Strange Wonders

Hidden Wonders Of A Sawmill


Ever wondered how sawmills are different from other great places for leisure?

Here are some hidden wonders of a sawmill:

  • People. If you think cutting down trees is easy, think again. Despite having various tools and machines, sawyers are the ones making it possible for the job to be done. Aside from that, the responsibilities of these professionals in the sawmill industry are not only limited to cutting down trees. They are also responsible for making sure that the cut down trees are brought for production without any delays, cut into the right sizes, used for the right purposes, and finally – made into beautiful wood products.
  • Equipment. While others might think that having the usual equipment is normal for any kind of processing business, the ones found on sawmills are in a completely different level. That’s because some of these equipment go way back into history – with others even existing since the 18th century. In other words, the equipment used in sawmills didn’t just stood against the test of time, but also proved how sturdy, durable, and reliable these are to keep up with the demands of consumers until now.

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  • Process. From the moment big trees are cut down until the wood product is finished, the sawmill industry’s method of providing both raw and finished wood materials for commercial and industrial sectors all over the world is a hidden wonder itself. That’s because of the amount of time and effort sawyers have to put into making sure that everything is according to their consumers’ demands, as well as the equipment being used that even goes way back into 18th century.
  • Surroundings. Gone are those days where you only get to see, hear, and experience the sawmill industry as just this: a processing business. Today, sawmills offer a wide range of recreational activities such as camping and hiking. You and your family can even go rowing and fishing, in case there’s a nearby lake. Aside from that, these recreational activities prove that the sawmill industry truly makes the effort to protect and conserve nature at its best – despite what others are saying.

Indeed, there are hidden wonders in a sawmill. Aside from that, these wonders teach us the value of people, equipment, process, and surroundings in the lives of those who truly make time and effort working hard and protecting the beauty of nature at the same time.

So, what are you waiting for?

Go and experience this kind of wonder yourself in a sawmill near you.

Dongchuan Red Land

The world is filled with interesting, extraordinary, and unique places. Some are known to many while others remain hidden, waiting to be discovered by more people. Coming up with a list of unusual and weird things to see and do may be a challenge given the numerous wonders out there. But here are some of the strange sights in the world that you may want to see and experience in your travels.

1. Aogashima Volcano, Tokyo, Japan
What makes this unusual: A double volcano – i.e. an island that is a volcanic crater where another volcano sits; isolated and accessible only by boat or helicopter, home to roughly 200 residents,
Village in a volcanic island, lush forests and breathtaking views, stunning view of the night sky from the island

2. Aokigahara, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
Aokigahara Forest
What makes this unusual: Famously known as Japan’s suicide forest, sometimes referred to as Japan’s Demon Forest or Suicide Forest; hundreds of confirmed deaths

3. Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
What makes this unusual: A picturesque village that sits beside a river that looks surreal, home to a historical Tekija or Dervish monastery

4. Cat Island, Ishinomaki, Japan
What makes this unusual: The island of Tashirojima where the cat population outnumbers the human residents, popular destination for cat lovers and the curious

5. Dongchuan Red Land, China
Dongchuan Red Land
What makes this unusual: An extraordinary sight of red land made even more colorful by green vegetation, the reddish brown color is attributed to the iron and copper deposits the area is known for

6. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California
Glass Beach
What makes this unusual: Known for its colorful sea glass, an area that used to be a dump site

7. Hoia Baciu Forest, Romania
Hoia Baciu
What makes this unusual: Also referred to as the Haunted Forest or the Bermuda Triangle of Romania; as the latter suggests, the place has been associated with several disappearances of people who have gone missing, stories of UFO sightings also abound

8. Jacob’s Well, Texas, USA
What makes this unusual: A 30-foot deep underwater cave, swimming hole or “well” that is not for the faint of heart or weak swimmers

9. Kryziu Kalnas, Šiauliai, Lithuania
Kryziu Kalnas
What makes this unusual: Hill Of Crosses, roughly 100,000 stand in this place where locals used to go to mourn the dead who were victims of war

10. Leap Castle, County Offaly, Ireland
Leap Castle
What makes this unusual: Said to be one of the world’s most haunted castles, stories surrounding the castle include it being a place of many gruesome murders and horrifying slaughters in the past, associated with a phenomenon called “The Elemental”

11. Rock-cut tombs in Myra, Lycia, Turkey
Rock-cut tombs in Myra
What makes this unusual: Rock tombs located in the ancient Lycian Myra, a stunning necropolis

12. Son Doong Cave, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
Son Doong Cave
What makes this unusual: The Hang Sơn Đoòng is a massive cave; some of the attractions within the cave include a lush jungle and a river, a cave that is said to have its own climate

13. The Catacombs of Paris, France
Catacombs of Paris
What makes this unusual: A massive ossuary located underground, home to millions of skeletal remains, some refer to it as the city of the dead

14. The Door to Hell, Derweze , Turkmenistan
Door to Hell
What makes this unusual: An abandoned gas field, continues to burn after it has been set on fire more than 40 years ago

15. Wulingyuan, China
What makes this unusual: Home to several quartzite sandstone pillars many of which are over 600 feet in height, sits in the midst of stunning landscape with breathtaking natural scenery, attractions include the Bridge Across the Sky and the Bridge of the Immortals