Amazing Places on Earth you won’t believe are real
Our world is full of enchanting wonders of nature. From beautiful cascading waterfalls, natural wonders and beautiful bodies of water, there are still so much places to explore. Apart from the World’s most famous tourist attractions, here’s the list of absolutely amazing places on earth that you can include on your bucket list:
10. Lake Hillier, Australia
No you’re not looking at a massive piece a bubble gum or an unlimited supply of strawberry milkshake. Lake Hillier is around 2,000 feet long separated from the ocean by a narrow strip of land, surrounding the lake is white sand and woodlands that contrast remarkably with the strangely colored water. The reason of the pink colored water which doesn’t seem to alter when taken into a container has yet to be discovered. With one theory attributing the pink color to Dunaliella salina bacteria in the salt crusts. Despite the unusual hue, the lake has no known harmful effects on humans.
9. Deadvlei Namibia
Images you’re looking at right now have not been doctored, nor have they been taken on another planet. Dead Vlei is the home to charcoal black trees stand on the background of the planet’s highest sand dunes. It was once a rich blossoming forest. The surrounding desert has killed all the lives, left behind, what are effectively trees skeletons. Long long ago a River passed through the dead Valley – as it’s known, that eventually dried up leaving a lifeless area behind, but it created a very fascinating landscape.
8. This Zhangye Danxia Landform in China lays vibrant colors around its landscape.
Located at the geological Park in the Guangdong Province, it took 24 million years of laying down mineral deposits coupled with red sandstone to form these colorful and beautiful rock formations. Theres no artificial paint and the natural elements are the real artists here.
7. The Enchanted Well of Brazil located at Itaetê, in Eastern Brazil.
Poco Encantado, as it is often cited, is a monster sunken pool where water is more than 120 feet deep and the water is so transparent that is clear enough to see the ancient tree trunks and rocks situated at the bottom. When the Sun is setting down light comes through a narrow opening that forms a stunning blue reflection on the water. Access to this pond is highly controlled for environmental protection of its rare and delicate ecosystem.
6. Mount Roraima in South America
The table top mountain is just one of the oldest mountains on the planet and one of the oldest geological formations. It dates back to billion years, back to a time when the land was lifted above the ground due to tectonic activity and if you fancy some adrenaline rush in your life, like nothing you’ve ever experienced, you’ll be relieved to hear that the mountain, which serves as a border between Brazil to Guyana and Venezuela, have 400 meter steep cliffs making it nearly impossible to climb.
5. Turquoise Ice Lake in Baikal Russia is the oldest freshwater lake in the world that becomes entirely frozen during Winter.
What’s fascinating about this is that when it occurs, the water becomes so crystal clear that 130 feet below the ice is still visible. During the month of March, large shards of transparent ice form on the surface of the lake, giving the amazing appearance of turquoise ice.
4. Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines
Among the rarest geological phenomenon on earth these hills cover a surface about over 30 square miles on Bohol the 10th largest island in the Philippines. Most of the time, these hills are green covered but during the dry season and during any extended periods of drought they turn into a shade with chocolate brown. More than 1,300 individual hills cover more than 50 square kilometres and range from 30 to 90 metres in height but they all seemed to share the same charming proportions and uncanny symmetry.
3. The Crystal Caverns in Mexico
Almost 1,000 feet beneath mexico’s Naica, Chihuahua mine the cave of crystals houses thirty six pillars of solid crystals. It’s home to the largest known Gypsum on the planet, upto 12 meter in length, 4 meter in width. For around half a million years the hidden chamber remained undiscovered and that’s probably for the best because the nearby magma deposits heats up the Cavern to temperatures up to 112 degrees Fahrenheit. The cabins were first discovered in the year 2000 following mining operations with visitors risking heat stroke, just to see the beauty of the crystals first-hand.
2. The Eye of Sahara, not to be confused with the Eye of Soren.
This eye is also known as the eye of Africa. Also known as the richat structure, the gigantic highly symmetrical eroded dome continues to both baffle and fascinate scientists. While taking photos in the desert the crease was initially discovered by astronauts by accident from outer space, like you do. The leading theory behind this unusual geological formation is that this was the site a meteorite impact. Others believe it was formed by volcanic activity . The size of this crater is over 30 miles in diameter. Many scientists believe this to be a a more natural phenomenon but fail to explain what makes the Rings equidistant to the center.
1. The Tianzi Mountains in China.
These strange, tall mountains appear to be so alien that they actually appeared in James Cameron’s avatar movie. Formed under water three hundred and eighty million years ago from quartz sandstone through the intermittent rising of the crust for 2 million years these mountains are very beautiful but also very eerie and very very alien looking.