8 surreal landscapes that look out of this world

These eight unbelievable landscapes are so unique that they look like they are from another planet.

#8 “The Wave” is on the slopesof the Coyote Buttes in Arizona

The Wave in Marble Canyon, Arizona

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The Wave is part of Marble Canyon, located in northern Arizona near the Utah border.

#7 “Pink Lake” Lake Hillier in Western Australia

Pink Lake Hillier in Western Australia

Lake Hillier (aka Pink Lake) is located on Middle Island, just off the south western coast of Australia. High contents of the organism Dunaliella salina are responsible for its unique and vibrant color, and yet despite the high levels of salt, the lake is currently safe to swim in.

#6 Giant’s Causeway in Ireland

Giants Causeway Northern Ireland

Located in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is one of the most scenic road trips you’ll ever take.

#5 Moss-covered rocks in Reykjavík, Iceland

Moss rocks Iceland
Visiting the Blue Lagoon during your trip to Iceland? (Of course you are.) Be sure to add the moss-covered rocks to your to-do list, which are located just a short distance away from the Blue Lagoon.

#4 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was inspiration for the film “Avatar” and it’s easy to see why. This unique forest is located in Hunan, and is a must-visit during your next trip to China.

#3 Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey


The Fairy Chimneys are located in the breathtaking town of Cappadocia — a personal favorite of ours. Cappadocia was easily one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey!

#2 Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale Turkey

Pamukkale, which translates to “Cotton Castle,” truly is just that. If you’ll be in Izmir during your Turkey travels, be sure to plan a trip out to Pamukkale.

#1 Rainbow Mountains near Zhangye, China

Rainbow Mountains China

They may look like something out of a painting or dream, but the Rainbow Mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park actually exist in real life.

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