Last Updated on November 5, 2019
People often travel to see monuments, museums or other men-made masterpieces. But how often do you travel to explore the natural wonders of the world? Nature is a very unique form of art because it just is – it’s effortless, but yet so wonderful that the mere sight of some of its places might leave you speechless. This is a list of unique places to visit in the world but, more than that, it’s a mandatory list of 10 places to see before you die.
#1 – Antelope Canyon, USA
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When talking about natural wonders landscaping, you can’t escape the Antelope Canyon. This rock formation is located in Arizona and it’s famous for its red coloration and for its spiral rock arches.
It’s one of a kind site, ideal for backpack travelers since you can do long trail walks in order to explore it. We advise you to get there as soon as possible so you can enjoy this wonderful place with natural light.
#2 – Playa del Amor, Mexico
This is the kind of place you can’t see from the sky because it’s hidden and surrounded by enormous rock walls. These rock walls form a natural skylight, making this beach one of the most unique places to visit in the world.
This sheltered piece of heaven allegedly originated from an explosion that occurred when this area served as a site for military testing. You can only reach this wonderful place if you swim through a short tunnel – but it’s totally worth it.
#3 – Lake Hillier, Australia
Yes, it’s the famous pink lake we have all seen in social media and it’s one of the most unique places to visit in the world. Located on the southern side of the Australian Western coast, this marvelous bizarre lake can be seen from the sky.
And against all odds, it’s safe to swim in it, because this strange coloration is due to the presence of pigmented algae. This looks like something out of a fairytale and you just can’t miss it.
#4 – Benagil Sea Cave, Portugal
The Algarve Coast in Portugal has been a point of reference for tourism in Europe for a long time now. But usually, people come to Algarve in search of sunny days and fun nights.
What most people don’t know is that in Benagil, Algarve, there is a unique cave that can only be reached by boat and that is absolutely stunning. After arriving you can actually spend the day there, enjoying the sun and swimming in the breathtaking blue waters.
#5 – General Carrera Lake, Chile
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This is one of those places you need to see to believe since it is one of the most unbelievable wonders of the world. This geological formation is matchless and happened over the course of millions of years.
These caves are really isolated, which means you will have to fly all the way from Santiago to Coyhaique and then drive to this secluded location. Do not enter the cave system unless the tide is low, and talk to locals in order to get a small boat to explore this site. It’s going to be worthy of your troubles, we promise.
#6 – Trolltunga, Norway
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Norway is one of the best places to travel for many reasons, bit the tip of Trolltunga makes its way to the top of the list.
The name of this site can be translated literally into “troll tongue”, and the name is due to the fact that this long rock formation hangs about 2300 feet above the ground of Ringedalsvatnet, providing you with a panoramic and astonishing view over the mountain range of Norway.
This can be considered an overseas adventure travel experience since this spot is particularly dangerous (for the obvious reasons) and there is no surveillance. So be adventurous, but take precautions.
#7 – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
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You get here and you start walking on those Bolivian salt flats you have only seen in pictures – and you can’t believe it. This is like something out of a dream. The salt flats’ surface works as a giant mirror that reflects the sky.
It will give you the unparalleled feeling that you are walking on air. This is the biggest salt flat in the whole world. In order to enjoy this wonderful place fully, try to go after the rain season, when you can find beautiful flamingos hanging by.
#8 – Elafonissi Beach, Greece
Greece is magic all the way through – from the blue clear water beaches to the film-like blue and white houses that are so characteristic and in every postcard.
But Elafonissi Beach is one of the most striking locations in Crete because it enjoys a unique particularity – for some months during spring the white sand is replaced with a unique shade of pink.
This happens because thousands of red shells are deposited on the shoreline by the crashing of the waves. This metamorphosis happens for a short period of time, so if you want to be there to witness it look into travel sites and get a travel advisor to figure out when to schedule your trip.
#9 – Heart Reef, Australia
This is the kind of place that takes part in every “7 natural wonders of the world” article, and we couldn’t let it sit this one out. It is the kind of thing that you must experience from the air to get an idea of how beautiful and unique it is.
Search for some travel deals before booking a chartered flight to show you this amazing cluster of coral.
#10 – Hirosaki Castle Botanic Garden, Japan
Japan seems like a whole new world to western people and it’s a very sought-after destination year after year. But the country gets a unique kind of vibe by the time the cherry trees start blossoming, and the Hirosaki Castle Botanic Garden is the ideal place to experience this one of a kind setting.
Over 2500 cherry blossom trees transform this place into a pink paradise. During April and May if you visit this site you will look up to see pink and look down to see pink. It’s an authentic paradise. For a little bit of magic – more magic, at that – rent a boat and experience this phenomenon while streaming down a canal.