The world boasts some fascinating places with many weird and wonderful sights that are so different, so strange, so unexpected that they could almost be from outer space. Many of the strangest sights are tucked away in remote places. These are 5 most unusual places in the World!
Rotorua, New Zealand
The town of Rotorua in New Zealand is known for its geothermal activity, which turns an ordinary city into something very weird. Around the town itself steam can be found rising from the ground creating a very eerie sense, while a little further afield in the geothermal parks boiling mud pools take the visitor back into per-historic times of another world. Steam rises from yellow lakes of sulphur with the smell occasionally overpowering visitors to the geothermal spa bathing waters. Geysers spurt their superheated steam into the scene from another world and strange red and orange deposits crust on the edges of lakes punctuated by fumaroles releasing trapped gases.
The Pinnacles, Western Australia
The Pinnacles in Western Australia are located in the Nambung National Park some 250 kilometres from Perth. Rising from the sandy desert floor these fascinating limestone formations poke up in different shapes, both in isolation and in clusters, covering a relatively small patch of desert that can be viewed in a 4KM drive or shorter loop walk. The existence of the rocks has puzzled geologists who cannot agree upon the exact method of formation, nor explain why they appear where they do. At sunset, the area is particularly transformed into something from another world as the light captures the shapes of the rocks turning them into one of the weirdest places on earth.
White Cliffs Opal Fields, New South Wales, Australia
The opal mining town of White Cliffs in New South Wales boasts some of the best “moonscape” scenery on the planet, where rolling white mounds of Mullock heaps from the opal mining process stretch for miles into the outback. It is definitely one of the unusual beautiful places in the world! Also, One of the few “other world” places not created by natural processes, the White Cliffs opal fields blends perfectly with the flat arid outback to create remote lifeless void of another planet. Many moonscape and Martian movies have been shot in the wastelands of the outback.
Pamukkale in Turkey’s Inner Agean region is one of the crazy beautiful places in the world with its unique white rock terrace formation some 2.7Km long, 600m wide, and 160m high made from hot springs depositing calcium carbonate material. The brilliance of the rock is amazing creating a stunning spectacle of terraces holding 17 hot water pools attracting visitors from all over the world for bathing and sightseeing. With the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, there is plenty to discover about this place from another world.
Hell’s Door, Turkmenistan
Hell’s Door, also known as the “Gate” or “Derweze”, is one of the most extraordinary places in the world! It is located in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan an area with huge natural gas deposits. Hell’s Door is a vast crater surrounded by desert. It is some 70m in diameter made by a mining company in the 1970s when a drilling rig collapsed. The crater is no ordinary one, but is alight with brilliantly burning gas first ignited in the 1970s to burn off poisonous gas released from the mining accident. Due to the vastness of the gas deposit it is still burning today with fire orange and red hues that make this a place from another world.
These natural and human-made sights are just some of the most unique places in the world that look like they don’t belong here. Find other intriguing sights at UnusualPlaces.org for some of the most unique travel destinations in the world.
Nature’s beauty is astounding! Now I have a couple more locations to add to my must see list.