It’s a big strange world out there, but it might be stranger than you give it credit for! Sure, there are plenty of travel destinations you’ve had your eyes on that offer stunning vistas and grand views, but there are places that are even stranger than those! In fact, that are some places you can visit on this globe that look as if they exist on another planet!
On this list, you’re going to see some truly strange stuff. There are geysers that spew sulfur dioxide, there are sweeping dunes of pure-white sand, and then there are even mountains that look like something that came from a surrealist painting. And, all of that’s just the tip of the iceberg. When you look at some of these destinations, you might think you’re looking at NASA photos of Mars or The Moon!
So, if you’ve got a yen for travel destinations that are outside of the box, then you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take a look at 20 out-of-this world travel destinations that happen to actually exist (improbably) on our little blue dot.
1. White Desert (Farafra, Egypt)
Once the site of a massive lake, this dry stretch of desert is now home to strangely colored sand and bizarre rock formations.
2. Goblin Valley (Green River, Utah)
If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it might be like to walk on the surface of Mars, then this is where you want to go.
3. Kawah Ijen Sulfur Mine (East Java, Indonesia)
Located at the site of a volcano, there is a lake that’s literally filled with hydrochloric acid, and there are geysers that spew sulfur dioxide.
4. Door to Hell (Derweze, Turkmenistan)
When Soviet scientists attempt to contain a poisonous gas leak by setting it on fire, they created a doorway to hell – one that’s been burning for over four decades.
5. Huanglong Valley (Sichuan, China)
This stunning collection of varied landscapes, from high mountains to stunning waterfalls, is like something out of a Disney movie.