17 Incredible Places You Probably Never Knew Existed

If you think you know every incredible and astounding place on earth. Our world is filled with shocking places that are so beautiful and they are almost unreal. But many of us never knew they existed!
So in this blog, I have listed 17 incredible places you probably never knew existed around the world. That you should definitely include in your bucket list.

 

1 Coño Crystalis Colombia

Coño Crystalis Colombia

This river is also called the “River of five colors”. Nathanial Crystallis is a small tributary river that feeds into the Guayabero River of Colombia. But due to its unique plant life, it is also commonly referred to as the most beautiful river in the world.

The fast-flowing water passes through a region that is on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, the Andes, and the eastern Ilana’s. It is almost perfectly clear. Because of the way, the rocks caught in the current erode the bedrock The riverbed has numerous holes and plunges in it. This has produced the ideal locations for a species of plant called Macarenia Clavigera to grow.

During the summer months it takes on a gloriously red hue and also provides shelter for other species to grow. That adds yellow, green, blue, and black into the mix. It is no wonder that this place is also affectionately known as the “Liquid Rainbow”.

It is so unusual that many visitors still can’t believe that it is real even when they are standing right next to it. This is one of the most serene and most incredible places on earth and also worth a visit place.

 

2 Fly Geyser, Nevada

Fly Geyser, Nevada

Fly Geyser looks like it would be at home on an alien planet but amazingly it is only about 20 miles north of the town of Gerlach, Nevada. First when you think this to be a natural formation but it is actually the result of human activity.

A well was drilled in 1916 with a view to irrigating water. But because of the geothermal activity in the region, the water was close to boiling point therefore the well was abandoned. But a calcium carbonate cone began to form around the opening. Then a second hole was dug in 1964 by an energy company but the water wasn’t hot enough for their needs so they abandoned it too. The structure that shaped around it’s what you see today.

This geyser has a number of openings. Today the entire structure is between 25-30 feet tall. The water is unusually high silica content and because the algae that thrive in the conditions are responsible for the multi-colored deposits that have solidified around it.

There are a couple of other geysers nearby that have been formed in a similar way but none are as large or as impressive as the fly geyser. Therefore this is one of the best and incredible places you won’t see anywhere else in the world.

 

3 Glow-Worm Cave, New Zealand

Glow-Worm Cave, New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. When you see this unbelievable place, you will be stunned. This cave is home to Glow-Worms. When they glow, they projected over water the bioluminescence that’s produced in the insect’s abdomens is designed to attract prey. When they glow and create one of the most stunning sights that you can see in the natural world. This makes for a magical boat ride through the cave when thousands of glowworms are active.

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4 Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming USA

Grand Prismatic Spring

This is the stunningly colorful Grand Prismatic spring is in Yellowstone National Park. The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States. Grand Prismatic Spring is bigger than a football field with a depth of at least 160 feet and approximately 370 feet wide.

The spring is fed through a crack in its floor through that as much as 560 gallons of water is released into it each minute. Its normal temperature is 71°C. Because of this, it is surrounded by such vibrant rings.

The color is created due to the presence of microbes that live in hot environments. You can see various colors depending on the time of year. You will see various colors such as red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. This is one of the most beautiful and incredible places on earth and is also worth a visit place.

 

5 Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is located in southern Siberia. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world. At 5,387 feet deep it is the world’s deepest lake and is also thought to be the oldest after forming around 25 million years ago.

The thing that is particularly amazing about this place is what happens when it freezes over. because it is formed in a valley it is exposed to freezing winds that blow across its surface and this leads to the creation of unbelievable eye structures. At the right time, this is one of the most serene and most incredible places on earth and also worth a visit place.

 

6 Lake Retba, Senegal

Lake Retba

On the northwest coast of Africa, about 18 miles northeast of Senegal’s capital Dakar is a lake like anything you will find elsewhere in the world called Lake Retba. The unique thing about Lake Retba it has an extremely high salt content and this provides ideal conditions for Dunaliella salina algae to thrive. Which is bright red colored and makes the water appear to be pink. This unusual hue is far more prominent during the region’s dry season between November and June. The effect is emphasized by the magenta bushes that grow around its shores.

 

7 Marble Caves, Chile

Marble Caves

While you explore this beautiful country have a pit stop at the marvelous marble caves. That can be found on General Carrera. These stunning natural caves really are photogenic with the swirling patterns of the caves while standing out against the blue glacial lake.

Caves are located at the Southern part of the Carretera Austral inside the second largest lake of South America. It will take some time to reach there, but it was worth all the efforts. This is the most incredible places in the world.

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8 Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Mount Roraima

We are so used to seeing natural formations that have irregular shapes that it seems almost impossible for something to have a rigid design to it. Mount Roraima in Venezuela isn’t an ordinary Mountain. It is 12 square miles summit is surrounded by 1,300-foot-tall cliffs. This is almost in a square shape.

It is actually on a try-point border between Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil and has long been part of local beliefs. The Peyman and Capone people believe it to be the stump of a giant tree that once more the fruits and vegetables in the world.

