Remember this post where I put together a few of the places I want to visit someday? Well I have a few more to add to the list…
Tunnel of Love (Ukraine)
Located near the town of Kleven this tunnel was formed naturally when the surrounding trees were left to grow freely with the passing train being the only thing to shape it. It is a favourite spot for lovers who believe that if two people are sincere in their love and cross the tunnel while holding each other’s hands, their wishes will come true.
Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)
Located in Bolivia this is currently the world’s largest salt flat. The area used to be part of a large prehistoric lake, Lake Minchin. When it dried it left behind two modern lakes and two major salt deserts (the largest being Salar de Uyuni). When this salt flat is covered with water, it transforms into one of the largest mirrors on earth.
Bamboo Forest (Japan)
This forest is located on the outskirts of Kyoto and is one of the most amazing natural sites. I can just imagine the sounds that must be heard when the wind blows through the bamboo. Did you know the Japanese government has voted this sound as one of the ”one hundred must-be-preserved sounds of Japan”.
Mendenhall Ice Caves (Alaska)
You can find these caves near Juneau in Alaska. The Mendenhall Glacier is about 19km long and visiting these caves will require a bit of rock climbing experience.
Lake Hillier (Australia)
This is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia. This pink lake is so distinguishing that air passengers look out for it. The colour is permanent and does not change when a sample is taken. No-one knows why the lake is pink but scientists think that the colour comes from a dye created by the bacteria that live in the salt crusts.
Mount Roraima (South America)
Roraima is the highest “tepuy” (Spanish for table mountain) on the triple border of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. It is around 2,800 metres tall and the only way visitors can climb to the top is from the Venezuelan side.