If you think you’ve already seen everything and have visited all of the greatest places on our planet, we’ve got a surprise for you! Here’s a list of some unknown places you might have missed and should definitely put on your bucket list because they are even more charming than you can imagine. This article will help you explore the world and surprise people with your breathtaking stories.
1. The Grand Prismatic Spring, USA.
Photo: @ChrisBurkard From a bird’s-eye view I was able to capture more of Wyoming's natural patterns. The Grand Prismatic Hot spring in Yellowstone National Park is the world’s third largest hot spring and descends deeper than a 10 story building. Wyoming will blow your mind from the sky offering more than 1,200 geysers. I wanted to capture the contrast of the colors by shooting this thermal pool during winter from a small plane around 5,000 ft. The name Grand really begins to mean something when you see it from this angle.
This hot spring is the third largest in the world, after Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand and Boiling Lake in the Dominican Republic. It is 370 ft in diameter, which is bigger than a football field (260 ft long and 160 ft wide.)
2. Cappadocia, Turkey
We all know Turkey for its colorful and bright landscapes. However, not everyone has discovered the beauty of this historical region in the Turkish provinces. Take advantage of the opportunity to join a hot air balloon tour that begins at sunrise. You can see the deep canyons, valleys, and fairy chimneys from above.
3. Mammoth lakes, California
Can you imagine yourself enjoying a heart-shaped hot spring in the middle of a valley surrounded by a dramatic backdrop? The name speaks of the size of the mountains, the expanse of the valleys, and of crystal clear mountain lakes.
4. Kakslauttanen Hotel, Finland
What are your first thoughts when you hear “the Arctic”? If it’s cold, stark landscapes and a lack of coziness, prepare yourself for the fact that this hotel will break all of your stereotypes with its beautiful glass igloos in the middle of a forest. These igloos are perfect for observing the beauty and magnificence of the Northern lights.
5. St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, England
Our coastal garden on the island is stunning throughout the summer months – from the Walled Gardens to the Terraces you'll be able to spot a large variety of sub-tropical plants! The Garden is open on Thursdays & Fridays until the 29th September. #stmichaelsmount #garden #subtropical #plants #castle #terraces #walledgardens #summer #loveCornwall #explore #westCornwall
You probably think we’re mistaken, but there’s actually a British twin brother of Le Mont-Saint-Michel across the Channel. Prepare to be amazed at this island world of St. Michael’s Mount and the legends, myths, and over 1,000 years of incredible history. The castle and chapel were the home of the St. Aubyn family since nearly 1650.
6. Cenote Ik-Kil, Mexico
Mexico is rich in cenotes and one of the most breathtaking places is Ik-Kil. If you want to get to this amazing cenote, be ready to climb down 26 m. The water in Ik-Kil is 40 m deep while its diameter is 60 m.
7. Black Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona
Photo by @danwestergren // #sponsored by @visit_arizona // Just below Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River is Robert Finlay, owner of Kayak Lake Mead paddles out of Emerald Cove. This small cave is about 1/2 hour kayak from the Willow Cove Marina and if you time your visit just right, you’ll find the early afternoon sun shining into the cave, lighting up incredibly green grass growing on the bottom of the river. // Even once you see it in person, you may still doubt it’s real. Plan your [un]real Arizona getaway. #VisitArizona
This canyon is on the Colorado River at the state line between Nevada and Arizona. It appeared about 15 million years ago and was named after the black volcanic rocks that are found along the area.
8. Socotra Island, Yemen
The plants on Socotra Island are what make this place one of the most alien-looking ones on Earth. This place is also known for having almost no roads on the island, as well as being a home to a collection of caves and a number of shipwrecks.
9. Tongariro, New Zealand
Tongariro is the national park and World Heritage area in New Zealand. Between the years of 2000 and 2003, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy was shot here.
10. National Park, Channel Islands
Sark is an island in the Channel Islands in the southwestern English Channel and one of the hidden cool places on Earth (its population consists of about 500 people.) Cars are banned from roads in Sark and only tractors and horse-drawn vehicles are allowed.
11. Wisteria Tunnel, Kitakyushu, Japan
"Wisteria Tunnel, Kawachi Fuji Garden, in Kitakyushu, Japan" The garden's most prominent features are two, roughly 100 meter long tunnels made of wisteria trees of different varieties and colors, ranging from white to dark purple. #photo #picture #photooftheday #pictureoftheday #instaquotes #nature #natureshots #naturephotography #naturegram #naturelovers #nature_perfection #besrnatureshot #landscape_captures #landscape #naturebeauty #garden #surroundedbynature #wisteriatunnel
One of the reasons to visit this wonderful place is that there are about 150 Wisteria flowering plants of 20 different species in the garden. To see the magical tunnel in full bloom, it’s better to come here in late April or early May.
12. Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
Bajos del Toro is a less explored paradise in the Alajuela province. This is a path leading to the Hidden Treasure Waterfall. So, take your time and hike the trails through crystal water and then climb the stairs to the bottom to get to a waterfall you can’t even begin to imagine!
13. Ruins of San Ignacio Miní, Argentina
It is considered to be one of the most unique and secret places in the world. The ruins of San Ignacio Miní is a 17th-century Jesuit mission complex. The construction included a hospital, a school, dormitories, and a stone church with a wood interior. The complex survived for about 2 centuries before native inhabitants destroyed it.
14. Mount Edith Cavell, Canada
Photo @Chrisburkard. Spreading over 11,000 square kilometers (4,200 square miles), Jasper National Park is the largest National Park in Canada. 27 miles south of the small town of Jasper, Maligne Lake (pictured here) is the crown jewel of the Canadian landscape. It is a great place to take a boat trip, or enjoy some of the local hikes. While admiring the landscape, keep an eye out for grizzly and black bear, mule deer, caribou, moose, mountain sheep, and even wolves, which all frequent the lake’s shore in the Summer season. Catching this lake in the early morning or evening, when the mountains are lit up in gold is a must do for any visit to the Canadian Rockies.
This mountain was named in 1916 after Edith Cavell, an English nurse who was executed by Geran soldiers during World War I because she was helping Allied soldiers flee occupied Belgium to the Netherlands. You’ll find a fragrant subalpine forest, overwhelming alpine meadows, and spectacular views of Mt. Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier in the Cavell area.
15. Marble Caves, Chile
“Las Cuevas de Mármol (The Marble Caves) sit in the middle of General Carrera Lake, which lies between Chile and Argentina. The tunnels and caves are only reachable by boat. The swooping arches have been formed by more than 6,000 years of water lapping against the rock, and the waters change color depending on the time of year.” Photo by Your Shot photographer Clane Gessel @clanegessel To see more fine art available for purchase, please visit one of our National Geographic Fine Art Galleries. For locations, http://po.st/NGFA. #Natgeofineart #ngfa #natgeo #gallery #art #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #travel #blue #ice #cave #pattern #Patagonia #water
The magnificent Marble Caves of Patagonia were formed by waves over the last 6,200 years. This natural wonder is only accessible by boat. What makes the place even more mysterious is that the color of the Marble Caves changes depending on the time of year.
Source : BrightSide