1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China
2. The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador
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At the edge of Ecuador sits a rickety tree house (casa del árbol) overlooking an active volcano in the near distance. With it comes a swing with no harnesses, inviting only the bravest of risk-takers to experience a killer view.
3. The Great Blue Hole in Belize
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The Great Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It’s one of the top scuba diving sites in the world and the water is more than 400 feet deep.
4. Tulip fields in the Netherlands
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Many people often mistake Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, as the designated space of the tulip fields. However, these majestic fields are located just outside the garden and are mostly privately owned.
5. The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
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Son Doong is the world’s largest cave, created 2–5 million years ago. A half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside it!
6. Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan
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The park is in full bloom during spring and tourists often visit to see 4.5 million “baby blue-eyes” flowers blossom.
7. Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States
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The cave lies beneath the Mendenhall Glacier and it melts as you walk through it.
8. Mount Roraima in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana
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The incredible tabletop mountains are some of the oldest geological formations on the planet, dating back about 2 billion years ago. This was also part of the inspiration for Paradise Falls in Disney’s UP.
9. Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey
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The area has become a popular tourist area and a favorite spot for hot air ballooning.
10. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives
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What may appear as a mirror image of the stars above, the bioluminescence in the water is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect it has on the shore is absolutely breathtaking.
11. Victoria Falls bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia in Africa
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This 354-foot waterfall lies at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is the widest waterfall in Africa. There’s also a famous feature on the Zambian side called the Devil’s Pool, which allows adventurous tourists to hang out at the edge of the falls.
12. Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway
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Trolltunga is a piece of rock that hangs out of the mountain about 2,000 feet up in the air. The Troll’s Tongue (translation in English) is available to hikers from mid-June to about mid-September.