Have you ever wondered if any unbelievable places actually exist on Earth? When we see many photos from Space, it’s hard to believe that such incredible locations could be real, but there are more than thousands of them on our Earth! Some of these places may even look like they belong on another planet. Luckily, human interventions have not affected many of these spots.
Check out the list of 14 unbelievable places that actually exist.
14Mount Roraima, South America
Did you know that Mount Roraima, located between the borders of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, is one of the oldest geographical formations on Earth? This flat-topped mountain stretches 9 miles long and features 400-meter-tall cliffs on all sides. Due to frequent rainfall, the top of the mountain is home to some of the highest waterfalls in the world.
Its unique landscape also harbors a variety of rare plants. Trekking through the dense forests and admiring the beautiful scenery makes it a fascinating tourist destination. It’s important to note that Mount Roraima is part of the South American National Park, and plucking flowers or plants from this protected area is illegal.
13Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
The Tunnel of Love is one of the most exciting and romantic places in Ukraine, located in the small town of Kleven. It is the perfect blend of natural and man-made architecture. Originally, during the Cold War, it was built as a 3 km railway line for military purposes. However, trains still run through the tunnel surrounded by trees. The tree-lined corridor attracts photographers and lovers.
Many believe that lovers who love passionately visiting the Tunnel of Love can achieve success in their love life. It is now a popular spot for themed couple photoshoots. Although it is beautiful year-round, the autumn season paints the tunnel in a palette of yellow, orange, red, and brown, making it particularly enjoyable to visit.
12Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park is a vast flower paradise spanning 190 hectares, located in Ibaraki, Japan. This park is famous for its annual blooming of various seasonal flowers. The park’s main attraction is the 4.5 million baby blue-eyed flowers that bloom in the fall. In addition to the baby blue eyes, the park also boasts daffodils, tulips, and many other types of flowers.
Hitachi Flower Park offers small amusement parks for children and picturesque trails for tourists. Additional transportation options besides walking are available because of the park’s size. Rental bicycles provide easy access to different park areas, and a small train service makes stops at various locations, offering a delightful way to appreciate this stunning beauty.
11Tianzi Mountains, China
Do you remember the floating mountains in James Cameron–Avatar? The Tianzi Mountain in China inspired the creation of these peaks. Formed from sedimentary rocks, gradual wind, and water erosion transformed it into thousands of towering peaks. Located in the Hunan province, this mountain is also known as the monarch of the peak forest.
The word ‘Tianzi’ means ‘Son of heaven’ in Mandarin. It covers a total area of 16650 acres. The highest recorded peak in the mountain range is 1262 meters above sea level. Each peak of Tianzi Mountain provides a stunning view through scenic rocks and plants at the top. The floating clouds, the radiance of moonlight, and reflecting sunshine are other focusing sights from Tianzi mountains.
10Algarve Cave, Portugal
The Algarve Caves are the breathtaking seaside caves located in Portugal’s Algarve region. The constant movement of the sea waves over time has shaped and formed these magnificent caves. As one of the world’s largest wave-cut caves, they serve as a protective shelter on the shoreline, constantly facing the force of the waves.
The Algarve is home to two other remarkable caves, the Benagil and Zorreira caves, but what sets Benagil apart is a small beach within the cave itself. The in-and-out action of the sea waves and the sunlight filtering through the gaps in the cave walls make for an exciting experience at Algarve Cave. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful caves by taking one of the popular boat tour services.
9Hamilton Pool, Texas, United States
Located in Texas, Hamilton Pool is a natural wonder spread across 232 acres of a protected area. The pool features a small waterfall that drops 15 meters into a never-drying pool. Created thousands of years ago when the underground river’s dome broke, Hamilton Pool is a popular summer swim destination for Americans and foreign visitors alike.
The vegetation at Hamilton Pool includes both semi-arid and riparian species in the canyon. Despite droughts, the pool maintains its water level despite limited usage. The pool’s stone ceiling is a masterpiece, surrounded by naturally carved limestones. Fishing, biking, and camping are strictly prohibited in this area, but visitors may spot rare birds.
8Great Blue Hole, Belize, Central America
Located on the coast of Belize in Central America, the Great Blue Hole is the world’s largest sea waterhole. Protected by the Belize Audubon Society as a world heritage site, it was formed by a sudden rise in sea level 150000-15000 years ago, when the cave flooded. With a depth of 125 meters, it is a popular destination for scuba divers, offering a glimpse of the mysterious blue.
