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The world is a huge place. There is still so much left to be discovered. If you are a true traveller, you’ll want to discover unknown and uncommon places that have something unique to offer. So, here’s a list of 15 such places that are unknown but absolutely awesome.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

We all know what a paradise Maldives is, but did you know that Maldives is also home to a magnificent underwater restaurant? Despite being voted as the most beautiful restaurant in 2014, very few know if this indulgence. It is 5 metres below surface level, and diners are treated to views of colorful fishes, sharks, and coral reefs. It is an experience like no other.

Hinatuan Enchanted River, Philippines Island

Love water? Then you will love this place. Hidden away in the Philippines Island is the spring river, Hinatuan. This blue water body will entice you for a refreshing swim. The uniqueness of the river is the blue colour. The river actually looks like a swimming pool with blue tiles.

Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China

Possibly the most beautiful place in the world, the Jiuzhaigou Valley is 180,000 acres of pure paradise. It is packed with many waterfalls, forest, snow-capped forests, colourful lakes, and vegetation. You can trek through this nature reserve for an unforgettable vacation.

Plitvice Lake, Croatia

Limestone terrace after limestone terrace of crystal clear water, the Plitvice Lake has a series of waterfalls that prove nature is the finest artist. This amazing place is relatively unknown to the outside world, and hence, the natural charm remain untouched. A swim in the water here should be a part of every traveller’s bucket list.

Smoo Cave, Scotland

Scotland is a country blessed with a lot of natural beauty, and one of the most amazing sites here is the Smoo Cave. This place looks like an underground place straight out of a fictional novel. There’s also an 80 foot waterfall that falls into the waters below. Don’t forget to take your camera for breathtaking pictures.

Green Lake, Austria

Green Lake is one of the most unique phenomenon in the word. During winter, this place is a small lake with a cute little natural garden surrounding it. But during spring, the whole place gets submerged underwater Divers can dive and get the feeling of being in a time capsule, as the place is mostly unchanged even underwater. It is quite a thrilling experience. .

Bishop’s Castle, South Colorado, USA

Built by one man, Jim Bishop, this unusual place is a famous tourist stop on the state highway 165 in Wet Mountains, South Colorado. Jim Bishop built this place using the surrounding rocks. It is a beautiful creation that will leave you pleasantly surprised by its unusual beauty.

Socotra Island, Yemen

Nature thrives in this incredible archipelago. Socotra Island is a place known for biodiversity, and is home to flora and fauna that can only be found here. This place is rarely crowded, and is a great place to escape to for tourists who love exploring nature.

Sark, Channel Islands

Sometimes one feels like escaping to the past. Well, it still can be done at Sark. There are no cars here. You have to walk everywhere. Also, there are only quaint little villages and farmhouses here. So, you’ll be cut off from modernity, and will have nothing else to do but relax and enjoy the place.

Hot Springs of Rotorua, New Zealand

New Zealand is the country of Geysers and Hot Springs. These places are incredible and surrounded by untouched natural beauty. Some hot springs also have temperatures pleasant enough for a warm swim. So, the moment you step on New Zealand soil, head for the Hot Springs.

The Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

The house literally looks like it is doing the twist. This unique property was built in 1996. Though, it is famous with the locals, very few tourists know about the place. It is quite discomfiting to look at, and even more so when you enter it.

Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

Full of valleys, gorges and greenery, the Drakensberg Mountain range is full of biodiversity, and one of the most attractive mountain ranges in the world. For adventure lovers, a trek through here is a must.

Lake Baika, Russia

This place actually has the almost 20% of the world’s freshwater reserves, and is also home to marine life that cannot be found anywhere else. God knows what other amazing anomalies this awesome lake holds. Go there and find out.

Rangiroa Sea, France

The Rangiroa Sea has a ring shaped island, and is surrounded by amazing marine life like black pearl producing oysters, dolphins, turtles, and more. It is a thrilling yet quiet island escape.

Tianzi Mountains, China

You will feel like you have entered a visual effects masterpiece Hollywood film. These mountains are like towers, and are difficult to climb. But the view of the Tower Mountains surrounded by clouds is worth the risk.

For a vacation like no other, satiate your traveller’s spirit with the above mentioned completely unknown but full awesome places.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Oh thank you so much for posting this–I haven’t been to Dubai yet but for some reason images of luxury shopping malls are what pop in my head! Good to see there’s so much more!

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