These 15 Places Will Make You Rewrite Your Bucket List ASAP
Posted on Feb 19, 2016
Forget crowded metropolises and tourists' favorites – you need to add these hidden gems to your bucket list as soon as possible!
1. Palace Regaleira, Portugal
It’s a UNESCO world heritage site and an excellent choice if you’re visiting Portugal. Palace Regaileira is located near Cintra, Portugal’s historic center.
2. The Grand Prismatic Spring, United States
You’ll find this beautiful spring in Yellowstone National Park – its unusual rainbow colors come from different bacteria which live in the spring’s mineral-rich waters.
3. Rainbow Mountains, China
Located in Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu, these mountains are unusually colored due to the rich mineral deposits. They’re also a World Heritage Site.
4. Sea of Stars, Maldives
Beaches of Vaadhoo Island look beautiful by day, but wait until you see them at night; bioluminescent phytoplankton gives the water surreal blue hue.
5. The Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada
This man-made wonder is a triumph of creativity. It also has one of the largest plant collections in the world and sports unusual sculptures made out of shrubs.
6. Giant's Causeway, Ireland
Located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, this unusual rock formation has incredible otherworldly beauty! Legend has it that two giants made it in order to start a fight.
7. Qomolangma National Nature Preserve, Tibet, China
This is the highest national park in the world – no wonder, considering it includes Mount Everest! If you visit it, you can experience the icy cold beauty of world’s highest mountain.
8. Lake Natron, Tanzania
This mineral lake is located in northern Tanzania and has a temperature of 60°C (140°F). It’s full of natron, a mixture of salt and minerals.
9. Victoria Falls, Zambia
These amazing falls are called "Mosi-oa-Tunya", meaning "smoke that thunders". Although it's not the biggest fall in the world, it's certainly the most beautiful!
10. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Located a few hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador, Galapagos Islands attract both tourists and scientists. You can enjoy unspoiled nature, beautiful beaches and incredible wildlife!
11. Cano Cristales River, Colombia
Try visiting it between wet and dry season, because algae and bacteria will color the river in thousand shades of red, orange, green and blue!
12. Litlanesfoss Falls, Iceland
These hexagonal rock formations are the result of rapid magma cooling – it’s over 60 million years old!
13. Machu Picchu, Peru
Ancient Inca site located high in the mountains never lost its charm – it’s a fantastic place to visit if you love archeology, culture and mystery!
14. Kansas City Public Library, United States
Kansas City Public Library is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful libraries due to its unusual facade – just look at all those books!
15. The Crystal Cave, Iceland
Located in the frozen lagoon in Skaftafell, this ice cave has a wonderful blue color.