We travel to seek beauty around us to escape the mundane and to understand the culture, to replenish our souls with the richness of scenic beauty. Every travel destination in the world is unique and takes us on a journey that gives our lives true meaning.
The world’s beauty has yet to be fully explored and a single person will never be able to do it alone because there are so many fascinating places to visit, some popular and others underrated.
Have you ever visited a place that reminded you of a dream? It felt unreal because you’ve never seen something so exciting, something you’d imagine that was in books or movies. These less known places are known to be the best destinations in the world for you to explore your wanderlust vibe.
So, seek out the traveller in you and give it wings to land in some of the most exquisite and surreal places to visit that are a visual treat.
Here are 27 beautiful surreal places to visit before you die. Add these to your travel bucket list now!
1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China
You can’t afford to miss this one if you want to see the universe at its best. The spectacular Danxia Landforms, which are located in the eastern hillocks of the majestic Qilian Mountains, are not just gorgeous, as that would be too short an adjective, but you will hardly believe this astonishing mountain formation even after a magnificent view.
Nature works its magic here, making you forget about the monotony of everyday life. Can you believe there is a ‘real mountain’, that is delineated in rainbow colors? Visit this place if you want to see something out of your ordinary life. It will undoubtedly increase your desire to travel in more ways than one.
2. The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador
La Casa del Arbol, also known as “The Swing At The End Of The World“, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Baos, Ecuador. This beautiful swing, located on a mountain cliff next to an active volcano, is something you shouldn’t miss while visiting Baos.
These swings are fun, but let’s be honest, they’re also terrifying. This unique location (2600 metres above sea level) draws visitors from all across the globe just to swing over a cliff. It’s a perfect place for nomadic souls and those who dare to swing from this height. In addition, you could even view the mesmerising yet terrifying Tungurahua Volcano.
3. The Great Blue Hole in Belize
A terrifying treat for your eyes, which lies amidst the Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km from Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, 318 metres in diameter, and 124 metres deep.
It is situated in the midst of a magnificent and tranquil ocean view. Researchers believe that this massive sinkhole formed thousands of years ago during the glacial period. The Great Blue Hole is also one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
4. Tulip fields in the Netherlands
When you see vast green patches full of magnificent colours, words of praise will naturally come out of your mouth. The Flower Stripe lined in the Dutch countryside which connects Haarlem and Leiden, is also a great place to frolic among the flowers.
It’s a photographer’s paradise, and who can resist taking a selfie amidst the enticing Tulip Fields? However, tulips bloom between late March and early May, but the best time to see them is in mid-April making it a must-visit for travellers to see the tulips at their most colourful patchwork quilt.
5. The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
Hang Son Doong Cave has been referred to as the world’s largest natural cave since its discovery and continues to be so today. It has added attractions in the form of the tallest known stalagmites (80 metres) and precious cave pearls to its magnificence and enormous size. The cave has always been a dream of many travellers around the world.
If you are an adventurous soul, this cave is one of the surreal places you should visit before you die, with the exploration of an underwater tunnel.