Top 10 World’s Strangest Places

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When choosing what place they should visit next, most people look for natural beauty, cultural significance, or a vibrant nightlife. However, there are certain adventurists who travel the world in pursuit of unusual destinations. Who knows, maybe you’ll also become interested in visiting weird places after you see these 10 unique destinations.

Surtsey, Iceland

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Although this island looks relatively normal, it actually didn’t even exist 53 years ago. It was formed after an underwater volcano erupted back in 1963. Unfortunately, you can’t visit Surtsey, as only a few scientists are allowed to be here. The idea is to let natural ecological succession to occur on the island without any outside interference.

Eternal Flame Falls

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If you want to see a truly unique sight, then you should visit Orchard Park, which is found in New York. There, you’ll find a gorgeous, small waterfall However, even though the waterfall itself is alluring, behind it is something truly one-of-a-kind – a small flame that never goes out. Scientists believe that it never goes out because it constantly gets fueled by a macroseep of natural gas from the earth below.

Moguicheng, China

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When translated, Moguicheng means City of Satan. This area of the Gobi Desert got its haunting name because many noted that you can hear weird melodies, as well as sounds of tigers roaring and babies crying when walking through it.

Racetrack Playa

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Racetrack Playa is located in the Death Valley National Park, California. What makes it so special is the fact that this place feature rocks that have the ability to move on their own. Scientists have no idea why this occurs. Nevertheless, one team of physicists claims that ice forms around these rocks at night, and causes them to move as soon as it starts melting.

Longyearbyen, Norway

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Longyearbyen is the world’s northernmost settlement with a population of over 1,000. People who live here are faced with a unique problem every year. From April 20th to August 23rd, the sun never sets. Every day looks completely the same no matter the time during this four month time period.

Relampago del Catatumbo

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Relampago del Catatumbo is a place known for having the highest frequency of lightning activity on the planet. On average, 25 flashes per minute occur here.

Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

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Just by looking at the photo, you can see exactly how this crater got its name. It was created when a group of Soviet scientists started drilling for oil in Turkmenistan over 40 years ago. The crater has been on fire ever since they drilled the hole.

Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

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There is a huge number of unusual spherical boulders found on the Koekohe Beach in New Zealand. It is estimated that these boulders formed millions of years ago.

Blood Falls

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This waterfall is unique for having red water. Located in Antarctica, it is believed that a subterranean lake supplies Blood Falls with water extremely high in iron, hence the unique color.

Deadvlei

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Although the previously mentioned destinations are unusual, Deadvlei is without a doubt the weirdest place on the planet. It is known as ‘the place where time stands still,’ and is surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world. The trees you see on the photo have been dead for more than 900 years. However, the wood can’t decompose, since it’s too dry.