17 Unique Places of Natural Beauty That Not Everyone Knows Even Exist

13Chocolate grand falls Arizona

Considered Arizona’s most dramatic waterfalls, the Grand Falls are located on the Navajo reservation in the northeast of Flagstaff. Come spring and melting snow make the falls roar with life. The falls get their unique feature because of the heavy silt deposits in the Colorado River that gives the amazing chocolate color and hence its name. But, get this, at 185 feet the falls are a bigger drop than the Niagara falls (167 ft)

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14Deoriatal Uttarkhand India

Believe it or not but a piece of heaven exists in the mountainous state of Uttarakhand in India. Deoriatal or the Lake of the Gods is a high-altitude lake nestled in the Garhwal Himalaya at 7,999 feet above sea level. It is located just a 1.5-hour trek away from Sari Village and can be considered a gateway to an amazing trek circuit that takes you through an immaculate forest enroute to another village Chopta. This is the starting point of the trek to the highest Shiva temple in the world and Chandrashila or peak of the moon where one gets an amazing 360-degree view of the Himalaya. The amazing thing is that the entire circuit is an easy one to do.

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15Popeye Village, Malta

Yes, there is a village named after Popeye and it even has small quaint houses that was built as a location for shooting the Popeye musical in the eighties. Today it is an amusement park complete with cruise arrangements around the bay giving you stunning and spectacular views. The interior of the houses is still maintained and look as they did in the movie.

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16Flores Island, Portugal

A UNESCO heritage site, Flores Island in Portugal is a national park with one of the world’s most unique flora and fauna. It is found on the Western Azores Island close to the Portugal coast and is also known as the Cape of Flowers because of the vast variety of colorful flowers that grow there. It is also home to lagoons, quaint villages, lakes, famous caves and volcanoes.

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17Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain

Setenil de las Bodegas is a beautiful town located in South of Spain that has existed for 8 centuries. Called the town under the rocks, its walls and roofs of houses are actually part of the basalt rocks that make up the town. The rocks serve as a natural protector from the scorching sun.

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