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11 Unusual Places You Should Visit

There is a part of our world which is full of incredible places that we do not know about. If you love to travel to new places you will definitely love this article. I have narrowed down a list of 11 unusual and beautiful places that are worth to be visited.

1. Fly Geyser

The Fly Geyser located in Black Rock Desert, Nevada is not actually a natural phenomenon. It was created accidentally during a well drilling project and since then the minerals rising through it have accumulated and have created the continuously rising mounds around it.

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2. Socotra Island

Socotra is a group of four small islands located in the Indian Ocean where you will find exotic beaches and the most bizarre kind of plants and trees. It almost looks like some alien land.

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3. Antelope Canyon

The Antelope Canyon in Arizona, also known as the Spiral Rock Arches, was created by the forces of wind and water, sculpting the sandstone and giving it the textures it has today.

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The sunlight bouncing off the canyon walls at various angles creates a resplendent display of colors.

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4. The Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole located in Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is the world's largest sea hole, 125 meters deep and 300 meters wide. If you are into scuba diving then the Great Blue Hole should definitely be on your bucket list.

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5. Tianzi Mountains

The Tianzi Mountains located in the Hunan province of China are a cluster of pillar like structures with the highest peak at about 4000 feet. And yes, James Cameron did get his inspiration for the floating mountains in Avatar from the Tianzi Mountains.

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6. Pamukkale

Pammukale, situated in Turkey, is the most beautiful natural mineral-bath. It is full of hot-springs structured like terraces of carbonate minerals. You can go for a dip in it but for a fee.

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7. Skaftafell Ice Cave

The Skaftafell Ice Caves of Iceland are exceptionally beautiful. It has a 22 foot entrance but tapers at the end to become a cramped space of just 4 feet high. It is best to enter only in winter.

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8. Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway, located on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland, stretches out for about 40,000 black basalt columns. These columns were formed due to ancient volcanic activity, giving it quite an unusual presence.

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9. Underwater River Cenote Angelita

Now, this is another must see for the professional divers. Cenote Angelita in Mexico is a normal sinkhole until you dive about 100 feet into it and discover a river below surrounded by fallen trees, resembling an island underwater.

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10. Aogashima

Aogashima is the most isolated inhabited volcanic island in the Philippine Sea. It is a class C active volcano, even though it last erupted in the 1780's, and is inhabited by 200 villagers.

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11. Darvaza(The Door to Hell)

Darvaza is a small village in Turkmenistan, which incidentally is also home to 'The Door to Hell'. The door is actually a gas crater, 60m wide and 20m deep, which was a result of a Soviet drilling project in the 1970's. It has been on fire since the last 38 years.

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