The world is one big weird place. From colorful saline lake to rainbow shaded mountains, there some pretty weird landscapes out there. Do you intend to find an interesting holiday destination to brag to your friends about at the end of next summer? If the answer is yes, then this might just be for you. We have through online research and input from visitors such as ourselves, ranked the world’s weirdest landscapes. This should be able to give you an idea of your what your future home should look like. Even if you aren’t sourcing for a holiday destination, this list should be an entertaining read.
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10. Mono Lake California
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If you think you have seen weird landscapes, visit the Mono Lake. The Mono Lake, which is tenth on the world’s weirdest landscapes, is made up of unusually shaped limestone pinnacles known as tufa towers. What makes this one of the weird landscapes of the world is that normally these limestone pinnacles only grow deep in the ocean. The Mono Lake has no access to the sea. Also the water of the lake is thick with an oily feel in your hands. Weird.
9. Spotted Lake, British Columbia
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North America is the hub of some of the world’s weirdest landscapes. The Spotted Lake for example has different spots within its waters, thanks to an extremely high concentration of various chemical components with magnesium sulphate being the most predominant mineral that could be found. The spots vary in color too ranging from pale yellow to green, white to blue.
8. Giant’s Causeway, Ireland
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Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway has been a source of numerous indigenous legends. What else could be expected of a 60 million year old lake? Whilst its origin has been discovered to be the result of a volcanic eruption during ancient times, the reason for its unusually high columns remains a mystery. This is the reason why it is amongst the weird landscapes of the world.
7. Chocolate Hills, Philippines
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Take a trip to the Philippine island of Bohol and catch a glimpse of 1700 of these mysterious cone shaped brown hills spread across an area of 50 sq. km. The Chocolate hills change color from green to brown at the turn of the season. The entire area in which the hills are located are a UNESCO heritage site and a popular tourist destination in Philippine. The origins of these hills estimated to be millions of years old, remains a complete mystery.
6. Midway Geyser Basin, Wyoming
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Located in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, the Midway Geyser Basin is a popular tourist destination. Spanning an area 11 miles the basin erupts over 4000 gallons of water every few minutes. Thanks to the high water temperature and chrolophyll around the geyser, the colors vary including green, blue, red and white.
5. Cano Cristales, Colombia
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Thanks to Macarena claver – an awfully rare aquatic plant – the Cano Cristales river basically turns to every shade of the rainbow. However this depends on the season. This incredibly beautiful sight is one of the weird landscapes of the world.
4. Serranía de Hornocal, Argentina
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South America has a lot of colorful landscapes from lakes to mountains. Serranía de Hornocal’s mountains are colorful thanks to eroded mountains. The immense beauty and artistic nature of this site makes any picture of this location look more like an item out of a coloring book. This UNESCO world heritage site is also one of the world’s weirdest landscapes.
3. Marble Caves, Chile
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It is amazing what sea waves could destroy and create. Well we are only focused on the latter here. The smooth contours on the Marble Caves were formed through contact with waves over years. Meanwhile the cave’s surreal blue color is borne out of a reflection of the ocean.
2. Dallol, Ethiopia
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Don’t let the stunning beauty of this African lake fool you. The waters of this Ehtiopian hot spring achieves its distinct color from a deadly mixture of iron hydroxide and chloride. Nonetheless, the photogenic shades of yellow and green would leave you bedazzled. For this reason alone, this Dallol lake ranks 2nd on the world’s weirdest landscapes.
1. Hiller Lake, Australia
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Nature does amazing things. Some can be explained. Others like the odd coloration of Lake Hiller remain a mystery. Lake Hiller can be found on the edge of Middle Island in Western Australia. It is surrounded by thick forest of eucalyptus and paperback trees, possesses an immense amount of algae and sits just beside the ocean. Lake Hiller tops the world’s weirdest landscapes.
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