4 most unusual sights that few people know about


All cities have a traditional set of sights that tourists are sure to visit: the main cathedral, the main square and something else within the center. But sometimes the most unusual lurks on the outskirts. Here are a few wonderful places worth getting off the tourist trails for.

Paronella Park, Australia

Paronella Park was built in 1930 and was a huge success with the public but then fell into disrepair. In the late twentieth century, it was decided to clean up and restore the park, but not to remove the moss from the stone structures, which blended perfectly with the fountains and waterfalls. This only added to the attractiveness and atmosphere of the park.

The Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia 

The Salar de Uyuni is a huge prehistoric lake located in the southwestern part of Bolivia. However, it looks like a real lake (in the traditional sense of the word) only from November to March, when the rains cause the salt cells to be covered by a thin layer of water, constantly glistening in the sun. During these hours, Salar de Uyuni is like a giant mirror reflecting the vastness of the sky. This makes the border between the two worlds almost indistinguishable. The thick Bolivian clouds suddenly appear right under your feet. And the surrounding landscapes lose all connection with reality. This is why Salar de Uyuni is often referred to as the place frozen between heaven and earth. No language in the world has the words to describe the enchanting beauty of this place.

Shell Grotto, UK

This shell-lined grotto is one of Britain’s great mysteries. It is unclear who created it, when and why. According to various versions, it was pagans of antiquity, some secret society or witches.

About 5 million seashells were used in the decoration that makes this place similar to Woo Casino games with lots of details. Whoever it was did a great job. The grotto was discovered by accident – a man was just digging a pond for ducks. You can take a look at the grotto here.

Stalactite Organ, USA

In a cave in Virginia, there is an organ whose pipes serve as the most real stalactites. It was created in 1957 by a mathematician who, while walking through the cave, noticed that it resonated perfectly.

Attached to each stalactite is a hammer that is controlled by a keyboard. It is the only instrument of its kind in the world.