Technology is making our planet all 197 million squares miles of it, feel smaller every day. Where journeys from one continent to another once took months, they now take hours, and sometimes it seems like there is nowhere left for a would-be adventurer to really get away from it all. Still, if you have the time, money, and know-how, there are still some places off the map—or just barely on it—that remain shrouded in mystery simply by virtue of being really difficult to reach. Where most human feet have never stepped, remote wild worlds we’ve never seen with our own eyes. But they do exist and they are pretty darn magical. Here are just a few but beautiful places on the Earth.
World’s Most Inaccessible And Beautiful Places On The Earth
1. McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Located literally at the bottom of the world, Antarctica is easily one of the most remote places on the face of the Earth. There are no native inhabitants to the continent, but there are several research centers constantly in operation there, and of these McMurdo Station is the largest. Located on Ross Island near the northern tip of the continent, the almost perpetually frozen station is a center of international research, and is home to as many as 1,200 scientists and workers during the warmer summer months.
It’s one of the most desolate locations on the planet, but although McMurdo is as far from a major city as any location in the world, even it is no longer as backwater as it used to be. Trips by boat to Antarctica once took months, sometimes even years, but McMurdo’s three airstrips have helped make the region a much less remote destination than before. Thanks to this, the scientists at the station now enjoy many of the modern amenities found in major cities, including gyms, television, and even a nine-hole Frisbee golf course.
2. The Milky Seas, Arabian Seas
This beautiful sight is caused by fluorescent plankton that rise to the surface of the water to feed. It’s such a rare event that marine biologists go ga-ga when it ever happens. If you ever get a chance to experience the magnificence of nature, consider yourselves incredibly lucky! It is one of the most Beautiful Places On The Earth.
3. Svalbard, Norway, the world’s biggest deep seed freeze.
If you can’t imagine a day without your down-filled parka, then the Svalbard islands are your 24,000-square-mile Arctic paradise. Located above the Arctic Circle, this Norwegian territory doesn’t experience days and nights like the world at lower latitudes. Instead it will go through months of complete darkness followed by months of endless daylight. If your circadian rhythms can handle it, you can visit Svalbard by catching one of the daily flights from Oslo and then join the 2,700 residents in the town of Longyearbyen for a plate of kjøttboller and a glass of akevitt.
4. Drowned Church of Potosi: Uribante, Venezuela
Up until 2008, the Drowned Church of Potosi was a haunting visage of a time long gone. Only the cross at the top of the building was visible. It truly was a sight to behold. But then droughts and a water shortage caused the lake to dry up and slowly, piece by piece the magnificent church was slowly revealed. By 2010, all the water had receded leaving behind the wasted husk of a generation past.
5. Devil’s Bridge: Ardino, Bulgaria
This picturesque bridge in Bulgaria comes with its fair share of strange legends and tales. Some say that the bridge is haunted by the spirits of the dead who killed themselves jumping off the structure, while others say that the devils footprints can be found hidden in the rocks. Chilling stuff, we say!
6.Super-Kamiokande: Hida, Japan
The Super-Kamiokande is a neutrino detector, located 3000 ft under Mount Kamiokako in Hida, Japan. It was built for the sole purpose of detecting neutrinos, which are the among the most mysterious particles in existence. The Super-Kamiokande is an impressive structure, built to hold 50,000 tons of water. It is also covered in the glow of 11,146 photo-multiplier tubes which light up the place turning it into one of the most Beautiful Places On The Earth.
7. Margalef: Margalef, Spain
This little village in Spain is famed for its climbing surfaces but if you look a little closer there is a tiny village built into the mountainside. This place is so unique that you are never a few feet away from the mountain as soon as you step out a door. Mountain climbers will love the challenge these cliffs present.
8. Red Seabeach: Panjin, China
You might think that we’ve photo-shopped a picture of a normal grassland but it’s all real. This place is just unique that way. There’s no chemical or such causing this strange scene. It’s all just the local flora gone wild, in the best way possible.