Because our breathtaking planet has roughly 60 million square miles of land, it should come as no surprise that there are some unbelievably beautiful sights to be seen. From surreal and sublime to serene and stirring, there is no denying that we could provide a list that is ten times as long as this one. However, we wanted to talk about some of the lesser-known places that you might not know about yet.
We wanted to give you some inspiration for your next journey, highlighting some of the most spectacular sights in the world. We wanted to highlight that beauty can in fact be found everywhere across the globe so we have listed 4 of the most unbelievable places on the planet.
Cave of the Crystals – Mexico
You can find this site underneath the ground in Naica, Mexico at almost 1,000 feet (305 meters). This implausible scene demonstrates that sometimes nature can come up with something far more unique than we would ever be able to. These are some of the largest-known crystals, weighing upwards of 55 tons and measuring 36 feet (10 meters) in length. The giant mineral beams emerge from perfectly faceted crystalline blocks on the floor, making this a truly spectacular sight.
Blue Lagoon – Iceland
There is no denying that Iceland is home to some stunning wonders, including fjords, geysers, volcanoes, glaciers, and lagoons filled with healing geothermal seawater. This geothermal seawater is praised by many visitors for its healing nature, while also being beautiful to look at. The blue-hued waters make for a beautiful contrast with some of the nearby rugged surroundings.
Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia
You can find the largest salt flats in the world in southwest Bolivia – the Salar de Uyuni. At 4,086 square miles (more than 6,500 kilometres) that should come as no surprise. It is also one of the flattest areas in the world, because the elevation variation throughout the entire area is less than a single meter according to the U.S. Geological Survey. You can see the curvature of the Earth here, primarily because the area is so stunningly featureless.
Pamukkale – Turkey
In southwestern Turkey, you can find the travertine terraces of Pamukkale. There are 17 hot water springs here, which have been offering visitors soothing mineral soaks for millennia. Yet there is more to enjoy here than simple health benefits, the entire area is a geologic marvel. The reason for this is the deposited calcite that flows over the edges of the pools with the water.
This results in expansive cliffs that are highlighted by sparkling cascades of stone. This looks like a magic waterfall frozen in time, the petrified waterfalls look truly majestic. The location that is now home to Pamukkale was once home to the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis.
Given that there is so much beauty in the world, we hope that we have stirred up your adventurous side and you feel as though there is so much to see. Why delay? Book a flight to one of these beautiful places and experience them for yourself.
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