Unique places to visit in the world 2023 - Ratepunk
The world is full of breathtaking places but sometimes you want to catch the glims of something unseen, unique that not every traveler might notice or visit. That’s why we collected hidden gem destinations that you might include on your new year’s resolution for 2023.
LAGOONS AT LENCOIS MARANHENSES NATIONAL PARK, Maranhão, Brazil
Lencois Maranhenses in Portuguese means bedsheets of Maranhão and the picture tells why. Through the Lençóis Maranhenses run two rivers, those push sand from the interior of the continent to the Atlantic Ocean. Because of that thousands of tons of sediment were deposited along the northern coast of Brazil. The unique part is that sand doesn’t stay put. During October and November, powerful winds whip the sand back inland and create sculpted dunes for which the park is famous.
LAS SALINAS DE TORREVIEJA in Alicante, Spain
Not all pink lakes are located in Australia. In the Natural Park of the Lagunas de la Mata y Torrevieja astonishing pink lake is located. Photos of this place will boom on your Instagram account. To ensure catching the brightest shade of pink, we highly recommend visiting only on sunny days. Take a dip, flow for half an hour, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Moreover, the salty water of this lake has therapeutic properties, especially for rheumatism and healing virtues.
AUSABLE-CHASM, New York, the USA
Skyscrapers, glittering Broadway shows, Central park - the” Big Apple” has everything. But not many know that not far from this financial, cultural, and entertainment center is a true hidden gem - Ausable Chasm. It is a sandstone gorge and tourist attraction located on the opposite side of Lake Champlain, this gorge was a naturally made river from a waterfall. With each year more and more, people notice the wide range of activities to do there: walking on trails, tubing, rock climbing, rappelling, or taking lantern trails.
HSINBYUME PAGODA, Myanmar, Burma
There are many Buddhist pagodas in Burma but not many are as beautiful as the Hsinbyume Pagoda also called Mya Thein Tan, which means 100 thousand emeralds. The beautiful white pagoda was built in 1861 to resemble a sacred Buddhist mountain. The pagoda has seven terraces to explore resembled the mountain ranges of Mount Meru. Before going there, we recommend flowers as an offering to the pagoda at the entrance.
L’ILE LOUET, Carantec, Morlaix, Brittany, France
A tiny, magical, and picturesque island located in Carantec, in Brittany’s Morlaix Bay. This place is a lucky find for those, who seek calm scenery and a vintage movie vibe. Moreover, there is a lighthouse that dates back to 1857 and it’s possible to stay overnight there. If you are thinking about visiting this place and staying overnight, pay attention to booking the accommodation as soon as possible because it is usually fully booked.
THE HORTA LABIRYNTH PARK in Barcelona, Spain
Although being the oldest conserved park in Barcelona, this place catches not so much attention as other parks. Moreover, the capacity is limited: only people are allowed in the park at any given time to preserve its character. If you ever dreamt about wandering in the labyrinth, it’s the best place to do that. Romantic garden from the 19th century is full of Greek statues, terraces, and pavilions. There were shot even some famous movie suvh as “Perfume: The Story of a Murder”, “Nocturno 29”, “La ciudad de los prodigios”.
TRUMMELBACH FALLS in Switzerland
The majority of visitor goes to Switzerland because of Interlaken. Well, if you are one of them, include on your visit list the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The valley has 72 waterfalls. The most secure and awe-inspiring natural attraction is Trummelbach Falls. Worth mentioning that Trummelbach Falls is Europe's largest subterranean waterfall and the only underground fall that is easily accessible to tourists. Accessed via an ancient tunnel funicular (already sounds exciting, doesn’t it?), lift ten glacial waterfalls thunder down inside there the mountain sprays soaking mist.
YUCATAN UNDERWATER CAVES, Mexico
While Mexican beaches are overcrowded, you go away from them and rest underwater, there not many people have been. And it undoubtedly will be the most exciting thing that you have done in Mexico. Yucatan underwater caves are the most spectacular place that person can visit.
THE HÔTEL- DIEU HOSPITAL in Paris, France
People know many famous places in Paris, but definitely not Hôtel-Dieu. A few steps away from Notre Dame Cathedral is a blue door. The majority of people pass them without knowing that beyond those doors is a secret jewel - the oldest working hospital in Paris. Captivating Hasmanian architecture will cure you of the city’s crowds and chaos. Just remember to be quiet and respect the rest of the patients.
I bet that you never ever imagined that staying in Portugal might feel like visiting Tibet. Guess what, it’s possible! There is a unique village with only 300 inhabitants, only 90 minutes away from Porto. Locals call it “The little Portuguese Tibet” because of the green terraces that were shaped by human hands. People harvest their grains, mostly corns not rice. But still, it really looks like Tibet.
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