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    Mysterious devil's bridge

    Where words fail, pictures do the trick. And in this blog you need the pictures to understand the baffling beauty and sublime grace of some of the strangest places on earth. These are the weirdest natural places on earth, and we bet you will be rushing to change your bucket list. Take a look!

    1. Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments

    Where: Bolivia

    What’s Weird: This is the world’s largest salt pan. And when a thin film of water gathers on the surface it is also the world’s largest natural mirror.

    Clear blue waters of Bolivia in South America

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    2. Lake Natron- Petrifying Lake

    Where: Tanzania

    What’s Weird: Looking for the weirdest places on earth? How about this terrifying lake? Animals that die in this African lake are turned into statues, through calcification. The presence of huge volumes of sodium bicarbonate ensure they turn into mummies.

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    Lake Natron

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    3. Die Rakotzbrück or Devil’s Bridge

    Where: Germany

    What’s Weird: This bridge is famed for its unique construction accuracy, with the bridge and its reflection merging into a perfect circle, no matter where you see it from. Spooky!

    Mysterious devil's bridge

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    4. Spotted lake Khiluk

    Where: British Columbia, Canada

    What’s Weird: The most mineralized lake of the world; each of these 365 spots holds a unique chemical content and is said to cure different diseases. Definitely one of the nicer strangest places in the world.

    Sacred Spotted lake of British Columbia

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    5. Slope Point

    Where: New Zealand

    What’s Weird: This forest is home to trees that are permanently twisted and windblown thanks to the intense Antarctic gusts. Windy much? This one of one of the windiest strangest places in the world.

    The most beautiful southernmost point of New Zealand

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    6. Dead Vlei

    Where: Namibia

    What’s Weird: A sun-blackened dead forest in a dried oasis, surrounded by rust-orange giant sand dunes. The lack of water forces the roots of trees to come outside looking for moisture. The struggle is real!

    Enormous beauty of Dead Vlei

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    7. Underwater park, Green Lake in Tragoess


    What’s Weird: This list won’t be complete without some underwater beauties. One of the world’s strangest places, this is not just a gimmick, but a genuine park that goes underwater during spring. After all, divers do need to rest and relax.

    Every spring this park disappears under water

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    8. Eternal Flame Falls

    Where: New York, the US

    What’s Weird: The flame is fueled by natural gases and burns bright right under a waterfall.

    Mysterious eternal flame burning under the waterfall

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    9. Tunnel of Love

    Where: Ukraine

    What’s Weird: A section of industrial railway in Ukraine, this green leafy tunnel seems like something out of a fairy tale.

    The beautiful view of the Tunnel of love

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    10. Christ of the Abyss

    Where: Italy

    What’s Weird: This is a 2.50 meters, you read that right, it is a 2.5 METRES TALL bronze statue of Jesus Christ, which is under water. A favorite place for deep sea divers, and definitely one of the most mysterious places on earth underwater.

    Bronze statue of Jesus Christ

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    11. The Silfra rift

    Where: Iceland

    What’s Weird: The Silfra Rift separates two continents and two tectonic plates, namely the North American and Eurasian plates.

    Adventurous Silfra rift in Iceland

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    12. Caño Cristales

    Where: Colombia

    What’s Weird: In the summer months, this Colombian river turns red. Actually, the river bed is covered by a unique species of plant, and that is what turns red. Another one of those mysterious places on earth underwater.

    Beautiful Colombian river

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    13. Jellyfish Lake

    Where: Palau

    What’s Weird: This lake is a block full of harmless jellyfish.

    Swim with golden jellyfish swarms

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    14. Blood Falls

    Where: Antarctica

    What’s Weird: Amidst the unending whiteness of the snow, Blood Falls provides a creepy relief. The water is red in color due to the presence of huge amounts of Iron. Definitely makes the list of the strangest places in the world.

    Have a view of red waters

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    15. Painted Hills of John Day Fossil Beds

    Where: Oregon, the US

    What’s Weird: The presence of minerals stain the hills in myriad hues. Changing light and moisture levels affect the yellows, reds, golds, and blacks.

    Different shades of hills of John day fossil beds

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    16. Confluence of Rhone and Arve rivers

    Where: Switzerland

    What’s Weird: There is a defined contrast between these two rivers of Switzerland; one is blue and the other brown. They never fully mix due to the difference in density.

