5 Unusual and Fascinating Places from Around the World
Chocolate Hills – Bohol, Philippines
Between 1,260 to 1,776 hills dotting an area that spans over 50 square kilometers. The hills are strikingly uniform in shape. The dry season transforms the verdant plant life green into chocolate brown thus giving the hills its famous name.
Death Valley – California, USA
Death Valley is one of the most inhospitable and hottels places on the planet. The harsh conditions make it extremely difficult to visit or explore. And those who do have to take extra precautions to survive the potentially deadly heat.
Lake Hillier – Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia
Lake Hillier is probably one of the prettiest and unusual lakes in the world with eye-catching vivid pink color. Its unique color is believed to be caused by the high saline content, the presence of halobacteria or pink bacteria, and Dunaliella salina algae.
Salar De Uyuni – Potosí, Bolivia
Salar De Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world that covers more than 10,000 square kilometers. The surface becomes breathtakingly mirror-like when a thin layer of water covers it.
Socotra Island – Yemen
Socotra Island has an other-worldly look and feel because of its amazing biodiversity. Remote and isolated, the island is hoome to some of the oddest species like the Socotra dragon blood tree.