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Other-Worldly Places on Earth

Other-Worldly Places on Earth

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

A collection of amazing locations around the world so unbelievable you'd think they are from a different planet.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
You are still on Earth and this is not taken from the set of the blockbuster film, Avatar.  These are the limestone pillars at the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China, not the fictitious world of Pandora. There are around 3,000 of these jagged towers of stone covered in lush vegetation in this nature park in the Yunnan Province. Some of these pillars stand 3,500 feet high.

 

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The Chocolate Hills, The Philippines

The Chocolate Hills, The Philippines
More than 1,200 conical hills found in Carmen, Bohol in the Philippines. Scientists have yet to reach a scientific explanation on the origin of these limestone hills which vary between 100 and almost 40 feet high. The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name.

 

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Crystal Cave of the Giants, Mexico

Crystal Cave of the Giants, Mexico
A cave in Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico where Superman will feel very much at home! The cave looks similar to Superman's Arctic lair (Fortress of Solitude) and contains some of the largest natural crystals ever found: translucent gypsum beams measuring up to 36 feet (11 meters) long and weighing up to 55 tons.

 

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Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey
Phallic rock formations that have become a tourist attraction in the Cappadocia region of Turkey.

 

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The Wave, United States

The Wave, United States
A 62ft-wide and 85ft-long sandstone rock formation in Arizona, USA known for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it.

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