    Spellbinding view of two different colors of rivers emerging together

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    17. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island

    Where: Maldives

    What’s Weird: Bioluminescent sea plankton that shines bright blue during the night.

    Sea of stars that shines bright blue during night

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    18. Road to Heaven – Huashan Mountain

    Where: China

    What’s Weird: On the end of this treacherous death-defying trail in China is a mere tea house, but this Mount Huashan Plank Walk in the Sky is famed for its adrenaline raising effects. Would you walk the plank here, at one of the strangest places on earth?

    An adventurous walk on the Huashan Mountain

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    19. Nelson Lakes National Park, Blue Lake

    Where: New Zealand

    What’s Weird: How about the fact that this is a lake so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom, and can’t even make out the depth.

    Crystal clear waters of blue lake in New Zealand

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    20. Giant Crystal Cave at Naica Mine

    Where: Mexico

    What’s Weird: Deep down in the bowels of the Earth, these huge shiny mineral pillars are enough to make you feel claustrophobic.

    Glistening view of the shiny mineral pillars

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    21. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

    Where: Peru

    What’s Weird: Covered in wide lines of pastel blue, intense red, green, pink and yellow. There are currently no scientific explanations for this phenomenon.

    Watch diferent shades of colors at this rainbow mountain

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    22. Yonaguni Monument

    Where: Japan

    What’s Weird: Scientists have only been able to confirm that this monument under water in Japan is five thousand years old. It is still not confirmed if it is natural or manmade. Theorists say that it could be alien made!

    Have an out the world experience at this extrinsic monument

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    23. Crooked Forest

    Where: Poland

    What’s Weird: In an otherwise normal forest in Poland, full of straight trees, there is this collection of curved trees, for which there is no scientific explanation. One of the world’s weirdest places, indeed.

    Collection of curved trees in Poland

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    24. Pink Sands Beach

    Where: The Bahamas

    What’s Weird: The sands at this beach is actually pink in color due to the presence of certain minerals and planktons

    Amazing view of the pink sands

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    25. Richat Structure

    Where: Mauritania

    What’s Weird: With a diameter of almost 30 miles, this is a structure in the deserts. It looks like a massive fossil. Or maybe an alien spaceship landing strip?

    Mystical structure in Mauritania

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    26. Great Blue Hole

    Where: Belize

    What’s Weird: A gigantic natural submarine sinkhole! No one knows the depth

    Indeterminable depth of the great blue hole in Belize

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    27. Dead Sea

    Where: Jordan

    What’s Weird: Can’t swim? No problem! Dead Sea, a salt lake, will ensure you can float without any effort, due to the high volume of salt and other minerals in the water.

    Float on the dead sea in Jordan

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    28. Lake Retba

    Where: Senegal

    What’s Weird: Ever seen a lake that’s pink in color? That’s what is weird here, thanks to the presence of certain planktons and minerals

    Mesmerizing view of the pink waters at Retba Lake

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    29. The Wave

    Where: Arizona, the US

    What’s Weird: A dreamlike world of swirling colors and psychedelic patterns. The rock formations are said to be from the Jurassic era.

    Watch the wavy rock formations in Arizona

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    30. Mt. Kelimutu

    Where: Indonesia

    What’s Weird: The result of a volcanic eruption, this wonder is home to three separate lakes, all of different colors – black, blue, and turquoise.

    An enchanting view of the three different colors of lake at the same place

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    31. Al Naslaa Rock Formation

    Where: Saudi Arabia

    What’s Weird: This. This little slice of perfection. See the uniform slit between the flat faces of these two standing stones?

    Beautiful wonder of Saudi Arabia

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    32. Mendenhall Ice Caves

    Where: Alaska

    What’s Weird: The different shades of blue in the ice crystals inside these caves is a natural phenomenon that has left scientists baffled for years.

    Adventurous ice caves in Alaska

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    33. Fingal’s Cave

    Where: Scotland

    What’s Weird: As a rule, caves are round in shape with round rocks, right? Wrong! Take a look at these symmetrical square caves

    Symmetrical square caves in Scotland

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    34. Ruby Falls

    Where: Tennessee, the US

    What’s Weird: A 145 foot high underground waterfall that is illuminated to create this lovely purplish hue.

