Dallol Hydrothermal Field, Africa
Known to be the hottest place on the planet, the Dallol Hydrothermal Field displays a spectacular landscape filled with multicolored salt deposits, hot springs and geysers. The field is located in Danakil Desert covering parts of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.
Kawah Ijen Sulfur Mine, Indonesia
Witness clouds of sulfur dioxide over the turquoise yet acidic crater lake in Kawah Ijen Sulfur Mine. At night, it's a magical sight when blue-colored flames created by sulfuric gases stream down the volcano.The crater lake at the top of Kawah Ijen's volcano is known as the world's largest lake filled with hydrochloric acid.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Covering an area of 12,106 square kilometers, Salar de Uyuni is considered as the world's largest salt flat. Stepping into the salt flat is a whole new world as you're only surrounded with nothing but the blue sky, the clouds, the white ground, and the visible horizon.
Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
The Zhangye Danxia Landform is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology made of reddish sandstone and conglomerate which dates back to the Cretaceous period 70-90 million years ago. The red sandstone walls continued to erode over time that later formed its unusual curves.
Vale da Lua, Brazil
Years of the continuous flow of Rio Sao Miguel's rushing waters has sculpted the surrounding rocks into a lunar landscape called as "Vale da Lua" (Valley of the Moon). Moreover, the valley can be seen shining brightly from space because of its quartz crystals.
Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
If you're looking for an evil-looking world, there's the Door to Hell which is a natural gas field in flames for over 40 years. The flames started when the Soviet scientists tried to stop the large amount of poisonous methane gas and consume it by setting it on fire. What they expected to last for a week ended up ablaze for years.
Huanglong Valley, China
Waterfalls, forests, snow-capped peaks, and crystal clear pools in travertine lakes makes China's Huanglong Valley a land where fairies can possibly live. The pool terraces change their colors depending on the season.
The Wave, USA
The Wave has been a popular spot for day hikers and you'll easily know why once you see its multi-colored sandstone waves. The colors and shapes of these sandstone mountains change depending on the sunlight's direction.
Pamukkale, or "cotton castle" when translated to English, is a series of surreal hot springs and white terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Nearby the amazing springs, you can also visit the Roman ruins of Hierapolis.
Spotted Lake, Canada
The Spotted Lake contains high concentrations of various minerals such as magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulfates, and more. The spots are created after most of the water in the lake evaporates every summer.
Yehliu Geopark, Taiwan
Pot, honeycomb, ginger, or candle-shaped rocks? Whatever you prefer, you'll see these strangely formed rock formations in Yehliu Geopark where you can also see sea-eroded caves and marine animals. The odd shapes seen on the rocks standing by the sea are sculpted by years of rock decomposition and erosion caused by seawater.