Our world is a collection of all kinds of beauty. There is just so much to see on our earth that one lifetime is clearly not enough. And here are some of the weirdly beautiful places on our gorgeous planet that you can actually visit since they do exist! For real.
1) Tunnel of Love –
Giant trees surround this old train tunnel located in Kleven, Ukraine. The magical-looking place is nicknamed “The Tunnel Of Love” by locals because it is a popular spot for couples to visit. The actual name of the place is Tunelʹ Kokhannya so you should not confuse tunnel of love name.
It is a 1.8-mile long tunnel of luscious green leaves that looks like something straight out of a dream or a movie. This tunnel is actually a passageway for a private train that delivers wood to a local factory three times a day (so be careful when taking your Instagram photos!). The tunnel was made many years ago, and the regular passage of the train has shaped and molded the tree lines at the edges.
2) Fly Geyser –
This alien looking geyser on the edge of Black Rock Desert is actually man made. Man-made by accident of the geothermic energy company who drilled than sealed the well testing the water hit which caused Fly Geyser appear.
Fly Geyser is a small geothermal geyser located in Washoe County, Nevada. It is 12 feet tall if you include the continuously growing mount on which it sits. It is privately owned by Todd Jaksick, the owner of Fly Ranch, meaning that visiting without permission is considered trespassing.
3) Tianzi Mountain –
Tianzi mountain located in Hunan province of China. The word ‘Tianzi’ means ‘Son of heaven.’ It covers a total area of 16650 acres.
The mountain range is also famous for its thousands of legendary peaks. The highest peak in the mountain range is 1262 meters above sea level.
Tianzi mountain is also known as the monarch of the peak forest. Each peak of the Tianzi Mountains provides a stunning view through scenic rocks and plants at the top. The floating clouds, the radiance of moonlights, reflecting sunshine are also other focusing sights from Tianzi mountains.
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4) The Door to Hell –
Okay, so it’s actually a geyser, but ‘Door to Hell’ sounds much catchier doesn’t it? Plus, this burning pool of lava in Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert looks just how you’d expect a gateway to the underworld to look: red and hot and steamy.
Derweze is rich in natural gas, and the Door to Hell gas crater was a product of miscalculation. In 1971, Soviet geologists made a mistake when they accidentally tapped a cavern filled with natural gas while drilling. The ground collapsed, leaving a large hole 70 meters in diameter. As a safety precaution, geologists decided to burn off the gas and thereby prevent poisonous gas discharge. Much to their surprise, the fuel that they hoped to burn in one day is still burning today, earning it the name “The Door to Hell.” This site has been burning for more than 40 years now and attracts thousands of brave visitors annually.
5) Mount Roraima –
Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of Tepui Plateaus in South America and is known to be one of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to the Precambrian period. It marks the place where the borders of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana meet. The flora and fauna on this tabletop mountain are endemic to the area, and it rains almost every day, making it seem even more beautiful.
Some people regard Mount Roraima as a sacred mountain, but even those who don’t still consider it magical and mysterious; especially with the near-constant presence of clouds just below the tabletop. It is also home to numerous limpid pools and bizarre rock formations, enhancing its other worldliness.
6) The Glowing Shores of Vaadhoo –
The beaches of Vaadhoo in the Maldives resemble a sea of stars at night due to the spectacular bluish-white glow sparkling along their shores. This shimmering seems to mirror the star-studded sky at night, and one would definitely be lost in enchantment and magic upon seeing this beautiful phenomenon. These mesmerizing shimmers come from the luminescent plankton found in the waters near shore.
This phytoplankton species is especially known for its bioluminescence. The primary species that lines the Maldivian shore is the dinoflagellates. Such species’ cell membranes react to electrical signals (such as the sea current) that make them glow.
7) Salar de Uyuni –
Frozen in the depths of winter, the world’s largest salt flat is transformed in to a giant sky-reflecting mirror during rainy season. This provides a beautiful sight to all.
The pools left over from this monumental prehistoric lake create a shimmering, illusory horizon, making it one of the best places to visit in the world if you like a good trick shot or fun selfie!
8) Thor’s Well –
In rough conditions at Thor’s Well, also known as Spouting Horn, the surf rushes into the gaping sinkhole and then shoots upwards with great force.
It can be viewed by taking the Captain Cook Trail from the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area visitor centre – but for your own safety stay well back, especially at high tide or during winter storms.
9) The Bermuda Triangle –
Long shrouded in myth and mystery, the infamous 500,000 square miles also dubbed the Devil’s Triangle is roughly the area between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Although the US Coastguard disputes any such area exists, conspiracy theories thrive on stories about unusual magnetic readings and ships, planes and people who have disappeared here without a trace.
10) The Nazca Lines –
The animal figures and geometric shapes etched by the ancient Nazca or Nasca into Peru’s barren Pampa de San José are one of South America’s great mysteries.
Visible only from the air or from a metal viewing tower beside the highway, some of the beautiful yet unexplained shapes are up to 200m in length and each one is executed in a single continuous line.
Watch out for our next article which will be a continuation since the world is just too beautiful with millions of such fascinating places!