Alright pirates. It's August, which means your Instagram is filled with pictures of your friends eating cheese boards in various exotic locales.
So if you're getting tired of seeing pictures of the Eiffel Tower and London Tower Bridge, fear not. We've rounded up some out-of-this-world places that fall more off the beaten path to mix up your day.
Warning: may cause wanderlust and flight bookings.
1. Zhangjiajie National Park, China
In addition to these amazing rock formations, you can also walk the longest and highest glass bridge in the world.
2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
The largest salt pan (4,086 square miles!) AND one of the most flat areas in the world.
3. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This waterfall is One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World (deservedly so). Maybe it's not the highest one in the world, but it DOES have the largest surface and the highest amount of falling water.
4. Marble caves in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
You can find it on Lake General Carrera, the largest and deepest in South America.
5. "Gates to Hell" in Derweze, Turkmenistan
During a geological expedition, a gas field was drilled. As a result of lowering the reservoir pressure, the ground collapsed and left a sinkhole, opening the gates of hell.
Just kidding. To prevent the gas escaping into the atmosphere, the hole was ignited. It's been burning nonstop since.
6. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
This park is covered with large sand dunes and is flooded periodically. There is almost no natural vegetation here!
7. Rice Terraces in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
Beautifully colored terraces can be seen in May, September, and October during the harvest.
8. Salt Ponds of Mara, Peru
The complex has over 5,000 salt ponds and creates an amazing view. Salt was harvested by the Incas here and still is to this day!
9. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia
Home to some of the most beautiful places in the world for diving, the archipelago consists of 1,800 islands with only 35 inhabited.
10. Pali, Hawaii
These palis (or windward cliffs) reach 1,186 feet above sea level. The National Park can be reached by foot, helicopter, or waterway.
11. Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
While this may be the second largest glacier in Europe, it is the largest by volume. It covers 8% of Iceland!
12. Hillier Lake, Australia
There is a reason why it's called Pink Lake. The lake owes its color to algae and microbes that feed on the salt there.
13. Semuc Champey, Guatemala
Dive in to naturally formed pools on the river with a beautiful turquoise color in Guatemala!
14. Waterfall Salto Angel, Venezuela
Salto Angel (or Angel Waterfall) is the highest waterfall in the world. Water falls there from a height of 3,211 feet.
15. Antelope Canyon, USA
One of the most beautiful canyons in the world can be found on a Navajo tribe reserve. You need an indigenous guide to enter and experience it's beauty.
16. Cappadocia, Turkey
Tuff is a volcanic rock that covers this area of Turkey, forming a spectacular lunar landscape. If you peek close enough, you'll see churches and houses built into the rock!
17. Valley of the Moon, Chile
The aptly named Moon Valley is located in the Atacama desert.
18. Meteora, Greece
The name comes from a Greek contraction that means "suspended in air," literally 1,800 feet above sea level. On top you can find 24 Orthodox monasteries.
19. Kolukkumalai tea fields, Munnar, India
These fields have some of the highest located tea terraces in the world, and certainly some of the most beautiful.
20. Great Blue Hole, Belize
This great hole in the Caribbean can even be seen from space. Doesn't it look like a hole lot of fun?
21. Namib Desert, Namibia
The sand here changes as you travel the desert, it's yellow near the coast and becomes a deep red the further inland you travel.
22. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
The cliffs are made of limestone and sandstones that has been beaten by wind and sea for millions of years.
23. Lavender fields in Provence, France
The amazing purple color takes place from June to August. It smells just as good as it looks!
24. Petra, Jordan
While you may not see Indiana Jones, these are the ruins of Nabatean city, located in a rocky valley which leads to the As-Sik Gorge. There are multiple buildings here carved in the rocks.
25. King's Canyon, Australia
Found in the Outback, this lush little oasis is nicknamed the Garden of Eden. It can only be entered by hiking up 500 steps and then back down into the middle of the canyon.
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