2. Lake Natron- Petrifying Lake
What’s Weird: Looking for the weirdest places on earth? How about this terrifying lake? Animals that die in this African lake are turned into statues, through calcification. The presence of huge volumes of sodium bicarbonate ensure they turn into mummies.
Fancy a dip? Don’t even think about it!
3. Die Rakotzbrück or Devil’s Bridge
What’s Weird: This bridge is famed for its unique construction accuracy, with the bridge and its reflection merging into a perfect circle, no matter where you see it from. Spooky!
4. Spotted lake Khiluk
Where: British Columbia, Canada
What’s Weird: The most mineralized lake of the world; each of these 365 spots holds a unique chemical content and is said to cure different diseases. Definitely one of the nicer strangest places in the world.
5. Slope Point
Where: New Zealand
What’s Weird: This forest is home to trees that are permanently twisted and windblown thanks to the intense Antarctic gusts. Windy much? This one of one of the windiest strangest places in the world.
6. Dead Vlei
What’s Weird: A sun-blackened dead forest in a dried oasis, surrounded by rust-orange giant sand dunes. The lack of water forces the roots of trees to come outside looking for moisture. The struggle is real!
7. Underwater park, Green Lake in Tragoess
What’s Weird: This list won’t be complete without some underwater beauties. One of the world’s strangest places, this is not just a gimmick, but a genuine park that goes underwater during spring. After all, divers do need to rest and relax.
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8. Eternal Flame Falls
Where: New York, the US
What’s Weird: The flame is fueled by natural gases and burns bright right under a waterfall.
9. Tunnel of Love
What’s Weird: A section of industrial railway in Ukraine, this green leafy tunnel seems like something out of a fairy tale.
10. Christ of the Abyss
What’s Weird: This is a 2.50 meters, you read that right, it is a 2.5 METRES TALL bronze statue of Jesus Christ, which is under water. A favorite place for deep sea divers, and definitely one of the most mysterious places on earth underwater.
11. The Silfra rift
What’s Weird: The Silfra Rift separates two continents and two tectonic plates, namely the North American and Eurasian plates.
12. Caño Cristales
What’s Weird: In the summer months, this Colombian river turns red. Actually, the river bed is covered by a unique species of plant, and that is what turns red. Another one of those mysterious places on earth underwater.
13. Jellyfish Lake
What’s Weird: This lake is a block full of harmless jellyfish.
14. Blood Falls
What’s Weird: Amidst the unending whiteness of the snow, Blood Falls provides a creepy relief. The water is red in color due to the presence of huge amounts of Iron. Definitely makes the list of the strangest places in the world.
15. Painted Hills of John Day Fossil Beds
Where: Oregon, the US
What’s Weird: The presence of minerals stain the hills in myriad hues. Changing light and moisture levels affect the yellows, reds, golds, and blacks.
16. Confluence of Rhone and Arve rivers
What’s Weird: There is a defined contrast between these two rivers of Switzerland; one is blue and the other brown. They never fully mix due to the difference in density.
17. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island
What’s Weird: Bioluminescent sea plankton that shines bright blue during the night.
18. Road to Heaven – Huashan Mountain
What’s Weird: On the end of this treacherous death-defying trail in China is a mere tea house, but this Mount Huashan Plank Walk in the Sky is famed for its adrenaline raising effects. Would you walk the plank here, at one of the strangest places on earth?
19. Nelson Lakes National Park, Blue Lake
Where: New Zealand
What’s Weird: How about the fact that this is a lake so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom, and can’t even make out the depth.
20. Giant Crystal Cave at Naica Mine
What’s Weird: Deep down in the bowels of the Earth, these huge shiny mineral pillars are enough to make you feel claustrophobic.
21. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
22. Yonaguni Monument
What’s Weird: Scientists have only been able to confirm that this monument under water in Japan is five thousand years old. It is still not confirmed if it is natural or manmade. Theorists say that it could be alien made!
23. Crooked Forest
What’s Weird: In an otherwise normal forest in Poland, full of straight trees, there is this collection of curved trees, for which there is no scientific explanation. One of the world’s weirdest places, indeed.
24. Pink Sands Beach
Where: The Bahamas
What’s Weird: The sands at this beach is actually pink in color due to the presence of certain minerals and planktons
25. Richat Structure
What’s Weird: With a diameter of almost 30 miles, this is a structure in the deserts. It looks like a massive fossil. Or maybe an alien spaceship landing strip?
