Odd Travel Destinations: Weird Places Around the World

Have you ever wondered about visiting some of the most mysterious places on earth? The reason why the world never stops to surprise us is that each and every corner of the earth has something wonderfully mysterious to offer that is quietly waiting to be explored. 

Odd Travel Destinations: Weird Places Around the World
Odd Travel Destinations: Weird Places Around the World
Odd Travel Destinations: Weird Places Around the World
Odd Travel Destinations: Weird Places Around the World
Odd Travel Destinations: Weird Places Around the World
Odd Travel Destinations: Weird Places Around the World
Odd Travel Destinations: Weird Places Around the World

Have you ever wondered about visiting some of the most mysterious places on earth? The reason why the world never stops to surprise us is that each and every corner of the earth has something wonderfully mysterious to offer that is quietly waiting to be explored. 

So it doesn’t matter if you’re a passionate UFO hunter, conspiracy theorist, a medium, or a supernatural expert–or even if you just want to have a fancy adventure away from the tourist trail for something more of the off the beaten path, then you better read this article because we will give you the best list we have! 

ETERNAL FLAME FALLS (ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) 

In Shale Creek Preserve of Chesnut Ridge Park in Buffalo, New York. Behind this small waterfall, you’re going to find one of the world’s weirdest wonders. You’ll see a flickering flame burning inside a tiny waterfall. At first glance, you might just disregard it but once you start looking at fixedly you will find the flame burning bright. 

Every day plenty of methane gas gets out from this place making it highly flammable. See the falls for yourself and unfold the mystery as you also visit this park and watch how the flames of firefight inside the waterfall. There are moments that flames get extinguished by the water but it lights up again almost instantly. 

PAMUKKALE (TURKEY) 

This tiny town in Southernwest Turkey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts 17 of the most eye-catching water terraces in the world. These are visited by people bathing in these hot spring springs, which vary in temperature from 35 degrees to 100 degrees Celsius. 

These water terraces are amazingly stunning contrasting between the sparkling pools and the white limestone deposited by thermal waters–that completes the surrounding mountains. However, tourists are no longer allowed to take a dip in the blue pools. 

GIANT CAUSEWAY (NORTHERN, IRELAND) 

Next stop is Northern Ireland! Did you know that a volcano erupted in this place and now is called north coast of County Antrim? This happened a million years ago and due to the abundance of basalt that emanated hardened as it cooled, leaving behind a magnificent natural phenomenon that created the Giant’s Causeway. 

This place comes with almost 40,000 hugely hexagonal columns, the tallest among them all is around 40ft high. What attracts people to visit this site is because of its geometry that’s truly a wonder to the human eye. At first glance, you would even think that it looks like a showy art installation at a luxurious five-star hotel than something naturally existing. 

LOCH NESS (SCOTLAND) 

Our list wouldn’t be complete if we’re not going to be a bit conventional at times. Aside from the ancient Egyptian pyramids, this iconic landmark can’t be missed out. 

Scotland is such a beautiful country famous for its pristine beauty such as wide mountains and lochs or lakes. Obviously, Loch Ness is the most popular among all of these that has captivated the hearts of every tourist and a major score for the country’s tourism. 

The country actually even named a monster after it since its existence is still a mystery but it stays as one of the most prominent cryptozoological creatures in history. 

VIEQUES (PUERTO RICO) 

We have to thank Mother Nature as sometimes she can be really amazing (and extra) when it comes to surprising us. Vieques is a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico where you will see the brightest bay ever. 

Plenty of people from miles around the world come to enjoy the brightest bioluminescent bay in Porto Mosquito. You may not believe it but this natural phenomenon exists. These vibrant colours really exist in nature, so appreciate it! 

The bioluminescence is caused by dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense which releases the typical light whenever the water gets interrupted. It’s really magical. 

ISLAND OF THE DOLLS (MEXICO) 

If you’re a fan of the Child’s Play movies and have seen it countless times, then you would love to visit this unusual island in Mexico. 

The island is located in Xochimilco, Mexico which is surely not the most welcoming-looking place you’ll get to experience. But that’s how it’s actually intended since the weird decor is part of the work of its former owner. Today, visitors can even bring their own doll if they want to add it to the island’s charm. 

Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel, one of Australia’s luxury hotels providing accommodation in Parramatta and great historical Sydney experience for tourists. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica's College, Manila, with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.