Lake Seljord, Norway
This lake in Norway is mostly famous for Selma, the sea (or lake) serpent that swims in the waters - something many claim to of spotted. Through this tourist attraction came the observation tower looking over the lake designed by Rintana Eggertsson and buildings surrounding which give a beautiful unique look to the area, and is made to look over the lake in search of Selma.
Hoba Meteorite, Namibia
Thought to of fallen 80,000 years ago and still looking the same as it did when it hit the ground, thoughts are that the Hoba Meteorite was slowed by the atmosphere of the earth so it left hardly any impact. Because of it’s flat shape, it’s thought to of skimmed across the earth like a skipping stone on water. It was discovered when a farmer ran his plough over it - hearing a metallic scratching sound that caused him to investigate. It now gets visited by thousands every year.
Titlis Cliff Walk, Switzerland
This suspension bridge located on Mount Titlis in the Alps is believed to be the highest elevation bridge in Europe. Around 3,000 meters above sea level, the bridge brings many tourists to the region, already famous for it’s rotating cable car. On a clear day one can view up to 500 meters down from the bridge.
The Blue Pond, Japan
The waters in this pond has a striking blue hue due to what people think is from the presence of aluminium hydroxide which reflects the blue light of the sky. Although it’s blue color is what makes it notable, the color is different from different angles at different times in the day.
Located in Hokkaido, Japan, in a bank near River Biegawa, the pond and area of Biei is a popular picturesque location with tourists, especially after Apple used a picture of the pond in software.
Mae Klong Railway Market, Thailand
The interesting thing about this market near Bangkok is for the fact a railway runs literally right through it, with shopkeepers and shoppers casually walking over the tracks whilst going about their daily business. Every time a train arrives the siren rings out, and everyone puts up the awnings, moves the fruit and vegetables and stands aside waiting for the 15 mph train to pass. This happens every day. Here’s a video showing how casual it is.
Phraya Nakon Cave, Thailand
Located in Khao Sam Roi Yot (Mountains with 300 Peaks) National Park (300 kilometers south of Bangkok) sits one of the most photographed caves in Thailand, which actually consists of two sinkholes with the roofs caved in. After falling in love with the beauty of the caves, King Chulalongkorn built a pavilion in the middle in 1890, which is illuminated when the sun shines though the cave every day.
Solvay Hut, Switzerland
Owned by the Swiss Mountain Club, this is the highest mountain hut on the Matterhorn, an incredibly beautiful yet dangerous mountain in the Alps. The hut is there for emergency use only, although many use it as an exciting place to stop on their climb. The hut is closer to the town of Zermatt, another notable place of beauty in Switzerland.
Oregon Vortex, USA
Since the 1930s the Oregon Vortex has been labelled a mystery spot, and gained fame when debuted on The X Files, when Mulder claims its eerily quiet because "Animals don’t dare tread there and balls move up steep inclines by themselves". Locals say the house came about when a mining shack office slid from its’s foundations. Now, brooms stand up by themselves, the house slants strangely and perspective causes people to shrink and grow with every step. Truth is, optical illusions surround the effect, rather than the supernatural, but it makes the experience no less fun - there is even similar places around the US.
Pictured is the confluence (When two rivers collide) between the clean blue water of Jialing River and the brownish water of Yangtze River. Sadly, the Yangtze overpowers the clear water of the Jialing and passes down onward for miles. Here is more river confluences from around the world.