25 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die
The world in which we live is full of wonderful places that most of us do not know they really exist. Here you can see some of those breathtaking places to visit around the world. Enjoy!
1. Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey
The area has become a popular tourist area and a favorite spot for hot air ballooning.
2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States
Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. This brilliant slot canyon is split into two different sections, commonly referred to as “The Crack” and “The Corkscrew”.
3. Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan
Often referred to as the “Bamboo Forest,” this tree-lined path is popular for walks and bicycle rides on a nice day.
4. Cenotes of Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico
These sinkholes in Mexico were formed during the ice age and were held sacred by the Mayans.
5. Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil
Located at Chapada Diamantina National Park, this well’s water is 120 feet deep and is clear enough to see the rocks.
6. Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland
Although it may seem like this block structure is man-made, it was actually formed by hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow.
7. The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It’s one of the top scuba diving sites in the world and the water is 407 feet deep.
8. Haiku Stairs of Oahu in Hawaii, United States
The Haiku Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven or Haiku Ladder, is a steep hiking trail on the island of Oahu.
9. The Hang Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
Son Doong cave is world’s largest cave, located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. The name “Son Doong” cave means “Mountain River” cave, it was created 2-5 million years ago.
10. Flower Paradise at Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park, located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, next to the Ajigaura Beach, is a flower park and a popular tourist destination. The park covers an area of 3.5 hectares and the flowers are amazing all year round.
11. Kelimutu Crater Lakes in Flores Island, Indonesia
The westernmost lake is called the Lake of Old People and is usually blue, and the other two are called the Lake of Young Men and Maidens and Bewitched or Enchanted Lake, which are typically green and red, respectively. The colors vary on a periodic basis and have become a popular tourist destination.
12. Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
The Marble Caves are located at the center of the lake and were formed by waves over the past 6,000 years.
13. Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States
The cave lies beneath the Mendenhall Glacier and it melts as you walk through it.
14. Salar De Uyuni in the Potosi and Oruro departments of Southwest Bolivia
This is the world’s largest salt flat. It also becomes a giant mirror of the sky during the rainy season.
15. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
What may appear as a mirror image of the stars above, the bioluminescence in the water is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect it has on the shore is absolutely breathtaking.
16. The Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States
This magnificent beauty is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
17. Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway
Trolltunga is a piece of rock that hangs out of the mountain about 2,000 feet up in the air. The Troll’s Tongue (translation in English) is available to hikers from mid-June to about mid-September.
18. Tulip fields in the Netherlands
Acres of colour sprawl across the landscape, highlighting the patchwork rainbow of Holland’s tulip fields.
19. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine
Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine is the name given by local people to this fairytale track. It is not everyday you get in the train and find yourself surrounded by natural green arches, which is why we consider this sight in Kleven, Ukraine, special.
20. Victoria Falls bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia in Africa
This 355-foot waterfall lies at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is the widest waterfall in Africa.
21. Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia
This large chain of volcanoes sits on the Kamchatka Peninsula, with 19 of them still active. The highest volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka, standing at almost 16,000 feet high.
22. Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
23. Whitehaven Beach at Whitsunday Island, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The sand consists of 98% pure silica which gives it a bright white color. Local rocks do not contain silica so it has been suggested that the sands were brought to the beach via prevailing sea currents over millions of years.
24. Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China
The unusual colours of the rocks are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years.
25. Mount Roraima in Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana
The tabletop mountains are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to roughly 2 billion years ago. The mountain also serves as a triple border for Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela.