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27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die
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27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

If you’ve made a bucket list already, you might want to make sure some of these places are on that list.

These 27 surreal places will leave you utterly breathless. 

The natural beauty that surrounds our great Earth is something you won’t want to miss. Have you been to any of these serene places?

 

1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

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2. The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador

At the edge of Ecuador sits a rickety tree house (casa del árbol) overlooking an active volcano in the near distance. With it comes a swing with no harnesses, inviting only the bravest of risk-takers to experience a killer view.

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Image: John Coletti / Getty Images

 

3. The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It’s one of the top scuba diving sites in the world and the water is more than 400 feet deep.

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Image: AMK1211 / Wikipedia Commons

 

4. Tulip fields in the Netherlands

Many people often mistake Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, as the designated space of the tulip fields. However, these majestic fields are located just outside the garden and are mostly privately owned.

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5. The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Son Doong is the world’s largest cave, created 2–5 million years ago. A half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside it!

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Image: CARSTEN PETER/National Geographic Creative / Via quora.com

 

6. Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan

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Image: Flickr / sinn / Via quora.com

 

7. Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States

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Image: Flickr / 25949441@N02 / Via quora.com

 

8. Mount Roraima in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana

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Image: Flickr/ gwegner / Via quora.com

 

9. Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Image: Flickr / teosaurio

 

What may appear as a mirror image of the stars above, the bioluminescence in the water is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect it has on the shore is absolutely breathtaking.

 

10. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

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Image: ArtTomCat/Shutterstock

 

11. Victoria Falls bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia in Africa

This 354-foot waterfall lies at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is the widest waterfall in Africa. There’s also a famous feature on the Zambian side called the Devil’s Pool, which allows adventurous tourists to hang out at the edge of the falls.

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Image: Flickr/ i_pinz

 

12. Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway

Trolltunga is a piece of rock that hangs out of the mountain about 2,000 feet up in the air. The Troll’s Tongue (translation in English) is available to hikers from mid-June to about mid-September.

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13. Whitehaven Beach at Whitsunday Island in Australia

This beach is known for its beautiful white sands and the crystal clear blues and greens of the water. The sand is very fine and walks along the shore are so fantastical it seems like magic.

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Image: Flickr / wicker-furniture

 

14. The Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States

This magnificent beauty is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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Image: Flickr/ fundenburg / Via quora.com

 

5. Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

The Marble Caves, known as Marble Chapel and Marble Cathedral, are located at the center of the lake and were formed by waves over the past 6,000 years.

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Image: Flickr / 9508280@N07

 

16. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

This railway engulfed in a tunnel of leaves is a Pinterest favorite and a Ukrainian hot spot for lovers. Although it’s undoubtedly romantic, there is an active train that travels through the tunnel three times a day to deliver wood to a factory. Just beware of the train before snapping engagement photos!

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Image: Alexander Ishchenko / Shutterstock / Via quora.com

 

17. Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia

This is the world’s largest salt flat. It also becomes a giant mirror of the sky during the rainy season.

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18. Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil

Located at Chapada Diamantina National Park, this well’s water is 120 feet deep and is clear enough to see the rocks.

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Image: Vinicius Tupinamba / Shutterstock

 

19. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States

Located near Page, Ariz., this brilliant slot canyon is split into two different sections, commonly referred to as “The Crack” and “The Corkscrew.”

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Image: Flickr / courtarro

 

20. Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland

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Image: Flickr / dinksi

 

21. To Sua Ocean Trench in the Lotofaga village on the south coast of Upolu, Samoa

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Image: samoa.travel / Via quora.com

 

22. Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

Often referred to as the “Bamboo Forest,” this tree-lined path is popular for walks and bicycle rides on a nice day.

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Image: Flickr / beggs / Via quora.com

 

23. Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

This specific spot in the Waitomo Caves is known as the Glowworm Grotto, a place where glowworms create a starry effect on the ceilings. This species is exclusively found in New Zealand and is around the size of a mosquito.

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24. Haiku Stairs of Oahu in Hawaii, United States

Stairway to Heaven is a steep hiking trail that is technically closed to the public, but many people continue to climb despite “No Trespassing” signs.

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Image: Flickr / uosuaq / Via quora.com

 

25. Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia

This large chain of volcanoes sits on the Kamchatka Peninsula, with 19 of them still active. The highest volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka, standing at almost 16,000 feet high.

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Image: Alla/Shutterstock / Via quora.com

 

26. Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

These sinkholes in Mexico were formed during the ice age and were held sacred by the Mayans.

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Image: sunsinger/Shutterstock

 

27. Kelimutu crater lakes in Flores Island, Indonesia

The westernmost lake is called the Lake of Old People and is usually blue, and the other two are called the Lake of Young Men and Maidens and Bewitched or Enchanted Lake, which are typically green and red, respectively. The colors vary on a periodic basis and have become a popular tourist destination.

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Source : This article is originally posted in Buzzfeed.

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