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10 Amazing Yet Unusual Places Around The World

There are innumerable mysterious places around the world, and their unusualness is the main reason behind getting the limelight. Once stated by Neil Armstrong “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” If you are someone who is attracted to these abnormal places, then below I have listed a few places that will surely boggle your mind up.  

  • Vaadhoo Beach, Maldives


The glow-in-dark beach in Vaadhoo is the most mysterious yet spectacular place to visit in Maldives. Scientifically, the reason behind its glow is a phenomenon called Bioluminescence, where light is emitted or created by living organisms. The presence of seed shrimps in a large number is the main reason behind the luminosity of this beach. Enjoy a romantic walk at this beach at the nighttime with your someone special.   

  • Zhangye Danxia Landscape, China


Extending to the slopes of the Qilian Mountain, Zhangye Geological Park is known for its multicolored and arid landform. Proudly referred to as the “Rainbow Mountains of China,” this entire landform seems like a sea of rolling red flames or waves. However, this splendid geological structure is a result of billions of years of erosion and weathering. This tourist destination is a splendid masterpiece of nature.    

  • Door to Hell, Turkmenistan


Known to be burning for around 40 years, Darvaza crater or Door To Hell is a vast molten cavity in Turkmenistan. Approx 69m wide and 30m deep, this pit is one of its kind in the whole wide world. Currently, expeditions are going on to examine the soil sample of this place and verify whether life is possible here or not.    

  • Aurora Borealis in Iceland


The Northern Lights of Iceland has always fascinated everyone. Despite being a common occurrence, these aurora are created under certain circumstances. Every year, hundreds of visitors flock towards Iceland for catching a glimpse of this magnificent occurrence. Since it is unpredictable, patience is a must. Midnights of the Winter season is the best time of the year for this.     

  • Antelope Canyon, Arizona


Known for its wave-like structure and light beams, Antelope Canyon is a picturesque geological formation creating a supernatural appearance. Created as a result of millions of years of water erosion, this canyon is popular for its remarkable structure. Popular amongst the photographers, the best time to visit this canyon is from March to October.   

  • Pink Lake, Australia


Popular for its photogenic bubblegum-like pink color, Lake Hillier is one of the most unusual yet scenic places in Australia. The reason behind its pinkish color is the presence of Halobacteria and Dunaliella Salina algae in the lake. Since it is a saltwater lake, visitors are advised not to go for a swim here. Although, you can enjoy a cruise ride here.  

  • Racetrack, Death Valley, California


Death Valley National Park, which is home to the world’s strangest phenomenon of sailing stones, is another unusual places on earth. Here, rocks are drifted across the flat surface without any force or power. As per the scientific explanation, erosion is the main cause of their movement.   

  • Pamukkale, Turkey


Pamukkale is a small town in Turkey well-known for its snowy-like landscape. It is a result of calcium carbonate deposited from hot springs flowing over a period of thousand years. This place is also popular for its therapeutic benefits due to mineral-rich water.  

  • Blood Falls, Antarctica


The eerily Blood fall of Antarctica was the most mysterious waterfalls of the world due to its red blood-like color. As per the scientific research, its deep red color is due to the oxidized iron in brine saltwater. This fall creates an illusion of blood flowing out of the lake. 

  • Stone Forest, China


China’s Yunnan Province is famous for its stone topography which is spread across 300sq km. Seismic activity along with soil and water erosions have carved this present-day formation which features several intricate formations such as underground river, caves, and waterfall.  

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