12 Incredible Places That Actually Exist

1. Tulip Flower Fields in Netherlands

 

Also known as flower bulb cultivation, these colorful and quilted type fields have come to represent Holland and became a trademark. These fields are in blossom during every April when cultivators place and plant them every March. They usually run until May, at the end of Tulip season.

2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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This beautiful, mirror-like location is something dreams are made of. Salar de Uyuni is located in Bolivia and is noted to be the richest place in lithium. The world’s largest salt flats make up about 4,086 square miles. Laid out, that’s more than the distance between Massachusetts and California!

3. Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

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Discovered as the world’s largest cave, the Son Doong cave, also known as the “Hang Son Doong” cave, is located in Quang Binh in Vietnam. The name derives from the meaning “Mountain River cave” and is said to be between 2 and 5 million years old. Some of the ceiling has fallen in creating natural skylights due to weak limestone areas.

4. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

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The Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan is a public park that brings tourists due to their millions of sky blue colored flowers. There’s a small amusement park and visitors are welcome to bring their bikes for a ride-through. It is approximately 469 acres!

5. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska

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These beautiful caves lie under glaciers and are visually stunning, while needing an experienced tour guide as well as equipment to somewhat safely venture out into this area. You need to be an adventurer to get to these ones, having to climb and kayak to get there. Some of the Mendenhall glacier has collapsed, so you have to enter at your own risk.

6. Red Beach, Panjin, China

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The Sueda species is the type of red grass at this beach and like Tulips, it blossoms well in April. The younger grass is a lighter red while the more mature grass is a darker, rich red. Panjin is off of the bay coast of Liaodong off of their Bohai gulf coast.

7. Bamboo Forest, Japan

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On the outskirts of Kyoto Japan in Arashiyama, a district near the Oi river, there lies a bamboo forest. Bamboo in this area is used to create items like boxes, baskets and maps, as they have been for centuries. It is known that the wind creates a sway in the bamboo create a beautiful and gentle area for a wonderful bike ride. There are many bike paths for tourists to walk or take a ride in.

8. Cherry Blossoms in Bonn, Germany

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For two to three weeks every year, there’s a magical place in Germany where cherry blossoms decide to come out from hiding to create tunnels over the city streets. They say that if you are further north, you will have longer lasting cherry blossoms and they typically last around 20 days. So if you’ve ever wanted to go on vacation to Germany, wait until this time of year rolls around. You’ll be in love!

9. Lake Retba, Senegal

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Lake Retba looks like a pink pastel dream. Located in Dakar, Africa, the pink water is caused by Dunaliella salina, and it’s caused by high salt content. The color is denser during the months of November to June where it’s drier. If you’ve ever wanted to be a princess in a pink land where the water looks like melted candy, you may want to more here!

10. Mount Roraima, Venezuela

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Located in Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana (it’s the large!), Mount Roraima is a tepui plateau and had an extreme impact on the indigenous people as well as the center for myths and urban legends. It’s stunning and natural architecture will leave you in awe as it showcases Earth’s real and natural beauty.

11. Whitehaven Beach, Australia

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The stunning and crystal clear waters of the Whitehaven Beach in Australia will have you moving there in a heartbeat! The reasoning for its crisp white sand: pure silica! There’s 98% pure silica in its sand. Since the rocks around it do not contain this silica, it was said that the currents brought in the silica over time. This beach is what dreams are made of.

12. Splitvice Lakes, Croatia

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In the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, the beautiful waterfalls drench the gorgeous limestone. In this national park, there are caves, lakes, waterfalls as well as wolves and rare birds. It’s truly a magical place.

7 Comments on “12 Incredible Places That Actually Exist

  1. It always amazes me there are still so many beautiful places on earth. The pictures are awe-inspiring. Thank you!!

  2. Man, I would love to visit just half these places. What a vacation that would be, traveling the world to see these extraordinary locations. Thank you for highlighting some of the great places around the globe.

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