Top five surreal landscapes around the world

If you are a nature lover, many sites around the world present the marvels of Mother Earth. There are beautiful spots around the world that present unbelievable splendor and natural beauty that will astound you. We bring you top five surreal landscapes around the world.

Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love is an amusement railway tunnel that is completely covered in green foliage giving it a romantic touch. It is located in Klevan that is an urban settlement in Ukraine. The Tunnel is a romantic walkway for lovers and has been named so by the locals. It is entirely formed by trees and green plants cover the ground too leaving just enough space for the tracks.

Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

Situated in Derweze in the Ahal Province of Turkmenistan, the Door to Hell is a natural gas field and is noted for its natural gas fire, which has been constantly burning since the time it was lit by the Soviet petrochemical scientists in 1971. The pungent smell of burning reaches quite some area around the fields. This is one of the largest gas reserves in the world and the locals have given the name “Door to Hell,” referring to the constantly burning fire, pungent odor and boiling mud.

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is a natural site located in the Denisli Province in Southwestern Turkey. The site is located in the River Menderes valley and has temperate climate through most of the year. The name translates to “cotton castle” in English and refers to the hot springs, travertines and terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The area has been declared a World Heritage Site to save it from human encroachment and ruin.

The Wave, USA

The Wave is located on the Arizona-Utah border and refers to a sandstone rock formation on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness on the Colorado Plateau. It is famous for the undulating forms that display various hues and colors. It consists of U-shaped troughs that have been eroded into Navajo Sandstone of Jurassic age.

Sossusvlei, Namibia

The Sossusvlei is located in southern Namib Desert in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes and roughly translated in English as “dead-end marsh”. The location has earned the moniker because it is an Endorheic drainage basin, that is, a basin without outflows, for the Tsauchab River.


There are many sites of breath-taking splendor across the world. Visiting these locations will widen your perspective and open a completely new vista on how we view nature.

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