The planet earth is full of surprises, fascinating places, and earthly paradises. The man has always been obsessed with conquering other planets, discovering what lies beneath the Mars moors and the rings of Saturn, but the truth is that on certain occasions, it is not necessary to rocket when our beloved Earth houses these 7 places of the world that seem from another planet.
- Dallol (Ethiopia)
Considered to be the hottest place in the world with an average of 34 degrees throughout the year, Dallol reminds us of the more psychedelic version of Mordor. A set of volcanic craters in the Danakil depression, north of emerging Ethiopia, whose yellow colors, Red, green or ocher bubble as a result of the introduction of basaltic magma into old salt deposits that form various salares around the original crater. One more example of how Ethiopia is confirmed as one of a unique country in the African continent.
- Danxia Mountains (China)
In the province of Gansu, bordering the Tibetan mountain ranges to the northwest of China, is the Zhangye Danxia Geological Park, famous place by the known Danxia Mountains (or Pink Clouds), the name of which it is known this rainbow of Rock visited by thousands of tourists every year. A palette of colors born of the pigmentation of various minerals after the movement of the Eurasian plate millions of years ago whose result is sweeping.
- Socotra (Yemen)
220 km south of Yemen and 80 Somalia, a fact that has provoked the dispute of both countries for their territory for years, there is an island that could well remind us of a film of the movie Avatar of James Cameron. Socotra is an island whose microclimate has allowed the birth of animal and plant species never seen anywhere else in the world and among which stand out examples such as the “cucumber tree,” whose trunk is larger than its crown, or the Tree of Blood Dragon, which simulates the shape of a huge mushroom. In turn, giant snails, sinuous reptiles and birds like the Egyptian vulture complement the Martian essence of this unique place.
- Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)
As you walk on the transparent floor of the world’s largest salt flat, you feel like you are making it on top of the sky, the same that is reflected in this amazing paradise of Bolivia already become one of its most famous prints. The Salar de Uyuni, with its flamenco and its 10 trillion tons of salt contained in a precious surface of 4 thousand square miles is possibly one of the most spectacular places in the world and one of the highlights in your step by the increasingly emergent Bolivian nation.
- Namib Naukluft Park (Namibia)
Another of the most emerging places in the world is Namibia, an African country whose natural parks and everlasting dunes form a universe of culture, color, and framing among which Namib Naufluft Park stands out. Located in the heart of the Namib Desert, considered as the only coastal desert in the world, the Naufluft is deployed in the form of ocher moorlands, where 500-year-old acacias rise, whose ghostly silhouettes inspire an entirely Martian appearance. The best place to see this visual spectacle is Deadvlei, part of the Nauflukt where to settle at dusk to observe these trees pointing to a sky full of stars becomes a delight for the senses.
- Jökulsárlón (Iceland)
Director Ridley Scott chose several places in Iceland to shoot his film Prometheus, possibly because few countries on the planet evoke landscapes as fanciful as those in Iceland. The Nordic island is confirmed as one of the most curious places in the world. Thanks to its sleeping craters, its natural pools, huge waterfalls and lakes like Jökulsárlón, south of the Vatnajökull glacier and enclosed within the Skaftafell nature reserve, whose frozen beach is Considered as the most curious of the corners of this island country. Just Spectacular!
- Well of Darvaza (Turkmenistan)
The term “Door of Hell” has been applied for centuries as a literary or religious motif. However, the most real version of this fire hydrant can be found in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan, which occupies up to 70% of the surface of the entire country. A place whose history of origin can be found in the search for natural gas by the Soviets in 1971. It would be after an excavation when they noticed the exposure of various gases whose best way to dissipate was to set fire to the socavón. More than forty years later, the flame attached to these well remains fanned to the delight of those who are allowed to fall into this hidden place of the still unknown country of Turkmenistan to buy this portent of nature.
These seven sites of the world that look like from another planet, continue waiting for hundreds of tourists who, before opting for the future space trips, should consider a visit to these scenes worthy of science fiction film, of that fantasy book that the Earth evokes, as much (or more) than any other planet in our galaxy.
Among these 7 locations in the world that look like from another planet. Which of these fantastic places would you like to visit?