20 Of The Most Spectacular Places On Earth That Look So Unrealistic But They Aren't

Our planet earth is so strange! The more you discover, the more you have to unearth. Some of the precious stones this earth holds are unbelievable as if they come from another planet. 

Below presented album of the miraculous gems from under sea caverns to lunar valleys makes us realise how fortunate we are. Investigate yourself to find out a destination for your next travel expedition. 

#1 Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia 

This largest salt flat in the world spreads over 10,582 square kilometres off the Altiplano. This has become a world famous destination of backpackers and tourists since it produces an incredible otherworldly nature. The most significant feature of this Bolivian salt flat is the amazing “mirror effect” and the photos which create a bizarre perspective. This amazing mirror effect can be seen on the day when a thin layer of water covers the salt flat turning it into the world's largest mirror due to its reflection of the sky. 

#2 Abraham Lake, Canada

David Thompson highway between Saskatchewan River crossing and Nordegg is boarded by an artificial lake on North Saskatchewan River. It was built in 1972 with the construction of Bighorn Dam. In spite of being man made, it still has the blue hue of the other glacial lakes in the Rocky Mountains. 

#3 Red Beach, Panjin, China

Red beach of Liaohe River, Delta in Panjin City, is a wetland covered with Reed and is considered as one of the earth's largest reed marsh areas. Even though the name of this place is misleading, it refers to the amazing seasonal colours of its coast line which is covered in the plant Suaeda Salsa. The red beach located in Dawa country is 18 miles South West of Panjin city in the North East province of Liaoning China. 

#4 Antelope Canyon, USA

Antelope Canyon, a spectacular slot Canyon located East of Page in Northern Arizona is one of the most picturesque natural structures on the earth. Antelope Canyon is the result of water erosion during the past millions of years. Upper Antelope Canyon is famous as the Navajo Tse Bighanilini means the place where water runs among rocks. The Canyon once inhabited by herds of pronghorn is now a part of the Lechee Chapter of Navajo. 

#5 Naica Mine, Mexico

Naica which began operating in 1794 was owned by Grupo Penoles in 1952. There are several shafts, declines and spiral ramps used for the service of the Subterranean mine. This mine is located atop a structural Dome that is approximately 12 kilometres by 7 kilometres in size. Country rock consists of Cretaceous limestone with substantial bedding. 

#6 Cave In Algarve, Portugal

It is the Algarve’s most popular cave. The world famous Bengali cave is listed on several lists as one of the top caves in the world. You will find the cave close to the town of Lagoa near Benagil Beach.

#7 Glowing Beach In Maldives

Glowing beach, one of the islands of Raa Atoll in Maldives, is a portion of Vaadhoo island. This is actually a small island with just about 500 people living on it. The island has attracted the tourism industry as a major tourist destination due to its phenomena of the Sea of Stars. The island had been hiding the Maldives’ best kept secrets for a long time but now it has gained popularity as one of the best destinations of tourism. 

#8 Socotra, Yemen

Socorta is well known for its UFO-like Dragons blood trees due to their appearance. They seem as if they had been transported to earth from another planet. 

#9 Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA

As its name implies the largest hot spring in the United States has a rainbow ring of vivid colours. Extremely hot water journeys 121 feet from a fracture of the earth to reach the surface of the spring. World's third largest spring, the Grand Prismatic spring is larger than a football field with a 370 feet diameter and 360 feet length and 160 feet width. 

#10 Giant's Causeway In Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, is located at the base of the basalt sea cliffs on the edge of the Antrim Plateau. Approximately 40,000 huge black basalt columns are striking out of the sea. As per the legends, giants crossing the sea to reach Scotland were born from this stunning sight. According to the geological investigations, these formations over the past 300 years the earth sciences have advanced significantly. It clearly demonstrates the cause of this phenomenon to be the volcanic activity during the tertiary about 50 to 60 million years ago. (UNESCO)

#11 Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

This is the largest cave of planet earth by cross section. This was first discovered in 2009, but opened for visiting only in 2013. This cave is made special because of its massive dolines (cave roof collapses) and underground jungles. It is the home to a 90 metre high calcite wall known as “The Great Wall of Vietnam”. 

#12 Monte Roraima – Venezuela

Roraima is a fascinating mountain, located in the Highlands of Guyana. Even Though the mountain is bordered by Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana it is approached by most people from Venezuela since the other two sides are significantly difficult to reach. Maverick rock located on Venezuela side is the mountain’s highest point. 

#13 Zhangye Danxia Landform In Gansu, China

The eastern foothills of the Cuillin Mountains in Gansu province in China, locate the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park. The amazing Danxia landform feature which covers more than 50 square km can be found in the geological park. Danxia landforms are themselves a masterpiece of nature. Therefore the vibrant mountain slopes resemble an upside down palette from heaven. 

#14 Emerald Ice On Baikal Lake, Russia

Lake Baikal in Southern Siberia is completely covered in snow almost half the year. The largest freshwater lake in the world experiences a frozen surface every winter when the temperature drops below zero. Even though many weeks have passed, after the start of the harsh Siberian frosts, ice doesn’t start to form until the middle of winter. River Baikal continues to resist formation of ice though the other rivers and lakes freeze earlier in the year. 

#15 Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is a Western Turkish town well-known for thermal water rich in minerals flowing along the white travertine terraces. It neighbours the city of Hierapolis which is an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190 B.C. Famous ruins in Pamukkale include  a well-preserved theatre and a necropolis with sarcophagi that stretch for 2km. There is also a location called the Antique Pool which is quite famous for the submerged Roman columns in it which have resulted because of an earthquake.

#16 Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA

Fly Geyser is a result of scalding water erupting out of a man-made well in 1964. The mount and the terraces that surround the geyser have been developed by the dissolved minerals in the erupted water. The geyser has been continuing to grow and release water upto five feet in the air surprisingly. The alien-like colours are the result of the presence of algae in it.

#17 Tianzi Mountains, China

This is located in Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie city. Known to be a scenic and a historic interest area, these mountains are also considered as a natural heritage of the world. It has the highest peak of Wulingyuan. More importantly, the Tianzi Mountains have quite appealing peaks in Wulingyuan. They are also known for the four wonders - Snow in winter, the Sea of Clouds, Rays of Sunshine and the Radiance of the Moonlight.

18 Glowworms Cave, New Zealand

This cave which is one of the best natural attractions of New Zealand can be introduced as a place where space and time stand still. It is a product of a process that has lasted for 30 million years.  

#19 The Wave, Arizona, USA

The Wave is the most popular photographic destination in the US Southwest and it is located in the Coyote Buttes North area of the Utah Arizona border. Apart from the Wave, Coyote Buttes North contains a lot more amazing rock formations such as The Alcove, The Grotto, Fatalis Boneyard, Second Wave, Top Rock Arch, Melody Arch and The Sand Cove.

#20 Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia

Dallol volcano is another interesting location found in the Danakil Depression in NE Ethiopia, a remote area that is often subjected to the highest average temperatures on Earth. The 1926 crater near the "Black Mountain '' And Dallol mountain are several features in the vicinity of this volcano. The Dallol Mountain rises 50-60m above the surrounding salt plains and has approximate dimensions of 1.5 x 3 km while the crater near the “Black Mountain” is about 1.5 km to the SW. It is predicted that the Dallol Mountain is nested on top of an at least 1000 m thick layer of quaternary evaporates including large reserves of potash (potassium salt).

Hope you guys came up with new locations for your next journey. Stay tuned for more. Happy trails until we meet again!

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