Top 10 Hidden Paradises in the World


10 Kirkjufell Mountain

Kirkjufell is a 463 m high peak in Iceland’s Snfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörur, on the north shore. It is said to be the country’s most photographed peak. Depending on the season, the hue of the mountain appears to vary. There are several strata to the mountain. The bottom portion of the mountain contains fossil-bearing strata, whereas the higher segment is made up of lava deposits. People visit Grundarfjörur to see the unusual hues of the sunset behind the mountain.

9 Cano Cristales

Cao Cristales is a tributary of the Guayabero River in Colombia. It is located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta. The river is known as the “River of Five Colors” or the “Liquid Rainbow” because of its vibrant hues. Serrania de la Macarena National Park is nearly 2400 square miles in size, with a river that runs through it that is 62 miles long. Colors such as orange, green, yellow, blue, black, and red abound in the river. As a result, the River of Five Colors and the Liquid Rainbow are popular names for this river. For six months of the year, it appears like any other river.

8 Taylor Glacier Blood Falls

In the Taylor Valley of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Victoria Land, East Antarctica, Blood Falls is an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of seawater pouring from the tongue of Taylor Glacier into the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney. The hypersaline water seeping from the glacier’s tongue is iron-rich. What was the source of the blood-red hue? Initially, explorers in Antarctica thought the colour was caused by red-hued algae. However, they eventually discovered that the hue is caused by the presence of iron oxides. Water study revealed that the pool contains an unique ecology that metabolises ferric ions and sulphates, thanks to autotrophic bacteria.

7 Beppu Hot Springs

Beppu Onsen is a collection of hot springs in the Japanese city of Beppu. More than 130,000 tonnes of hot spring water gushes from the ground every day, according to Beppu City Hall statistics. This is the world’s second-biggest hot spring water outflow, as well as the greatest in Japan. Many different types of hot spring baths will be seen, including open-air outdoor pools, foot baths, indoor baths, steam tubs, sand baths, and so on. Apart from swimming, the “Hell Tour,” which is a tour of the rarest hot springs, is the most popular activity in Beppu. National medical facilities and volcanic research institutions are also located at Beppu.

6 Spotted Lake

Spotted Lake is a salty endorheic alkali lake northwest of Osoyoos in British Columbia’s eastern Similkameen Valley, accessible by Highway 3. Minerals including calcium, sodium sulphates, and magnesium sulphate are found in the vibrant pools. In addition, scientists discovered eight additional minerals, as well as evidence of four more in smaller amounts, including silver and titanium. It’s 0.16 miles long and 0.43 miles broad. The spotted water was utilised to heal skin illness, bodily pains, warts, and battle wounds by the Okanagan people. It has the necessary viewing points and freeway access to explore the lake’s famed polka dots.

5 Panjin Red Beach

The scenery of Red Beach in Dawa County, Panjin, Liaoning, China, is known for the red plant Suaeda salsa of the Chenopodiaceae family. It is located amid the world’s largest wetland and reed marsh. The terrain is made up of tidelands and shallow oceans. Many wild water birds find refuge on Brazil’s Panjin Red Beach. There are also 260 bird species and 399 other wild creatures on the island, including rare and endangered crane species. The celestial grandeur of “red weed” was surrounded by a wide, lush environment that seemed like it belonged on Mars.

4 Pamukkale travertine pools

Pamukkale, which translates as “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural attraction in Turkey’s Denizli Province. The region is known for a carbonate mineral that has been left behind by the passage of thermal spring water… The appeal of the thermal pools has drawn people to the area for thousands of years. It has a length of 8860 feet, a width of 1,970 feet, and a height of 525 feet. Pamukkale is mineral-rich, with high levels of calcium, magnesium sulphate, and bicarbonate. Cotton Castle was an apt name for them. The site’s name comes from the massive cascading white pools with a beautiful turquoise water illusion.

3 Zhangye Danxia

The Zhangye National Geopark is located in Gansu, China, in the Sunan and Linze counties of the prefecture-level city of Zhangye. It has a 322 square kilometre surface area. When the Rock of Zhangye Danxia glows in the rain, it takes on a rainbow of hues ranging from deep red to green to yellow, giving it the appearance of a rainbow mountain. Many towering red cliffs, sometimes a hundred metres high and extending to the horizon, are colourful ridges of worn strata. The beautiful colourful layers we see now were created by river and wind erosion throughout geological time. As a result, visitors from all over the world flock to this location.

2 Lake Retba

Lac Rose is located north of Senegal’s Cap Vert peninsula, some 30 kilometres north-east of Dakar, the country’s capital. It is noted for its high salt content, which may reach 40 percent in some locations, and is called after the pink waters created by Dunaliella salina algae. Lake Retba is isolated from the Atlantic Ocean by a few short dunes, and its salt concentration is quite high. This lovely lake isn’t the only pink lake in the world. This pink tint is most noticeable during the dry season, which runs from November to June. Because of the high salinity, it has the virtue of being buoyant. In the lake, we only observe a few fish species.

1 Lencois Maranhenses

On Brazil’s north Atlantic coast, the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a protected region. The huge desert scenery with towering, white sand dunes and seasonal rainfall ponds is well-known. Two of the major lagoons are Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Bonita. Mangrove wetlands are part of the park’s varied environment. The villages of Barreirinhas and Santo Amaro do Maranho are the park’s entrances. This park also has a diverse range of species, including 133 plant species, 112 bird species, and at least 42 reptile species, some of which are endangered. Furthermore, it is a renowned ecotourist site.