2 significant Natural Bridges : Xiannrenqiao (Bridge of the Immortals) and Tianqiashengkong (Bridge across the Sky. Possibly the highest Natural Bridge in the World)


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