Here is a collection of the most surreal and mysterious landscapes on earth. These are places that have intrigued visitors, baffled scientists and captured the imagination of local people for centuries.
#1 The Wave, Arizona, U.S.
This sandstone rock formation is located in northern Arizona on the Utah border. (Photo: Greg Mote/flickr)
#2 Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, U.S.
Located in Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is home to brightly colored geological structures, which are formed from erosion and called hoodoos. The park hosts the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. (Shutterstock)
#3 Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
This landscape of surreal, psychedelic colours and shapes has to be seen to be believed. Known as the “eye candy” of Zhangye, the 400 square kilometre geological park can be found in the Gansu Province in central north China.
#4 Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey
Pamukkale, which means cotton castle in Turkish, is located near the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis and has been a popular bathing spot for thousands of years.
#5 Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, U.S.
The Grand Prismatic Spring is bigger than a football field at 370 feet in diameter. (Photo: Lorcel/Shutterstock)