1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China.
The rainbow formation is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down for over 24 million years, according to theTelegraph.
2. The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador.
At the edge of Ecuador sits a rickety tree house (casa del árbol) overlooking an active volcano in the near distance. With it comes a swing with no harnesses, inviting only the bravest of risk-takers to experience a killer view.
3. The Great Blue Hole in Belize.
4. The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.
5. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives.
What may appear as a mirror image of the stars above, the bioluminescence in the water is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect it has on the shore is absolutely breathtaking.
6. Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway.
7. Whitehaven Beach at Whitsunday Island in Australia.
This beach is known for its beautiful white sands, which are believed to have been brought to the beach from sea currents over millions of years. The sand is very fine and does not retain heat, making it comfortable for a barefoot walk along the shore. It can also damage electronics, so keep your cell phones and cameras in a safe place!
8. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine.
This railway engulfed in a tunnel of leaves is a Pinterest favorite and a Ukrainian hot spot for lovers. Although it’s undoubtedly romantic, there is an active train that travels through the tunnel three times a day to deliver wood to a factory. Just beware of the train before snapping engagement photos!
10. Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand.
This specific spot in the Waitomo Caves is known as the Glowworm Grotto, a place where glowworms create a starry effect on the ceilings. This species is exclusively found in New Zealand and is around the size of a mosquito.