The Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, Yellowstone National Park… there are many places in the world that traveler have heard of and probably have been to. But traveling doesn’t always have to be about visiting the most famous and popular spots in the world. From an eerie crooked forest in Poland to a glowing beach in Maldives, check out these 25 travel destinations most travelers have no clue exist.
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Fingal´s Cave, Scotland
Located in the Inner Hebrides, the Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa. Made entirely of unique hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow, the cave has great acoustics. Its enormous size and naturally arched roof create eerie echoes of waves, giving it the atmosphere of a natural cathedral.
Comino Island, Malta
Few people know there is a little country called Malta in the Mediterranean Sea and even fewer know that the country consists of several islands and one of them is Comino. Occupying a small area of 3.5 square kilometers (1.4 sq mi), the island boasts of one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world – the Blue Lagoon. It is a picturesque sandy bay with blue crystal clear water and abundant marine wildlife.
Found between continental Norway and the North Pole, the Svalbard Norwegian archipelago is a great place to watch both the midnight sun as well as the Northern lights. Svalbard is also a breeding ground for many seabirds, and provides natural habitat for polar bears, reindeer, and numerous marine mammals.
Red Seabeach, China
Situated in the city of Panjin, China, the Red Seabeach is a beach characterized by the strikingly red color caused by the red plant of Chenopodiaceae, a grass species that can live in highly alkaline soil. The area preserves the most completed ecosystem and the biggest wetland in the world hosting more than 260 kinds of birds and about 400 species of wild animals.
Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
One of the largest countries in the world, it is no surprise that China boasts many marvelous places hidden from masses of tourists and the Jiuzhaigou Valley, a nature reserve and national park in Sichuan, is definitely one of them. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, the valley offers breathtaking panoramas, multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, snow-capped peaks and many other natural beauties.