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25 of the Most Surreal Places on Earth

Surreal Travel Photos

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.

Quinta Da Regaleira

Cappadocia - Anatolia region, Turkey.


Salar de Uyuni - Uyuni, Bolivia.

Salar de Uyuni

Paro Taktsang, scared tiger’s nest – Bhutan.

Paro Taktsang

Mo'ynoq - Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan.


Catacombes de Paris – Paris, France.

Catacombes de Paris

Rice terrace - Yuanyang, Yunnan province, China.

Rice terrace

Devils Tower – Black hills, Wyoming, USA.

Devils Tower

Nazca Lines – Nazca Desert southern Peru.

Nazca Lines

Cave of Crystals - Saucillo Municipality,Chihuahua, Mexico.

Cave of Crystals

Waitomo Glowworm Caves - Waitomo, New Zealand.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Pamukkale – Denizli Province, Turkey.


Canola Flower Fields – Luoping Province, China.

Canola Flower Fields

The Rose Pink Lake - Lake Hillier, Australia.

The Rose Pink Lake

Stone Mountains – Tianzi, China.

Stone Mountains

Red Beach – Panjin, China.

Red Beach

Kolmannskuppe ghost town – Nambi Desert, Namibia.


Fingal’s Cave – Staffa Island, Scotland.

Fingal’s Cave

Racetrack Playa, Sliding Stones – California, United States.

Racetrack Playa

Stone Forest - Tsingy de Bemaraha nature reserve, Madagascar.

Stone Forest

Blue lagoon - Grindavík lava field, Iceland.

Blue lagoon

Kutna Hora – Central Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Kutna Hora

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

Mount Nyiragongo

Caño Cristales – Meta province, Colombia.

Caño Cristales

Zhangye Danxia landform - Gansu, China.

Zhangye Danxia

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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