In the middle of a vast, empty desert, a fire has burned for over 42 years! The Door to Hell, a fiery crater in the Turkmenistan Desert, has been burning since 1971. The crater was thought to be releasing methane gas, so scientists tried to burn it off—and the fires have been going ever since. (Text by Reva Vidyalankar)
Amongst the most scenic hiking destinations in the entire Southwest (US), The Wave is an expanse of sandstone formations, near the Arizona-Utah border. The site is so popular that officials use a lottery to decide who gets to walk its trails. The trails aren't open to the public because its easy to lose your way and never make it back.
For the price of a Stockholm metro ticket you can explore a metro station that is entirely dedicated to fantastic art deep beneath the city streets. The Rådhuset metro station leaves the bedrock exposed and unsculptured. The cavernous red ceiling somewhat makes it look like an escalator ride into hell.
The Mendenhall Glacier is a 12-mile long mass of ice in Juneau, Alaska and only a few visitors can see the glacier from its most spectacular vantage point—inside it. Water has carved caves into the interiors, creating surreal, turquoise-toned worlds with shapes that are constantly changing.
You’d have a hard time believing that these rainbow coloured mountains are real. This landscape of amazing colours is located at Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China’s Gansu Province. It took 24 million years of mineral deposits to form these rocks, much like pouring different coloured grains of sand into a jar.