Earth is an amazing planet and it keeps on surprising us, its inhabitants, with amazing landscapes and remote places that have some sort of bewitching capacity. There is no end to the nature’s powers, which keep astonishing us with some of the most unusual and stunning places around us. These places are unique and different in some way or the other from various other places across the world. It is not possible for everyone to travel everywhere, but you can surely know about these places by going through this article. In the following, we have listed some of the most amazing and unusual places on earth.
One glance at the Pamukkale will make you wonder if you have been transported to the land of clouds. The reason behind the whiteness of this unusual landscape is the density of calcite in this region. Aptly called the white castle, this region is rich in mineral forests, white terraces and petrified waterfalls. The travertine deposits are responsible for these weirdly gorgeous structures. There is a volcano beneath this landscape, which has created 17 hot springs. For several ages, people have come to bathe in this natural healing spa in Turkey. The Romans had established an entire city near the Pamukkale named Hierapolis too take advantage of the natural spa.
Spotted Lake of Osyoos, British Columbia, Canada:
There was a time when the Spotted Lake of Osyoos valley was considered to be sacred by the First Nations of Indians who lived there. The name Osyoos is related to the very unusual surface landscape of the lake. The literal meaning of this word is “narrowing water”. Water from this lake does not flow out and it is not connected with any other lake or water body. It is Endorheic Lake with saline water. The weird colored spots on this lake have been caused by the intensity of compounds like magnesium, calcium and sodium sulfates. In summers, the water of the lake evaporates easily and the density of different minerals increases to create white, yellow, blue and green spots on the surface.
The Sanqinshan is considered sacred and it has been the place of meditation for the Taoists for ages. It is believed that meditation at this place can lead one towards immortality and spiritual happiness. The landscape remains covered with dense mist for 200 days each year. The shape of pine trees and mountains are not only odd but also awe-inspiring. The mist makes the strange landscape look stranger and more mysterious. Different sorts of rare bird and animal species inhabits this area. Around a thousand different streams are flowing through it and there are numerous small pools.
Fly Geyser Reno, Nevada:
The Fly Geyser Reno was created by a sheer accident when some workers were drilling in the area for getting water. The geothermal condition of the area was unknown. The hot water from inside the earth’s crust came outside by pushing a weak area upward. Minerals started forming terraces of different colors and eventually the 5ft tall volcano was formed. Two other geysers formed nearby and turned this place into a world of magical beauty.
Cano Cristales, Columbia:
If you travel to the Serrania de la Macarena Mountains then make sure to visit the Cano Cristales River flowing through this region. It has many waterfalls, wells and hollows throughout its course. Due to the presence of algae, the river changes color between the months of September to November. The variety of colors has earned this lovely river the fame of being the “The River that Ran Away from Paradise”.
The weird and unusual landscapes of this world are nature’s miracle and exceptions, which can stun any traveler. Even if you cannot travel to these amazing places, knowing about them can enrich your life.