Amazing Locations on Earth You Didn’t Know Existed – Part 2

Are you an explorer at heart, looking for unknown, hidden treasures when you travel? Then keep reading for our list of the best unknown places on the planet!

The best way to find real treasures is to ask locals and go exploring on your own.

“The Door to Hell” in Derweze, Turkmenistan

door to hell

This natural gas field, known as “The Door to Hell” or “The Gateway to Hell,” is unusual. When this cavern collapsed in 1971, geologists set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas, and it has been burning ever since. It has since become a one-of-a-kind destination. Do you dare to approach this crater for a good selfie?

Quinta de Regaleira, Portugal

inverted tower

This 27-deep well is a majestic sight that has been dubbed an inverted tower. Located on a Portuguese estate in Sintra. The estate is unquestionably as lovely on the outside as it is on the inside. This mysterious location has visitors wondering whether it is a well or an inverted tower. What are your thoughts?

Oasis in Huacachina, Peru

overview of huacachina

A small town in Southwestern Peru is surrounded by a small lake and enormous sand dunes, making it one of the most infertile places on the planet. This oasis is home to only 96 people. This location is ideal for watching the sunset while also exploring the town’s rustic shops and being adventurous by trying out sandboarding!

Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada

large montreal botanical gardens sculpture

This 75-hectare oasis of greenery is regarded as one of the world’s finest botanical gardens. This botanical garden with thirty thematic gardens and ten exhibition greenhouses is popular with visitors. This location is undoubtedly for all nature lovers who enjoy spending time in nature.

Monastery of Santa Maria dell’Isola in Tropea, Italy

church of santa maria dell'isola at night, tropea, italy

Do you want to go on a secret getaway? A secret getaway, in other words. Then pack your belongings and travel to Tropea, Italy. Get a good look at this Norman cathedral Franciscan monastery from the 12th century. This location is a well-kept secret among Italians, where they all vacation. (My apologies to the Italians for broadcasting it to the rest of the world!) This location is still relatively unknown among travelers. You can not only enjoy a scenic view of the castle but also take an afternoon dip in its warm, turquoise clear water. How can you resist a stunning coastal cliff view while sunbathing?

Pingvallavatn Lake, Iceland

pingvallavatn lake iceland

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in two places at once? Then go to Pingvallavatn Lake in Iceland to get a sense of how it is. Swim between the rocks in the Atlantic Ocean and you’ll be swimming in both Europe and America!

Lake Natron in Tanzania

lake natron

Animals are turned to stone in this lake. Yes, indeed! A very unusual place to visit, but with a perfectly reasonable explanation. This lake’s water is extremely alkaline, with a PH as high as 10.5. As a result, it automatically burns the skin of any animal that dares to enter the water. TIP: Do not swim in this lake!

Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia

las lajas sanctuary

This massive neo-gothic church is located on the border of Colombia and Ecuador. Built in the 1700s by a family who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in the sky. It’s off the beaten path, so there won’t be many tourists here!

Kampong Thom, Cambodia

kampong thom

A fantastic alternative to Angkor Wat, located halfway between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Climb 807 steps to Phnom Suntuk, a mountaintop pagoda, and then take a boat ride down the Stung Sen River. These are unique places to visit in Cambodia that are not typical tourist traps.

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