15 Places You Never Knew Existed on this Planet

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about the planet Earth, you discover new places that really blow your mind. To think that these places are actually real and all too surreal at the same time means that you need to go out more. But enough about you — on to the locations themselves.

Eye of the Sahara (Mauritania)

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about the planet Earth, you discover new places that really blow your mind. To think that these places are actually real and all too surreal at the same time means that you need to go out more. But enough about you — on to the locations themselves.

The Richat Structure is actually visible when seen in outer space. In fact, it is used as a landmark for astronauts and shuttle crews. It was once believed the be the after effect of a meteor crash, but was later determined to be a dome that underwent severe erosion, eventually collapsing.

Socotra (Yemen)

Socotra is certainly a unique sight that doesn’t look like anything you’d ever see on this planet. Almost alien in appearance, especially with the presence of rather bizarre plants and trees, it’d be probably a while before you take it all in. The Dragon Blood Tree, the most unusual of all the plants in Socotra, has the appearance of an umbrella.

The Marble Cathedral (Patagonia, Argentina & Chile)

Right in the middle of the General Carrera Lake is this rock formation. Its appearance is a result of bombarding waves that have occurred since the last 6,000 years. Due to erosion, it has different textures which resemble that of a painting.

The Wave (Arizona, USA)

This sandstone formation is well over 190 years old. It was created by wind exposure as well as rain, thus resulting in erosion over the years. Its unique appearance proves to be an awe inspiring sight.

The Door to Hell (Turkmenistan)

This is by no means an actual door to hell, mind you. It is, in fact, a natural gas fire which continues to burn ever since it was first lit up back in 1971. We can all thank the Soviet petrol engineers for this remarkable sight.

Chocolate Hills (Bohol, Philippines)

This is definitely a highlight for many Filipinos. You’ve got over 1,776 hills scattered all over 20 square miles of land. When the season gets too dry, the grass turns brown, hence the namesake.