Our planet is a wonderful and unique place in the universe. It has so many natural wonders that if you set the goal to visit them all, the life will not be enough. Many people include traveling into their New Year’s resolutions and it proves that people want to explore the world. If you’re no longer interested in cities and architecture, here are some places you should definitely see with your own eyes rather than in the pictures. We have gathered this information thanks to our friends from the Dating Ladies.
The Ice Caves of the Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Fantastic caves have an azure color due to the absence of air in the ice. According to tourists, the caves acquire the sky-blue color in January and February. When it gets warmer and sunny, the caves glow in yellow and red.
Hutt Lagoon, Australia
The Hutt Lagoon is a salina whose pink color makes it a wonderful attraction. It got its pinky tint due to the Dunaliella algae that produce the coloring pigment – beta-carotene. The largest algal farm is situated here to grow the algae to get this pigment.
Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
This famous sea cave is located on the desert island of Staffa. It gained its popularity thanks to its incredible “design”: it’s formed from the multiple hexagonal basalt columns. It’s also famous for its impressive acoustics. Inspired by the cathedral-like echoes of the cave, Felix Mendelssohn dedicated an overture to it.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
This salt flat stretches for about 10,5 square kilometers and is one of the largest in the world. According to experts, it contains approximately 10 billion tons of salt. Striking, isn’t it? However, the thing that makes it a unique spot is its mirror effect. When this vast white territory is covered with water, it turns into a large mirror that reflects the sky.
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
The Waitomo Caves are the fairy-tale glowworm caves that create the effect of a planetarium. The top and the walls of the cave are decorated with multiple small glowing blue dots. Those dots are actually glow-worms that made the cave their home. Today thousands of tourists flock to New Zealand to contemplate this amazing view.
Cano Cristales, Colombia
Being nicknamed as the Liquid Rainbow, the Cano Cristales is one of the most unusual rivers on the planet. It changes its color from red and black to blue and green depending on the weather conditions, season of the year, and different kinds of algae. From a bird’s eye view, the river resembles a colorful canvas.
The Richat Structure or the Eye of the Sahara is a geological formation whose origin is still unknown. According to one of the hypotheses, Richat is the place where a meteorite landed many years ago. Another version says it’s a volcano’s crater that gradually caved in.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
The largest cave in the world, discovered only in 1991, has an underground river, a jungle, its own climate and even clouds inside. It’s difficult to describe this magnificent natural formation that has the height of the 40-storey building.
Spotted Lake, Canada
This lake is famous for the specific color of its surface. The water in the lake contains a lot of different minerals that evaporate in the hot weather creating colorful spots of weird shapes. Moreover, lake’s water is said to have healing properties.
The Socotra Archipelago, Yemen
The islands of the archipelago are famous for their amazing natural compositions and about 700 rare species of animals and plants. One of the most striking species one can find on the island is the dragon’s blood tree that has a shape of an umbrella. Another famous plant is the desert rose.