In this great, big world of ours, there is no shortage of incredible sights to see. And, if you’re a person who’s got his or her fair share of wanderlust, then there are no doubt many wonders of the world that have made your list of things to see. Have you yet to take that incredible voyage to the lip of the Grand Canyon? Well, what are you waiting for? Have you longed to check out Machu Picchu? What about the Great Pyramids? Maybe now’s the time to finally book that trip…
But, as wonderful as those major world wonders really are, they’re not the only ones in the world worth checking out. In fact, there are a number of incredible places that often fail to make the list of incredible places to visit that are every bit as enchanting and awe-inspiring as places like the Grand Canyon or the Great Pyramids?
Just what are those places? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to be exploring on the list below! Read on to learn about 20 of the world’s most incredible hidden wonders. Who knows? Maybe one of these places will prove to be the focal point of your next vacation.
1. Lake Kaindy (Kazakhstan)
An earthquake is responsible for the creation of this sunken forest that simply needs to be seen in order to be believed.
2. Pig Beach (Bahamas)
There are plenty of beaches in the Bahamas, but there’s only this one that’s inhabited by feral (but nonetheless cute) pigs.
3. Meteora (Greece)
Six monasteries set amid a landscape that seems like it would be impossible to build upon… This one is incredible.
4. Hill of Crosses (Lithuania)
With Soviets coming down hard on Christians, this incredible monument was built, demolished, and then built again. Wow.
5. Plastic Beach (Hawaii)
Not all world wonders are positive ones, you know. The next time someone tells you not to worry about the environment, point them this way.
6. Campanile di Curon (Italy)
When a dam was built nearby, the church that you see here was forever plunged beneath the water.
7. Haw Par Villa (Singapore)
In existence since the late 1930s, this unique spot takes you on an incredible journey through ancient Chinese mythology.
8. Lima Witches Market (Peru)
You’d think that we’d given up on stuff like this in the 21st Century. This incredible spot will prove that we haven’t…
9. Fairy Circles (Namibia)
How is it that these strange circles appear in the grass? If you can figure it out, you’d be the first person to do so.
10. Cave of Crystals (Mexico)
You’ve seen Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in the movies… Well, this is as close as you’ll come in real life!
11. Abandoned Ghost Ship (Kentucky)
Those who remember the music video for Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” might remember this haunting vessel.
12. Coral Castle (Florida)
When a woman jilted a man on the alter, he decided to build this incredible and strange monument.
13. Vale da Lua (Brazil)
This evolving natural monument has been created over centuries by the rushing of water and by the wind.
14. Winchester Mystery House (California)
Containing over 160 separate rooms, this California manse was built by the heir to the Winchester Rifles fortune.
15. Kubu Island (Botswana)
A giant salt flat on a island, there’s something ghostly and haunting about this place that just can’t quite be put into words.
16. Hell (Cayman Islands)
While it’s not the mythological hell, you might be convinced otherwise when you see these stark limestone formations.
17. Kaplica Czaszek (Poland)
Built is a monument to the victims of the black death, this location is at once disquieting and enchanting.
18. Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees (Hawaii)
You’d think that someone had actually come through an painted these gorgeous trees, but no… That’s how they actually look!
19. Cat Island (Japan)
Know someone who’s got a thing for little felines? Well, they won’t be disappointed by this destination!