    A beautiful underground waterfall

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    35. One’uli Beach

    Where: Hawaii, the US

    What’s Weird: A remarkable beach that boasts of pitch black sand due to volcanic activity in the past.

    Have a view of the black sand amidst the crystal clear waters

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    36. Marble Caverns of Carrera Lake

    Where: Chile

    What’s Weird: Amazingly smooth and cool caves of marble. The water is clear enough to see deep down to the bottom.

    Sleek and polished marble caverns

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    37. Nyaung Ohak

    Where: Myanmar

    What’s Weird: A surreal jungle-village of crumbling temples, is hard to come by elsewhere.

    Hundreds of temples at one place

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    38. Iguazu falls

    Where: Brazil

    What’s Weird: One of the widest waterfalls in the entire world. Iguazu Falls might even give Niagra Falls a run for its money.

    Extensively expanded waterfall in Brazil

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    39. The Doorway Railway of Hanoi

    Where: Vietnam

    What’s Weird: A railway line passes inches away from the doorsteps of shops, through the residential neighborhood and commercial area of Hanoi.

    Interesting track of a railway in Vietnam

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    40. Koekohe Beach

    Where: New Zealand

    What’s Weird: Unusually-giant boulders dot the eroded Otago coastline along a stretch of Koekohe Beach. Scientists are unable to explain what is expected to be a natural phenomenon.

    Mesmerizing beauty of Koekohe beach in New Zealand

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    41. Monolith of Uluru

    Where: Australia

    What’s Weird: This is a single rock. One single, gigantic rock, which is a mountain in itself. With a height of 348 meters and a circumference of 5.8 miles, this is the world’s largest rock and one of the weirdest places on earth.

    World's largest rock in Australia

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    42. Mount Roraima

    Where: Venezuela

    What’s Weird: An enormous surreal flat top mountain, said to be one of the most mysterious, with an abundance of unusual plants and animals. Welcome to one of the weirdest places on earth.

    One of the mysterious mountains in Venezuela

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    43. Danakil Depression

    Where: Ethiopia

    What’s Weird: These are not your average run-of-the-mill pools; these are actually acid pools. Even what looks like land are brittle crusts of salt and sulphur. Totally one of strangest places on earth.

    Venturesome walk on the acid pools

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    44. Travertine Pools

    Where: Turkey

    What’s Weird: A group of small pools that result from calcium carbonate deposits. Looks cold, but these are actually pools of warm water, fed by an underground spring.

    Pools of warm waters in Turkey

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    45. The Giant’s Causeway

    Where: Ireland

    What’s Weird: The result of an ancient volcanic eruption, these are perfectly straight rocks jutting out of the sea.

    Symmetrical rock formation at the Giant's Causeway in Ireland

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    46. Pancake Rocks

    Where: New Zealand

    What’s Weird: The thousands of layers of sandstone and limestone accumulated on the ocean floor has given shape to these stacks of pancake like rocks.

    Amusing view of the pancake rocks

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    47. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

    Where: Brazil

    What’s Weird: Although it deceptively looks like a desert, this national park of Brazil has many small pools bordered by the sandy dune-like structures.

    Fascinating watery desert in Brazil

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    48. Red Beach, Tianzin

    Where: China

    What’s Weird: Every year in Autumn, this beach in China comes alive with Suaeda salsa, a red colored plant that thrives well in salt water. The entire beach blooms red, leaving only thin strips of sea visible.

    Have a sight of blood red colored beach in China

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    49. The Seven Giants

    Where: Russia

    What’s Weird: Locally famed as the Seven Strong Men of Russia, these behemoth stone pillars, created by frost and snow over many years, are a mystery as yet unsolved by science

    Unsolved mystery of Russia

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    50. Cat Island

    Where: Japan

    What’s Weird: An island that is home to a mere 100 humans, and thousands of cats. The locals love the living situation though. For a dog-lover like me, this is one of the most strangest places on earth.

    Get ready to spot thousands of cats at this strange place

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    So, what did you think about this list of unusual places in the world worth visiting? Did we miss out on any? Share your own list with us in the comments below.

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