Son Doong Cave – One of the “another planet’s beauty”

Together with Firefly Cave in New Zealand, Bromo Volcano in Indonesia, Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is listed by the US newspaper CN Traveller as a destination with the strange appearance like another planet.

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Camping inside Son Doong cave is an amazing experience

Serving as the world’s largest cave, Son Doong in Quang Binh, Vietnam is listed as one of the top destinations by some international newspapers including Business Insider, Buzzfeed, Smithsonian. CN Traveller considers this wonderful cave as the dinosaur world in the film of Jurassic World. One of the things that make Son Doong special is the inside ecosystem with numerous luxuriant plants and even the clouds flying on the ceiling of the cave.

The majestic Bromo volcano in Indonesia
The majestic Bromo volcano in Indonesia

Bromo seems to be the most famous volcano in Tengger Semeru National Park, east Java, Indonesia as visitors can approach and see the sunrise which is tinted with myth.

natron lake in monduli tanzania
The red lake with the temperature up to 120 celsius degree

Natron lake in Monduli, Tanzania is impressively in red, but dangerous at the temperature up to 120 degrees and low pH. This is the gathering place of millions of flamingos in breeding season as their food is the red algae developing in this lake.

waitomo cave in new zealand
The amazing cave with firefly milky ways

Unlike Son Doong, Waitomo Cave in New Zealand is the accommodation of thousands fireflies. Thanks to the lighting ability of this species, the internal site of the cave looks like the colorful milky way.

namib naukluft desert park
A corner of Mars on Earth

The red and yellow sand dunes together with the spindly tree trunks cause Namib Naukluft Park looks like Mars.

thousands of stone pillars in zhangjiajie china
This is Avatar planet

Thousands of stone pillars at Wulingyuan tourist attraction in Zhangjiajie, China seem to be the natural versions of skyscrapers. Some of them even higher than the Empire State Building in the US. Thus, it is not surprising that this destination became the inspiration for the well-known film of Avatar.

the beautiful black icebergs of jokulsarlon ice lake
An ice lake with the beauty of strange black icebergs

Jökulsárlón Ice lake located in Vatnajökull National Park, is considered a wonder in this lake, the icebergs mixed with the black of sand form volcano make the scene bleak but mysterious as well.

dragon blood trees or umbrella trees in Socotra
Only the environment of Socotra makes these strange umbrella shape trees

Talking about Socotra archipelago in Yemen, people think of the Dragon Blood trees in the shape of umbrellas. This kind of plant only grows in Socotra, so some said that they are transported to the earth from another planet.

The mystic grand prismatic lake of Yellow Stone National Park
The mystic lake of Yellow Stone National Park

Grand Prismatic heated pool in Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, USA) is in the shape of a giant and colorful rainbow ring.

underwater cave dos ojos
Discovering the mystic underwater cave

Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico is a natural lake with 2 entrances. Thus, it’s also called as Eyes Lake. This is an ideal place for the adventurous divers.

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