Certain places on the face of the earth are so jaw-droppingly strange. However, they are so beautiful that you would find it hard to believe that they are for real. Their baffling beauty is hard to describe. And sometimes even pictures cannot do justice to its untapped beauty.
We have collated a list of the weirdest places from around the world. And we are sure that these places would give you reasons to revisit your bucket list. Well, it’s an eerie feeling to see these places, and it makes you think that you are living in a world that has so much beauty, weird or otherwise! Doesn’t it hit you with a feeling of shock, surprise, and, yes, some indescribable emotions?
Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Spotted Lake has been a place of reverence for the people living in native Okanagan, and one look at this place, and you’ll know in an instant why it is so sacred. In the summer, the lake water evaporates and leaves behind small mineral pools, and each of their colors is different from the next.
You can spot the Lake from Highway 3, from a small town of Osoyoos (northwest), although visitors are asked not to trespass on the tribal land. Well, if this sounds weirdly beautiful, you are right. It is. And you must have a good look at this beautiful spot as soon as you can.
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
There was a huge volcanic eruption some sixty million years ago spewing out a mass of molten basalt at this place called Giant’s Causaway at Northern Island.
The lava solidified and contracted as it cooled and went on to create peculiar cracks. You can find some 37,000 polygon columns at this World Heritage Site, so it is perfect geometrical sight. However, local legend says that it has been a creation of a giant.
It’s is the perfect example of one of the weird yet beautiful places in the world. It’s also called a natural wonder. The surroundings are also a receptacle of gorgeous scenery, so take a day off to explore the beauty around Belfast.
Thor’s Well, Oregon, USA
The spouting Horn or Thor’s Well in Oregon is another gorgeous sight that you cannot miss. The high-rising surf gushes into the gaping sinkhole, and then the water suddenly shoots upwards with great enthusiasm.
Consider taking a good look at it as you take the Captain Cook Trail from the Cape Perpetua to the Scenic Area visitor center. Hold yourself back even if the dizzying high tide exhilarates you, as it is not very safe, especially during the harsh winter storms.
There is something wild and untamed about this place that you are truly going to find mesmerizing!
You can locate this alluring UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Turkey. A visit around the Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) can also give you a sneak peek at the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, the gorgeous city surrounding the ruins.
The water from the natural springs down to the white travertine terraces will coax you to take a dip in the thermal pools. Ensure you have a guide with you to know all the details about this fascinating piece of the historical side of Turkey.
Lake Hillier, Western Australia
The locals discovered this lake sometime in 1802 in one of the largest islands in Western Australia’sAustralia’s Recherche Archipelago.
An aerial will do justice to the pretty-in-pink color lake. Well, there is a scientific reason for the lake taking on such a fetching color. That’sThat’s right, scientists have put down the reason as high salinity and the presence of the Dunaliella salina, a salt-loving algae species, and a thriving pink bacteria, halobacteria. Catch a bird’s eye view from a plane taking off from Esperance airport.
The Tianzi Mountains, China
You will find the strange-looking and utterly stunning Tianzi Mountains in Hunan Province in China. And with the mist wrapping its cool fingers around these staggering lush-green limestone pinnacles, it looks quite a spectacle.
You can take a dizzying aerial tour aloft a cable car and reach as far as Huangshi village. And from there, you can take the route of several winding trails, trying to take a glimpse of the Tianzi or the son of heaven.
It is no wonder that it gave a flight of imagination to James Cameron, and he used it in his film Avatar. These places will make you take a double-take and wonder. And it would make you wonder if these places are for real or just a wisp of your overactive imagination!