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Amazing lakes and rivers may be painted in all colors of the rainbow. Endemic plants have preserved since ancient times. Incredible volcanic formation and endless deserts form a moon landscape. Watching some of the unique attractions, it’s hard to believe that they can really exist on earth. Our planet has prepared a lot of surprises for curious travelers, hungry for new discoveries and sensations. People can visit the driest desert of the world, rest at unique islands and find rare plants, admire the picturesque lakes and waterfalls, as well as see the most unusual architectural landmarks of the world. Fantastic places that are hard to believe into, can be found in all parts of the world, even among the vast deserts and oceans.

Arch Berry Head, Canada

One of the most amazing natural attractions of Canada is located in the province of Newfoundland. Magnificent Arch Berry Head is located near the East Coast trail, on Spurwink Trail. The landmark is known to many travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. The arch has a very impressive appearance and enormous size. Against a background of trees, the stone arch covered with vegetation looks unique.

Arch Berry Head, Canada The height of the arch is about 18 meters, and length is about 40 meters. Many travelers jokingly call it the natural frame of sea landscape. The arched monolith is quite massive, its average thickness is 10 meters. Such an impressive scale of the arch allows it to serve as a pedestal for a little grove, which embraces a dozen fir trees and shrubs. Travellers who come to witness this amazing landmark, will have to overcome the hard way. They will be walking rocky trails to get to the arch.

The length of the route is about 10 km. The reward for efforts will be more than worthy. The arch is very firm, so tour groups are allowed to walk on it. For many years, Berry Head has been attracting attention not only of curious tourists, but ornithologists. It serves as an important stopover for many migratory birds. Some birds come to settle colonies in these places. Berry Head Arch will definitely impress tourists who like to rest in unusual places and admire the most impressive natural sights of the world. Next - Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia In Croatia, there is the unique Plitvice Lakes National Park. Its marvelous landscapes are impressive. The reserve was founded in 1949. Now, it is the largest national park in the country. As you might guess from the name, the main feature of the park are lovely lakes located on its territory. Ponds lying in the complex mountainous terrain form wonderful cascades with waterfalls and mysterious caves. Complete article

Pura Tanah Lot Temple, Indonesia

Pura Tanah Lot Temple, Indonesia The world around us can surprise not only with natural attractions, but also with fruits of human hands. A great example is Tanah Lot Temple located in Indonesia. You can see this unique temple in Bali. It is located on a rocky formation that stands high above the water. Built on a rock, the temple resembles a mysterious ship at a first glance. Numerous interesting legends are associated with this religious landmark. Complete article

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam One of the most unusual places in the world can be found in Vietnam, the Gulf of Tonkin. There is the incredibly picturesque Halong Bay that embraces more than 3 000 islands, a huge amount of rocks and caves. Several years ago, this amazing bay was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Its unique appearance is bound to erosion, which is one of the most common and simple natural phenomenon. Complete article

Hamilton Pool Preserve, USA

Hamilton Pool Preserve, USA In Texas, the United States, there is the great Hamilton Pool Preserve. It can be named one of the most amazing and picturesque places on earth. The huge natural swimming pool has been formed thousands of years ago by erosion. The pond is surrounded by incredibly beautiful limestone rocks. The basin is filled with water of fantastic emerald color. The landscape is complemented by moss and ferns covering rocks. One of the main features of the pool is a 15-meter waterfall. It’s possible to admire this waterfall all year round, as it never dries up completely, even during drought. Complete article

Rock Hvitserkur, Iceland

Rock Hvitserkur, Iceland Incredibly beautiful places and formations, in the existence of which is hard to believe, can be found in Iceland. Hvitserkur Rock is in the north of Vatnsnes peninsula off the coast. It is also known to tourists under its unofficial name, the Drinking Dinosaur. This huge rock actually reminds of a dinosaur that bowed its head to the water. This rock was formed by an erosion. Under influence of the environment, it’s steadily destroying. To preserve the amazing natural heritage, it was decided to strengthen the rock with concrete. Complete article

Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

Jiuzhaigou Valley, China Chinese Jiuzhaigou Valley is famous due to the fantastic scenery, in the existence of which it’s hard to believe. It is situated in the immediate vicinity of the city of Chengdu and occupies an area of ​​about 720 square km. The majestic valley features incredibly picturesque forests and crystal clear lakes with fascinating waterfalls. There are more than 2 500 plants in the valley. In 1992, Jiuzhaigou Valley was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A colored lake and multi-level waterfalls are main jewels of the place. Complete article

Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra Island, Yemen Travelers who want to enjoy the ethereal landscapes have to visit the archipelago of Socotra in Yemen. That’s one of the most remote archipelagos in the world. The main value of the islands is the unique flora that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. During the first visit to the archipelago, a person may have a feeling that he stays on another planet, so incredible some landscapes and plants are. Complete article

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia There are fairly remarkable ones among African desert landscapes. Namibia can boast with the unique Namib-Naukluft National Park. It can be considered the best place in Africa for admiring surreal landscapes. The nature reserve is striking with variety of incredible attractions. It is difficult to imagine that in these deserted and lifeless places thousands of years ago the rough river Tsauchab has flown. Trees and shrubs grew on its banks. Complete article

Atacama Desert, Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile In Chile, travelers can also enjoy the incredible lunar landscapes in the Atacama desert. It is considered an absolute desert, as there has never been any rain. Such dry conditions caused the formation of incredible landscapes that are truly reminiscent of a lunar or Martian. The Atacama Desert is almost completely devoid of vegetation. For many years, it is used by NASA to conduct various tests. Complete article

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, USA

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, USA In the United States, you can admire fantastic lunar landscapes in Idaho. There is a unique national park, which is called Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Its area is about 1 600 square km. Numerous researchers and ordinary tourists admit a surprising similarity of local landscape scenery to the lunar surface. Researchers found out that the volcanic activity has greatly contributed to the formation of this landscape, as well as the processes of crustal movements did. Complete article

Rio Tinto River, Spain

Rio Tinto River, Spain Pictures of fantastic landscapes can be made in Spain. One of the most amazing natural attractions of the country is the Rio Tinto river. Unlike many other unique natural features that had been created by very nature, the river owes its current look to active human activity. For many years, minerals were mined on the banks of the river. So, water frequently gets a huge amount of bacteria and heavy metals that activate the processes of oxidation. Complete article

Waiotapu Valley, New Zealand

Waiotapu Valley, New Zealand New Zealand can boast with Waiotapu Valley of Geysers known to the whole world. It is able to surprise with its unique formations, and a variety of unearthly landscape. The area of ​​the valley is about 18 square km. The name literally translates from the Maori language as a holy water. The territory is under the protection of the state from 1931. Now, travelers can visit the only part of the valley called Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. Complete article

Sand Dunes of Skagen, Denmark

Sand Dunes of Skagen, Denmark Denmark is one of the most developed and richest countries in the world, so it is particularly difficult to assume that there you can see wonderful lunar landscapes. Not far from the coast of Skagen city, there is the unique site named Sand Dunes. That’s an amazing combination of vast empty beaches and quicksand. This natural landmark is situated in the unique location, where the Baltic Sea is connected with the North Sea. Complete article

Roraima Mountain, Venezuela

Roraima Mountain, Venezuela An iconic sight of Venezuela, which is known far beyond the borders of the country, is Roraima mountain. It shoots up for 2 723 meters. The main feature of the mountain is its absolutely flat top occupying an area of ​​about 34 square km. Since ancient times, the locals considered the mountain to be the sacred place. Numerous amazing superstitions and legends are associated with it. Complete article
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