Caño Cristales, Columbia:
Caño Cristales is a river located in the Serrenia de la Macerana region of Columbia. This isn’t just any river, it has been referred to as and “The Most Beautiful River in the World.” For much of the year it looks just the same as any other river, but for a short amount of time between September and November – in the transition period between wet and dry seasons – it transforms into a wash of color. The reds, pinks, blues, greens and yellows that adorn the river are actually unique types of flora growing on the riverbed.
Mount Sanquinshan, China:
Mount Sanquinshan is a Taoist sacred place and is often referred to as “The Garden of the Gods.” The area consists of a multitude of interesting and unusually-shaped forested granite pillars and outcrops. The frequently shifting weather patterns mean the area is steeped in mists for roughly 200 days each year, giving it a truly ethereal appearance. Visitors have reported a deep and unerring sense of calm and serenity while in the area.
Fly Geyser, United States:
Fly Geyser, located in the Nevada Desert, is a collection of three large, colorful mounds which continually shoot five feet of water straight up into the air. It was accidentally created in 1916, during a routine well-drilling. It worked normally until the 1960s, when heated geothermal water started spurting out through the well. Dissolved minerals began to accumulate and gradually built up into the large, colored mounds we see today. Fly Geyser is amongst the most secret places on Earth, as it’s located on private property and no tourists or sightseers are allowed in.
Aokighara is probably the most renowned forest in all of Japan. This 3,500 hectare wide forest is thick with gnarled and twisted trees. It’s reportedly haunted, with legends of ghosts, demons and spirits surrounding the area. Sadly, it’s also the second most popular suicide spot in the world. More than 500 people have committed suicide there since the 1950s.
The Bermuda Triangle, Atlantic Ocean:
What would a list of mysterious places be without a mention of the Bermuda Triangle? For anyone who doesn’t know, it’s a triangular area in the Atlantic ocean, between Miami, Bermuda and San Juan. Over the years, the area has captured our imaginations, with reports of seemingly unexplainable disappearances of planes, ships and people. No one can say for sure what happened in these cases, but theories are as far ranging as sea monsters, alien abduction and simple weather conditions.