TUNNEL OF LOVE, UKRAINE
Surrounded by greenery green arches, this 3-kilometer passage found near the town of Kleven delivers wood to a local factory. This natural passage has become a favorite place for lovers to come and make a wish they think will come true.
TULIP FIELDS, NETHERLANDS
Richly decorated with tulips in every candy color imaginable, starting from the northernmost point of the Flower Route and up to Leiden in the south, the Netherlands definitely defines the splendor of spring. It is not without reason that this is a popular cycling route in the Netherlands.
LAKE HILLIER, AUSTRALIA
Surrounded by eucalyptus trees, this 600-meter-long ‘Pink Lake’ is located just off the Pacific Ocean and defies the theory that all water bodies are blue in color. While scientists have not yet been able to confirm for any reason, they believe that the color comes from a dye made by bacteria living in the salt crust.
ZANGE DANXIA LANDFORM, CHINA
These ‘Rainbow Mountains’ are part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China, formed from different colored sandstones and minerals. Flowing valleys have been created by climatic influences such as rain and wind over thousands of years.
WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES, NEW ZEALAND
The glowworm, Arachnocampa Luminosa, is unique to New Zealand and has long attracted tourists from far and wide. A boat ride through the Waitomo Caves, the walls bathed in an ethereal luminescence of the millions of glow worms, making this whole experience unique.
SALAR DE UYUNI, BOLIVIA
Found west of the Great Salt Lake in western Utah, resembling a frozen lake covered in snow, however, it is an extraordinarily flat piece of land covered in a salt crust and has become famous among tourists as ‘the largest natural mirror’ in the world.
INTERIOR BRIDGES, INDIA
The inhabitants of the wettest land on earth have surprised the world with their technique of weaving the roots of rubber fig trees into a sturdy bridge. The most famous is the double living root bridge in Eastern Khasi.
CANCUN UNDERWATER MUSEUM, MEXICO
This unique coral reef supports the Art of Conservation and houses 500 sculptures divided into three galleries. However, the most famous set of sculptures is ‘The Silent Evolution’, installed by Jason deCaires Taylor, which shows how people interact with nature.
FINALLY CANYONS, ARIZONA
These photogenic slot canyons are known for their golden hues, their curled walls and their stupid Sir. Isaac Newton Himsel, who defies all laws of gravity. It has become one of the most attractive places in the South West, and the best way to explore them is to walk through them.
SOCOTRA DRAGON TREE, YEMEN
Originally from the Socotra archipelago, this iconic inverted umbrella-shaped tree is commonly known as the dragon blood tree, mainly because of the red sap it produces. The tree is useful for any commercial purposes, while it also has quite a few myths surrounding it.
TA PROHM, CAMBODIA
Built between the mid-12th and early 13th centuries, La Prohm is located southwest of East Mebon and is covered with the roots of fig and banyan trees. It houses 260 statues of God, some parts of this temple are impassable while others are only accessible through 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 Soviet Petroleum engineers in 1971. The 70-meter-wide “door” is actually a natural gas field.
These unusual places, taking the world by storm, show how our planet has always amazed us with the many options that humans can keep discovering.