Unusual Places You Never Thought Could Exist!
Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
Surrounded by verdant green arches, this 3 kilometer long passage found near the town of Kleven delivers wood to a local factory. This natural passage has become a favourite spot for lovers where they come and make a wish which they believe is sure to come true.
Tulip Fields, Netherlands
Densely adorned with tulips of every candy colour imaginable, starting from the northernmost point of the Bloemen route and extending up to the Leiden in the South, Netherlands definitely defines the resplendence of Spring the best. No surprise that this is a popular bicycle route in the Netherlands.
Lake Hillier, Australia
This 600 meter long ‘Pink Lake’ surrounded by eucalyptus trees lies just next to the Pacific Ocean and defies the theory that all water bodies are blue in colour. Though scientists have yet not been able to confirm a particular reason, they believe that the colour comes from a dye created by bacteria that live in the salt crusts.
Zange Danxia Landform, China
These ‘Rainbow Mountains’ are a part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China formed from different coloured sandstones and minerals. The shape of flowing valleys was created by climatic influences such as rain and wind over the course of thousands of years.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand and has been attracting tourists from far and wide since a very long time. A boat ride inside the Waitomo Caves, the walls bathed in an ethereal luminescence from the millions of glow worms is what makes this whole experience unique.
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Found west of the Great Salt Lake in Western Utah, what appears to be a frozen lake covered with snow, is however an extraordinarily flat stretch of land covered with salt crust and has been famous among tourists as the ‘world’s largest natural mirror’.
Living Root Bridges, India
The inhabitants of the wettest land on the Earth have surprised the world with their technique of weaving the roots of rubber-fig trees into a sturdy bridge. The most renowned of all is the double living root bridge found in East Khasi.
Cancun Underwater Museum, Mexico
Supporting the Art of Conservation, this unique coral reef is home to 500 sculptures divided into three galleries. The most well-known set of sculptures, however, is ‘The Silent Evolution’ installed by Jason deCaires Taylor which shows humans interacting with nature.
Slot Canyons, Arizona
These photogenic slot canyons are famous for their golden hues, their coiled walls and their snub of Sir. Isaac Newton himsel, defying all the laws of gravity. It has become one of the most attractive spots in the Southwest and the best way to explore them is to hike through.
The Socotra Dragon Tree, Yemen
This iconic up turned umbrella shaped tree is native to the Socotra archipelago and is widely known as the dragon blood tree, primarily because of the red sap produced by it. The tree is useful for numerous commercial purposes while quite a many myths revolve around it as well.
Ta Prohm, Cambodia
Built between the mid 12th and early 13th century, La Prohm is located southwest of East Mebon and is covered by the roots of fig and banyan trees. House to 260 statues of God, some areas of this temple are impassable while others are accessible only by narrow passages.
Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
Found in the heart of the Karakum Desert, the flames in this crater have been burning since it was first found by the Soviet Petroleum engineers in 1971. The 70 meter wide “door” is basically a natural gas field.
Taking the world by storm, these unusual places indicate how our planet has never ceased to astound us with the many options present for man to keep exploring.
Originally published at blog.guesthouser.com on June 19, 2015.