13 AMAZING Places That Really Exist!Insane locales across the world that will blow your mind! From the giant crystals of mexico's Naica Mine to the glowing caves of waitomo these are some of the most unbelievable places on the planet!
#13. “The Richat Structure”- In the country of Mauritania which lies on the northwest coast of Africa there is an astounding geological formation that looks like the flattened fossil of a giant nautilus shell. This colorful spiral known as the Richat Structure, lies in the Sahara Desert and is believed to have once been a geological dome that slow eroded and flattened out. This 30 mile wide wonder is full of beautiful green, blue and red rocks. With its striking appearance and size, the feature commonly referred to as the Eye of Africa, was once used by astronauts as a marker to help calculate their locations.
#12. “Lake Retba”-At first glance Lake Retba, which is just outside the capital city of Dakar, Senegal, looks like someone filled a lake full of Pepto-Bismol, because of its milky pink waters. But this lake is actually full of salt-water which is loved by bacteria called Dunaliella salina which creates a red pigment in order to help with photosynthesis. This salt lake actually has a greater amount of salt in it than the famed Dead Sea and many of the local Senegalese earn a living by harvesting then selling the salt from the lake. Despite its odd appearance it is completely safe to swim in, though it may make you feel like you are on another planet.
#11. “Wisteria Flower Tunnel”- Pictures of the Wisteria Flower Tunnel look like something out of an impressionist painter’s daydream, but this beautiful feature of the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu Japan is a place that you can really visit in the Land of the Rising Sun. The Wisteria Flower Tunnel is a man-made passageway made up of over 150 Wisteria plants. When Wisterias bloom they put out a beautiful lavender colored flower that line the entire tunnel which nature lovers can walkthrough and enjoy. From April 27th to the 29th the garden holds a Wisteria festival to celebrate the peak of the flowers blooming season.
#10. “Naica Mine”- Getting in and out of the Naica Mines in Chihuahua, Mexico can be quite challenging and dangerous for even the most adept cavers but the sights to behold within are some of the most dazzling on Earth. In a recently discovered part of the mines called the Cave of the Crystals one can find millions of gypsum crystals that cover the floor and the walls. And we aren’t just talking about crystals that you can hold in your hand, some of the crystals are over 30 feet in height and 10 feet in diameters. Not only is the cave hard to traverse because of these giants that jut out from every direction, the cave reportedly can reach temperatures up to 135 degrees fahrenheit with almost 100 percent humidity on top of that. The geologists that study the caves are forced to limit their time inside to less than ten minutes to make sure they don’t succumb to the intense heat.