The earth is a strange and beautiful place. There are so many vivid, surreal and gorgeous places here that take your breath away! They seem almost other-worldly and alien, and can manage to inspire even the most cynical of us. We're here to show you some of these most amazing places in the world that you will think they belong on another planet:
1. The Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
This is not just other-worldly, but an amazing place to visit like Ukraine if you're in the mood for some romance. The Tunnel of Love near Klevan, Ukraine, is a luscious green train tunnel that is an absolute must-see with your partner! It's time for your fantastical romantic escapade!
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2. Door to Hell, Derweze, Turkmenistan
It's a natural gas field in Turkmenistan that looks like Satan finally opened the gates to hell! Soviet engineers in 1971 thought that the place was an oil field. They started drilling operations and found gas instead. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed into a large crater and the engineers thought that poisonous gases had been released from the crater and thought best to burn them. The fire was to last a few weeks but has not stopped burning since! Creepy!
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3. Lake Retba, Senegal
Lake Retba, also known as Lac Rose in northwest Africa is pink. No, were not kidding. The pink colour is caused by a certain type of algae in the water. Its a weird and a beautiful place!
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4. Red Seabeach, China
This place located in Panjin, China, and features the red plant of Chenopodiaceae and is completely you guessed it- red! It is based inside the biggest wetland of the world. It's ridiculously beautiful!
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5. Grand Prismatic Spring in Wyoming, USA
This spring is located inside the famous Yellowstone National Park and is the third largest hot spring in the world. Its vivid and intense colours will transport you to another world!
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6. Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Located on the North Island of New Zealand, the Glowworm Caves are known for the luminous worms that dwell inside the caverns. Take a beautiful boat ride into the cave and you will have the most surreal experience of your life!
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7. Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
These picturesque, other-worldly rock formations are located in Gansu, China. The rock formations in china are so colourful that they almost look photoshopped! See it to believe it!
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8. Glow-in-the-dark Beach, Maldives
This breath-taking scene located on the shores of Vaadhoo Island is absolutely magical and seems to be ripped straight out of a really well-written fantasy book. Bioluminescent phytoplankton ride the waves and wash up on the beach making it look like the sea is dotted with beautiful, ethereal fireflies in Maldives!
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9. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni is the worlds largest salt flat and covers an area of more than 10,000 square km. During the rainy season, the salt flat becomes a giant mirror that reflects the sky and the scenery is utterly fantastic!
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10. Ice Cave, Iceland
This ice cave is located in Skaftafell, Reykjavk in Iceland and it looks like its made of blue crystal. The cave is a result of a geological process called glacial mill. When you enter the cave, you will feel like you're walking through a dream. This gorgeous cave has been on the list of the most beautiful place around the world for the longest time and it begs you for an enchanting visit!
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11. Tianzi Mountains China
You know the mountains they showed in the movie Avatar on the planet Pandora? Such a place actually exists on Earth! The Tianzi Mountains are located in Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China. The view is stunning, other-worldly and will wow you. Making it one of the most scenic places to visit on earth!
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12. Kelimutu Lake (Tri colour Lakes), Indonesia
Three crater lakes that are found atop the same volcanic peak but are of three entirely different colours! According to the locals, the lakes are the resting place of their ancestors. The blue lake called Tiwu Ata Mbupu is where the old and righteous go; the green Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai lake is where the young rest; the characteristically dark Tiwu Ata Polo lake is the one where the bad go. Spooky!
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13. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
This cave is located in the Phong Nha National Park and it's breath-taking! It was discovered quite recently, in 1991 to be precise. Caves have always looked alien, but this one truly takes the cake: its so big that it has its own river, jungle and climate!
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14. Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia
It is a volcanic explosion crater located in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia. The landscape is dotted with craters and there are numerous hot springs. It is the lowest known sub-aerial volcanic area in the world. The spectacular scenery looks like it belongs on another planet altogether!
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15. Painted Dune, USA
The Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, USA, boasts of a pretty unusual sight. They are called the Painted Dunes and the colourful effect is caused by the oxidation of volcanic ash. The area looks completely out of this world!
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The world has a lot to offer when it comes to surreal locations. Visit them and you will start to appreciate the ingenuity of Mother Nature. It's time for that surreal adventure that you've always dreamt about. So, which one of these most amazing places in the world would you like to visit? Let us know in the comments below!
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