 

9 Red Beach, China

Red Beach

China is a country that is full of incredible Geographic sights. But there is perhaps none as surprising as the red beach in Panjin. It is located in the Liaohe River Delta around 30 kilometers from Panjin. This river’s soil is so alkaline that very few species of plants can grow. One that does particularly well is the Suaeda salsa which has a deep red color. Because of this, the region looks so remarkable.

The red Beach is the largest wetland area in the world and the largest Reed Marsh in Asia. The whole region is a protected area. This place is home to more than 260 different birds species and more than 400 species of other types of animals such as the rare red-crowned crane and black Mouth gulls.

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10 Richat Structure, Mauritania

Richat Structure

Richat Structure is also known as the Eye of Africa. The Richat Structure is a strange formation in the desert rock near the small town of Ouadanein, Mauritania. It was formed the subject of scientific debate ever since it was first discovered in the 1930s. The inverse dome is 40 KM in diameter and has exposed various layers of rock that appear like concentric rings. This is one of the natural structures to see easily from space.

But it is very hard to see from ground level and if you were there, you would probably be unable to notice anything different about it from the surrounding land.

 

11 Stone Forest, Madagascar

Stone Forest

Madagascar is usually thought of as an area with a unique amount of biodiversity. But its geographical features are equally impressive. The Stone Forest which is within the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park began life hundreds of millions of years ago as a lagoon. Limestone deposits formed due to tectonic activity were lifted above the water surface. As the lagoon receded more limestone was revealed and was worn away by the monsoon rains over the following millennia.

Its name means where one cannot walk barefoot and that is an apt warning these pillars some of which are up to 2600 feet high are sharp enough to easily cut through flesh. So you have to be traversed with the utmost care.

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12 Tianzi Shan Mountain, China

Tianzi Shan Mountain

This is one of the most popular and unique tourist destinations in China. China’s Tianzi Shan mountains and the Hunan Province are some of the most unusual mountain formations in the world. These mountains cover an area of around 17,000 acres. They are made from quartz sandstone. First began to emerge from the world about four hundred million years ago.

The subsequent erosion of the rock has created these skinny mountains, which reached a peak of 3,976 feet and are named after the legend of a farmer who takes up arms against an oppressive regime who called himself the Son of Heaven.

When the mountains are covered in mist there is something mystical about them and it is no surprise they were the inspiration for mountain escapes in movies like Avatar.

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13 The Crooked Forest, Poland

The Crooked Forest

This is located near the town of Gryfino. Poland is a phenomenon that has confused researchers and visitors ever since it was first discovered called the Crooked Forest. There are approximately 400 pine trees that for some reason grown very differently.

It is thought that they were planted during the 1930s when the region was a part of Germany and after emerging from the ground like usual, they bent towards the north for several feet before growing upwards. This is the best place you can visit in Poland. This is such a unique place to see.

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14 The Gates of Hell, Turkmenistan

The Gates of Hell

The gates of Hell Turkmenistan are not only is the existence of the gates of hell in Turkmenistan hard to believe but the way it was formed is perhaps even more difficult to believe. It is located near the village of Darvaza. 50 years ago, it would have looked just like the surrounding Karakumdesert with sands stretching out in every direction you look.

The hole is continually burned the crater is now approximately 230 feet across and 66 feet deep and is filled with fires boiling mud and ferocious orange flames. This is one of the most popular tourist sites in the country.

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15 The Glowing Shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives

The Glowing Shores of Vaadhoo

This place you see many times on social media, movies, etc. The beaches of Vaadhoo within the Maldives match a sea of stars at nighttime because of the spectacular bluish-white glow sparkling along their shores. These shimmering looks like to mirror the star-studded sky at nighttime. One would undoubtedly be lost in this magic upon seeing this phenomenon. These mesmeric shimmers return from the light plankton found in the waters close to shore.

This phytoplankton species is particularly known for its bioluminescence. The first species that line the Maldivian shore is the dinoflagellates. Such species’ cell membranes react to electrical signals that make them glow. This is the most incredible places in the world.

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16 Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love

This is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in Ukraine. Tunnel of love is located in the town of Kleven. Here you can see the perfect fusion of great architecture of nature and humans.

This tunnel is a 3 km long railway line surrounded by trees. The train track itself caused the formation of this tunnel. This place in Ukraine mainly attracts photographers. Also, the tunnel of love is considered the most romantic place in the world.

 

17 Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius

Underwater Waterfall

This is another most serene and most incredible places on earth. Mauritius is known for its best beaches and crystal clear sea. But there is an unbelievable place at the southwest corner of the island. That appears to be an underwater waterfall. Even if it looks like this but it is not actually a flowing region of water. This is an only optical illusion. That happens because of the seabed structure.

The island sits on an ocean shelf that is no more than 500 feet deep. At the edge of the shelf, it shortly plunges of almost depths of about 4Km. And what you’re actually seeing the water isn’t water falling down into the abyss but particles of sand that are being pushed over by the current.

 

So this is a list of Incredible places to plan your offbeat travels and you can discover the gems often missed by the majority of travelers.

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