The world we live in is a really magical place, full of extraordinary sights to see. Some of them are natural wonders, and some are manmade, but all of them deserve to be seen and admired. In this blog post, we bring you only a few of our favorites – 7 unique places in the world that you must visit and enjoy.
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Let’s explore some of these unique places…
Pamukkale or Cotton Palace is a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Turkey – one of the most popular sites in Turkey. It’s famous for its white terraces made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the seventeen naturally occurring hot springs in the area. You’re even allowed to take a dip in these strange pools. The area is surreal and took forever to be formed – it’s a true jewel of Turkey and a must-visit place.
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar De Uyuni, in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, is the world’s largest salt pan, and in case a bit of water is collected on its surface, it makes the largest natural mirror, too. This remarkable spot was formed a long time ago after a prehistoric lake evaporated and left a thick crust of salt, shaped into polygonal patterns. The best place to observe this extraordinary sight is central Incahuasi Island. Also, there can be found flocks of gorgeous pink flamingos in this pure-white field, and that is a sight to see.
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway is a result of a great volcanic eruption that happened 60 million years ago – after the lava cooled, creating these perfectly shaped pillars rising from the sea. It looks so unbelievably perfect that the local legend says they were created by a giant.
Lake Hillier, Western Australia
This beautiful pink lake was discovered in 1802 on the largest of the islands in Western Australia’s Recherche Archipelago. The lake is pink all-year-round, due to its high salinity and some salt-loving algae and pink bacteria that is found in the water.
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Mont Saint Michel, France
Mont Saint Michel is a village on a tidal island that sits about one kilometer off the French coast in Normandy. There are only less than 50 residents but over 3 million tourists each year, so it’s one of the most visited places in France. This fairy-tale complex inspired the castle from Disney’s Tangled movie and it really looks like it came straight out of a fairy-tale.
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Popeye Village, Malta
Popeye Village near Mellieha, Malta, was built 40 years ago for the purpose of filming Popeye musical movie. The building of this colorful village was inspired by the Popeye comics of E.C. Segar, and this is the village where Popeye comes with hope to find his father. Today, this is a family fun park where you can meet Popeye, Olive, and Wimpy, go on a boat trip around the village bay, or watch various shows performed each day of the week.
Yellowstone National Park, USA
Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the USA and in the world, famous for its geysers. Nature is amazing – the combination of mountains, forests, waterfalls, hot springs, and wildlife is breath-taking. The most famous spot in this huge national park is Old Faithful – a cone geyser that erupts every 44 to 125 minutes. Also, you must see its most famous and largest hot spring – the Grand Prismatic, that got its name because of its colors: red, orange, yellow, green, and blue, that come from microbes that live in the water.
These are only seven of hundreds of extraordinary and unique places in the world. There is so much more to explore and admire. Stay tuned for more.