19 secrets you never knew about the world’s most beautiful mountains; Sarah Schmalbruch; Insider

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Whether you’re skiing, hiking, or just sightseeing, mountains are natural wonders that are worth traveling for.From the majestic Mount Fuji in Japan to Peru’s colorful Rainbow Mountain, we’ve rounded up photos and surprising facts about some of the world’s most picturesque peaks.

Keep scrolling for some serious wanderlust.

Vinicunca, Cusco Region, Peru

Also known as the Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca translates to “seven-colored mountain” in the local language spoken in the Cusco region of Peru.

The mountain’s colors come from mineral deposits, but they weren’t always easy to see. For years, Vinicunca was hidden under a thick layer of ice.

Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

A hidden gem in a small, rural province in Northern Vietnam, Mu Cang Chai is home to terraced rice fields that are a shade of green so deep, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a painting.

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