It’s hard to believe that all these incredibly gorgeous and unique places really do exist. The pictures you are about to see have not been altered in Photoshop, and you can actually visit these places. It’s true what they say: seeing is believing, so prepare those peepers! Here are 9 little-known stunning natural wonders!
1. Wai-o-Tapu, New Zealand
Ever dreamed of a bath with champagne? In the geothermal region of Waiotapu on the North Island there is more than just a bathtub, but a whole pool! Although, you can’t swim in it. After all, the so-called “Champagne Pool” is actually a thermal spring, the surface temperature of which ranges from 75 to 260 degrees. Maori considered the waters to be magical; this place in their language is called – Wai-O-Tapu, “Sacred Waters”.
2. Valle De La Luna, Chile
Valle de la Luna is an unusual area in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, 15 kilometers from the town of San Pedro de Atacama. The valley is famous for its huge salt plateau, in which amazing shapes were formed under the influence of erosion. Each sculpture has a name and a legend associated with it. The indigenous inhabitants of the Atacama Desert, believe that these sculptures are the guides for the souls of the deceased. They also help shamans in their rites when traveling to the world of the ancestors.
3. Erg Chebbi, Morocco
Erg is a territory covered with huge sand dunes. Erg Chebbi is the only erg located in the Sahara in the South-East of Morocco. The height of the dunes in this area is about 150 meters, they are a very beautiful orange color and are quite popular among tourists. Erg Chebbi is in the middle of a stony desert, and its sands are in constant motion. In addition to the fact that these stunning, wind-carved sand dunes take you to another world, they are said to have a healing power, so the Moroccans visit these places every year to bury into the hot sand up to their very necks.