Our planet is full of surprises. Our team created a list of 10 the most incredible places in the world, which are definitely worth visiting!
The Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list. The glowworm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light and give you an incredible magical feeling.
Small Fishing Village in China
The small fishing village, which lies on one of the 400 Shengsi Islands, located to the east of China Zhejiang province, is abandoned by people for decades, but increasingly attracts the attention of tourists every year. Plants absorb slowly crumbling stone buildings, demonstrating the power of nature and creating a truly fantastic spectacle. Quiet scenic area on the east coast of China did not become a comfortable place for human life, but it quickly turned into a cozy home for the local flora and fauna. The transformation of the city is especially impressive when you consider the fact that the inhabitants left it in the early ’90s but empty houses and broken windows have already completely merged with flourishing greenery.
Horsetail Fall, Yosemite National Park
The natural Firefall is one of Yosemite National Park’s most amazing spectacles. Around the second week of February, the setting sun hits Horsetail Fall at just the right angle to illuminate the upper reaches of the waterfall. And when conditions are perfect, Horsetail Fall glows orange and red at sunset.
Glowing blue tide at night in Vaadhoo, Maldives
The mesmerizing shining water looks like a mirror, that reflects the sparkling stars above. However, the secret is this: phytoplankton – the marine microbes – are bioluminescent and emanate the blue glow. The species create the most romantic natural lighting in the world.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosí in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an altitude of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level. Mirror reflections are making this place a magnet for the tourists.
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon was formed in 1976 during operation at the nearby geothermal power plant. In the years that followed, people began to bathe in the unique water and apply the silica mud to their skin. Over the years, Blue Lagoon has been innovative in harnessing this gift of nature to develop different spa services and products. Today, Blue Lagoon is recognized as one of the wonders of the world.
The Emerald Beauty, Slovenia-Italy
The Soča (Slovenian) or Isonzo ( Italian) is a 138-kilometre long river that flows through western Slovenia and northeastern Italy. Due to its emerald-green water, the river is marketed as “The Emerald Beauty.” It is said to be one of the rare rivers in the world that retain such a colour throughout their length.
The “Door to Hell”, Turkmenistan
The “Door to Hell” is a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan, that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater. Geologists set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas, and it has been burning continuously since then. The diameter of the crater is 69 metres, and its depth is 30 metres. The gas crater has a total area of 5,350 m2, the size of an American football field. The crater is a popular tourist attraction due to its surrealistic view.
The Dead Sea, Israel – Jordan
The Dead Sea, also known as the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It’s a hypersaline lake that is truly one of Earth’s unique places. Earth’s lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Besides attracting lot of tourists for the health reasons, in this lake you can enjoy reading a magazine while swimming, cause it will hold your body up due to the salt concentration.
If you’re in need of an emotional boost, go to Burano! The wee island is located in the same lagoon as Venice, but its colors pop and fizzle in a way that makes it feel almost tropical. Legend says that the island’s fisherman were the first to paint their houses in bright colors, so they could see them while they were out fishing.
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