26. Great Blue Hole
What’s Weird: A gigantic natural submarine sinkhole! No one knows the depth
27. Dead Sea
What’s Weird: Can’t swim? No problem! Dead Sea, a salt lake, will ensure you can float without any effort, due to the high volume of salt and other minerals in the water.
28. Lake Retba
What’s Weird: Ever seen a lake that’s pink in color? That’s what is weird here, thanks to the presence of certain planktons and minerals
29. The Wave
Where: Arizona, the US
What’s Weird: A dreamlike world of swirling colors and psychedelic patterns. The rock formations are said to be from the Jurassic era.
30. Mt. Kelimutu
What’s Weird: The result of a volcanic eruption, this wonder is home to three separate lakes, all of different colors – black, blue, and turquoise.
31. Al Naslaa Rock Formation
Where: Saudi Arabia
What’s Weird: This. This little slice of perfection. See the uniform slit between the flat faces of these two standing stones?
32. Mendenhall Ice Caves
What’s Weird: The different shades of blue in the ice crystals inside these caves is a natural phenomenon that has left scientists baffled for years.
33. Fingal’s Cave
What’s Weird: As a rule, caves are round in shape with round rocks, right? Wrong! Take a look at these symmetrical square caves
34. Ruby Falls
Where: Tennessee, the US
What’s Weird: A 145 foot high underground waterfall that is illuminated to create this lovely purplish hue.
35. One’uli Beach
Where: Hawaii, the US
What’s Weird: A remarkable beach that boasts of pitch black sand due to volcanic activity in the past.
36. Marble Caverns of Carrera Lake
What’s Weird: Amazingly smooth and cool caves of marble. The water is clear enough to see deep down to the bottom.
37. Nyaung Ohak
What’s Weird: A surreal jungle-village of crumbling temples, is hard to come by elsewhere.
38. Iguazu falls
What’s Weird: One of the widest waterfalls in the entire world. Iguazu Falls might even give Niagra Falls a run for its money.
39. The Doorway Railway of Hanoi
What’s Weird: A railway line passes inches away from the doorsteps of shops, through the residential neighborhood and commercial area of Hanoi.
40. Koekohe Beach
Where: New Zealand
What’s Weird: Unusually-giant boulders dot the eroded Otago coastline along a stretch of Koekohe Beach. Scientists are unable to explain what is expected to be a natural phenomenon.
41. Monolith of Uluru
What’s Weird: This is a single rock. One single, gigantic rock, which is a mountain in itself. With a height of 348 meters and a circumference of 5.8 miles, this is the world’s largest rock and one of the weirdest places on earth.
42. Mount Roraima
What’s Weird: An enormous surreal flat top mountain, said to be one of the most mysterious, with an abundance of unusual plants and animals. Welcome to one of the weirdest places on earth.
43. Danakil Depression
What’s Weird: These are not your average run-of-the-mill pools; these are actually acid pools. Even what looks like land are brittle crusts of salt and sulphur. Totally one of strangest places on earth.
44. Travertine Pools
What’s Weird: A group of small pools that result from calcium carbonate deposits. Looks cold, but these are actually pools of warm water, fed by an underground spring.
45. The Giant’s Causeway
What’s Weird: The result of an ancient volcanic eruption, these are perfectly straight rocks jutting out of the sea.
46. Pancake Rocks
Where: New Zealand
What’s Weird: The thousands of layers of sandstone and limestone accumulated on the ocean floor has given shape to these stacks of pancake like rocks.
47. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
What’s Weird: Although it deceptively looks like a desert, this national park of Brazil has many small pools bordered by the sandy dune-like structures.
48. Red Beach, Tianzin
What’s Weird: Every year in Autumn, this beach in China comes alive with Suaeda salsa, a red colored plant that thrives well in salt water. The entire beach blooms red, leaving only thin strips of sea visible.
49. The Seven Giants
What’s Weird: Locally famed as the Seven Strong Men of Russia, these behemoth stone pillars, created by frost and snow over many years, are a mystery as yet unsolved by science
50. Cat Island
What’s Weird: An island that is home to a mere 100 humans, and thousands of cats. The locals love the living situation though. For a dog-lover like me, this is one of the most strangest places on earth.
So, what did you think about this list of unusual places in the world worth visiting? Did we miss out on any? Share your own list with us in the comments below