Our planet is an amazing thing, full of mysteries and interesting places. There are many different places of interest, which we do not even know about. That is why, we have collected the list of the most unusual places, that will impress your imagination.
Waitomo, according to Wikipedia, is a cave of fireflies in New Zealand. New Zealand is a beautiful country, proud of its beautiful scenery. However, its main attractions are not only on the surface - it is just as beautiful underground. Waitomo district is a vivid proof of this. It lies on one of the largest islands of the state. It is famous for the impressive limestone caves that are really impressive. However, they numerous fireflies make them even more special. These fireflies have chosen these underground labyrinths as their home. Thousands of tiny insects emit phosphorescent light, creating a surreal light installations.
Burano - the most colorful quarter, Venice, Italy. The picturesque island of Burano in the northern quarter of the Italian lagoon, in the city of Venice can truly be called one of the most colorful places on the planet. Except for the skilled craftsmen, who are responsible for the production of lace, it is famous for its brightly colored buildings. It is interesting, that each building has a certain color, the resolution on which homeowners get from the local authorities. The state of cartoon houses and rich shades are being carefully monitored, if necessary, refreshing the lost brightness of their appearance. According to legend, it was bright colors of facades, which pointed the way home to the fishermen.
Fishing village in China, which lost the battle with nature. The small village, which lies on one of the 400 Shengsi Islands, located on the east of China in Zhejiang province, abandoned by people for decades, but increasingly attracts the attention of tourists every year. Once, town known for its fisheries was left by people, who went finding a more convenient way of earning, it began to fade under the onslaught of the local vegetation, turning into the realm of greenery. Plants slowly absorbed crumbling stone buildings, demonstrating the power of nature and creating a truly fantastic spectacle. Quiet scenic area on the east coast of China was no comfortable place for human life, but it quickly turned into a cozy home for the local flora and fauna. The transformation of the city is especially impressive when you consider the fact that the inhabitants left it until the early '90s, and empty houses and broken windows have completely merged with flourishing greenery. So, abandoned town gradually transformed from the ruins into the jungle green, which have become well-known local landmark.
Fire Falls "horse's tail", the US. In Yosemite National Park in California, there is an impressive natural attraction, called "horse's tail" (Horsetail Fall). Under such an unusual name is known an ordinary seasonal waterfall. In winter and early spring it is flowing from the eastern side of the mountain range of El Capitan. The most interesting thing starts to happen in this region at the end of February. Only a few days a year, visitors of the park have an opportunity to see a rare phenomenon - the transformation of normal water flow in the waterfall of fire, resembling lava spewing from the volcano. In fact, this natural phenomenon is a visual deceit, the secret is hidden in the reflection of the setting sun at a certain angle and under favorable weather conditions. Light, blazing with fiery reflections in the water flowing from the mountain, creates a truly apocalyptic landscapes. It is a pity that unusual effect lasts for only a few minutes.
Blue salt ponds from Simon Butterworth, Australia. Blue field is an unusual photo project, like a beautiful fantasy of an artist, the author of which is the Scottish photographer Simon Butterworth. Actually, images demonstrate ordinary artificial ponds, which evaporate from the brine solution, leaving the salt harvest. Reflective azure salt fields were taken by photographer from the aircraft at an altitude of 1500 meters in the area of the abandoned city "Useless Loop", in Shark Bay (Shark Bay), the westernmost point of mainland of Australia.
Unusual glowing beach in the Maldives. With the advent of the night some of the island beaches of Maldives archipelago shine with millions of glowing neon dots, giving an impression of a starry sky, which is falling on the shore of the Indian Ocean. Surreal picture emerges not by magic, but as a result of vital activity of microscopic organisms called bioluminescent phytoplankton. The most commonly, blue glow in the Maldives is seen approximately from July to February, particularly during a new moon, when the darkness of the sky helps microorganisms to shine bright. The amazing effect of bioluminescence can be seen in any of the atolls of the state, but the most fascinating "star" surfs occur on the island Vaadhoo.
Blue Lagoon - geothermal pool in Iceland. Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal source, belonging to the number of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Thermal complex is formed around the natural pools, which is annually being visited by about 300 thousand people. The warm waters of milk, soft blue and turquoise shades are rich in minerals and have medicinal properties.
Hallerbos - blue forest in Belgium. Hallerbos is a bright place, which is represented as a beech forest area of 551 hectares (5.6 square kilometers). This forest is popular for its amazing beauty that surrounds it in the spring. Every year in the late April and in the early May, several hectares of forests are being covered by a wonderful thick carpet of million bells (wild hyacinth), which are creating intrigue colours of all shades of blue. This blue veil is extended deeply in the forest, very far away, dancing around the trees, covering the valley and decorating the banks. This place is extremely popular among Belgians themselves, and of course among the tourists.
Millions of pink flamingos in the Lake of Nakuru, Kenya. Lake Nakuru Kenya is one of those lakes in the East African Valley, which preserves a unique pristine natural world. In addition, it is considered as one of the most beautiful and colorful places on the continent. Once there was a large freshwater reservoir. About 10 thousand years ago, the climate in the region has become more dry, so that the reservoir became shallow, and was divided into three lakes Naivasha, Nakuru and Elmenteita. In addition, the lakes are not being implied by any major river, and the water level depends on rainfall.
Giant's Causeway. The coast of Northern Ireland (UK), 3 km from the town of Bushmills is covered with 40 thousand basalt columns. This place is called “Giant's Trail”. The highest column is about 12 meters high. According to a scientific hypothesis, the bizarre stone pillars were formed 50-60 million years ago, when the eruption of the volcano-hot and very fluid basaltic lava erupted onto the surface directly in line of the existing river. The outer layers of lava cooled quickly under the influence of water and stone columns were formed as if driven into the ground (this effect was achieved at the expense of the masses of lava).
As you can see, our planet is extraordinary and full of the things that we have never seen and never imagined that they exist in reality. All we have to do is to find some time for ourselves and pay some time to travelling. It is so interesting to see new and fascinating places you have never been before. Exploring the world you have a chance to get familiar to it. That is why we hope that this article was interesting for you and you chose the place you would like to visit best of all!