10 WEIRDEST Travel Destinations on Earth!

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Alas, the Chocolate Hills on the island of Bohol in the Philippines are not a Willy Wonka paradise. The name comes from the brown color of the hills during the winter months.
There are more than 1,200 of the conical hills, which vary between around 100 and almost 40 feet high.
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Local lore has it that the mounds were formed from the tears of a giant who fell in love with a local girl.
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The Bolivian Salt Flats are said to have been created about 30,000 years ago when Lago Minchin dried up, leaving the salt behind. A thin layer of water spread over the flats during the rainy season to create the illusion of a never-ending mirror.
Many tour operators will take you right out onto the flats, where the salt is still being harvested.
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There are 3,000 of these towering stone pillars in China's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
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Rumor has it that this was the inspiration for the floating forests in Avatar's fictitious world of Pandora.
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The flora on Socotra Island off the coast of Yemen look like works of science fiction, including the desert rose with its bulbous trunk.
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The canopy-topped dragon blood tree is only found on Socotra Island and gets its name from the deep red resin that flows from the trunk.
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The Wave in the northwest corner of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, in northern Arizona, is a wall of red sandstone that twists and turns in a way that just doesn't look natural.
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The 300,000-acre park is known for its abundance of colorful shale and Navajo sandstone.
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The 61-acre Spotted Lake in British Columbia evaporates during the warmest months of the year, leaving behind rings that make canonical shapes.
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The high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium in the Spotted Lake have the water reflecting blue, green, and even yellow.
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There are almost 40,000 hexagonal ballast columns at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland that were formed 60 million years ago by magma that spewed and cooled along the coast.
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Some of the columns reach almost 40 feet high, while others are short enough to walk across.
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As the name suggests, Spain's Rio Tinto runs blood red.
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The color of the Rio Tinto comes from a combination of rare bacteria, a low oxygen count, and pollution from mining for gold, silver, and copper.
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The immense Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia is more than 50 miles in length and 500 feet deep.
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The blue hue at the face of the glacier comes from oxygen trapped inside the ice.
Sand that swirls through the 54,000-square-mile Simpson Desert in central Australia is blood red.
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The color comes from iron oxide in the sand, with shades ranging from light pink to deep red.

Each of these jaw-dropping sites is stranger than the one before it. In fact, the only thing these unforgettable spots have in common is that they look like something out of science fiction. But they're real and waiting for intrepid travelers!

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