“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page” – St. Augustine
We live in the world of incredible, natural wonders. Different astronomical, geological and environmental phenomena are all around us. There are places you can hardly believe they actually exist. Due to changing climatic conditions, some of them have got strange shapes and colors. They are so unique and stunning that they look like from another planet. We call them the magnificent paintings of our Creator.
Some of the places are man-made or had human interference in some parts. However, it doesn’t make them less spectacular.
Travel and explore the world! There are many heavenly places worth visiting. We know that, at least, one of these destinations will find its place on your travel list.
Let’s take a peek at 10 most unbelievable places on earth, which looks almost surreal.
1. Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA
Located in Yellowstone National Park, it is the largest hot spring in the USA. The Grand Prismatic Spring is truly rainbow colored. There’s no need to adjust your camera to get the perfect photo. It already has magnificent coloration.
2. Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA
The 5 foot-high geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon. It is actualy a man-made geothermal geyser. It was accidentally created by well drilling. You can notice the beautiful colors, which are caused by the presence of thermophilic algae.
3. Son Doong cave, Vietnam
It is the largest cave in the world, which was first found in 1991 by a local man. It was in 2009 that the cave became internationally known after a group of British scientists visited the site.
4. Lake Hillier, Australia
Lake hillier is situated on Middle Island, which is the largest of the islands of the Recherche archipelago in Western Australia. The beautiful pink color of the lake is permanent. Meaning, it doesn’t appear only under certain weather conditions. No one is quite sure what causes the unique pink coloration of the lake. However, scientists claim it is due to bacteria which lives in the salt crusts.
Pamukkale comes from the Turkish description meaning “cotton castle”. This god given miracle of Earth is created from numerous terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with hot springs flowing through them. It’s a site to be enjoyed through the whole year due to the mild climate of the region.
6. Painted Dunes, Lassen Volcanic National Park, USA
The beauty of this place is absolutely breathtaking. The spectacular landscape features painted dunes and black lava fields. The colors of the dunes are a result of volcanic activity. You can also see Mount Lassen in the distance and beautiful mountain lakes.
7. Glowworms Cave, New Zealand
As you enjoy your boat ride, you will be amazed by the sight of thousands of magical glowworms above. These luminous insects are the size of an average mosquito. One cannot but admire the twinkling glow which comes from the celings.
8. Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia
Dallol is known as the world’s lowest sub-aerial volcanic area at 150 ft below sea level. It is formed by the intrusion of thick salt deposits and hydrothermal activity. This multi-colored area has several brines, hot springs and small geysers.
In winter, this artificial lake becomes a true spectacle. At -30 degrees C the lake freezes, just like the bubbles coming from the depth. The result is amazing. The frozen bubbles look like circles, making the phenomenon even more remarkable.
10. Antelope Canyon, USA
If you are ever in Arizona, you must visit Antelope Canyon. This sacred Navajo site is a slot canyon and probably one of the most photographed one in the world. There are two sections: one is referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack and Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. They were formed by the erosion of the sandstone due to flash flooding.