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10 Places on Earth That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Wow! Let's go see all of these places! Most of us have seen these images before, but they seemed perfect for mellow reflections on a Valentine's Weekend! A Virtual Vacation, Scrapbook or Bucket List for the Senses and Souls!



Rainbow Hills These beautiful, rainbow colored hills can be found in Zhangye Danxia National Geographic Park located in the northwestern province of Gansu, China. These hills consist of colorful sandstone deposits called Danxia landforms.




Tunnel of Love Near the ruins of Klevan Castle, in Klevan, Ukraine, exists a railroad tunnel covered in overgrowth. This tunnel, affectionately known as the Tunnel of Love, is a romantic little getaway that seems like it came straight out of a sappy movie.




Bioluminescent Bay There's probably a good chance that you've never seen a shore with water that glows in the dark like the water off the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Actually it's not the water that glows, but the plankton that live in the water. These plankton are bioluminescent and when the water is disturbed, they glow in a neon blue-like color.




Lake Hillier Bubble gum pink water? This can't exist on Earth right? It can and it does in Western Australia. Western Australia actually has a few pink lakes. A reason for the odd color has yet to be clarified, but researchers speculate that the color comes from dyes released by bacteria that lives in the salts crusts.

Flathead Lake What makes Flathead lake so much different from other lakes is how clean and clear the water is. As you can see in the picture above, the water is so pristine that, when the water is still, you can actually see all the way down to the lake's bottom. Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater natural lake in the western United States.




Chand Baori Located in eastern Rajasthan, India, Chand Baori is one of the largest stepwells (a well or pond that is accessible by descending steps) in the world. This structure is 13 stories deep and is surrounded by 3 walls of perfectly symmetrical, double flight stairs and temple on the fourth wall. This well provided a reliable water source for centuries before modern water delivery systems were developed.




Grand Prismatic Spring

The Grand Prismatic Spring is the biggest hot spring in the Midway Geyser Basin, located in Yellowstone National Park. It is the third largest hot spring in the world.

Door to Hell Turkmenistan's 'Door to Hell' is truly a sight to behold. This beautiful and kind of scary fiery hole in the ground is a result of human mistake. After a field of underground natural gas ignited due to an accident, workers in Derweze in charge of extracting the underground natural gas decided to just let the gas burn off rather than risking anybody's lives to try and extract it. The hole has been burning for four decades and doesn't seem ready to stop anytime soon.



Crystal Cave Take a step inside one of the crystal caves in Skaftafell, Iceland you'll think you've been transported to some weird ice world. Despite their name, these caves are completely made out of ice. You can take a tour of these caves during winter in Iceland, winter gear and tour guide included.


Reflective Salts When it rains, the water and the incredible flatness of the salt flat turns the Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia into the largest mirror in the world. The Salar de Uyuni contains 50-70% of the world's lithium reserves.

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