5 Most “Alien like” places on Earth

Surfing around on the internet for interesting places that we should go in our lifetime. Obviously, traveling to outer space has always been the number 1 itinerary in my travel plan. However, I believe it will still take a while for space traveling to be possible (to be more exact, affordable) for commoners like me.

How about visiting places that does not seem to belong to Earth?

I have “hand-picked” some places that could be interesting for travellers.

1. Cave of Crystals, Mexico

Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals (gypsum, CaSO4·2 H2O), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. (Source: Wikipedia)

Source: morebelow.com – – Does it remind you of Superman?

 

2. Socotra, Yemen 

Socotra is considered the jewel of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea.[24] In the 1990s, a team of United Nations biologists conducted a survey of the archipelago’s flora and fauna. They counted nearly 700 endemic species, found nowhere else on earth; only Hawaii, New Caledonia, and the Galapagos Islands have more impressive numbers. (Source: Wikipedia)

Source: www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com – Dragon Blood Tree that can only be found in Socotra Island, Yemen, an umbrella-shape tree covers with red sap.

 

3. Yehliu Geopark, Taiwan 

Yeliu (Chinese: 野柳; pinyin: Yěliǔ) is a cape in the town of Wanli, New Taipei, Taiwan.

The cape, known by geologists as the Yeliu Promontory, forms part of the Daliao Miocene Formation. It stretches approximately 1,700 metres into the ocean and was formed as geological forces pushed Datun Mountain (大屯山) out of the sea. (source: Wikipedia)

Source: accesschinatravel.com – Unique sedimentary rock formations such as the 4000-year-old “Queen’s head” mushroom rock. Can you spot where the “head” is in this photo?

 

4. Zhangjiajie Forest Park, China

The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Chinese: 湖南张家界国家森林公园; pinyin: Húnán Zhāngjiājiè Guójiā Sēnlín Gōngyuán; literally: “Hunan Zhangjiajie National Forest Park”) is a unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province in the People’s Republic of China. It is one of several national parks within the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. (Source: Wikipedia)

Source: intactnature.com – A “hanging” cliff. Does it make you feel like “Avatar”?

 

5. Jervis Bay, Australia 

The Jervis Bay is an 102-square-kilometre (39 sq mi) oceanic embayment located on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.

A 70 square kilometre area of land around the southern headland of the bay is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia known as the Jervis Bay Territory. The Australian Navy base, HMAS Creswell, is located in the Jervis Bay Territory between Jervis Bay Village and Greenpatch Point. (Source: Wikipedia)

Source: secondglobe.com – Bioluminescent plankton wash up on a beach in Jervis Bay

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