5 Amazing Places You’ve Never Heard Of
The world sometimes seems like it’s so small. And at other times, it still manages to hold incredible wonders, secret gems that most of us have never even heard of, let alone visited.
Here is a collection of five of those places. Rare, gorgeous, raw. And yes, this author knows the irony of showing and describing these secret spots, but it seems necessary to have a list of amazing places on the earth, so they can be appreciated, not exploited.
1.) The Chocolate Hills, Phillipines
The Chocolate Hills are an unusual geological formation in Bohol province, Philippines. According to the latest accurate survey done, there are 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres. They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name.
2.) Thingvellir, Iceland
One of the most beautiful places in Iceland, Thingvellir is home to national gatherings, where people across Iceland are invited to celebrate auspicious occasions together. Spelled Þingvellir in its native country, it is located in Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, near the peninsula of Reykjanes and the Hengill volcanic area. Gorgeous and pure.
3.) Jericoacoara, Brazil
Brazil is well known for having amazing beaches, but Rio is not what you would call secluded. To find a gorgeous beach to call your own, you’ll have to travel to the west coast of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil. This virgin beach hidden behind giant dunes has been called one of the 10 best beaches in the entire world. Calm seas and soft breezes are the constant. Let’s keep it special.
4.) Stone Forest, Madagascar.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is one of the most other-worldly places you could ever imagine. For one, it’s in Madagascar, our planet’s most special and unique island, and the fourth largest in the world. Nowhere else in the wild will you find Lemurs, as well as other incredible endemic species like the carnivorous Fossa and most varieties of Baobab trees. But the Stone Forest remains an eye-wateringly amazing formation, a place you could never forget.
5.) Socotra, Yemen
Widely agreed as the most bizarre and alien place on earth, Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. The islands are very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. The most striking of these plants is the Dragon’s Blood Tree, a sculpted and almost sinister looking tree that commands your attention. True to its name, it bleeds red sap. But the beaches are so pristine and impressive, you won’t stay scared for long. If you were to be taken to Socotra in your sleep, you could awake and think you’re in a different solar system.