18 Unbelievable Places on Earth You Must Visit Before You Die!

by Tony Hayes9 years ago
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You could travel our planet for a thousand years and still not see everything it has to offer. Luckily, the internet has become a good starting point for those who only have the luxury of going abroad and seeing something unique every once in a while. Check these 14 unbelievable places on Earth to add to your bucket list.

1 ‘Door to Hell,’ Turkmenistan

'Door to Hell,' Turkmenistan
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Known as “The Door to Hell”, this is a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan. It has a natural gas fire that was lit in 1971 by Soviet petrochemical scientists who thought it would burn out. However, it’s still burning strong to this day. (source)

2 Crescent Lake, China

Crescent Lake, China
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Just south of the city of Dunhuang in Gansu Province, China, lies a crescent-shaped lake in a 2000 year old Oasis called Yueyaquan. It was in danger of being eaten by the desert as the sands encroached, but back in 2006, the government started to fill the lake and restore its original depth. (source)

3 Dragon’s Blood Trees, Socotra

Dragon's Blood Trees, Socotra
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The archipelago of Socotra is located in the northwest Indian Ocean, and is especially known as the home to dragon’s blood trees (Dracaena cinnabari). These trees looks like upturned umbrellas and are part of a surreal landscape with unique flora and fauna. (source)

4 Crooked Forest, Poland

Crooked Forest, Poland
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A pine tree grove just outside Nowe Czarnowo in Poland, has approximately 400 trees with mysteriously bent trunks. No one knows exactly why. (source)

5 Great Blue Hole, Belize

Great Blue Hole, Belize
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Measuring 984 feet in diameter, and 407 feet in depth, the Great Blue Hole (aka Lighthouse Reef) is a large submarine vertical cave, and is thought to be the largest of its kind. It was originally made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top 10 scuba diving spots on Earth. (source)

6 Split Apple Rock, New Zealand

Split Apple Rock, New Zealand
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New Zealand is home to a number of natural wonders and should be on any traveler’s itinerary. In Tasman Bay off the northern coast of the South Island, is a geological rock formation called Split Apple Rock. The rock has a natural cleft which looks like two sides of an apple. It isn’t known when this happened. (source)

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