The Southern Sky Columnis located in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China. It's nickname is Avatar Hallelujah Mountain after the floating mountains in the sci-fi movie. (via http://slightlywarped.com/crapfactory/curiosities/2012/february/southern_sky_column.htm )
Ellora caves in India.These 34 monasteries and temples were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, illustrate the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.
Last weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.