Top 10 Most Amazing Places You Wont Believe Exist

Most of our planet looks the same. Bodies of water surrounded by fields of grass and forest make up the typical landscape of earth. However, there are some places that are so amazing you will have trouble believing they are real. Below is a list of the top 10 most amazing places you wont believe exist.

Number 10 – Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges are rows of beech trees that are found in Northern Ireland, these trees are located on both sides of the Bregagh Road which makes a tunnel of leaves and limbs that shadows the street. The beech trees were planted by James Stuart in 1775, him and his wife wanted to make a pleasant entrance on the road to their house. There are over 150 beech trees that are planted on both sides of the road. There is actually a legend attached to these trees which is said that this area called the Dark Hedges is visited by a ghost called the grey lady which is believed to be James Stuart’s daughter who’s name was Cross Peggy. It’s said that Cross Peggy travels back and forth up and down the road and crosses the street tree by tree. Dark hedges has also been used in many TV shows and movies such as Transformers, Game of Thrones, and Kings Road.[hr]

Number 9 – Tad Sae Waterfalls

The Tad Sae Waterfalls are located in Luang Prabang, Laos which are not the biggest waterfalls but are considered one of the more beautiful waterfalls in the area. These waterfalls are made up of limestone which forms levels of big pools of the clearest blue water and is also a very popular swimming hole. You can only get to this area by boat which makes it a very adventurous and beautiful journey and great for sightseers. These waterfalls are not only great for swimming but is also a photographer’s dream shot. These falls are not only popular with the locals but are very popular with tourists, they are so popular that there is actually restrooms, changing rooms for those who want to swim, and even a resort and restaurants in the area.[hr]

Number 8 – Antalope Canyon

The Antelope Canyon is located on the east side of Page, Arizona, which is the land of the Navajo. This Canyon is made up of sandstone and is called a slot canyon which is separated by two sections, one called “The Crack” which is also called “Upper Antelope Canyon” and the other is called “The Corkscrew” which is also known as “the “Lower Antelope Canyon”. The Upper Canyon is around 660 feet long, while the lower Canyon is around 1,335 feet long, the depth of both is around 120 feet. The Antelope Canyon is very popular with tourist and is a great place for sightseers and photographers. Since the Navajo owns this land, it is only accessible with a tour guide. All proceeds go to the Navajo Nation and has only been open up to the public since 1997.[hr]

Number 7 – Mount Rarairma

Mount Roraima is also known as the Cerro Roraima and the aTepuy Roraima. It is also one of the highest tepuil plateaus in the Pakaraimar chain which is located in South America. The first description of Mount Roraima, was made by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1595, who was an English explorer. This Mount is said to be 12 miles long and its Cliffs are around 1,300 feet deep. Mount Roraima has a triple border, which consists of Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela. It’s considered the highest mountain peak in Guyana but is said that Brazil and Venezuela have mountains that are taller. It is also said that Mount Roraima is one of the oldest geological formation that dates back 2 billion years.[hr]

Number 6 – The Tianzi Mountains

The Tianzi Mountains is located close to the Suoxi Valley in Zhangjiajie China, in the Hunan Province. Tianzi means the son of heaven which was named after Xiang Dakun who was a farmer and part of the Tujia ethnic group. These mountains are considered sacred because the Mal Oghlum people had burial grounds there. It was these mountains that inspired James Cameron to create the scenery for Pandora which is the location in his movie, “Avatar”. These mountains are over 4,140 feet high and have over 16,550 acres of land and is a photographer’s dream. The mountains have four different seasons with different characteristics and names which are called the four wonders which are: Rays of Sunshine, the Sea of Clouds, the Snow in Winter and the Radiance of the Moonlight.[hr]

Number 5 – The Naica Mines

The Naica Mine is a zinc, lead and silver mine that is located in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, which also contains very large crystal formations known as selenite crystals. This mine is the largest of its kind in the country of Mexico. With the hot temperatures in the mine that reach up to 58°C which is 136° Fahrenheit, minors have to were special suits along with using oxygen tanks to help them breathe while working in the mines with its high temperatures. These crystals are created by large amounts of fluid known as hydrothermal fluids which comes from magma chambers deep below the earth. These mines are also thousand feet below that lives within the host rock of limestone. It wasn’t after a mine worker tried to steal some of the selenite crystals, ended up suffocating and dying in the attempt that they close the caves to the public and in 2015 of October they stopped mining for good at the Naica Mines.[hr]

Number 4 – Algarve Caves

The Algarve Caves is located on the coast of the South of Portugal in Algarve, which is also known as “Algar de Benagil” that translates, the cave of Benagil. These caves are far from any roads and you can only get to them by boat and if the sea is relatively calm you could swim there but only if you’re a good swimmer. The caves are not only beautiful to take any photos of but they are also a very popular place for swimmers, because of their turquoise blue and clear water. The Benagil Caves is only one of many caves in the Algarve, there is also the Elephant caves which is located on the west side of Algarve, the Xorine Caves which is located west of Fisherman’s Beach, the Arches of Marinha which has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Zorreira Caves which is located right side of the Benagil caves, the Captains Caves which is also called the “Gruta do Capitao” and is also said to be one of the hardest caves to get in because of bad conditions which must be perfect to be able to get access to the boat, there are also the Arch of Triumph, Algar Seco, Senhora da Rocha, the Submarine Rock, and the Caves of the Combs.[hr]

Number 3 – Mendenhall Ice Caves

The Mendenhall Ice Caves is located southeast Alaska only 12 miles from the town of Juneau. This cave is actually a hollow glacier which is protected and is part of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area and a unit of the Tongass National Forest. The hollow glacier has ceilings of blue ice which water runs over constantly. The caves are only accessible by ice climbing the glacier after you have taken a boat ride to get to it. It is said that the glacier is receding due to global warming which has been monitored since the year 1942 in which over 2 miles has melted sense 1958, so if you want to ever visit the ice caves you better do it soon before for it melts away.[hr]

Number 2 – Marble Caves

The Marble Caves are located in Patagonia, Chile and are also known as Chile’s Cavernas de Marmol. These caves were created by centuries of water flow running over the rocks and by waves of water slamming into the walls of the caves, creating smooth curves and holes into the marble which lets beams of sunlight and water to enter the cave. The caves are only accessed by boat in which before you can even get in a boat you have to travel over 120 miles on dirt roads. The ceilings and the walls of the caves are covered with swirls of blue, gray, yellow and green colors. The water is so clear that you can even see the portion of the marble caves that is submerged underwater and depending on the time of the year that you visit, the water changes colors.[hr]

Number 1 – Salar de Unyuni

Salar de Unyuni is located in the Andes, southwest of Bolivia and is the largest salt flat in the world. It is made up of 11,000 km² of white salt that was formed by several prehistoric lakes. The Salar is rich in lithium, brine, and salt and contains up to 70% of lithium reserves on the planet. This salt formation is used for calibrating the Earth’s observation satellites and is the perfect place for this because of the flatness of the Salar. Since the Salar is rich in salt it also contains lithium, magnesium, borax, sodium, and potassium. It is said that the Salar contains up to 10 billion tons of salt and is mined every year. There are also pyramid shapes of salt that form from the ground and if you visit on a particular time of the year the flats become like a mirror, reflecting the sky because of a thin layer of water that has flowed from nearby, overflowed lakes. The Salar also has the first salt hotel to ever be built in the world.[hr]

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