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No matter how advanced our cities are from a technological point of view if in the end we get tired of so much noise and so much stress. But fortunately, all is not lost.
There are places to dream, far from any kind of civilization. Impressive landscapes waiting to be discovered. However, life is short and limited economic means, so we have to make a selection.
We chose 35 amazing places around the world that just seem to come from a science fiction movie. It is said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, so if you think we have missed some exceptional place to add to this list … leave us a comment!
1) Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia), the largest lake in the world.
During the rainy season, the largest salt desert in the world is converted into the mirror largest in the world. The Salar was born when several prehistoric lakes joined in one large enclosed sea.
2) The mountains of Tianzi (China), the mountains of the film “Avatar”
These mountains are unique. They are so strange that James Cameron has used them in his film “Avatar.” Formed as a result of volcanic activity at least 380 million years ago, today some peaks reaching over 4000 meters above sea level.
3) Sentinels of the Arctic, Finland.
These “sentinels” are actually huge trees covered with snow and frost. This strange picture is reproduced in the winter, when temperatures range between -40 and -15 degrees.
4) Reed Flute Caves (China).
This system of caves 240 meters long is located in Guilin, and are one of the most popular attractions in China for over 1,200 years. The beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and columns were created by water erosion.
5) Skaftafell, ice caves in Iceland.
Ice caves are temporary stutture that are created at the edge of a glacier when the water shape of the holes in the ice. The ice absorbs all the light, only allowing the blue color, which becomes the only color visible inside the cave.
6) Canion Antelope, Arizona, United States.
7) the Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
Normal during the day, at night this beach is filled with life: the sparkle of the water comes from marine microbes called phytoplankton. Go and read our article on some time ago.
8) The Grand Prismatic Source, Wyoming
The Grand Prismatic Source, in Wyoming, is the largest hot spring in the United States. The bright colors are the result of microbes that grow on the edges of the water rich in minerals.
9) Dead Vlei, Namibia
These photographs look like a picture, but they are real. These are the photos of the “Valley of Death”, where the trees are dying in front of a backdrop of the highest dunes in the world. The desert nears, killing any form of life.
10) Lake Baikal, Siberia.
Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake and the ancient world. In winter the lake freezes, but the water is so clear that you can see the depth of 40 meters below the layer of frost. In March, frost and sun cause cracks on the surface, leaving fragments of ice appear turquoise … as in the photograph.
11) Socotra, Yemen
A third of the plant life on the island of Socotra is not found in any other place on the planet earth. One of the more rare forms of plants is the dragon’s blood tree, which looks like an umbrella.
12) Geological Park Zhangye Danxia, Gansu, China.
These rock formations are the result of the minerals that have settled here for 24 million years. The wind and rain have created incredible shapes, such as towers, valleys, waterfalls.