“We were not born on this Earth to just pay our bills and die”.
But to live every moment and enjoy every single day of our life to the fullest.
To lead a healthy life, your mind should be susceptible to new and fresh experiences. So take out time from your busy schedule to relish the boon of life.
Check out these 20 surreal places around the world which will make your jaw drop with awe. Pick up a pen and checklist the places that you would like to cover before you turn into ashes and dissolve in the earth.
1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China:
The Danxia landform refers to the placid landscape which is found in southeast and northwest China. This landform is characterized by steep cliffs, having unique petrographic geomorphology. The rainbow coloured slopes are a result of the red sandstone and mineral deposit which was laid around 24 million years ago.
2. The Swing at the “End of the World” in Banos, Ecuador:
There is a rickety tree house having a rope swing, nestled at the edge of Ecuador, overlooking an active volcano. The brave risk takers sit on this unharnessed swing and gaze at the tempting views of the deep dark woods.
3. The Green Blue Hole in Belize:
This submarine sinkhole located on the coast of Belize appears like a big blue eye staring at the zenith. The 400 deep, Green Blue Hole is one of the top scuba diving sites in the world.
4. Tulip Fields in the Netherlands:
Tulip Fields in the Netherlands that sprawls over several acres of land appears like a multi-coloured patchwork. One can only admire the luscious beauty of the blossoming tulip fields from outside as they are privately owned.
5. The Hang Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam:
Hang Son Doong Cave hidden in Vietnam was created about 2-5 million years ago. This mystical, dreamlike cave is the largest cave in the world.
6. Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan:
If you are a nature lover then you’ll fall in love with this natural park located in Japan. It is flooded with varied bright coloured flowers that bloom with the arrival of spring season. More than 4.5 million tourists visit Hitachi Seaside Park to see the ‘baby blue eyes flowers’ which blossom each year.
7. Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States:
This icy blue cave beneath the Mendenhall glacier allures a lot of tourists to explore its virgin beauty. This structured cave melts as one walks inside it.
8. Mount Roraima in Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana:
These 2 billion years old, tabletop mountains are among the oldest geographical formation on the earth. The incredible terrains of Mount Roraima were the inspiration for Paradise Falls in Disney’s UP movie.
9. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives:
The Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives appears like a mirror image of infinite stars above. In reality, the bioluminescence in the water is caused due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The shores are illuminated by the glittering blue colour of the phytoplankton which makes it appear heavenly.
10. Victoria Falls bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia in Africa:
The majestic Victoria Falls lies on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. This 354 feet waterfall is the wildest waterfall in Africa. Another must visit attraction include the Devil’s Pool, which offers a heart throbbing experience to hang out at the edge of the fall.
11. Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway:
Trolltunga also known as Troll’s tongue is a giant horizontal piece of rock which hangs out of the mountain. One can overcome the fear of heights by conquering this 2,000 feet rock. The best time to visit this place is from mid-June to mid-September.
12. Whitehaven Beach at Whitsunday Island in Australia:
This serene beach is famous for its glittering white sand and the emerald green water found here. Walking on the shore of this magical island feels like one is kissing the pearl-like sand with his feet.
13. Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile:
The Marble Caves also known as Marble Chapel or Marble Cathedral have existed since 6,000 years. For centuries the fresh water from General Carerra Lake has carved into the rock, creating gentle curves and giving sunlight ample place to bounce on.
14. Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland:
The marvellous block structure of Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa may appear as if it is man-made. Whereas, in real it was formed by lava flow and appears similar to the cave in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
15. Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand:
The beautiful starry work created by the glow worms in Glowworm Grotto cave is magnificent. One can see the beauty of Mother Nature in the form of glow worms, who have made the ceilings of the cave appear like Milky Way Galaxy. Such species of glow worms as seen in the caves are only found in New Zealand.
16. Haiku Stairs of Oahu in Hawaii, United States:
This place will remind you of the famous song, ‘The Stairway to Heaven’ by English rock band Led Zeppelin. This steep hiking trail is closed for public, but many daredevils climb it despite noticing the “No Trespassing” sign.
17. Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia:
The Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia are a large chain of volcanoes tucked on the Kamchatka Peninsula. There are about 19 active volcanoes in this place and the highest being Klyuchevskaya Sopka at 16,000 feet above sea level.
18. Kelimutu Crater Lakes in Flores Island, Indonesia:
The westernmost lake among the three crater of lakes is known as the ‘Lake of Old People’ which is usually blue and the other two are called the ‘Lake of Young Men and Maidens’ and ‘Bewitched or Enchanted Lake’, which are typically green and red, respectively. The water of the island varies on a periodic basis. This place has become a popular tourist destination which attracts the bag packers from all over the world.
19. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt:
The Giza pyramid complex is a highly celebrated archaeological site on the Giza Plateau. It sprawls on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The lovers of art and architecture throng this place to savour the beauty of the three pyramid complexes, referred to as the “Great Pyramids”.
20. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA:
Scrolling through the picture you wouldn’t believe that this picturesque series of crevices actually exists and wasn’t just a photography trick. The way water sculpted out the crevices millions of years ago in a manner that the light hits each wall beautifully. Thereby, forming a dazzling display of sun-kissed rocks.