We know that our planet is home to some breathtaking and stunning places. Most of them are well-known tourist destinations. Even so, there are many gorgeous places many people don’t know too much about. That’s why we’ve made a list of 10 wonderful but little known places on Earth. Check it out and let us know which place you’d like to see.
1. Namaqualand, South Africa
Africa is where scenic nature and wildness collide. It’s also the place where one can wonder at nature’s beauty. Located at the borders of South Africa and Namibia, Namaqualand covers an area of 170,000 square miles that offers wonderful views of thousands of daisies in bloom when spring comes. Though the place is arid and dry throughout the majority part of the year, when it’s time for spring to come it changes into something absolutely mesmerizing and breathtaking. Therefore, if you want to enjoy such awesome views, then visit Namaqualand during the spring months and you won’t regret it.
2. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
Now, if you are into old things and history, then you might want to try the Banaue Rice Terraces in Philippines. Here’s where the indigenous Filipino peoples in search of a place that would provide enough food for their people built these amazing terraces two millennia ago. What makes them so special is the fact that they are in such a good shape even 2000 years later. The terraces cover 4000 square miles and look wholly natural.
3. Wulingyuan, China
Avatar fans would probably love to go to a place that resembles Pandora. And they can actually do that. That’s because the 3100 naturally created, towering sandstone pillars in Wulingyuan, China are a real-life version of the world James Cameron created in Avatar. Located in Hunan Province, the place is spectacular and is definitely worth a try if you want a new and different experience.
4. Lord Howe Island, Australia
I bet many of you have dreamed of going on a remote island where one can enjoy the splendid and untouched nature as well as the calming quiet of the place. Well, it will take only a two-hour trip from Sydney, Australia to see such a place. It’s called Lord Howe Island and is home to a stunning blue lagoon, amazing volcanic peaks, stunning rainforests, perfect beaches, wonderful coral reef as well as to wildlife that one can find only here.
5. Glen Coe, Scotland
It’s no news that Scotland has a great number of beautiful and unique places. One such place is the Glen of Weeping or Glen Coe that has been rated as one of the most amazing places to see when visiting Europe. It is located in the Scottish Highlands and includes one of the highest peaks in Scotland, Bidean nam Bian, as well as River Coe. The grim and foggy grandeur of the glen led to its namesake. The great views it offers make it one of the best places to see.
6. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
There are places in Europe that look like the untouched islands one can find in South Pacific. One such place is Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Take a look at the picture below and see how much it resembles an exotic place. The park was first opened in 1949 and is the largest national park in Croatia and the oldest one in Southeast Europe. It has now become a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers scenic views one should not miss.
7. Sognefjord, Norway
Famous for its large number of fjords, Norway is home to stunning landscapes. Sognefjord stands out of all the fjords in the world. Being the largest and most beautiful fjord in Norway and the second-largest fjord in the world, Sognefjord is home to depths that go down a mile as well as to high peaks. Go for one of those boats that will take you on a 205 km long waterway and enjoy the beauty of the place.
8. Gullfoss, Iceland
Iceland is known for its beautiful waterfalls and landscapes. Still, there’s one that stands out and that’s Gullfoss. It is located on the White River and it means “Golden Falls”. Great about the waterfalls is that they traverse over three massive “steps”, plunge onto two stages and then down a 105 feet deep crevice. The views are amazing making the place worth every second.
9. Pamukkale, Turkey
A place that combines architectural and natural history, Pamukkale is located in Turkey and means “cotton castle” in Turkish. This is the place where the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, was built. Hierapolis stood atop of the travertines you can see in the pictures below and atop hot springs. The place seems to be unreal. So, you’d better give it a try!
10. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Last but not least is the mind-blowing Antelope Canyon in Arizona. When one says United States Canyons, one would most probably think of Grand Canyon. Well, there’s another stunning canyon in Arizona that stands out through its miles of sandstones eroded by streams and rivers in thousands of years and that is Antelope Canyon. The views are absolutely amazing and the canyon seems to be taken from another world. There’s no place to provide with a similar experience!