Stunning destinations with baffling beauty across the globe may have made you feel awesome. But possibly, you are yet to see strange places on planet Earth that can make your jaws drop wider! Mother Nature has some best-kept surprises in these places. The sooner you explore them, more enriching your travel kitty would be.
15 strange places on planet Earth that are simply mind-blowing:
The Cancun Underwater Museum in Mexico:
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Swimming underwater to explore a museum is not heard of, but it is nothing less than exciting! As you enter the Mexican Caribbean for this underwater museum exploration, you will find that it is one of the unique places to visit in the world. You will be stunned as you pass by the beautiful corals and underwater sculptures.
Hillier Lake, Western Australia:
Nature perhaps has accidentally spilled strawberry milkshake on Earth. You get this feeling while admiring the unnatural hue of the Hillier Lake. The scientific explanation for that goes that high salinity and the thriving red-pigmented algae in the water have contributed to this unique creation. It is not safe for swimming. To get the best view, take the helicopter ride instead of the cruise.
The Avanos Hair Museum Cappadocia:
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A museum, where hair constitutes the one and only collectible, sounds strange enough! For this reason, it can easily fit in one of the top 10 weirdest places on Earth.A collection of more than 16,000 hair locks of women is perhaps the most unusual thing to see. You can leave your lock of hair too if you desire so!
The Bubblegum Alley, California:
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Imagine an artwork with used bubble gums. However strange it may appear to be, Bubble gum alley is one of the prime tourist attractions in California. It is perhaps one of the unique places to visit in the worldto see millions of used bubble gums sticking to the walls of the alley to create insanely beautiful graffiti.
Underwater Park, Green Lake in Tragoess, Austria:
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A lake getting drowned in winter – doesn’t it sound spooky? Yet, this emerald green lake is one of the strange places on planet Earth. The park surrounding the lake goes under the water in spring due to rising water level of the lake from the melting snow. A good relaxing place for the divers indeed.
The Tunnel of Love, Ukraine:
It is a lovely section of the industrialized railway near Ukraine where the tunnel is covered by green leafy arches. Couples love to take walks through the tunnel. Truly,one of the strangest, yet one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
The Silfra Rift, Iceland:
What an amazing experience to be in another strange place on planet Earth watching the separation of tectonic plates of two continents North America and Eurasian Plates!
Cano Cristales, Columbia:
Watch how this Columbian river turns red during summer. The unique plant species, spread all over the river bed, is responsible for this bright hue – making it one of the strangest places on Earth.
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Amidst the vast sheet of snow, the red colored waterfalls named Blood Falls, certainly occupies one of the top 10 weird places on Earth. Although the name is scary, Blood Falls has no blood involved. Rather, the red hue is the result of a high concentration of iron ore. The description compels you to visit this place, doesn’t it?
Where Rhone and Arve meet, Switzerland:
The strange color deviation at the confluence of Rhone and Arve rivers will leave you spellbound. How strange nature could be in creating the demarcation of blue and brown colored waters at the confluence without letting them mix together? The mystery lies in the difference in their densities.
Marble’s Cave, Chile:
The weathering of calcium carbonate for 6000 years has created wonderful patterns in the marble cavern at this place. The blue images on the cave walls are created by glacial waters of Lake General Carrera. They change in intensity throughout the year generates attractive patterns. This weird place is accessible only by ferries.
Darwaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan:
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Darwaza Gas Crater, the gigantic fire pit, is the world’s gateway to hell. Well, it does not have any connotation with the other world. It is just an experimental failure of geologists who tried to prevent the spread of methane by lighting up the natural gas in the crater.
Waitomo, Glowworm Caves, New Zealand:
The name itself portrays a glowworm infested cavern creating a weird illumination. But Waitomo Caves is one of the strange places on planet Earth for its bioluminescent fungus gnats endemic to this country. No sticky glowworm will irritate you, but a surreal world of lighting would leave you in awe.
Mother Nature’s artistic touch is perhaps best manifested in the colorful landforms in this province of China. The landforms with life-size abstract painting have evolved through continuous weathering of rocks, enriched with iron oxide and other minerals, generating magnificent stains of red, blue, green, and yellow.
Crooked Forest, Poland:
How can a crooked forest grow in Poland where straight tree trunks dominate the woodsof this country? No scientific explanation can be provided to the growth of 400 crooked pine trees with 90° bend at the base. Surprisingly, this is surrounded by a larger forest of straight pine trees!