20 Lesser-Known Places With Striking Wild Landscape Designs That Are A Must-Visit

Whenever you think that you have visited everything that has to be visited and have seen everything that has to be seen, there's always certain things that you've missed. If you're confident about it, remember you need to go out more.

Here is a list of less popular locations that one should definitely visit. These places are blessings on Earth.

1. The Grand Prismatic Spring in the USA

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This is considered as the largest hot water spring on Earth. Its diameter is about 370ft in diameter!

2. Cappadocia, Turkey

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Many of you might have heard about the natural beauty of Turkey. How many of you have visited there? Check if you've visited this place too. If not, you can join a hot air balloon tour that starts with an amazing sunrise and see the prestigious fairy chimneys, valleys and canyons.

3. Mammoth Lakes, California

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This heart-shaped hot water spring with an interesting name is located in the middle of a valley.

4. Kakslauttanen Hotel, Finland

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The Arctic is too cold. Am I wrong? But, believe me. Someone built an incredible cozy hotel with nice and warm igloos in the middle of the forest out there. This hotel is a perfect destination for couples to spend romantic nights under the Aurora Borealis.

5. St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, England

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The history of this castle runs back to 1000 years. It says that both the chapel and the castle were home of the St. Aubyn family since 1650.

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6. Cenote Ik-Kil, Mexico

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The cenote which is open to the sky is about 60m (200ft) in diameter and 40m (130ft) in depth. The water level of this is about 26m (85ft) below the ground level and we could see a carved stairway down to a swimming platform.

Moreover, we could see a lot of vines reaching forming small waterfalls too. In addition we could see black cat fish too. It is believed that Cenote Ik Kil which has been used for relaxation and ritual services in the past is sacred to the Mayans.

7. Smoo Cave, Scotland

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Smoo cave is one of the most interesting caves in Scotland. And also it's the largest cave in Britain. Smoo means an area or a hole where you can hide.

8. Black Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona

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This canyon of the Colorado River is located in between Arizona and Nevada. As per the scientists, it appeared around 15 million years ago. This has been named after the black volcanic rocks in the area.

9. Socotra Island, Yemen

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The plants on Socotra Island will make you doubt whether you are on Earth. It's quite interesting to hear that this area doesn't have any roads. There are shipwrecks everywhere on this island.

10. Tongariro, New Zealand

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Tongariro which is a world heritage site and the national park in New Zealand was used to film the Lord of the Rings film trilogy in between 2000 and 2003.

11. National Park, Channel Islands

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Sark, which is an island in the Channel Islands in the Southwestern English Channel, is one of the hidden cool locations on Earth. The population of this island is around 500. However, cars are banned from the roads and horse-drawn vehicles and tractors are used instead.

12. Wisteria Tunnel, Kitakyushu, Japan

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Are you wondering why you need to visit this place? The main reason is because it contains about 150 Wisteria flowering plants of 20 varieties. If you love to get the perfect picture of the tunnel, it's better to visit in late April or early May.

13. Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica

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Bajos del Toro is one of the least explored paradises in the Alajuela province which leads its path to hidden treasure waterfall. Make sure to spend your time hiking the trails through the crystal clear waters and then climbing the stairs to get an incredible sight of a waterfall that you have not even thought of.

14. Ruins of San Ignacio MinĂ­, Argentina

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Known to be one of the most secret and unique locations, this place has the ruins of San Ignacio MinĂ­ which is a 17th-century Jesuit mission complex. The ruins of a school, dormitories, a hospital and a stone church with a wooden interior can be seen. The complex had survived about 200 years, before the natives destroyed it.

15. Mount Edith Cavell, Canada

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Named after Edith Cavell, an English nurse in 1916, the mountain has wonderful alpine meadows, fragrant subalpine forest, and a marvelous view of the Angel Glacier in the Cavell area. Edith Cavell, the nurse, was executed by German soldiers during World War I because she was helping Allied soldiers flee occupied Belgium to the Netherlands.

16. Marble Caves, Chile

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The magnificent Marble Caves of Patagonia have formed as a result of waves for more than 6,200 years. You can access the marble caves only by boat. The color of the marble caves make it more alluring. Interestingly, this color changes depending on the time of the year.

17. Lake in Sabah, Malaysia

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Sabah beaches and lakes are well-known for their white sand and crystal clear water. The most striking sunsets of the world along with the isolated islands will definitely make you astonished. I bet, you'd never want to leave the place if you go there once.

18. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

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“Ithaa'' suggests “mother of pearl.” This restaurant which is located 5m (16ft) below the sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the very first all-glass undersea restaurant which offers a great opportunity to watch a lot of fish while dining. Plus, you could stay dry, warm and comfortable.

19. Panjin Red Beach, China

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The reason behind the red color of this beach is the growth of the plant, Suaeda vera. This plant which remains green during the summer turns into deep red color during the fall creating a mesmerizing landscape. However, many parts of this red beach are closed for the public and only a remote section is allowed for the tourists.

20. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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How do you feel when you see this landscape? The falls at the very end of the lakes concealed by the thick foliage are amazing! Remember, you will have to be extremely attentive if you want to notice the beauty of it.

Hope you've enjoyed the collection. Let us know if you have some more lesser-known locations in your mind. Happy trails until we meet again!

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