We will take you to some of the weirdest sites across the world that are open to tourists and are sure to take your breath away. Make sure you have these in your bucket list for your love from the planet.
1. Salar de Uyuni
Bolivia is home to Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world, a place that is a surprise to pore over. A glorious hit with nature and travel shutterbugs from all over the world, this one merits to be in your bucket list, mainly on Earth Day.
2. Lamayuru, India
While the Himalayas are full of wonders, the mountains of Ladakh are home to the wonder that is Lamayuru. The region is also known as ‘Moon Land’, owing to its terrain that bears a striking resemblance to the surface of the Moon! Yes, you have to visit it to believe it. It is also home to one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the region.
3. Slope Point, New Zealand
This is the southernmost point of New Zealand and can be accessed only via an hour’s walk. It is a place lined with rugged cliffs that are a treat to explore, but what will leave you startled is the fact that all the trees and sparse vegetation here are inclined in just one direction. Reason being the strong Antarctic winds that make them swing in one direction all year!
4. Silfra Rift, Iceland
Iceland’s Þingvellir National Park is home to a treasure that deserves a definite place in this list for the Earth Day. It marks the tectonic boundary between the Eurasian and North American plates and is a very popular diving site too. The water here is fed by a glacier and is starkly clear, and is a charm to explore underwater.
5. Painted Hills, Oregon
A really interesting and unexpected sight for first-time visitors, Oregon’s Painted Hills look more like a manmade sensation. The soil here is formed of mudstone, siltstone, shale and lignite, presenting a hue of variations to the landscape around. A must-visit if you are wherever in the region.
6. Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
7. Crystal Cave, Mexico
This is one for the thrill-seekers for visiting Mexico’s Crystal Cave is an experience unlike any other. It is set at a depth of some 300 m and is connected to the Naica Mine and is home to some of the largest natural crystals to be ever found to the planet. One of the crystals found here weighed a massive 55 tonnes! Imagine.