There are places in the world that are exceptionally well hidden and less spoken about because handful of people know about it. Following the masses is an age old trend where people often forget to explore the nature’s mind boggling beauty. Well we all know how alluring wonders of the world are but only the fortunate one’s gets to see the exhilarating beauty of the hidden masterpiece of the world. And the best part about them is that these places are less crowded which makes it even more stunning. So take a break from the traditional city and beach vacations and head to these astonishing places in the world that are still to be explored.

The Haiku Stairs

Location: Oahu, Hawaii.

The haiku stairs is a stairway to heaven, a steep hiking trail on the island of O’ahu. There are 3992 steps span along Oahu’s koolau mountain range. Originally these stairs were built in 1942 by U.S navy as a transmitting radio signals to ships sailing in the pacific ocean. One of the most heart racing hiking spots that surely will have one’s heart racing.

Crooked Forest

Location: Szczecin, Poland.
Ghastly crooked this forest is a grove of strange shaped pine trees. It is no less then a mystery to why these tress have this odd shape and appearance. Some say that the reason behind the 90-degree bend of the
trees is gravitational pull within the area. Well it is a strange yet unique place for one’s Instagram pictures, right!

Apostle Island

Location: Wisconsin, USA.

Apostle islands are a group of 22 islands in Lake Superior. Nature at its purest form and absolutely enchanting freshwater lake, with colourful birds chirping to astonishing caves below the sea. Nature can’t get any better than this.

Salar de Uyuni (Salar de Tunupa)

Location: Bolivia.

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat which is nearly 11000 sqkm landscape of bright white salt and rock formations which was formed as a result of transformation or evolution of prehistoric lakes within its surroundings. This place indeed transformed in a beautiful way.

Darvaza Gas Crater

Location: Derweze, Turkmenistan.

Locally known as “The Door to Hell” or Gates of Hell”, is a natural gas field collapsed into an underground cavern which something sounds unbelievable. It has been on fire for more than 40 years when a group of soviet scientists in 1971 had the bright idea to light a massive natural gas fire in the middle of the Turkmeni desert.

SILFRA

Location: Iceland.
Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, formed due to earthquake accompanying the divergent movement of the two tectonic plates where the two continents meet and drift apart about 2 cm per year. The only place where one can dive or snorkel directly in a crack between two tectonic plates. It has said to have clearest water in the world. SILFRA giving some major travel goals for sure.

Lake Natron

Location: Tanzania

Lake Natron, where all the animals turn into hard rock. Don’t believe me? well you have too because this lake is highly alkaline and has high level of pH value which burns or calcifies the skin of the animals that touches this lake. It is home to certain kinds of algae and bacteria, blood-red from the bacteria that live in it, the salt lake is steaming hot. Well do not get too close to this lake and enjoy the nature’s beauty with caution.

Marble Caves

Location: Chile chico.

This place will definitely make one’s day. A cave, so surreal and only accessible by ferry. Naturally circular designs are carved into solid marble, the blue and green colour of the cave is due to the reflection of the water, just imagine how blue the water will be. This place definitely will be a feast to one’s eye.

 

So this vacation, take a break from the clichéd vacation spots and escape to the most stunning and not so known places because it is said if you never go, you never know.

 

 

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