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10 Most Unbelievable Places that really Exist

Updated on September 7, 2017
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Jenny is a girl who loves many things. She loves street foods, traveling, nature, music, cats and dogs! She's crazy about purple & writing!

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
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I am very fond of beautiful things. I always capture beautiful places, beautiful faces and buy beautiful things within my means. Nature has always been my subject because nothing and no one can ever compare to the beauty of nature. There are so many amazing things in the world that really exist and that which are not easily captured. So many places that we thought only exist in fairy tale books and fantasies...Some are bizarre, some are exotic,most are magical and beautiful, others are horrifying and a good portion are awe-inspiring...Well not anymore because this hub will show you that mystic and magical places do exist in real life...And once again, I would like to believe that dreams are fragments of reality.

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10. Tunnel of Love (Ukraine)

This magical place is found in Kleven, Ukraine. It is a 1.8 mile long tunnel of luscious green leaves that looks as if it was taken from a dream or from a movie. This Tunnel of love is actually a passageway of a private train that delivers wood to a local factory three times a day. The tunnel was made many years ago and the regular passage of the train has shaped and molded the tree lines at the edges. This natural architecture shows how beautiful it can be if mother nature is allowed to grow freely on and around a man-made structure.

The tunnel of love is also popular to all tourists that visit Ukraine. It is believed to have magical influence especially on lovers. It is said that if lovers are true to their feelings, the Tunnel of love can grant their wishes thus it is not only captured in nature photographs but in weddings as well.

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9. The Black Forest (Germany)

Located in the suburbs of Western Germany in Baden-Wurttemberg, Black Forest is not only famous for its high-precision cuckoo clocks but also for its beautiful scenery. Tourists from all over the world flock yearly to see the beauty and mystic that bounds this wooded mountain range where the Danube river originates. It looks as if this place is dragged out directly from fairy tale books.

Tourism is the main industry in the Black Forest. Aside from towns and monuments, the area also is famous for its numerous long distance footpaths including some of the first to be established. The total networks of tracks amounts to 23,000 kilometers and are being maintained by a volunteer organization known as Schwarzwaldverein (Black Forest Society) with more than 90,000 members.

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Tianzi mountain roads is one of the most dangerous in the world..
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8. Tianzi Mountain (China)

"People who have climbed Tianzi mountain, will not climb any other mountains". This is the comment often heard from people after reaching the peak of Tianzi Mountain which is located in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Hunan Province. Such place is so magical and magnificent offering a panoramic view of the entire Wulingyuan area at the peak of 1,262 meters above sea level so Acrophobics beware!!

At the peak of the Tianzi Mountain, visitors can see the stunning views of the YuBi (Imperial brushes) rising one after another. Such scenery is so natural and primeval with no artificial touches whatsoever. It is believed that these peaks were formed from neptunic rocks that subsided from the ocean 380,000,000 years ago. The name Tianzi originated from a local farmer Xiang Dakun of Tujia ethnic group who led the farmers' revolt and who called himself Tianzi which means Son of Heaven.

Tianzi Mountains can be visited anytime of the year because every season, the peaks offer spectacular views that can't be compared with any other. It is accessible through a cable car and the ride takes a little more than 6 minutes. And in the midst of people complains and noises and long queues while waiting for the cable car to arrive, I'd say the trouble is all worth it...

Trivia: The Hallelujah mountain featured in the blockbuster Avatar film was inspired by the Tianzi mountain peaks...

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This is the Stone Pillar mountain that inspired the Hallelujah mountain in Avatar movie...
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7. The Door to Hell (Turkmenistan)

The Door to Hell is situated in Derweze area which is a village in Turkmenistan in the middle of the Karakum Desert. The inhabitants are semi-nomadic and they are composed of 350 people who were disbanded by the President of the government in 2004 saying that they were an unpleasant sight to tourists.

Derweze is rich in natural gas and the Door to Hell Gas crater was a product of miscalculation and mistake made by the Soviet geologists in 1971 when they accidentally tapped on a cavern filled with natural gas while drilling. The ground collapsed leaving a large hole 70 meters in diameter. As a safety precaution, geologists decided to burn the gas off and to prevent poisonous gas discharge. Much to their surprise, the fuel that they hoped to burn in one day continued burning up to this day. The gas crater was then called the Door to Hell and has attracted thousands of brave souls every year. It's been burning for more than 40 years now...

