10 Mysterious Places You May Not Know About

Categories photography, travel

by Gavin Reed

The world is full of mysteries and amazing locations, many of which we know about and visit often, like the Grand Canyon or the Alps, or the Great Wall of China. But in a world so big, with so many varying elements depending on geographic location, this earth and sometimes the people on it can produce some pretty amazing sights that we often overlook. Check out this list of 10 mysterious places you may have never seen or heard about, that are out there right now, waiting for you to discover…

10. Rub’ Al-Khali, Oman – 250,000 square miles of continuous sand that covers four countries

during a photocall prior to the start of The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on on January 24, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

9. Red Beach, Panjin, China – Located in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world, this beach is created by seaweed that turns a maroon color in the fall.

This picture taken on September 30, 2012 shows the Red beach scenic area in Panjin, northeast China’s Liaoning province. The beach gets its name from its appearance, which is caused by a type of sea weed that flourishes in the saline-alkali soil. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/GettyImages)

8. Antelope Canyon, Arizona – Although it has appeared in many other magazines, films and travel related shows, it has to be mentioned because its natural beauty is quite mysterious and out of this world.

Antelope Canyon, AZ

7. Catedral de Marmol (the Marble Cathedral), Lago General Carrera, Patagonia, Chile – Natural erosion has created this beautiful, marble wonder that you can only see by small boat.

In the Catedral de Marmol (the Marble Cathedral), erosion has created caverns in the marble on the northern shore of Lago General Carrera, Patagonia, Chile.

6. Rainbow Mountains, China – Red sandstone and mineral deposits being pressed together for millions of years creates this beautiful rainbow design over these mountains in China.

Colorful Danxia Landform

5. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine – Deep in the forests of the Ukraine, this “tunnel” spans 1.8 miles long!

4. Bamboo Forest, Japan – These extremely tall bamboo trees rest in Sagono.

Bamboo grove along path

3. Cherry Blossom Street in Bonn, Germany – Two to three times a year, locals and tourists alike can enjoy a canopy of cherry blossoms that cover this street in Bonn, Germany. Not necessarily a natural wonder but still something amazing everyone should see at least once!

2. Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan – Although technically a man-made wonder, it is a pretty beautiful sight to see only once a year in April and May.

1. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam – The world’s biggest cave can fit a 40 story building inside it. That’s impressive and beautiful.

VIETNAM – MAY 01: A rock formation shines beneath a skylight in Hang Son Doong. (Photo by Carsten Peter/National Geographic/Getty Images)

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