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.
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.
Santa Maria dell’Isola, Italy
This monastery looks out over some truly breathtaking views of the surrounding beach town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kek Lok Si, Malaysia
An incredible Chinese New Year festival is held here annually at the largest Buddhist Temple found throughout Southeast Asia.
Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada
If you love wildlife, nature, and the outdoors you will love this outdoor botanical garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fes is known as a center for the arts, this image represents the world’s oldest leather tannery located there.
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.
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.
Pingvallavatn Lake, Iceland
This lake sits between North America and Europe, granting divers the unique opportunity to literally swim down between two continents.