Most of us are so used to our surroundings, we have no idea that there are fantastic and unreal places in other parts of the world. Whether it’s natural formations like Mount Roraima and the Black Forest or man-made wonders like the Tunnel of Love or Rådhuset metro station, these places have to be seen to believe.
Don’t let your eyes deceive you, though. While these places may look like something out of a fairytale or sci-fi movie–or even something wholly Photoshopped–we assure you: they’re real. And, best of all, you can visit most of them. File away this list if you’re planning world travel soon.Check Out 10 Best Places on Earth That Looks Unreal.
10 Best Places on Earth That Looks Unreal
Bioluminescent Bay – Vieques, Puerto Rico
Camel Thorn Trees – Naukluft Park, Namibia
Cave Metro Station – Stockholm, Sweden
Imagine going into the subway train station on your way to your next destination–and all of a sudden you’re shocked that you are in an underground cave. That was the reaction designers were looking for when they designed the Rådhuset metro station, located in Stockholm, Sweden, to look like a colorful and artistic cavern. Do you think the locals are used to it by now?
Flathead Lake – Montana, USA
The largest American freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River happens to be located in Northwest Montana. Flathead Lake has a surface area of nearly two miles. When the water is still, the water is so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom–hence why this lady looks as if she’s floating in mid-air. If you want to swim in a trippy place, this is always a good choice.
Lake Hillier – Middle Island, Australia
No, this isn’t a camera trick or a healthy dose of Photoshop magic–this pink lake is real! The Australian lake, 600 meters long, is a bit of a mystery. Scientists haven’t come up with a definitive reason why this salt lake is pink, but they do have plenty of theories.
Fun fact: This isn’t the only pink lake in the world, many countries such as Senegal, Canada, Spain and Azerbaijan also have pink lakes.
Mount Roraima – Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana
Tulip Fields – Holland, Netherlands
This is just one of many colorful and amazing pictures of the tulip fields in Holland. Holland has a huge business when it comes to tulip farms, and anyone who comes by can get the benefit of seeing them grow (or snapping an unbelievable picture). The flowers are at their peak in mid-April.
Zhangye Danxia National Geographic Park – China
These pretty hills couldn’t be real, right? Well, they are! You can find them in the Zhangye Danxia National Geographic Park in the northwestern Gansu province of China. The hills feature colorful deposits of sandstone, called Danxia landforms, that have been forming for 24 million years. Although these aren’t the only Danxia in China, they were voted the most beautiful according to Chinese National Geography.
Crystal Cave – Skaftafell, Iceland
One look at the Crystal Caves of Skaftafell, Iceland, and you’ll think you’re in another world. But don’t let the name fool you. These beautiful formations aren’t made of crystal–they’re ice! You can see these ice caves in person during the winter months.There are tours that give you all the winter gear you need, as well as a guide.
Though it looks like something you’d find on another planet, the Grand Prismatic Spring is located right here on Earth. Visit Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA to see this colorful and steamy hot spring.