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6. Trees Cocooned in Spiders' Web (Pakistan)

Heavy monsoon rains flooded 1/5 of the total land area of Pakistan in 2010. As a result, millions of spiders sought refuge on trees especially those trees that lined the farms and rivers in the village of Sindh. Due to the slow receding of water, these arachnids have established their homes in the trees and in the process managed to enrobe the entire trees with their silky webs. People of Sindh admitted that it has never happened before. It was their first time to actually witness such phenomenon. The photos have circulated in the net and millions of people did not believe it to be true. But National Geographic has proven that such pictures and such phenomenon actually exist. As matter of fact, if you go under the tree, hundreds of tiny spiders will fall on your head. Although their kind still remains a mystery, these arachnids have proven their worth by eating mosquitoes and trapping them on their webs before they pester the citizens living near stagnant waters.

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Other Magical Phenomenon...light pillars

Light pillars form when light (from the sun, moon,or man-made lights) is reflected in ice crystals found in the Earth's atmosphere.
Light pillars form when light (from the sun, moon,or man-made lights) is reflected in ice crystals found in the Earth's atmosphere. | Source
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5. Fly Geyser, Nevada

Fly Geyser or Fly Ranch Geyser is a small geothermal geyser located in Washoe County, Nevada. It is 5 feet in height but it is 12 feet if the mount to where it sits on is included which is continuously growing. It is privately owned by Todd Jaksick, the owner of the Fly Ranch. Fly Geyser is not entirely a natural phenomenon. Just like the Door to Hell Derweze Gas crater, Fly Geyser is a product of a human mistake. It was accidentally created by well-drilling in 1964 while in search of a geothermal source of energy. Some say that the well may not have been well-capped or left unplugged but the end result is the continuously rising and accumulating dissolved minerals creating the travertine mound. Water is constantly released at a height of 5 feet in the air. It contains several terraces that discharge water directly to 30-40 travertine pools over an area of 30 hectares. The brilliant color of the mound is due to the presence of thermophillic bacteria although several concentrated and deposited minerals are also present.

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4. Mount Roraima in South America

Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of Tepui Plateau in South America and is known to be one of the oldest geological formation on Earth dating back to 2 billion years ago in the Precambrian period. Flora and Fauna on top of the tabletop mountain is endemic in the area and it rains almost everyday. Some people regard Mount Roraima as a sacred mountain but most people consider it magical and mysterious especially with the constant presence of clouds just below the tabletop...There are also numerous limpid pools and un-worldly rock formation on top.

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3. Enchanted River (Surigao Del Sur, Philippines)

The Hinatuan River is popularly known as the enchanted river. It is currently one of the cleanest river in the Philippines. A lot of people say the photos in the internet are photo-shopped but such is the essence of the Enchanted river. It is so clear to the point of being unbelievable...The Enchanted river got its name because of the consistent belief by the locals that the river is a dwelling for ethereal beings such as fairies and elves. Fishermen swear that they see so many fishes of diverse kinds in the waters but has never been able to catch any...as in never no matter how they tried, by net, by hand or by spear. Fishing nets are laid at night only to find them hanging on the tree branch in the morning. A foreigner also tried to plunge the depths of the visible riverbed and was astonished to find that it's unfathomable...some people also were reported seeing two-long haired females with alabaster skin swimming in the waters and vanishing into swirls of fireflies, lastly, boatmen report seeing boulders in the water with distorted images one day and find them gone the next...

Every 12 noon swimmers and visitors alike are requested to leave the water for one hour to feed the fishes. The Hinatuan hymn is played and as if on cue, groups of fishes of different kinds come out of nowhere and feed on food scraps given by the caretakers. The water is so deep that caretakers demand for life jackets to be worn by those who are not skilled in swimming. The natural bluish pool is 50-80 meters deep and flows directly to the Pacific ocean. The deepest part is said to have strong sea currents connected to a trench...that's why the water here is salty...

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2. Shimmering Shores of Vaadho, Maldives

The shores of Vaadho, Maldives resembles a sea of stars at night with the spectacular display of bluish-white glow aligning the sea shores. The bluish-white shimmers come from the luminescent plankton species found on the shore waters. This shimmering shore seems to mirror the star-studded sky at night and one would definitely be lost in enchantment and magic upon seeing this phenomenon.

The phytoplankton species are especially known for their bioluminescence and the primary species that lined the Maldives shore are the dinoflagellates. Such species' cell membranes reacts to electrical signals (such as the sea current) that makes it glow.

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1. Glen Brittle, Scotland

Glen Brittle is a large glen (valley that is typically deep, long and u-shaped) in the south of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is surrounded by the highest mountains in Skye known as the Cuillin. Many tributaries (streams that flow directly to the main stem river or lakes) flow down from these mountains into the glen including the famous and spectacular stream with waterfalls known as the "fairy pools". There is also the sandy beach at the southernmost point of the glen which is very popular to tourists, hikers and bikers. There is campsite near the beach where campers can enjoy the night and is considered the finest campsites in the country. Different species of animals abound in the area and are often seen by tourists freely roaming the valley into the forests. The view of the cuillin mountains is a gem and jaw-dropping in its natural majesty.

