Travel Destinations You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

The Land Of Gods

There’s nothing “basic” about these otherworldly places—and trust us, they’re even more stunning in real life. From rural China to Northern Ireland, your Instagram feed will never be the same. Here are some Travel Destinations You Won’t Believe Actually Exist.

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Deadvlei, Namibia

Is this a photograph or painting?

The name literally translates to dead marsh (doesn’t look marshy to me).  The dead black tress, orange dunes, and crazy shadows make the Namib-Naukluft National Park a photographer’s dream.

Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius

Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. This was caused when volcanic rock colled at different temps. Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa.

Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. This was caused when volcanic rock colled at different temps. Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. This was caused when volcanic rock cooled at different temps.

The multicoloured earth in Chamarel was formed when volcanic rock cooled at different temperatures. For those of you who don’t know where Chamarel is, it is a city in the country of Mauritius.  For those of you who don’t know where Mauritius is, it is a country in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa.

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish is a natural site in southwestern Turkey that has existed for thousands of years.

Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish is a natural site in southwestern Turkey that has existed for thousands of years. Yes, you read that correctly, this is a natural and not a man-made site.

Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, Spain

Laguna Salada de Torrevieja Spain! The water is pink due to a special type of algae.

The water is pink in Laguna Salada de Torrevieja due to a special type of algae. What girl wouldn’t want to lounge on a pink beach?

Abraham Lake, Canada

This unique lake in Alberta, Canada, has cool-looking bubbles frozen near the surface. The bubbles are full of frozen methane gas, so quite literally a match could set off an explosion.

This unique lake in Alberta, Canada, has cool-looking bubbles frozen near the surface. The bubbles are full of frozen methane gas, so quite literally a match could set off an explosion.

Yemen, Socotra island

On the Socotra island of Yemen, you’ll see some of the most AMAZING white dunes in the world.  If you get confused thinking it is snow, the temperature there will remind you it’s not (not that Yemen is a safe place for any traveller to visit now).

Sea of Stars, Maldives

This sensational sight is caused by bioluminescent phytoplankton that give off light under the right conditions, giving the appearance of a starry night in the sea.

Paddy Fields, Vietnam

The Vietnamese do not waste any land! They build these rice terraces directly into the hillside to create as much land for farming as possible.

The Vietnamese do not waste any land!  They build these terraces directly into the hillside to create as much land for farming as possible.

Cappadocia, Turkey

This region of Eastern Europe is known for its history and interesting geography.  Awesome buildings are carved out of the rock formations and are called “fairy chimneys.” The area is also famous for hot-air ballooning, though I have no idea why. I must say one of my favourite Travel Destinations You Won’t Believe Actually Exist.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is not only the world’s largest salt flats but when it rains they turn into a giant mirror.

Not only are these the world’s largest salt flats, but when it rains they turn into a giant mirror.  Supposedly pictures cannot do it justice.

Ik Kil Cenote, Mexico

A cenote is a sinkhole that fills up with water.  Ik Kil is a cenote in Mexico that the Mayans used to use for rituals.  I can understand getting a sense of spiritual power here.

Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

Scientists wanted to prevent noxious gasses from escaping, so they thought a quick and controlled burn would alleviate the problem.  They obviously underestimated the amount of gas, as this field has bee burning straight for more than 33 years.

Antelope Canyon, USA

Antelope Canyon in northern Arizona was formed by the erosion of sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding. The Navajo name for this area is “the place where water runs through rock.”

Antelope Canyon in northern Arizona was formed by the erosion of sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding. The Navajo name for this area is “the place where water runs through rock.”

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

This is the oldest park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia; Plitvice Lakes National Park is known for its cascading lakes. The lakes dazzle with their vast array of beautiful colours, covering every shade of blue and green imaginable.

Lake Baikal, Russia

You can’t miss the giant shards of lovely turquoise ice on Lake Baikal in Russia — they just may be the best-looking ice cubes ever.

You can’t miss the giant shards of lovely turquoise ice on Lake Baikal in Russia — they just may be the best-looking ice cubes ever.

Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

Ait Benhaddou is an impressive fortified city made up of many “kasbahs”. A kasbah is buildings made entirely from mud and straw.

Ait Benhaddou is an impressive fortified city made up of many “kasbahs”. A kasbah is buildings made entirely from mud and straw. I have no idea how mud could stand as a beautiful city.

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

These awe inspiring glaciers are a World Heritage site.  These glaciers are thousands of years old, and hopefully will be around for thousands more.

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