Our world is full of amazing places. Most of the great spots have been visited and turned into a tourist spot.
However, there are still some places which are a little difficult to get to, but definitely worth the visit. These awesome places look surreal. We are excited to think what visiting them would be like.
Here are 15 fairytale-like places most tourists have no idea about.
It’s a small village hidden among small waterfalls and cerulean waters. Balagaj has cozy white houses and a monastery located under a high cliff. It’s a paradise for Sufis who have built this place.
Huacachina is a small oasis with a population of only 200 people. It’s located in the middle of a vast desert. It’s a 5-hour drive from the country’s capital and is an excellent place to cut yourself off from the world. You can also ride a sandboard on the Peruvian hills.
Lake Hillier is a magical place with sandy beaches surrounded by eucalyptus forests with the pinkest lake in the world. It’s located on the middle island in the South-West of Australia and the only way to reach there is by air. The water stays pink all years round, but no one can truly say why.
4. Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands, Mexico
The hidden beach or Playa de Amor is a caved beach in the Marieta Islands of Mexico. The water is pure and the island has a large variety of birds living there. The only way to go to the beach is by water through a maze of underwater caves.
5. The Silfra Fissure, Iceland
This crystal clear underwater fissure is located in the Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. It’s a must-visit place for divers and adventurers. Be warned that the cold can mess up your depth perception. But the water is incredibly pure and you can see up to 300 meters!
6. Isola Bella, Italy
This Italian island in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s in the middle of a lake called Lago Maggiore. It has a magnificent Borromeo palace and a multilevel blooming garden filled with white peacocks. The castle and its grottos, terraces, and fountains occupy almost the whole tiny land.
7. Popeye Village, Malta
The Popeye Village got its name when it was used to shoot of Popeye musical in the 1980s. There are several wooden houses in the village which were originally built for the musical. Nowadays, it is a resort with an amusement park and cruises around the bay with stunning views all around. The interiors of the houses are decorated just like the movie.
8. Dongchuan Red Soil, China
This mountainous valley is located to the South-West of Kunming, in the Yunnan Province. But it was removed from the tourist map due to the lack of public infrastructure. It was discovered in the mid-1990s. The redness of the soil comes from the high concentration of minerals and fossils.
9. Flores Island, Portugal
This beautiful island made the list on the UNESCO world heritage list. The national park on the island has a unique flora and fauna. It’s located in the westernmost point of the Azores island near the coast of Portugal. The name is translated as ‘a cape of flowers’ as all of the island territories are covered with different colorful flowers. There are also natural hot springs, lagoons, flooded rice fields, cozy villages, lakes, volcanoes, and caves.
10. The Door to Hell (also known as Darvaza Crater), Turkmenistan
The door to hell is a giant crater about 60 meters in diameter and 20 meters in depth. Just as the locals say, it looks like an entrance to hell. Geologists accidentally found a cave with a natural gas reserve. To avoid the gas’s negative effects on people and livestock, they ignited the gas. They assumed that the gas would burn out in a few days, but surprisingly it’s been continuously burning for 45 years!
11. The Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in northeastern Brazil, The Lencois Maranhenses National Park is filled with turquoise lagoons between white sandy dunes. Every year, during the rainy season, these lagoons appear and then slowly disappear over time. It’s amazing how the fish and crabs survive during the droughts every year. If you are planning a visit, do so between July and September—the lagoons are at their full capacity during that time.
12. Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain
For over eight centuries this small town has stood in a rock in the south of Spain. The local name is referred to as “a town under the rocks” because the walls and roofs of the houses are parts of huge basalt rocks. The rocks protect the town from the scorching sun and wind. If you stand in the town, you will feel humbled in front of the impressive mountainous masses.
13. The Cave of Saint Marcel d’Ardeche, France
This beautiful network of caves filled with crystal clear water and colorful rocks was discovered by a French hunter in 1836. The Grotto de Saint-Marcel-D’ardèche (Saint-Marcel-d’Ardeche) is located in the region of Rhône in the French Alps.
14. The Marble Caves, Chile
Located on the peninsula at the General Carrera Lake in Chile, the Marble Caves are one of the most impressive caves in the world. The network of caves was created by the flow of water over thousands of years. The swirling designs in the marble walls look incredible, to say the least!
15. Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia
Between the border of Colombia and Ecuador, there’s a gorge where you’ll find the Las Lajas Sanctuary. The neo-gothic designed church stands 45 meters above the river between rocks and waterfalls.
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