While we all know about some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, such as the Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls, and the Great Barrier Reef, there are so many breathtakingly gorgeous places that we still don’t know anything about. They are in some of the furthest corners of the world, oft the regular beaten path, yet they are a sight for sore eyes. Let’s explore some of these less popular and less explored places around the world.
The Forest Lake, Russia
Although we don’t know about the exact location of this lake, it is in the middle of a huge forest in Russia. Also, there is a bit of an enigma attached to this lake, but nobody knows exactly how the lake was formed. However, with modern technology, you can still admire its untapped beauty.
Honokohau Falls, Maui
While the mountains offer some of the greenest and most beautiful sceneries in the world, the Mountains in Maui are probably the greenest in the world. The waterfall plunges from the height of 1,119ft (341m). If you want to witness the epic drop, you will have to take a helicopter ride on the island of Maui, Hawaii, and fly over a treacherous valley in the West Maui Mountains.
The Tepui Mountains in Venezuela are truly magical. It looks straight out of the Lord of the Rings movie set. These mountains are not connected by ranges and stand-alone. The word’ Tepui’ literally means’ home of the gods’ as named by the local people of Gran Sabana, and one look at it will tell you it is truly God’s abode.
Shetland Islands, Scotland
The puffins inhabit these rugged islands! This island of Foula is the UK’s most remote island, where only 40 people live there with just one shop! The local council also takes care of the islands’ natural heritage and biodiversity.
There you get to see unstretched views of sand and the sea. While you gaze out at sea, you can have some sea birds to give you company.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
It is in the Melaky Region, Madagascar, the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a combination of the nature reserve and national park. The landscape has an abundance of limestone towers. Besides that, it is the host of some of the rare endemic spices of plants and animals. The name Tsingy can mean a place where one can walk on tiptoes. No wonder it is one of the most untouched paradises you could ever see in your life.
Socotra is in the Arabian Sea, and it is an archipelago of four islands and contains as many as 800 rare species of flora and fauna. You can trace this back to 20 million years old. The hot and dry climate island makes it one of the unique landscapes upon which you may ever set your eyes. However, it is not as accessible as you would think because of some of the traveling safety issues in Yemen.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
The Song Doong Cave in Vietnam, in the middle of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, is so large that it contains its river and jungle. The discovery of this 5.5 miles long place was as recent as 2009-2010 by the British Cave Research Association and has been open to the public since 2013.
There are very few people who have been able to enjoy the beauty of the Hang Son Doong. Maybe it is because it is so untouched and pristine.
Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan
Whenever we think of majestic mountains, we think of Mount Everest or Kangchenjunga. But Gangkhar Puensum in Bhutan remains one of the highest unclimbed mountains in the world. It is 24,836 feet long and is set at 9,826 feet, and despite repeated attempts, nobody has been able to climb its summit.
Many such divinely beautiful places worldwide are still blooming in all their glory without any human intervention. We hope it stays that way in the coming years.
Sometimes, you can travel through the region only by foot as the entire landscape looks like a scene from a Hayao Miyazaki movie. The magic and the mystery of these places are second to none! Would you like to visit any of these places? If yes, which one? Do let us know in the comments section!