Nature’s paintbrush: Ocean water containing thousands of glowing microorganisms, rush in to fill any imprints made.
2) Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
A 3 km stretch of railway track, along which a train delivers wood three times a day to the local factory. It’s easily one of the most romantic places for couples to discover.
Not surprisingly, the tunnel is a very popular engagement photo-shoot location.
3) Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China
Voted by Chinese media as one of the most beautiful land-forms in the country, these foothills are home to stunning, colorful rock formations. They are the result of sandstone and other minerals being deposited over millions of years, along with tectonic plate shifts.
We’ve been told that the best time to visit is just after it’s rained. The colors really pop at that time.
If you didn’t know any better, it looks like you’re gazing at an oil painting.
4) Northern Lake Baikal, Russia
Lake Baikal is famous for many reasons. It’s known as the deepest (1.6km) and also cleanest freshwater lake in the world. But it’s also home to ‘turquoise ice’ – a natural phenomenon caused by nearly no air bubbles being trapped in its ice, which allows the frozen water’s natural blue color to really come alive.
Lake Baikal contains 20% of the Earth’s freshwater supply,
It’s not hard to see why this lake is considered the cleanest in the world. You can almost see all the way to the bottom!
5) Takinoue Park, Japan
The Takinoue Park is known for its population of Shibazakura , or tiny Pink Moss flowers. Winding paths lead you through a surreal pink and purple mountainside overlooking the local town. It’s recommended that you visit between the months of May to July, to take full advantage of the blooming season.
Does it get any more majestic than this?
Make sure to wear comfy hiking shoes! The park spans across rolling, and sometimes steep, hills
6) Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan
Another majestic treasure hailing from Japan, the Sagano Bamboo forest should rank high on your bucket list for places to check out! The sound that the wind makes as it runs through the bamboo is truly a zen experience.
This enchanted forest is only 30 min away from Kyoto (by lightning fast train of course).
The size and girth of the bamboo trees here is unlike anything you’ll ever see.
7) Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska
The Mendenhall Ice Caves are actually found under a giant glacier located in Juneau, Alaska. Getting to the caves is half the adventure. Visitors first make their across icy waters via kayak, and then hike across the top of the glacier before finally getting to this magical site.
There are several Mendenhall ice caves to explore, and they’re always changing in shape and size as the glacier melts and moves.
As the glacier moves, the colors of the cave also change constantly, from a deep turquoise, to a lighter blue.
8) Red Seabeach, China
This is the site of the biggest reed marsh in the world. The beach gets its namesake from what is actually a red species of grass. Depending on which time of the year one visits, the grass is varying shades of red. The deep, rich colors that you see in some photos is the result of the grass maturing.
The best time to view this amazing scape is in the autumn, when the entire wetland turns a brilliant crimson red.
The wetland is home to more than 260 kinds of birds and 399 kinds of animals.
9) Lavender Fields, France
The Provence region of France is home to some of the most beautiful lavender fields in the world. Not only do you get to smell the heavenly hues of lavender in the air, but the natural beauty found in these lands is shockingly surreal.
The lavender grown in this fields is used to make some of France’s legendary perfumes and pharmacology.
Endless rows of flowers bloom between June and August.