Nature is wise and has created amazing natural places to turn our world into a beautiful land full of colors, wonders, temples, and breathtaking views. They might look like photos from outer space worlds, but they’re very real, and will for sure make you want to book that flight on Skyscanner right now.
THE PAINTED PEAKS IN CHINA
This place seems like it was taken straight from an impressionist painting. Named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2010, The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park is striking with its mixture of colors that range from red to yellow to white, and will for sure make you feel like you’re in another planet.
THE TWINKLING TUNNELS IN NEW ZEALAND
Twinkle, twinkle, little star! These gorgeous twinkling tunnels located in The Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the north of New Zealand are only accessible by boat. Once you manage to get there, you’ll get to stare in awe at the vast population of glowworms that call these their home.
NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE IN GERMANY
Take my breathe away, would ya?! The Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany is the fairy tale castle par excellence. It has white turrets above verdant pines, and a brilliant blue roof that gives Disney a run for its money. Goodbye everyone, I’m moving in!
THE HAUNTED FOREST IN NORTHERN IRELAND
The Dark Hedges is a simple road with beech trees, yet it leads to a forest that during the day resembles Hobbiton, (home to The Lord of The Ring’s hobbits, for those who are familiar with the movie) but at night it transforms into a spooky as hell location.
THE STARLIGHT SEAS IN NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand never ceases to amaze! Several species of tiny aquatic animals known as phytoplankton, (which can be found in oceans all over the planet) release a mesmerizing blue glow when agitated. The Starlight Seas is home to hundreds of these tiny little animals that lit the entire ocean and our hearts. Mother Nature’s so wild!
THE CAVERN TEMPLE IN MALAYSIA
The Batu Caves are a hot touristic attraction, (I mean, look at that!) with its giant golden statue and an army of adorable monkeys guarding the temple door. This combination of incredible views and the majestic style of Buddhist temples is exactly what the doctor ordered.
THE FAIRY GARDEN IN JAPAN
The Wisteria Tunnel of Japan is a fairy tale come to life. Ethereal lights, pastel vines, and unique flowers and trees make this place a feast for the eyes. Eat your heart out, Disney!
BAOBAB BOULEVARD IN MADAGASCAR
This bizarre tree can only be found in Africa, and it was the Boulevard that J.R.R. Tolkien visited before he started getting a knack for writing. Quite an inspirational view, if you ask him!
THE MISTY CANYONS IN CHINA
Over 3,000 mist-shrouded natural columns embellish this sight that seems to be taken straight from the Kung Fu Panda movie. From the top, the peaks seem to float above the mist which create a wonderful illusion.
THE CRYSTALLINE CAVES IN MEXICO
The massive selenite crystals in these caves provide quite a combination of darkness and light that is astounding and a major Instagram photo moment for social media addicts!