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The World’s Most Colorful Mountains; Michele Hermann; Reader’s Digest

From lush green coverings to multi-hued exteriors, these landforms draw in visitors with their vivid topography.

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Hot-air balloons paint sky over Zhangye Geopark in NW China; Hong Yaobin; CGTN

You can now have a look at one of the most unique places in the world from a hot air balloon. Known for its colorful mountain ridges and steep cliffs, the Zhangye National Geopark, a UNESCO Global Geopark in northwest China’s Gansu Province, has thrown a hot-air balloon festival, drawing large crowds to savor the spectacular views.

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Visit the Gates of Hell? 5 most unbelievable places on Earth; Sylvia Issa; SCMP

From China’s Rainbow Mountains to the underwater waterfall of Mauritius, these lesser-known natural wonders need to be seen to believed…

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The 15 Most Colorful Natural Wonders on Earth; Kristine Solomon; Reader’s Digest

Look up at the sky, down at the ground, or out into the landscape, and you’ll see that our planet is a fascinating prism of hues.

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SW China’s world heritage site exempts tickets for doctors, nurses; Xinhua

A southwestern Chinese city said it would waive the entrance fees to its major scenic spots, including a world natural heritage site, for the nation’s medical workers this year.

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6 Stunning and Unique Places You Should Visit in Your Lifetime by Nina Simons; Twisted Male Magazine


This world is full of beautiful sights that are just waiting to take our breath away. However, for some reason, most of us keep going to the tried-and-tested…

 

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35 of the most beautiful natural wonders around the world; Sarah Schmalbruch & Zoe Miller; Business Insider

From Hawaii’s Na Pali Coast to the Verdon Gorge in southeastern France, there are incredible places all over the planet.

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Our Colourful Earth; Benazir Raaz Soomro; Dawn

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REVEALED: These Are the World’s Most Mystical Destinations To Go To; Navya; CEOWORLD magazine

Traveling to the stranger places often increases the adrenaline rush and also brings a breathtaking experience to remember for life. The world offers a lot more places which challenge the mystical imagination and bring up something enthralling to look for. Such places also bring up inquisitive thought and improve curiosity levels. They also make you […]

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Top 15 Eccentric Places Around the World Every Adventurous Soul Must Visit; Jatin; Tour My India

When it comes to mysterious or strange places across the world, there could be countless places. The blog includes a list of such peculiar destinations.

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30 of the most beautiful natural wonders around the world; Sarah Schmalbruch & Zoe Miller; CNN

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Earth Porn: The Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park; Will Brendza; iExplore

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Some places on earth are so full of vibrant color, natural wonder, and jaw-dropping vistas they look like they leapt from the pages of a science fiction novel or off the palate of an oil painting. China’s Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is one such place. The geology of this region is stunning and strange – cliff faces streaked with bright stratigraphic layers that paint the land like a rainbow. The alien landscapes can be overwhelming, magical, and humbling all at once so expect an emotionally charged, moving visit. The Rainbow Mountains are as rare as they are magnificent, and a site you definitely need to see for yourself.

Wait, What is this Place?

The geo-park is located in the northwestern province of Gansu. Not only are the rainbow mountains and the park recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites, but they have also been selected as one of the most beautiful places in China (which is saying something considering the country is gigantic). This area has become such a popular tourist destination that the Chinese government has recently installed a series of boardwalks wending through the park for easier access.

A Kaleidoscope of Color

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Check Out One of the World’s Epic Wonders: Rainbow Mountains; Lori Zaino; The Points Guy

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No, not rainbows on the mountains, we actually mean rainbows IN the mountains. And you can see them in Peru, Iceland and China — or, probably much closer to home, in Arizona.

It’s true: rainbow mountains exist! In fact, there are four around the world that you can explore, hike and of course, take stunning photos of for your Instagram.

These mountains are vibrant, colorful rock and sand formations created from a combination of tectonic plate movement, layered sediment and erosion. Basically, layered sandstone and minerals built up over millions of years and when tectonic plates moved, the colors began to appear. Combine that with water erosion, freezing and thawing and wind and voilà, epic rainbow-colored mountains appear.

So plan to add the following to your bucket list:

Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona, USA

Just south of Utah along Highway 89A, you can see these massive, colorful sand and rock formations from your car window. During the 19th century, a wagon route was created through the cliffs so settlers could get from Utah to Arizona.

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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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10 Photographs That’ll Make You Look Twice; Adrian Chirila; Toptenz

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You know the famous idiom, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” For the most part, it’s true. But those thousand words we make up for ourselves can be completely off if we don’t have the right backstory or any context in which that photo was taken. So, with that in mind, we’re going to show you some photos here that are pieces of history in their own right, and we’ll also give you the circumstances in which they were taken. The rest you’ll have to fill in for yourselves… but only within a thousand words, right?

 10. Arnold Schwarzenegger Walking Down a Munich Street – 1967
This particular photo was taken back in 1967 in downtown Munich, Germany. Nothing out of the ordinary in this particular description so far, but as we can all see here, Arnold was wearing only a Speedo, and nothing else. And by the look of those people in the background and the ladies wearing scarves around him, this wasn’t a common sight in Munich back 1967. Heck, it probably isn’t one today, either. He was 20 years old when this photo was taken, and given his physique, nobody was really complaining even back then.

 

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This UNESCO-approved Chinese park might make you blush; June Shih; The Boston Globe

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It wasn’t the typical shaft a visitor might hike up to see in a Chinese national park. Nope, standing apart from a range of cliffs was a large block of red sandstone shaped by wind, rain, and time into an erect, circumcised phallus.

“Yep, that’s what it looks like,” said my friend Fei, raising her phone to take a photo. “Truly mysterious.”

A few weeks before, Fei and I had been planning a trip to her hometown in northern Guangdong province when we heard about the anthropomorphic stones of Mount Danxia. In addition to the penis-shaped stone, known to locals as the “Yangyuan Shi,” or “Male Stone,” the elements had also molded a female counterpart, the vulva-shaped “Yinyuan Shi” (as in Yin /Yang), in a nearby group of cliffs.

A quick Google search pulled up pictures that made us giggle.

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