Do you love traveling? Then you should visit these most unique places in the world.
This world is full of mysterious places and beauty.
If you get a chance to visit any one of them then pack your bag and go for it.
Unique Places In The World
Today’s we are going to tell you about top unique places in the world along with history and facts.
All these places are at top because of their uniqueness as well as story behind them.
Also Read- Most beautiful countries In The World
You can travel digitally to all these unique places in the world through the given videos.
So, let’s go!!!
1. Cano Cristales- Colombia
The Cano Cristales is a small tributary that joins the Guayabero River in Colombia.
It is popular due to its unique plant life and, it is also commonly known as the most beautiful river in the world.
It is in the list of unique places in the world because of its amazing beauty.
The water of this river flows rapidly through an area which is on the edge of the Amazon rain forest.
The river bed has numerous holes and dips in it because of the way rocks caught in the current erode the bedrock.
River is ideal for the growing of a species of plant called Macarena clavigera.
The river turns a brilliant red during the summer months and also provides shelter for other species to thrive.
Yellow, green, blue and black colors can also be seen in its water due to other species.
This river is also affectionately known as Liquid Rainbow.
And it’s so unusual that many visitors still can’t believe it’s real, even if they stand right next to it.
2. The Gates of Hell- Turkmenistan
Not only is it hard to believe the existence of the gates of Hell and Turkmenistan, but the way it is made is perhaps even more difficult to believe.
50 years ago it looked like a karakum dessert, with sand spread in every direction.
The country was part of the Soviet Union in the 1970s.
Then the authorities were on a mission to identify all areas of natural resources.
Because with the increasing population the need for energy was also increasing.
In 1971, geologists arrived in the area and thought there was a cave under the ground that was filled with oil.
So, he set up a test excavator and drill down and take further measurements.
But they soon discovered that there was a large pocket of gas just below the surface.
The strange thing is that there is no official Russian or Turkmenistan record of what happened next.
But according to sources close to operations at the time, the ground beneath the rig collapsed and swallowed the drill as well as several top Soviet scientists.
The remaining researchers were now faced with a problem they could detect in large amounts of methane being released from the hull they had created and believed it to be a potential health hazard.
Their calculation suggested that the best way to deal with it was to burn the gas and, it would run out within a few weeks.
It was decided to throw a grenade and, into the hole and then the Gates of Hell was born.
Somebody made a wrong calculation and the result was that this hole is burning continuously from that day till today.
The crater is now about 230 feet wide and 66 feet deep and has been filled with fire, boiling mud and fierce orange flames.
It is one of the largest natural gas deposits on Earth.
So far no one has been able to find an adequate way to extinguish this fire.
Now it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
Infect, It is also considered one of the most unique places in the world due to its history of construction.
It has also become an area of biological research due to the presence of living organisms in the center of the crater.
It might one day burn like scientists thought in the 1970s.
But it could take decades to slow down based on current progress.
3. Naica Mine- Mexico
What’s the biggest crystal you’ve ever seen?
Well no matter how big you thought, but it is nothing compared to the discovery of a team of miners near Naica in “Chihuahua Mexico.”
In 1910 a cave was found at a depth of 390 feet which is known as the Cave of Swords.
Amazingly this cave was filled with gypsum crystals three feet three inches long.
90 years later, another mining team took things a step further, drilling a new shaft and found a huge crystal cave that was 980 feet below the surface.
The largest crystals have been observed to be 39 feet long, 13 feet wide and weight 55 tons.
It is the largest known crystal ever found.
The conditions in the cave aren’t at all good for people as the temperature reaches 136 degrees Fahrenheit and 99% humidity.
Humans can live only for 10 minutes without full protective equipment.
Even you are up for it, it is currently not possible to visit the cave as a robber tried to steal a crystal and ended up suffocating and dying.
It was closed permanently and allowed to be refilled with water in the hope that the crystals could be preserved and continued to grow until better methods of exploration became available.
4. Fly Geyser- Nevada
The Fly Geyser looks like it would be at home on an alien planet.
Surprisingly it is about 20 miles north of the city of Gerlach in Nevada.
Though you may consider it as a natural creation but in reality it is the result of human activity.
In 1916 a well was drilled to irrigate the water, due to geothermal activity in the region, the water was near boiling point.
So the well was abandoned but a calcium carbonate cone began to form around the opening.
The second pit was dug by an energy company in 1964 but the water was not hot enough for their needs so it was also abandoned.
The structure that was built around it is what we see today.
