Weirdest Places to Visit



A picture of the eternal flame falls.

Earth is a definitely unique place with its resources and life. However, there are many other things make Earth not only unique, but weird. These weird places are sure to make people want to visit.

Eternal Flame Falls

Located in Chestnut Ridge Park, Erie County, New York, this peaceful and majestic waterfall has one thing that makes it stand out: an eternal flame. Natural gas is emitted into a small cave behind the falls, and a small flame is ignited. This flame is visible nearly year-round, but it can be extinguished or re-ignited. This area was once considered an obscure place, but now it attracts a large number of tourists.

Caño Cristales

For most of the year, this Colombian river is just like any river in the world. But for a brief period of time between wet and dry seasons, this river turns into an explosion of vibrant red and orange colors. A special type of plant called Macarenia clavigera grows on the river floor and changes the river with its amazing color. This red is mixed with yellow sand, blue water, and green rocks which forms a brilliant swirl of color that excels at attracting visitors.

La Parguera Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico

During the day, this bay is just like any other with it’s sparkling blue water and brilliant fish, but at night it is a whole different  story. The water turns into an explosion of bright blue light that swimmers stir up. Tiny microorganisms are in the water and light up when encountered with movement. Many tours are offered as well as kayaking where tourists can enjoy the warm waters, tropical climate and of course, brilliant colors.

Confluence of Rhone and Arve rivers

Switzerland is full of beautiful places and buildings, and a hotspot for many tourists, but one thing that makes it stand out is the Confluence of the Rhone and Arve rivers. The Rhone river flows with it’s deep blue color from lakes where it is born. The Arve, on the other hand, comes directly from the northern glaciers, giving it a muddy brown color. When these two rivers meet, it creates a confluence because the densities of the water are different. They are unable to mix naturally and end up make one river with one side blue the other brown. This is definitely one of the weirdest places to visit.

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

Located in Peru, mountain ranges aren’t unusual, but  Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain definitely is on the weird list. This 17,060 foot mountain is covered from base to peak with rainbow colored stripes. Mixes of blue, red, orange, and yellow seem to come straight from a Dr. Seuss tale. It may look like a graffiti project, but it is all natural. Scientists have no explanation for this phenomenon.

These five places are definitely some of the weirdest in the world. From brightly colored rivers and mountains to strange coincidences, people from all around the world are amazed by these five places. For those thinking about traveling somewhere, make sure to keep these in mind!