The world is home to many incredible destinations that have yet to be explored. Here we have compiled some of the places which have been explored. The sight of these places will mesmerise you and left you spell-bound.
The desert oasis located five hours south of Lima, Peru. The watering hole was once known to the upper class escaping from nearby Ica, but now it has become a stop for backpackers who come here to enjoy activities like sand boarding and dune buggy rides.
The Silfra fissure located within Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park. It is one of the only places in the world where visitors can swim between two continents. At some instances, the spaces are so narrow that swimmers can actually touch the continental plates of both North America and Europe.
Malta’s Popeye Village was originally created as a film set for the 1980 film “Popeye” before being repurposed into a theme park. The set was created using tree trunks brought in from Holland and around 2,000 gallons of paint. Today, visitors can enjoy boat rides, a winery, and water trampolines.
The Door to Hell
The Door to Hell, located in Derweze, Turkmenistan, is a giant hole of fire that was created when geologists accidentally tapped into a cavern teeming with natural gas. They burned off the hole, hoping that the fire would use all of the fuel that leaked and inevitably burn out, but it has continued burning to this day.
Rotorua “Sulphur City”
City of New Zealand, Rotorua is known for its geysers, thermal springs, and bubbling mud pools. It is nicknamed the “Sulphur City”, and visitors can also partake in water sports in the region’s many lakes.
Setenil de las Bodegas
Setenil de las Bodegas grew out of a network of caves located in the cliffs above the Rio Trejo in Spain. Today, its white houses have been built within this network. Some houses have rock roofs. The area is also home to bars, restaurants, and spectacular food.
Grotte de St Marcel d’Ardèche
It was discovered in 1836 by a hunter. France’s Grotte de St. Marcel d’Ardèche is home to almost 200,000 feet of known passageways. Here, travelers will find an underground network of water basins and breathtaking rock formations.
Rangiroa is a massive ring-shaped atoll in French Polynesia that is known for oysters that produce black pearls. It also has some of the world’s best scuba diving, and visitors can see dolphins, manta rays, green sea turtles, and hammerhead sharks.
The Marble Caves
The Marble Caves are located on a peninsula bordering Lake General Carrera in Chile. It is a breathtaking cave network where thousands of years of waves washing up against calcium carbonate have formed swirling marble patterns on cavern walls.
Pangong Tso Lake
Pangong Tso is a lake that stretches over 60 miles from India to China, making it one of the largest lakes in Asia. With clear waters that reflect its mountainous surroundings beautifully, the lake is a striking sight for visitors to enjoy.
Guatemala’s Semuc Champey is a paradise for those in search of turquoise waters hidden amidst a lush landscape. Though the ride there can be bumpy, once you arrive, you’ll find a limestone bridge with a series of natural pools that provide cool waters ideal for swimming.
Giola is a natural pool located within the Astris region of Greece. Visitors will need to walk a trail to reach it, but once they do, they can enjoy a water reservoir with stunningly clear waters.
Dongchuan Red Land
The Dongchuan Red Land is located in the town of Xintian in China, and is known for its striking red hue. The soil in the area contains oxidized iron and minerals that produce the color, and blooming plants throughout the year add to the colorful sight.
Australia’s Lake Hillier maintains its vibrant pink color year-round, even when bottled. The cause of the color remains a mystery, though some say it could be the result of its high salt content combined with the presence of a pink bacteria species.
Marieta Islands’ “Hidden Beach”
The Marieta Islands’ “Hidden Beach” is a secret beach with crystal-clear waters that travelers can access either by swimming or kayaking through a long water tunnel.