It has several openings from which water exits from a height of five feet.
The entire structure is currently about 30 feet tall.
The water’s unusually high silica content and the presence of algae that thrive in the conditions are responsible for the multi-colored deposits that have accumulated around it.
As it is heated to a temperature of about 200 degrees Fahrenheit, it produces quartz.
It is something that usually takes 10,000 years for a second geyser to occur.
Even though there are some geysers nearby that are built in a similar way, none are as big or impressive as Fly Geyser.
So one of a kind and something you might not have seen anywhere else in the world.
5. Richat Structure- Mauritania
The Richat Formation is also known as the Eye of Africa.
This is a strange structure in the desert rock near the small town of Odeon in Mauritania.
This inverted dome is 25 miles in diameter and has exposed different layers of rocks that appear as concentric rings.
It is one of the easiest natural formations to see from space but surprisingly it is very difficult to see from the ground level.
If you’re there you probably won’t notice anything different about it from the surrounding land.
How it formed has been the subject of scientific debate since it was first discovered in the 1930s.
The first assumption is that it is an impact crater from a meteorite, but the lack of evidence for any superheated rocks has ruled this out.
Instead, it is made up of millions of years of erosion of soft rock that was probably deposited when the area was under water.
Why this happened in a circular manner is still not clear.
There are ridges and valleys that follow the concentric lines of the rich structure and there is evidence that humans have lived here for hundreds of thousands of years.
Ancient art influences have been on the earth in the form of tools and spears such as stone knives.
Strangely though, none have been found at the center of this depression which also rules out the possibility that it was some kind of prehistoric mine.
Calls for making the structure with such a delicate rock a protected site ensure it can be studied for years to come, hopefully revealing some of the mysteries of how this strange place came to be.
6. Lake Baikal- Russia
Lake Baikal in southern Siberia is the largest known freshwater lake in the world.
It comprises about a quarter of our planet’s non-saline surface water.
5,387 feet deep makes it the deepest lake in the world.
It is also believed to be the oldest lake formed about 25 million years ago.
As you would expect, the region has a wealth of plant and animal life and supports countless villages and tribes.
But what’s especially amazing about this place is what happens when it freezes.
Because it forms in a valley, it is exposed to cold winds blowing across its surface and this creates incredible ice formations that are hard to believe naturally.
Bubbles of methane often become trapped in the ice, the smaller particles being blown together, melted and re-frozen to join the unusual shape.
And the rocks can also be seen sitting on their own icy rugs.
It is one of the most serene and awe-inspiring places on earth at the right time of year.
It is worth visiting if you get a chance.
7. Stone Forest- Madagascar
Madagascar is generally regarded as a place with a non-parallel amount of biodiversity.
But its geographical features are also impressive.
The stone forest located within the Tsingi de Bemraha National Park began life as a lagoon millions of years ago.
Limestone formed on the bed rose above the surface of the water due to deposition and tectonic activity.
As the lagoon retreated and more limestone surfaced, the monsoon rains worsened over the following millennia.
This combined with the erosion of groundwater creates caves that have subsequently collapsed, leaving a series of towers with canyons between them resulting in the largest such formation in the world.
Its name means “where one cannot walk barefoot” and is an apt warning.
These pillars, some of which are as high as 2,600 feet, are sharp enough to easily cuts flesh or tools.
Therefore, crossing has to be done with extreme caution.
8. Crooked Forest- Poland
Deep within a forest near the town of Gryfino in Poland is a phenomenon that has intrigued research and visitors alike since it was first discovered.
It is called the Crooked Forest because there are an estimated 400 pine trees that for some reason have become very different from normal.
They are believed to have been planted during the 1930s when the area was part of Germany.
After leaving the ground as usual, these trees leaned several feet to the north before moving up again.
Don’t know why this happened and why it happened which only these 400 trees have done.
There are some theories about this phenomenon.
The first is that it is human design, probably due to a device that was used then they were first fitted.
The alternative suggestion is that they were all subject to a strange weather phenomenon, such as a snow storm, when they were young in their development.
No record turns out to support the theory, so it’s quite possible that we’ll never know for sure.
This place needs no caption as to “why it is added to the list of the most unique places in the world.”
9. Red Beach- Panjin China
China is a country that is full of geographical sites but not quite as amazing as the Red Beach in Panjin.
This Panjin is around the mouth of the Shanghai Maritime River where the soil is so alkaline that very few species of plants can grow.
One that does particularly well is the suede salsa which has a deep red color and is the reason why this area looks so remarkable.
