Most travelers are looking for new experiences, but what about the TRULY unusual? For the adventurous travelers there are so many amazing places around the world that you can choose to see, some are man-made and others were formed by nature. The 5 places below are all natural and are (most definitely) some of the strangest places and/or biggest mysteries in the world. For hundreds of years scientists of all kinds have tried to uncover the mysteries of many of these places to no avail, and travelers seeking adventure have visited them to stare in amazement and take pictures of these odd places. Enjoy learning a little bit about some of the most out of this world places on Earth, and maybe you will even be inspired to visit one of them yourself someday. [via beachhouse]
The Devil’s Bath
This ominous looking pool is located in the thermal reserve of Wai-O-Tapu which is in The Bay of Plenty located in New Zealand. The Devil’s Bath is a pea shade of green and it is caused from many different mineral elements in the water. Devil’s Bath was created from heavy volcanic activity in the region and it is thought to date back approximately 160,000 years. Heated streams run underneath the landscape throughout the area and there are many other amazing sites to see along the way.
Vale da Lua (Moon Valley),Brazil
The Vale da Lua, or Moon Valley is a place that will literally make you feel like you are on another planet, while walking around you may literally feel like an alien is gonna appear. These rock formations were caused by water erosion over many years and along with the terrestrial landscape there are also natural pools throughout. The rock formations seen are mostly quartz and crystaland they are among some of the oldest on Earth.
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Blue Hole in the ocean is just off the coast of Belize and this is one that is a great destination for brave scuba divers, and even on your way to Belize for vacation you may see the great Blue Hole as you fly over. I mentioned scuba above and this is one of the top destinations in the world for experienced scuba divers because of how deep the Great Blue Hole is and because it s full of many different caverns and hideaways. Scuba divers also get a close up view of the tropical fish and schools of sharks that inhabit the hole.
The Nazca lines are lines that were etched into the ground thousands of years ago by the Nazca people and they are located in the Nazca Desert of Peru. Many of these are just lines but there are also many that resemble people and animals, and they most likely had to do with the religious beliefs of the tribe. There have been many different theories about the lines though, including many about aliens. The Nazca lines definitely make for a great place to visit no matter who you are, and their wonders can be appreciated by all.
Socotra Island is located in the Indian Ocean about 200 nautical miles off the coast of Africa. It is part of the Republic of Yemen but it is also one of the most isolated groups of inhabited islands in the world. Socotra Island is full of all types of otherworldly vegetation and almost half of the flora and fauna found on the island is only native to the islands. The islands are an amazing and strange place to visit and are a destination for people, especially those that love to se some of the most beautiful plant life in the world.
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