Truly one of the most magical places to see...Glen Brittle is a place one shouldn't miss in his lifetime.

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      Suze 40 hours ago

      Very calming to look at such beauty still in the world.

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      Jennifer Gonzales 2 weeks ago from Manila, Philippines

      Thanks Rachelle for telling me about it. Will remove the wrong picture ASAP. And change it to a right one. I appreciate it very much.

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      superb 3 months ago

      Amazing places

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      J. Wolwowicz 4 months ago

      The lead in picture to this site is a Photoshop fake one of four doing the rounds on Pinterest. Why use a fake picture when there are plenty of real ones to use.

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      cherfhel 4 months ago

      Really amazing. I'm blessed enough to have witnessed one of these magical places.

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      Marlene Riddick 6 months ago

      Beautiful Places To See! Thanks for this Network!

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      eag 8 months ago

      Mount Roraina in Venezuela, South America. it was the inspiration for the landscapes of the Disney movie "Up",

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      Jennifer Gonzales 10 months ago from Manila, Philippines

      all of my pictures are real...the ones i used in my cover for this article really exist so i don't understand what you are talking about....

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      EJ 10 months ago

      Yet the picture you used for your cover is of a place that is NOT real and not covered in your article.... Why?

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      kristel 10 months ago

      It so amazing. I have gone to the enchanted river in Surigao..it is so beautiful and the water is so refreshing.

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      padre 13 months ago

      your perspective is incredible, you shots are captivating...you have a gift

      padre

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      Brent 16 months ago

      Enchanted river is a must seen place if you visit Philippines. Its really amazing. You can really swim with the fish and they are really big fish. Enchanted river is located in the Island of Mindanao part of Surigao.

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      Lacey 16 months ago

      I so much appreciated the commentary associated with each location. Typically, one is lucky to get a location name. Your board is really special. Thanks.

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      D H Marks 17 months ago from China

      I'd never heard of most of these and, judging by the pictures, I can't fathom why! Simply gorgeous. I was a little surprised not to see Jiuzhaigou on here, though.

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      Sam Shepards 17 months ago from Europe

      Excellent hub. Lovely places and cool geysers!

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      CHRIS THOMPSON 18 months ago from MOBILE, ALABAMA

      Great hub! I'm amazed with these places. Thanks for sharing

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      Cedric Yong 18 months ago from Singapore

      Some of these look right out from story books.

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      srsddn 20 months ago from Dehra Dun, India

      All these places are so beautiful, Jennifer. I wish I could visit at least one of these. Thanks for sharing.

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      Denise Chase 20 months ago from Florida

      Love these places!!! I am going to make a point of trying to visit them. Thanks for sharing.

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      K HARISH RAMACHANDRAN 20 months ago from INDIA

      Excellent hub and dazzling photos.

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      Roger Dillon 20 months ago from Kent, USA

      Hin Jennifer Gonzales,

      I read your article. You are mention all the fantasy places that in our mind foresee. It's awesome, love it.

      Thank you.

      Roger Dillon1

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      Paul A 20 months ago

      awesomely beautiful.

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      Rota 21 months ago

      Those places are stunning! I have only ever seen the Scottish place before..the one in Turkmenistan looks crazy...betr think about heading that way at some point!

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      Jennifer Gonzales 21 months ago from Manila, Philippines

      I haven't been to Turkey indeed...I wish one day i will be able to visit Turkey...I heard it is also a very nice place...

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      oldfrontosa 21 months ago

      Great places but you seem like you have never been to Turkey.

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      Kristy Bernales 22 months ago from Melbourne

      Quite impressive hub. Must say - you have done justice to the post with amazing picture selection.

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      Darshan 22 months ago

      Jennifer, You are an angel for all those who look for beauty and a bit of fantasy. Those places seem unreal and that's what interests any hardcore travel lover like me. Fantastic Hub !!!

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      Graham Lee 22 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi. A fabulous hub. Full of interest and knowledge. Your research is first class and your images are so well chosen. Well done.

      Graham.

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      Linnea Lewis 22 months ago from South Carolina, USA

      Very beautiful and interesting hub, thank you for posting it.

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      Jaimie Capelin 22 months ago from Travelling

      Nice! Good research and beautiful images to back it up. Brought back a few good memories, and sparked a want to explore the others!

