10 incredible places in the mountains to see from Google Maps.

we decided to make you travel from your couch in majestic places in the mountains that can only be seen from Google Maps. Satellite images are powerful tools of discovery and they sometimes reveal incredible details that would otherwise be impossible to see.

We have selected for you 6 unusual and breathtaking places in the mountains around the world. Enjoy your trip!  Before you start, don't forget to activate the satellite view on Google Maps to fully enjoy the experience.

1. The Badlands Guardian - Canada

The Badlands Guardian is a mountainous formation, which curiously forms from the sky an Indian's face with head and headdress. It is located near Medicine Hat in the county of Alberta in Canada. Seen from the ground, one does not distinguish anything this geological oddity is visible only from the sky. The locals attribute to this place mystical powers of healing.
Here is a link to observe this incredible place > https://goo.gl/maps/wZ3Lpt5vasgrpgUd6

2. Shangri-La Valley - China 

You must have already heard of the mythical city of Shangri-La, it is actually an imaginary place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. 
In order to boost tourism, some regions of the Buddhist Himalayas such as Tibet, Bhutan or China claim the name Shangri-La. Thus in China, the county of Zhongdian was renamed, Shangri-La in 2001, to attract tourists with a huge inscription installed on a mountain of the valley visible from the ground, but also from Google Maps.

We let you discover it here > https://goo.gl/maps/tzbqrUWnP2Y2cDhs7

3. The Fort of Mount Chaberton - France 

Nicknamed the Fort of the Clouds, Mount Chaberton is located in France in the Southern Alps. Italy built in 1898 at the top of the mount Chaberton a battery of eight masonry towers topped by cannons facing France and the fort of Briançon, serving for the defense of the Montgenèvre pass.
You can see these impressive military batteries on Google Maps which offers an unusual perspective from the sky in the middle of the Alps.

Go here for a little history lesson > https://goo.gl/maps/NC4P2wS2d2STHsjo8

4. Elephant Glacier - Greenland

Located in the north of Greenland, in the Kronprins Christian peninsula. This glacier offers an unusual phenomenon that resembles an elephant's foot, seen from the sky we can distinguish even better this shape and its impressive size. 

Discover this elephant foot from the sky here https://goo.gl/maps/ej4EHwxf8Xq8A9Mc7

5 Mount Taranaki - New Zealand

This time, we take you to the other side of the planet to discover one of New Zealand's jewels.

Mount Taranaki is a 2518 meter high volcano that is located in the west of the North Island of New Zealand. Seen from the sky, the volcano looks like a UFO with a perfectly round dark green area. This green area is covered with trees and the central area, it is covered with snow and volcanic rock.

This volcano offers us an incredible show from Google Map, we let you discover it by yourself here > https://goo.gl/maps/6W8Eo8aDjkeCEs8w9

6 Malaspina Glacier - Alaska

The Malaspina Glacier is a circular glacier lobe, one of the largest in the world, which is why it is so beautiful and world famous.  It is over 38 kilometers long and 32 kilometers wide and has an area of 3,900 square kilometers.

Go here to observe this beauty unfortunately doomed to disappear. https://goo.gl/maps/P4mj6HenYvSp8bGy9

7 Uluru - Australia

Uluru, also called Ayers Rock, is one of the emblems of Australia. It is a rock formation that rises to 348 meters located in the heart of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It is a sacred place for the Aborigines which is also classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  This fascinating place seen from the ground, offer us shades of shadows seen from the sky that distort the perspectives and make the place even more mystical.
We also invite you to fly over the area above Ulure to the incredible Lake Amadeus, an incredible 180 km long salt lake that is beautiful from the air.

To see it, go here > https://goo.gl/maps/mn3zZeEtk2F1WMHM7

8 - The Montvernier Laces - France

The Montvernier laces are among the most spectacular roads in France, they are notably recognized worldwide thanks to the Tour de France.

It is an incredible challenge and a mythical place for cyclosportifs. Seen from the sky, this road offers us all its splendor with its laces which are superimposed one on the other. 

See The Laces here > https://goo.gl/maps/WpBuP5T6Uoj2UuNo7

9 - Mount Fuji - Japan

 The mythical Mount Fuji is known all over the world as the most sacred volcano in the world. Located in the center of the main island of Japan, Fuji-San offers a bewitching beauty from below, but from the sky, it offers a completely different vision. Mount Fuji looks like a paint stain that a painter has frantically left on the map. 

This place full of history and hope for Japan, deserves a virtual visit from Google Maps, we let you observe its incredible shades of color from the sky here > https://goo.gl/maps/u9Qxc2Rs8ELMs4dh7

10 - The Volcanoes of Auvergne 

To finish, return to France and the Auvergne region to discover its mythical volcanoes from the sky.  The Puys de Dôme chain is recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a succession of mountain peaks and volcanic craters, forged over several million years. Go to Google Maps to discover its volcanoes from a new angle, as a privileged witness of this rich volcanic history. 

Click here to discover this magical place > https://goo.gl/maps/C5aqNsWHAEcwEmHT8


We hope that this article will have made you travel a little in this period of confinement.

Good luck to all of you, soon we will be able to discover the beauty of the world around us again with maybe, even more envy than before.

Take care of yourself and stay home!