It was once believed that Mars is red in color because it is covered with red colored plants.
If this were true, what would Panjin beach surely look like?
With so many plants growing on the shores, Red Beach is the largest wetland area in the world as well as the largest reed swamp in Asia.
The entire area is a protected area of natural interest.
It is home to over 260 different species of birds and over 400 species of other types of animals.
It is also home to the rare Red-crowned Crane and Black Mouth Gull.
10. Lake Retba- Senegal
About 18 miles northeast of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on the northwest coast of Africa is a lake you’ll find nowhere else in the world.
Lake Retba is high in salt content and provides ideal conditions for Dunaliella salina algae to thrive.
Which are bright red in color and make the water pink.
This unusual color is far more prominent during the region’s dry season between November and June.
Its effect is enhanced because of the magenta bushes growing around its edges.
The lake is also an important economic center with thousands of people who rely on fishing the water as well as retrieving and selling salt deposits.
However the catches here do not quite match what is possible in other lakes.
Because to survive in such salt water, fish only grow to a quarter of the size they do elsewhere.
11. Monte Roraima- Venezuela
We are so used to seeing irregularly shaped natural structures that it seems almost impossible for something to have a rigid design.
Monte Roraima in Venezuela is not your ordinary mountain though.
It is a 12 square mile summit that is surrounded by 1300 feet high cliffs in an almost square shape.
This is actually on a tri-point border between Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil.
It has long been a part of local beliefs.
The Paimon and Capone people regard it as a giant stump that once gave birth to all the fruits and vegetables in the world.
These seemingly non-scalable cliffs inspired many of the stories in Paradise Falls from the Lost World and film by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
12. Grand Prismatic Spring Wyoming- USA
The stunningly colorful Grand Prismatic Spring is in the Yellow Stone National Park.
It is the largest hot spring in the United States.
It is larger than a football field about 370 feet wide with a depth of at least 160 feet.
You can fit a 10-storey building inside it.
The spring is filled through a crack in its floor through which 560 gallons of water are released every minute.
Its normal temperature is 160°F which is equal to 71.11°C.
Because of this, he is surrounded by such vibrant rings.
The color is formed by the presence of microbes living in warm environments.
Depending on the time of year you will see red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
13. Tianjin Mountains- China
The mountains of Tianjin, China in Manav Province are some of the most unusual mountain formations in the world.
These mountains cover an area of about 17,000 acers and are made of quartz sandstone.
They first began to emerge from Earth about 400 million years ago.
Subsequent erosion of the rock has created these slender mountains that reach a peak of 3976 feet.
These mountains are named after the legend of a farmer who led a rebellion against the oppressive regime calling himself the son of heaven.
When mountains are covered in mist there is something mysterious about them.
It should come as no surprise that he was the inspiration for the mountains in films like Avatar.
Obviously, it is one of the popular tourist destinations in the region.
It is one of the best places to visit in the list of most unique places in the world.
14. Glowworm Cave- New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world but beyond the peaks and mountain ranges are a series of deep valleys and glacial caves that seem straight from a fairy tale.
This is because they are home to glow worms.
Glow warm fungi are the larval forms of species of gnat that are endemic to the country.
Locally known as TTY which is projected over water.
The bioluminescence, which is produced in the stomach of insects, is designed to attract prey.
The resulting chemical reaction occurs between the luciferase enzyme and the luciferin molecule.
This makes for one of the most stunning sights you can visit in the natural world and makes for a magical boat ride through the carvings when thousands of spiny insects are active.
15. Underwater Waterfall- Mauritius
Mauritius is known for its idyllic beaches and crystal clear seas.
There is an incredible phenomenon in the southwest corner of the island that appears to be an underwater waterfall.
Despite what it looks like, it is not actually a flowing field of water, but an optical illusion caused by the structure of the ocean floor.
The island sits with a sea shell that is no deeper than 500 feet. At the edge of the shelf however, it soon drops to a depth of about two and a half miles.
What you actually see in an underwater waterfall is not falling into the abyss, but particles of sand that are being pushed by the stream.
It is last on this list, but it is also one of the most visited unique places in the world.
So, these are the top most unique places in the world which are full of mysteries and beauty.
Both “The Gates of Hell and Fly Geyser” were created due to human activities.
“Canoe Crystals, Glowworm Cave and Underwater Waterfall” are at the top in terms of natural beauty.
If you love to visit mysterious places, then don’t miss out to visit “Crooked Jungle”.
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