There are plenty of mysterious and unusual places strewn across the entire planet. Some of them are associated with unexplained mysteries like the Nazca Lines of Peru while some are sheer beauty of nature like the Giant’s Causeway Northern Ireland. This year, try visiting some of the most unusual places to understand the sheer variety of landscapes, history and culture.
Check out these 5 unusual places to visit in 2018!
Nazca Lines, Peru
The Nazca Lines of Peru are a mystical place on the earth. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this large area comprises of several geoglyphs of various patterns resembling of human figures, animals, birds and reptiles. Nobody knows for sure what exactly was the purpose of such figures, why and how they were made. The site is also the favourite discussion topic of the conspiracy theorists, most of them claim that the site is associated with alien landing sites.
Pink Lake, Australia
Lake Hillier, popularly known as the Pink Lake is an amazing sight to behold. The water of this unique lake is pink in colour. Located in Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia, the Pink Lake has so far mystified the scientists of the region. Most of them are claiming that the bubble gum pink colour is due to the presence of high saline content and a dye created by bacteria present in the salt crusts. The lake is also identified as a key bird area for the species of Hooded Dotterel and Banded Stilt.
Chocolate Hills, Philippines
The Chocolate Hills, located in the Bohol province of Philippines, are amazing geological formations, associated with several local folklores. These hills are basically symmetrical mounds of limestone covered with grass. The grasses covering the hill mounds tend to turn chocolate brown during the dry season. The site has close to 1776 hill mounds spread across an area of 50 square kilometres and is proposed for inclusion in the list of UNESCO World Heritage list.
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
World’s largest salt flat, the Salar De Uyuni is in the southwest of Bolivia, a landlocked country of South America. This amazing region, considered on of the flattest place on earth, was formed after the transformation of several prehistoric lakes rich in high saline content. Extremely flat with clear skies and the large area makes it a key area to calibrate the altimeters of earth observation satellites. It is one of the most surreal places on the planet and is a very popular tourist attraction in South America. There is an island in the middle of the Salar De Uyuni, formed after the prehistoric lakes turned to salt flat roughly around 40,000 years earlier.
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland is a complex geological formation of hexagonal interlocked basalt columns that formed after a volcanic activity and solidifying of molten lava. The place is associated with several Irish and Celtic folklores of giants and mythological figures. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1986, it has been a key tourism region of Northern Ireland. The area is also renowned for stunning sunsets and pristine natural beauty.