10 wonders of the world you never dreamt existed!
Why travel to the same old tourist traps when some of the world’s most amazing and best-kept secrets are off the beaten track, just waiting for you to discover? Check out our pick of the top 10 wonders of the world you never knew existed.
Underwater Sculptures of Mexico
In the waters off Cancun, Mexico, photographer, artist and conservationist Jason deCaire Taylor has been creating the Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA.) — an underwater sculpture garden, filled with hundreds of sculptures.
Rainbow Mountains, China
Part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, these mountains get their rainbow colours from red sandstone and mineral deposits being pressed together for more than 24 million years.
Forest of Knives, Madagascar
With jagged rock formations dating to the Jurassic Period, this area of Madagascar is so removed from human intervention that some animals are still being discovered here.
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Cathedral Gorge, Australia
Located within the Bungle Bungles, this gorge has created a unique natural amphitheatre where voices carry from one side to the other with ease.
Enchanted Well, Brazil
The Poco Encantado or Enchanted Well in Brazil is a giant sunken pool that's more than a hundred feet deep and so transparent that you can see the rocks and tree trunks that lie at the bottom.
Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan
This is a man-made tunnel made entirely of wisteria flowers. The best time to see it is at the height of spring, during the Wisteria Festival.
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Red Beach, Panjin, China
Contrary to what many initially think, Red Beach in Panjin, China isn’t actually a beach. But a vast marshland covered in a type of seaweed called Sueda, which turns a vivid share of red in autumn.
Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
Nestled deep in the forests of Klevan, Ukraine is a three-kilometre, grass-covered railroad track that passes through a corridor of thick, lush trees. It’s said that if a couple walks through the tunnel and makes a wish, the wish will come true!
Bagan is an ancient city that houses over 2,000 structures. The best way to see the city is to take a hot air balloon ride above the site.
Meteora means ‘middle of the sky‘. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a complex of six monasteries built upon various sandstone pillars, with the buildings dating between the 11th and 16th centuries.
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