19 Lesser-Known Travel Destinations To Visit Before You Die

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You can travel the world a dozen times over and still not see all of the spectacular sites that exist. Some destinations are so popular a large percentage of people travel to see them, other destinations offer just as much ‘wow factor’ without the popularity.

It’s time to start saving up for a trip around the world, here are 20 largely unknown destinations you MUST see!

Hotel Moulin de Roc, France 

This adorable resort is located in the province of Dordogne.

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Huacachina, Peru 

Built right in the middle of the southwestern desert of Peru, this little village is an oasis in the middle of nowhere. Tourists often travel here to enjoy sand boarding and dune buggy rides across the endless sand dunes that surround the town.

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Santa Maria dell’Isola, Italy 

This monastery looks out over some truly breathtaking views of the surrounding beach town.

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Tinago Falls, Philippines 

You must make the journey down 500 steps in order to reach this waterfall located in the city of IIigan. At the bottom and tucked behind the waterfalls awaits a cave you can venture through.

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Psychedelic Salt Mine, Russia 

Located in Yekaterinburg, Russa, this amazing spectacle is actually part of an abandoned salt mine. Located 650 feet below ground, funky patterns and colors make up the mineral rock surrounded by a number of secret passages.

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Marieta Islands, Mexico 

You have to get a permit in order to explore this incredible location in Mexico, although the sights are well worth it. Everything from dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, and sea turtles call this gorgeous patch of land home.

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Lake Natron, Tanzania 

It looks like a rug, but really this lake has a high evaporation rate paired with high alkalinity, which forms a crusty surface over the top. It is shades of red and pink because of the salt feeding organisms that call this unique location home.

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Kek Lok Si, Malaysia 

An incredible Chinese New Year festival is held here annually at the largest Buddhist Temple found throughout Southeast Asia.

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Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada

If you love wildlife, nature, and the outdoors you will love this outdoor botanical garden.

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Las Pozas, Mexico 

Edward James was the millionaire responsible for building this 80-acre garden full of beautiful sculptures. Wildlife, swimming pools, mystical staircases, and massive statues entertain visitors from all over the world.

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Marble Caves, Chile 

You can only access these incredible caves by boat. The naturally circular designs are carved into solid marble, the blue and green paint splashes are caused by a reflection of the water.

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Hang Son Doong, Vietnam

Known as the biggest cave in the world, it is believed to have been formed somewhere between 2 and 5 million years ago.

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Ischia Island, Italy 

Looking for a trip to the most awesome spa ever? Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, this volcanic island has a lot to offer including thermal spas, volcanic mud, and hot springs.

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Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Bali 

Lake Bratan is dotted in many beautiful water temples, the one pictured below is used to conduct ceremonies in honor of the Balinese water, lake, and river goddess.

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Quinta de Regaleira, Portugal 

The town of Sintra houses this incredible vintage castle with everything a King and Queen could ever want, including grottos, 2 lakes, servant’s quarters, a chapel, and the incredible spiral staircase pictured below.

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Fes, Morocco 

Fes is known as a center for the arts, this image represents the world’s oldest leather tannery located there.

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Pink Lake in Australia 

This pink lake is one of the many salt lakes located in Western Australia. The vivid shade of pink comes from the alga that grows in the water.

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Tanah Lot, Bali 

This awesome site is one of the many Hindu Temples found in Bali. Due to the tide of the ocean, the rock housing the temple has been changed many times throughout the years.

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Pingvallavatn Lake, Iceland 

This lake sits between North America and Europe, granting divers the unique opportunity to literally swim down between two continents.

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Check out the 12 places to swim with the clearest blue waters! 

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