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Insanely Surreal Places Fairy Tale Addicts Need to Add to Their Bucket Lists ...

By Neecey

Our world is full of gorgeous sights: snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, rolling sand dunes, palm-fringed beaches, waterfalls ... the list goes on. But we are also blessed with places that are so surreally beautiful it's hard to imagine they weren't conceived in a fairy tale. I'm sure you're going to love seeing this collection of pictures of wonderful places on Earth and they'll have you lunging for your passport.

1 Wave Rock in Australia

Wave Rock in AustraliaNatural folds of rock have created an amazing wall.

2 Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni in BoliviaThe salt flats are so mirror-like the meeting of earth and sky is seamless.


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3 The Colored Earth of Chamarel in Mauritius

The Colored Earth of Chamarel in MauritiusFormed by volcanic lava cooling at different levels.

4 Rio Secreto Cave in Mexico

Rio Secreto Cave in MexicoThe stalactites form amazing shapes.

5 The Northern Lights in Multiple Locations

The Northern Lights in Multiple LocationsThe spectacular display of colors is created by ionized particles in the atmosphere.

6 Five Colors River in Meta, Columbia

Five Colors River in Meta, ColumbiaThe colors come from the various species of riverweed.

7 Kjeragbolten in Norway

Kjeragbolten in NorwayThe boulder is on Kjerag mountain, over a drop of 3,228 feet.

8 Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park in NamibiaThe charred looking remains of trees have led to the area being known as the "Dead Marsh".

9 The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

The Giant's Causeway in Northern IrelandFormed from hexagonal columns of basalt.

10 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in ChinaYou might recognize this as the inspiration for Pandora in Avatar.

11 Laguna Salada De Torrevieja in Spain

Laguna Salada De Torrevieja in SpainThe color is created by algae.

12 Cappadocia in Turkey

Cappadocia in TurkeyFormed by soft tufa rock. Homes and hotels have been burrowed into the rocks.

13 Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park in JapanThe park is in bloom all year round with all colors of the rainbows varying season to season.

14 The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole in BelizeA huge sinkhole that offers incredible diving experiences.

15 The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia

The Danakil Depression in EthiopiaThe Danakil Depression is the hottest place on earth year-round.

16 Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan

Yehliu Geopark in TaiwanA number of the "voodoo stones" have been given names according to their shapes.

17 Tsingy Stone Forest in Madagascar

Tsingy Stone Forest in MadagascarThe forest is actually high spiked towers of eroded limestone.

18 Lake Baikal in Russia

Lake Baikal in RussiaWhen the world's largest lake freezes the ice formations are incredible.

19 Rice Terraces in Vietnam

Rice Terraces in VietnamExamples of this form of rice cultivation can be found elsewhere in South East Asia.

20 Sea of Stars in the Maldives

Sea of Stars in the MaldivesThe lights come from bioluminescent plankton.

21 Wisteria Tunnel in Japan

Wisteria Tunnel in JapanThe plants have been trained to grow over a frame and now they create an amazing canopy.

22 Plitvice Lakes in Croatia

Plitvice Lakes in CroatiaThe cascading lakes are simply stunning.

23 Glacier Ice Caves in Iceland

Glacier Ice Caves in IcelandThe caves are big enough for a stroll.

24 The Door to Hell in Turkmenistan

The Door to Hell in TurkmenistanA gas pocket that has been burning for 33 years.

25 Antelope Canyon in USA

Antelope Canyon in USAThe amazing erosion was caused mainly by flash floods.

26 Dragon Blood Trees in Yemen

Dragon Blood Trees in YemenThe trees on the island of Socotra have red sap, hence the name.

27 Bigar Waterfall in Romania

Bigar Waterfall in RomaniaThe water runs through moss which created the unique pattern.

28 The Cave of the Crystals in Mexico

The Cave of the Crystals in MexicoThe home to some of the world's largest known crystals.

28 Grand Prismatic Spring in USA

Grand Prismatic Spring in USAThe largest hot spring in the USA is in Yellowstone National Park.

29 Pamukkale in Turkey

Pamukkale in TurkeyThe name translates as "Cotton Castle" - it's easy to see why.

30 Danxia Landscape in China

Danxia Landscape in ChinaFormed from red sandstone and mineral deposits.

31 Trolltunga in Norway

Trolltunga in NorwayThis lip of rock is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet.

32 Abraham Lake in Canada

Abraham Lake in CanadaThe bubbles are frozen pockets of methane gas.

33 The Chocolate Hills in the Philippines

The Chocolate Hills in the PhilippinesThe color comes when the grass dries and turns brown.

34 Glendurgan Maze in England

Glendurgan Maze in EnglandThe cherry laurel has been sculpted to look like something out of the mind of Tim Burton.

35 Mount Roraima in Venezuela

Mount Roraima in VenezuelaSurrounded by its cloud ring, the mountain looks like a chunk of rock floating in the sky.

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