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40 Incredible Travel Destinations That You Probably Don’t Know About – Part 2

Earth is full of wonders and beautiful places. Some of the magical places might be right under your nose. Once again, we have gathered a series of photos showing the incredible travel destinations that you probably don’t know about. These astonishing photos will make you feel like you’re on another planet. Check them out.

Also check: 15 World’s Most Unusual Islands

1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

The Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is known for its colorful rock formations. They are the result of deposits of sandstone and other minerals that occurred over 24 million years.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

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

If you are planning to visit Ecuador you definitely visit La Casa Del Arbol (The Treehouse) in Baños, Ecuador. The house sits just at the edge of a cliff, but the main attraction is the swing. It allows to swing 2,600 meters above sea level and offers visitors beautiful and terrifying view of the Tungurahua Volcano. Although it might look like it hangs over a cliff, the swing actually just hangs over a steep slope. Either way, falling would probably mean death.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Imgur

Source: Imgur

Source: Imgur

Source: Imgur

3. The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a large 124 m (407 ft) deep submarine sinkhole. It is located near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when sea levels were much lower.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

4. Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Son Doong Cave (hang Sơn Đoòng, “Mountain River cave” in Vietnamese) is the world’s largest cave. The biggest chamber of the cave is more than 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long, 200 metres (660 ft) high and 150 metres (490 ft) wide.

Location on Google Maps.

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

The cave is located under the Mendenhall Glacier and it melts as you walk through it.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

6. Mount Roraima at the border of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana

This incredible tabletop mountain is considered one of the oldest geological formation on Earth. It also serves as the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

7. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

Vaadhoo Island is known for the ‘sea of stars’ made by bioluminescence phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. The effect it has on the shore is absolutely breathtaking. If you like glowing places like this one, check out 10 Places In The World That Glow At Night.

Location on Google Maps.

Vaadhoo, Maldives 1

8. Victoria Falls at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is the widest waterfall in Africa located at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The waterfall features the naturally formed “Armchair” (sometimes called “Devil’s Pool”), near the edge of the falls on the Zambian side. When the river flow is at a certain level, a rock barrier forms an eddy with minimal current, allowing adventurous swimmers to splash around in relative safety a few feet from the point where the water cascades over the falls.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

 The naturally formed "Devil's Pool", where some tourists swim despite a risk of plunging over the edge. Source: Wikipedia


The naturally formed “Devil’s Pool”, where some tourists swim despite a risk of plunging over the edge. Source: Wikipedia

9. Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway

Trolltunga (in English: Troll’s tongue) is a piece of rock hanging horizontally out of a mountain about 700 metres (2,300 ft) above the lake. It is available to hikers from mid-June to about mid-September.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

10. Whitehaven Beach at Whitsunday Island, Australia

Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The sand consists of 98% pure silica which gives it a bright white color. Unlike regular sand, the sand on Whitehaven Beach does not retain heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot on a hot day.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

11. The hidden town of Monemvasia, Greece

Monemvasia is a town located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The town walls, a powerful fortress and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Reddit

Source: Reddit

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

The Marble Caves, Marble Chapel and Marble Cathedral are an unusual geological formation located at the centre of the General Carrera Lake. It were formed by wave action over the last 6,200 years.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

13. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

The Tunnel of Love is an amusement railway surrounded by green arches. It is a favorite place for couples to take romantic walks. But be aware there is an active train that travels through the tunnel three times a day to deliver wood to a factory.

Location on Google Maps.

Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

Source: EarthPorn

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

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. The area becomes a giant mirror of the sky during the rainy season.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

15. Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil

Poço Encantado, or Enchanted Well, is a giant sunken pool in the Chapada Diamantina National Park. When the sun is in right palce, the sunlight ray reflected by minerals in the water creates an unique blue spectacle inside the transparent waters in the darkness of the cave.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

16. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon located on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. The canyon is split into two different sections, Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

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

This sea cave is located on the uninhabited island of Staffa, Scotland. The cave is known for its natural acoustics. Although it may seem like this block structure is made by man, it was actually formed by lava flow.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

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

To Sua Ocean Trench is a giant hole in a village of Lotofaga in Samoa. This beautiful 30m deep swimming hole with turquoise water can be accessed by a ladder. The hole was converted into a swimming pool with water flowing through a lava-tube tunnel.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Samoa.travel

Source: Samoa.travel

19. Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (also known as the “Bamboo Forest”) is one of Kyoto’s top places you must see. Walking this tree-lined path is like being in another world. It’s popular for walks and bicycle rides.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

20. Ik Kil, Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

Ik Kil is a well known cenote opened to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform.

Location on Google Maps.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

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