Last Updated on October 12, 2018
When we decide to travel somewhere new, the one thing we mostly look for is somewhere unique, cool, breathtaking, can give us chills and leaving us with an open mouth for minutes.
When we spend long months in one place, we feel stuck, so the cravings for adventure that will break our routine start along with the need to create new memories that are worth every and each penny we are willing to lose throughout the whole trip.
Instead of flying to the usual, popular places that we see constantly on Instagram, we can always look for cool places that can trill people, even those who have seen a lot. Let’s all say “Cheers” to adventure, and discover 10 of the most shocking places that will thrill you.
The hands of the Golden Bridge, Da Nang, Vietnam
Have you ever been to the Golden Bridge? It looks very cool, right? Well, not as cool as the Golden Bridge of Vietnam. After one year of construction, the bridge was opened this past June and it looks like two giant human hands holding up a bridge.
It truly looks like it is out of a surreal painting, which is why it must be on everyone’s travel bucket-list.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a delicate and eccentric forest that doesn’t really look real. Most people will believe it is just a part of a fantasy movie until they see it in person.
Also, it has a tropical climate (cold during the summer and warm during the winter), which means you can take a vacation from your raining city and fly to China where it is beautiful and warm.
Plus, it is home to over 700 animal species, so don’t forget to take pictures of the unique animals.
Hamilton Pool Preserve — Texas, US
There are not enough words to describe the charm and beauty of this place. Hamilton Pool Preserve, that is located in Texas, is a truly gorgeous visual spectacle that was created under the effects of a collapse of an underground river and the natural erosion.
If you are in Austin or live close by, you have to visit this place, even if you are not a swimmer. The beauty of this place is enough to wash away your stress and make you happier.
Hinatuan Enchanted River, Surigao del Sur, Philippines
You will have to look twice at this place to believe that this beauty can be real and not just the creation of a talented painter. Right in the heart of Mindanao Island, the Hinatuan Enchanted River is flowing through the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Sea.
Once you look at it, you will notice the perfect mixture of colors, but when you look closer, you will notice that the depth of it is what creates the magic, which is still unexplored to this day.
Northern Lake Baikal, Russia
In order to believe that this place is not filled with large broken glasses, you have to visit it. You will discover that it is one of the most magnificent sights you will ever see.
Northern Lake Baikal is the world’s largest freshwater lakes that contain 20% of freshwater of the whole globe. The only way you can describe this place is by saying “There is beautiful ice sculpture that just fell and broke on a frozen lake”.
Make sure to visit it during winter to witness the turquoise color that proudly shows how it is the world’s clearest water.
Travertine pools and terraces at Pamukkale, Turkey
How about a nature-made terrace? Yes, please.
In Turkey, there are warm travertine terraces that look like marble waterfalls with limpid pools. This place is filled with carbonated mineral water that stays in the same temperature all year round due to its location in the Inner Aegean region.
The color mixture will relax your mind and help you be calm and healthier in a matter of minutes.
Marble Caves of Lake General Carrera, Chile
The marble caves of Chile are one of the world’s greatest treasures. This place is proof that nature is a better artist than all humans could ever be. Marble Caves of Lake General Carrera has been naturally created over 6,000 years ago.
Throughout all of these years, water and wind have been slowly carving each one of these caves to make them the masterpieces they are today.
Salt Lake, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
South America has one of the most remarkable places in the world where salt crust literally extends to the horizon. The lakes that are located nearby to Salar de Uyuni overflow a thin coat of water, which turns the salt flats into a stunning mirror that’s reflecting the sky. It is also the world’s largest salt flat, covering 10,582 sq km.
Oasis of Huacachina, Peru
Finding an oasis in the middle of a desert will make you feel like you are hallucinating or living in a dream, and that’s exactly what Huacachina is. It is too beautiful and perfect to be true.
Huacachina is a small village that was built around a gorgeous oasis. With golden sand surrounding it, you will feel like you are in a different world. There are only 100 people living it and it is 5 km far from Ica, the city.
The Dark Hedges, Northen Ireland
If you are interested to walk a path that is as cool as it is trilling, then you have to head to Bregagh Road in Northen Ireland. The Dark Hedges is a forest with trees that were all bend inward, which creates a very interesting tunnel.
This place is now famous for being used in Game of Thrones, the popular TV show.