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Places that look unreal but are actually real.

Updated on April 23, 2015

Turkmenistan (the door to hell)

Yes, I know what you are thinking, this can’t be real. The truth is it actually exists. It was created by the solvient petroleum engineers in 1971. It was thought to be an oil field site, so the engineers started drilling and the ground collapsed into a wide crater. To prevent the release of poisonous gases, engineers decided to lit the hole and burn the gas off. From 1971 to now it has been burning inside without stopping.

Lake hillier, Australia

This flamingo like lake is found in the south coast of Western Australia. the lake actually look like pink hair was first visited in year 1802. The source of the pink color is due to presence of organisms (dunaliella). However the lake is highly protected and it’s accessible by air.

Enchanted well, Brazil

This is also called poco encantado. This gorgeous feature is found in the chapada diamantina national park in Bahia state, Brazil. This pool is one hundred and twenty feet deep. The water is very transparent and you can actually see the features at the bottom. The blue color is due to reflection of mineral in the water by the sun. The pool is a good spot for divers however, access to the pool I highly controlled for protection.

Angkor wat, Cambodia

This looks like a Disney castle but it’s actually a temple that was built in the first half of the 12th century. It took about thirty years to construct the temple. It is the largest religious monument in the world. The temple sits around 200 acres of land

Mount roraima

This magnificent mountain is found in South America. It lies in the Guiana shield in the south eastern of canaima national park in Venezuela. The mountain serves as a border between brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. The mountain has numerous cliffs that house numerous waterfalls. The mountain is difficult to access due to its steep sides but if you really want to climb it you can only access it from the Venezuelan side.

Lake Baikal, Russia

It seems like something that is only imaginary, it’s very real. It is a rift lake that is located in the south of Russian region of Siberia. It is also the world’s deepest and oldest freshwater lake. The lake is at most gorgeous during winter where turquoise ice is formed. The month of March is the appropriate time when the sun shines on the ice producing a magnificent scene.

Tianzi mountains, china

This mountains are located in zhangjiajie in the hunan province of china. It is named after xiang dakun. These mountains also appeared in the movie avatar due to the strange shapes. Indeed these mountains look very creep

Chocolate hills, Philippines

These are a geological formation located in Bohol province, Philippines. It is estimated that they are about 1260 hills with heights varying between 100 to 400 feet. The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season hence the name chocolate hills. The strange thing is that the hills are very regular in shape with a perfect symmetry. That’s very mysterious.

Marble caves of Chile Chico

The marble caves are located on lake Buenos aires Patagonia, Chile. The caves are a unique geological formations created with monoliths of marble and formed by waves. You can only travel by boat inside the gorgeous caves.

Waitomo caves, new Zealand

The wiatomo glow worm cave is located in the northern king country region of the north island, new Zealand. The cave contains glowworms which light the ceiling of the cave. The cave almost looks like a club lit with disco lights.


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