15 Places That’ll Make You Drop Everything and Explore the World


The unwavering urge to explore our environment is planted deeply within all of us. Luckily, our planet is home to an endless number of natural wonders waiting to be soaked in, giving us enough adventure to last a lifetime.

We at Bright Side thought you would definitely like to check out our compilation of a few indescribably beautiful places on Earth that will inspire you to get out of your chair and plunge into the wilderness.

15. Rainbow Mountain, Peru

This colorfully striped surreal mountain range is considered one of Earth’s most incredible geological wonders.

14. Mount Roraima, Venezuela-Guyana-Brazil

Mount Roraima is a flat-topped prominence bounded by sharp cliffs sitting between the borders of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil.

13. Lake Hillier, Australia

Separated from the ocean by only a narrow strip of land, Lake Hillier owes its vivid pink color to the presence of microalgae Dunaliella salina.

12. The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

Originally set on fire to prevent emissions of poisonous chemicals, Darvaza gas crater has been burning for decades in the middle of the Turkmenistan desert.

11. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska

These mesmerizing ice caves buried under the Mendenhall Glacier feature glimmering blue walls that hugely add to the magic of the place.

10. The Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan

The Sunken Forest is a submerged group of trees inside Lake Kaindy in Kazakhstan, surrounded by beautiful scenery.

9. Pulpit Rock, Norway

Pulpit Rock is a vertical cliff hanging over Lysefjord and a popular tourist site providing a dramatic overlook of the vast landscape spreading below.

8. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

This public park in Japan is traversed by snaking trails and impresses tourists with millions of blooming flowers throughout the year.

7. Angel Falls, Venezuela

Located in the Venezuelan jungle, Angel Falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, falling from 3,212 feet (979 m) high. During the summer, water evaporates before even hitting the ground.

6. Nyiragongo Lava Lake, Democratic Republic of the Congo

This lava lake containing molten lava beneath a surface of solidified black plates is enclosed in the crater of Nyiragongo Volcano, creating a somewhat apocalyptic sight.

5. Grand Prismatic Spring, USA

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, the largest hot spring in the United States, contains special bacteria that cause the water to turn practically every shade of the rainbow.

4. Scoresby Sund, Greenland

The colorful homes along Greenland’s coastline are beautifully accompanied by the massive icebergs trapped in the fjord system of Scoresby Sund.

3. Klaksvík, Faroe Islands

Residents of Klaksvík only have to look out their windows to witness the terrific sight of the monstrous ridge neighboring the town.

2. Rice Terraces of Mù Cang Chải, Vietnam

The precisely constructed rice terraces of the rural districts in Vietnam make for an utterly intriguing landscape.

1. The Wave, USA

This swirling sandstone feature is an iconic section on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes with a demanding Mars-like terrain.

Preview photo credit Hybrid Librarian

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