The world is strange yet a wonderful place. We have seen the Grand Canyons and the Taj Mahal’s of this world but these strange and not so conventional places have their own charm and are a nature’s gift to the mankind.
Let’s take a look at some of these strange natural places on earth, and we bet you will be rushing to change your bucket list.
1. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
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A section of industrial railway in Ukraine, this green leafy tunnel seems like something out of a fairy tale.
2. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
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This is the world’s largest salt flat. And when a thin film of water gathers on the surface it is also the world’s largest natural mirror.
3. Red Beach, Tianzin, China
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Every year in Autumn, this beach in China comes alive with Suaeda salsa, a red colored plant that thrives well in salt water. The entire beach blooms red, leaving only thin strips of sea visible.
4. Die Rakotzbrück, Germany
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Deliberately built, this stone bridge forms a perfect circle with the help of its reflection. The bridge is so unsafe to walk across that it’s considered one of Europe’s “Devil Bridges.”
5. Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey
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The stacked pools in Pamukkale are usually surrounded by snow and frozen waterfalls, but the blue waters are hot and open to bathers. These pools beat your hotel’s infinity pool hands down.
6. Lake Hillier, Western Australia
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The lake keeps its deep pink colour year-round, which some scientists say is down to high salinity combined with the presence of a salt-loving algae.
7. Dead Sea, Jordon
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Dead Sea, a salt lake, will ensure you can float without any effort, due to the high volume of salt and other minerals in the water.
8. Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canadia
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This is the most mineralized lake of the world. Each of these 365 spots holds a unique chemical content and is said to cure different diseases.
9. Eternal Flame Falls, New York, US
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The flame is fueled by natural gases and burns bright right under a waterfall.
10. Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu, China
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These striped, multicoloured mountains are Mother Nature’s answer to Photoshop. Red sandstone and mineral deposits have been building up in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park for more than 20 million years, causing the surreal layered effect.
11. Badab-e-Surt, Iran
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These beautiful travertine terraces in northern Iran are an incredible natural phenomenon that developed over thousands of years. Travertine is a type of limestone formed from the calcium deposit in flowing water, and in this case it’s two hot springs with different mineral properties.
12. Caño Cristales, Colombia
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In the summer months, this Colombian river turns red. Actually, the river bed is covered by a unique species of plant, and that is what turns red.