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      greenmind 22 months ago

      Good, solid hub with lots of great writing about amazing places that seem fantasy but are actually real.. You're a really good writer and I appreciate hubbers like you. Thanks!

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      Kirtan Shah 22 months ago from Ahmedabad

      just amazing to see this places...! i wish to visit one of this place in future.

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      Bill De Giulio 22 months ago from Massachusetts

      Amazing. Great job.

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      Jack Lee 22 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Beautiful images, excellent hub content.

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      Lauren Valkyrie 23 months ago from United States

      I really love this hub. The picture of the castle is amazing!

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      Erin 23 months ago

      Fantastic read! Thanks so much for sharing. :) Many of the photos were absolutely stunning!

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      June Parker 24 months ago from New York

      Isn't this earth amazing and breathtakingly beautiful? You can chosen some splendid photos of incredible places! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Rami Sabeer 2 years ago from Egypt

      wow it's really Unbelievable Places , you inspire me to the next vacation thank you so much.

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      Readmikenow 2 years ago

      After reading this my bucket list got a little longer. Great pictures.

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      Chantelle Porter 2 years ago from Chicago

      Wow. Beautiful and interesting article. My bucket list just got longer.

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      Malvika 2 years ago from Delhi, India

      Awesome! Didnt know about some of the places at all- like the web covered trees.

      Very insightful hub!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Just woww

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      Sophy C 2 years ago from Kenya

      Extraordinary! Good work. Very insightful

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      Susan Trump 2 years ago from San Diego, California

      I hope you've seen them all.

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      Tariq khan 2 years ago

      Amazing i really enjoyed it.

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      Lee John 2 years ago from Preston

      Simply Stunning great hub well done! x

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      jblais1122@aol 2 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri, USA

      Awesome!

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      Kelly 2 years ago from NJ, USA

      Great imagery.

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      LM Gutierrez 2 years ago

      Great Hub! Put all these places in one scifi movie or an RPG game and people won't be able to differentiate them from the real one.

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      Charlotte 2 years ago

      And where was taken the very 1st picture (the amazing stone architecture with waterfalls)? Thanks!

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      Kate Mcguire 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      This hub made my bucket list so0o much more longer! I wish I could visit all these places with a camera in my hands... Thanks for the inspiration :)

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      Dan Lema 3 years ago from Tanzania

      It's a very interesting article for adventure nuts like me, now i've added few additional places to visit before i die....thanks a lot...

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      Jennifer Gonzales 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Thanks Tony...:)

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      Tony Fullini 3 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Absolutely fabulous, very beautiful. There are some other magical places out there, like Torres del Paine, the Himalayas and so much more. Looking forward to seeing some more fantastic pictures.

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      Paula 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Amazing Hub I love magical places. I am glad I now know not to stand under spider trees.

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      janesix 3 years ago

      Fabulous! That first picture is my favorite.

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      Amanda 3 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Absolutely stunning photo selection and descriptions. I must admit the spider web trees freak me out a little though! ;-)

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      Kept private 3 years ago from Northeast United States

      Absolutely beautiful and mind blowing. The Maldive beach picture was my favorite and the most magical for me. Thank you for taking the time to write this hub, it was a pleasure to read. Have a great week.

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      Jennifer Gonzales 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Awww...really? why a sad face greeneyedblondie?

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      greeneyedblondie 3 years ago

      Now I was to see all of those places. :(

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      Laryssa 3 years ago from Indiana

      Loving this! New stops on my bucket list!

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      Avinesh Prahladi 3 years ago from Chandigarh

      Such stunning and amazing pictures, I just can't believe my eyes. I must say that purpleshadow13, you did a great job by posting this hub.

      Really appreciate !!!

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      Toy Tasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

      Beautiful! Amazing hub with some mesmerizing pictures. :)

      Thanks for writing this hub :)

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      deepthiveera 3 years ago from Cumbum, Tamil Nadu, India

      All these places are really unbelievable! Very interesting to read and I like all these great places. Thanks for sharing this wonderful Hub with the beautiful pictures. Voted Up!

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      Laura Writes 3 years ago

      Like straight out of a story, nice hub

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      Ronald E Franklin 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I enjoyed briefly visiting these places through the photos. Thanks!

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      Aga 3 years ago

      These places are absolutely fascinating... And the photos are gorgeous.

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      vibesites 3 years ago from United States

      Unbelievably gorgeous. They're all like settings for a fantasy movie! :D

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      Pete 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Simply stunning! Creation is quite spectacular! Excellent hub.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love articles like this one, and these sites are incredible. Thanks for writing this.