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    Psychedelic imagery of the Reed Flute Cave in China

    The Earth never ceases to amaze us. The intricate geographies, diverse climatic conditions, and the natural peculiarities of the corners of the world make us wonder and seek an explanation. From hell to the heavens across the globe, the mysterious places that follow are just as surprising. So sit back and be astounded by these 11 mysterious places around the world.

    1. Door To Hell, Turkmenistan

    A woman stands at the edge of the door to hell in Turkmenistan

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    It is natural gas field that collapsed in 1971. To contain the spread of the Methane gas, geologists set it on fire and it has been continuously burning ever since.


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    2. Fly Geyser, Nevada

    Hot water ejects out of the flying geyser in Nevada

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    The geyser, only 5 feet tall, was created by well digging in 1964 to explore sources of geothermal energy.

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    3. Richat Structure, Mauritania

    A bird eye view of the Richat Structure in Maurutania

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    Initially thought as a meteorite impact structure, it is now thought to be merely an uplift laid bare due to erosion. Though, no conclusive studies exist.

    4. Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, New York

    Natural methane emerges from fissures in the ground where it can be lit

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    The small cave at the base of the waterfall emits natural gas that can be lit to produce a small flame and extinguished easily. Once lit, the flame can go on up to one year, unless extinguished by force.

    5. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

    An SUV and its reflection at the Salar De Uyuni nature fields

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    The world’s largest salt flat was formed when a prehistoric lake went dry. A thin film of water gathers on the salt surface and gives the mirror-like reflecting surface.


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    6. Reed Flute Cave, Guangxi, China

    Psychedelic imagery of the Reed Flute Cave in China

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    It is a natural limestone cave with multi-colored lighting. But the reason behind the colred lighting is still a mystery.

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    7. Upper Kanarra Falls, Kanarraville, Utah

    Mystical view of the Upper Kanarra Falls in Utah

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    It is a perfectly multi-hued, twisting-and-turning-slot canyon. It was formed due to the flowing water bodies and subaerial processes.

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    8. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

    Tourists click photographs while walking through the reddish yellow Antelope Canyon

    The slot canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo sandstone due to flash flooding and subaerial processes.

    9. Fingal’s Cave, Scotland

    The heavenly appearance of the Fingal’s Cave in Scotland

    The cave, famous for its natural acoustics, was formed due to contraction and fracturing due to differential heating and cooling on the surfaces of solidified lava.

    10. Zhangye Danxia Landform, China

    A view of the colored mountains at Zhagye Danxia

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    The colored mountains were formed due to the natural weathering and erosion of the red sandstone and conglomerate laid down by sedimentation from lakes and streams in the region.

    11. Skaftafell, Iceland

    A photographer at the entrance of the icy heaven at Skaftafell in Iceland

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    The ice caves at Skaftafell are only found in winters when the glacier river retracts and the water freezes.

    So, did these places leave you surprised by their mystical appearances? Let us know the place that was, according to you, totally out of this world.

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