Earth is full of landscapes. You can find from beautiful to strange landscapes. Here is a list of 10 such places, when your eyes will be open stretched, and words will be less to explain your sight. These unusual landscapes will take you in a different world and you will not be able to believe your eyes. I am sure, all the travelers, would wish to visit these places at once, and all the non-travelers will wish to be travelers. Here the countdown begins, that drive you crazy and curious. Are you ready? Here I go…
10. Chocolate Hills, Philippines
What about visiting the Chocó hills? Yummy. But wait you choco lovers! These are not the hills made of real chocolates, it’s just that they appear to be so. Oh! Describing such a beauty in such lame language, not fair enough. So, well, over 1300 hills spread n an area of more than 50 sq kilometers, covered with grass, that turns chocolate color in the dry season, and hence the name. this unusual geological formation has baffled the geologists for decades.
9. Gates to Hell, Turkmenistan
We all have heard the typical stories of hell, what it looks like, a sea of fire, indeed. Well, this is the landscape that can be described quite well as hell. Burning since 1771, until date, what the what. Actually, this is a crater that was discovered in 1771, while some geologists, and were digging for natural gas. Being filled with poisonous gases, it was set on fire, to prevent the local areas from the poisonous gases, but unfortunately, it has been burning since then.
8. Pinnacles Desert, Australia
The desert landscape located in Nambung National Park, Australia, is unusual, where the weathered rock spires of the Pinnacles rise out of yellow sand dunes. The limestone pillars of pinnacles, reach up to several meters high, are scattered all around the desert, creating an eerie.
7. Stone forests, China
The rough, tough and going people, this place is really meant for you. This forest is located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. Well, the stones are limestone formations and look like trees, the place is so strange, the stones are even height and form in parallel rows… the forest has a rich biodiversity, as most of it is unexplored. You would get a ton of lemurs and many bird species.
6. Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand
Ever seen the eggs of a dinosaur? Well, you may not get to see them, but you can get to see the egg sized boulders, in New Zealand. These large and spherical boulders lie along a stretch of Koekohe Beach, New Zealand. According to the Society for Sedimentary Geology, “the Moeraki boulders are large calcite concretions with septarian veins of calcite and rare late-stage quartz and ferrous dolomite”.
5. Marble Caves, Chile
The beautiful marble caves add to the beauty of Mother Nature. This beautiful set of caves carved into marble is something unusually beautiful. These beautiful caves are accessible only by boat, located away from the moving lives. The water reflection on the smooth and swirling walls, that changes periodically with the color, temperature, hue and intensity of water is worth adoring. These caves are formed by 6,000-plus years of waves washing up against calcium carbonate.
4. Champagne Pool, New Zealand
The name may be decisive, but it is not the actual pool of champagne. Well, the name is owed to its characteristics. Well, the bubbles coming out of it continuously look like the ones in champagne glass. Well, it is a hot spring that was formed 900 years ago, by a hydrothermal eruption. Well, being there you will feel on a different planet.
3. Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia
Well, this one is quite interesting and different. The landscape that has salt ponds, hot mineral springs, and geysers. Dallol is known to be the planet’s lowest volcano as it is at approximately 157 feet below sea level. The average temperature is recorded to be 115 degrees. Extreme hot… u would agree. The bizarre landscape exhibit the hues of red, yellow, green and white salt ponds.
2. Antelope Canyon, USA
Amazingly beautiful place! It is very popular among the photographers and sightseers. Well, the place has two eparate canyons- Upper Antelope Canyon & the Lower Antelope Canyon. The upper canyon meaning “the place where water runs through rocks”, is most frequently visited. Beams of sun are very common in this section. The lower canyon is in the shape of a “V” and means “spiral rock arches”. It is deeper than the upper one and more challenging even.
1. Socotra Island, Yemen
The no. 1 position is bagged by the Socotra Island, Yemen. Well, it is described as the world’s most alien like places. Well, why not it be so? This place is a jewel of biodiversity. Located in the Arabian Sea, you can find the world’s strange to unique ranged trees. dragon’s blood tree, Dorstenia gigas, Dendrosicyos socotranus, Punica protopunica, Aloe perryi, Boswellia socotrana and many more. Talking about the fauna, Socotra starling, skinks, legless lizards, and one species of chameleon, Chamaeleo monachus. The island was recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site in 2008.