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25 of the Most Surreal Places on Earth

I’ve seen some pretty surreal places in my travels. Steam rising from a hot waterfall in Java Indonesia, rice paddies to the horizon in China, other worldly karsts soaring straight from the water in Ha Long bay Vietnam and rock formations against the setting sun in the white desert in Egypt. I have been lucky enough to soak up the atmosphere in these places, to take on a little of their otherworldly feeling and use it to spark my imagination and inspire my love of world travel. I hope this collection of surreal travel photographs help to inspire your own exploration of our ‘oh so amazing world’.

Quinta Da Regaleira - Sintra, Portugal.

Cappadocia - Anatolia region, Turkey.

Salar de Uyuni - Uyuni, Bolivia.

Paro Taktsang, scared tiger’s nest – Bhutan.

Mo'ynoq - Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan.

Catacombes de Paris – Paris, France.

Rice terrace - Yuanyang, Yunnan province, China.

Devils Tower – Black hills, Wyoming, USA.

Nazca Lines – Nazca Desert southern Peru.

Cave of Crystals - Saucillo Municipality,Chihuahua, Mexico.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves - Waitomo, New Zealand.

Pamukkale – Denizli Province, Turkey.

Canola Flower Fields – Luoping Province, China.

The Rose Pink Lake - Lake Hillier, Australia.

Stone Mountains – Tianzi, China.

Red Beach – Panjin, China.

Kolmannskuppe ghost town – Nambi Desert, Namibia.

Fingal’s Cave – Staffa Island, Scotland.

Racetrack Playa, Sliding Stones – California, United States.

Stone Forest - Tsingy de Bemaraha nature reserve, Madagascar.

Blue lagoon - Grindavík lava field, Iceland.

Kutna Hora – Central Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Mount Nyiragongo - Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Caño Cristales – Meta province, Colombia.

Zhangye Danxia landform - Gansu, China.

I hope you feel inspired to get out there and see a little more of this surreal world.


If you want to read a little more about my experiences in surreal places, check out this post on Ha Long Bay.

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