Great Blue Hole is also a part of the great coral system and is home to various marine life. Researchers have discovered huge columns, stalactites, and dripstone sheets inside this perfect circular hole, where nurse sharks and reef sharks are the main marine animals. Additionally, the Discovery Channel announced it as one of the 10 Amazing Places on Earth in 2012.
7Moraine Lake, Canada
One of the world’s most renowned lakes is Moraine Lake, known for its turquoise water and stunning mountainous backdrop. Situated at an altitude of 6183 feet in Alberta, Canada, the lake’s blue-green hue is due to the mixture of rock particles and the refraction of light. The source of the lake is primarily from glaciers.
As part of Banff National Park, Moraine Lake attracts numerous visitors every year, with canoeing and hiking being popular activities. For those seeking a bird’s eye view, helicopter rides are available. The surrounding landscapes and tall peaks provide breathtaking views of the area. The best time to witness the lake’s brilliant color is from June to October, when the ice thaws.
6Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan
The Sagano bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan, is a breathtaking natural wonder covering 16 square kilometers. Visitors can stroll along wooden paths and admire the dense thicket of tall bamboo stalks that soar dozens of feet into the sky, forming a canopy.
As the wind passes through the tightly packed bamboo plants, the wood bends and creaks, the leaves rustle, and the trunks knock together, creating a soothing natural sound. Even Japan’s Ministry of the Environment has recognized this acoustic marvel. However, choosing the right time to visit can be challenging due to the area’s unpredictable weather. Summers are brief, hot, and mostly cloudy, while winters are cold, windy, and partly cloudy.
5Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
The Son Doong Cave, located in Quang Binh province of Vietnam, is the largest natural cave ever discovered. The name ‘Son Doong’ means mountain river cave, as the decaying limestone underneath the mountain caused its formation due to the continuous action of river water about 3-5 million years ago. The cave is still experiencing erosion and reshaping over time.
With a width of 200 meters, a height of 150 meters, and a length of 9 kilometers, the Son Doong cave offers a unique hidden underground world. Inside the cave are many complex and giant stalactites, ancient rainforests growing, and a mysterious underground river that remains exciting to explorers. The BBC officially declared the Son Doong cave the “most beautiful cave on the planet.”
4Ice Caves, Chile
The Ice Caves of Chile are famous for being the world’s most stunning network of ice-marble caves. These caves, formed by the continuous erosion caused by water over thousands of years, are in Patagonia, Chile. This cave system is called marble caves due to its unique formation. General Carrera Lake’s turquoise-colored water flows through the caves, creating a beautiful reflection of light.
The lake’s color results from various particles mixing with the ice from glaciers. The water level in the marble caves fluctuates over time, leading to changes in the light shown within the ice caves. During the spring season, the water level decreases, revealing the natural color of the cave.
3Lavender Garden, London
If you’re looking for the world’s best lavender nursery, look no further than Lavender Fields of London. Located in Carshalton village, just a few kilometers from central London, this beautiful oasis spans an impressive area of 25 acres. Although lavender is typically a summer-blooming plant, some varieties bloom as early as spring, with others continuing to bloom throughout the season until the end of summer.
The lavender plants are grown organically, making it a safe and healthy environment for visitors. Additionally, the field attracts butterflies and small birds, adding to the area’s natural beauty. Lavender Fields of London is open daily for visitors and is the perfect place to visit between November and December.
2Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Did you know that Salar De Uyuni, found in Potosi, Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat, covering an area of 10582 kilometers? It was formed millions of years ago when numerous prehistorical lakes transformed. Salar De Uyuni is an enormous salt source and boasts rich lithium reserves. Even space agencies find the exceptional flatness and bright atmosphere useful for satellite calibration.
Salar De Uyuni contains over 10 billion tons of salt, with salt deposits varying in thickness from a few centimeters to several meters. During the rainy season, the nearby lakes flood Salar De Uyuni, making it look like the world’s largest natural mirror as it reflects the sky.
1Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States
Antelope Canyon, located in Arizona, is the world’s most popular slot canyon. Since formed millions of years ago by sandstone erosion, it has an impressive stone structure, making it the most photographed canyon globally. The Antelope Canyon has two main parts: the Upper Antelope Canyon and the Lower Antelope Canyon.
The Upper Antelope Canyon is the most frequented section of Antelope Canyon because of its easy accessibility. This part features extensive passages and does not require any climbing. On the other hand, the Lower Antelope Canyon requires climbing through ladders. It has a delicate structure and narrow passages, but this provides a breathtaking view of sandstone structures, making it the main attraction of Antelope Canyon.