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12 Magical Places On Earth

At first glance, you might easily mistake these magical places for landscape portraits created by talented artists, but they're actually the work of Mother Nature herself. I had no idea that most of these magical places existed in the United States. Wait until you see these most incredible natural places.

 

1) Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska, USA

 
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The light blue tunnel of wonder seen here is the Mendenhall Glacier, which is 12 miles long, and located in the Mendenhall Valley in Juneau. Tours of the magnificent glacier caves are offered on a daily basis, and are definitely worth exploring.  

 

2) Spotted Lake, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada

 
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The bizarre looking circles are actually mineral deposits. The circles can change colors, and become more visible during the summertime. The lake is said to have healing powers as well. 

 

3) The Devil’s Punchbowl, Central Oregon, USA

 
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The Devil's Punch Bowl is located near the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. The bowl shape was created when both caves inside had collapsed. The purple seaweed and snowy-white sands help give the Punch Bowl its magical appearance. 

 

4) Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon, USA

 
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The name of the volcano comes from its three connected peaks, which are Faith (the north), Charity (the south), and Hope (the center). The volcano is based in the Cascade Range area of Oregon. 

 

5) Rainbow Mountains, Gansu Province, China

 
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The gorgeous layers of colorful sandstone formations, are the results of erosion, which occurred over 24 million years ago! The mountains are located in Zhangye Danxia Geological Park.

 

6) Valley of Fire, Nevada, USA

 
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This seemingly colorful abstract canvas painting was actually the cause of shifting desert sands, some millions of years ago. The beautiful sandstone formations can be found at Fire State Park. 

 

7) Goðafoss, Iceland

 
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The translation of Goðafoss means "waterfall of the gods". The waterfall is 12 meters (40 feet) high, and 30 meters across (100 feet). It is located in the Bárðardalur district of North-Central Iceland.

 

8) Apostle Islands, Wisconsin, USA

 
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The lake caves of Apostle Islands are located in Lake Superior. The Apostle Islands are made up of 21 individual islands on the shoreline. The spiral of icicles almost seem to light up during the winter season. 

 
 

9) Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

 
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The turquoise-colored ice on the lake is more commonly referred to as the Pearl of Siberia. The ice is strong enough to support the force of moving snowmobiles when the lake freezes during the winter. 

 

10) Alentejo Beach, Portugal

 
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The stunning green pastures of the marshlands are located to the north of Alentejo Beach. The views from the coast are absolutely magnificent during the summer nights.

 

11) Antarctica

 
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Antarctica might not be the first place on your list for vacation spots, but the views are truly something special to admire. Temperatures dip below -30° F (-34° C).  If you plan on visiting, you better bundle up! 


12) Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA


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The geyser was the result of an accidental well drilling in 1964. The waters can reach almost 5 feet (1.5 meters) when spouting. Access to the geyser is limited to a dirt road, but not to worry, you can spot the geyser from a mile away!  


(H/T: thebangkokglobe.com)

 
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