Here’s a collection of some strange and unique places you probably never knew existed. Who’d have ever thought there would be a pink lake, a ‘door to hell’ or even an underwater city somewhere on this planet?! If you want some unusual places to add to your bucket list then check these out…
Lake Retba, Senegal
This lake gets its pink color from the dunaliella salina bacteria, which is attracted by the lake’s salt content. The bacteria produces a red pigment so that it can absorb the sunlight.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
This is a large submarine sinkhole. It’s over 300 m (984 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep.
Leshan Giant Buddha, China
This is the largest stone Buddha in the world and is 71 meters (233 ft) tall! It was carved out of the cliff face in the 18th century.
This cavern has been nicknamed the ‘door to hell’ and we can see why! This area is rich in natural gas. In 1971, geologists drilled into the cavern. The ground collapsed leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 meters. They decided to burn off the gas and thought the fire would only last a few days, but the gas is still burning today!
Ice Cave in Skaftafell, Iceland
Chand Baori, Rajasthan
This stepwell consits of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 storeys! It’s one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. It’s used to conserve water.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine
Ancient Underwater City, China
Jacob’s Well, Texas
This leap’s not for the faint-hearted! It’s a natural spring over 100 ft deep.