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We're not kidding you — these travel destinations actually exist and aren't a figment of your imagination. Be prepared to have your mind blown as you browse through these amazing photos.

— Additional reporting by Hilary White



1. Sea of Stars, Maldives (Source: Corbis Images)



This stunning sight is caused by bioluminescent phytoplankton that emit light when stressed, giving the appearance of a starry night in the sea.

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2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (Source: Shutterstock)



The world's largest salt flats. When it rains, the water makes it look like a giant mirror.


3. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine (Source: Shutterstock)



This tunnel is actually still used today — trains chug through it three times a day to deliver wood to a factory. It's believed that if couples who are truly in love hold hands and cross the tunnel, their wishes will come true.


4. Lake Natron, Tanzania (Source: Corbis Images)



A beautiful salt lake with reddish crusted salt on the surface.


5. Deadvlei, Namibia (Source: Shutterstock, Corbis Images)



The black, dead trees against the orange sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park make the Deadvlei landscape look like a scene out of a painting.

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6. Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan (Source: Shutterstock)



The wisteria flower tunnels in Kawachi Fuji Gardens are beautiful structures to take a stroll through.


7. Glacier Ice Cave, Iceland (Source: Shutterstock)



Take a stroll in one of the many awe-inspiring glacier ice caves in Iceland.


8. Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, Spain (Source: Shutterstock)



Laguna Salada de Torrevieja is a natural phenomenon, where the water looks pink due to a type of special algae.


9. Dragon Trees, Yemen (Source: Shutterstock)



On the Socotra island of Yemen, you'll find some odd and unreal-looking dragon blood trees. The name of the tree hails from its alarmingly red sap.


10. Glowworm Caves, New Zealand (Source: Flick user 2il org)



Watch the glowworms light up caves in Waitomo, New Zealand.
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11. Blue Lagoon, Iceland (Source: Shutterstock)



The water averages 98 to 102 degrees and is said to have curative benefits.


12. Marble Caves, Chile (Source: Shutterstock)



Accessible only by boat, the Marble Caves or Cuevas de Mármol are situated on a solid marble peninsula and change colors depending on the time of year and water levels.


13. White Sand Dunes, Yemen (Source: Shutterstock)



On the Socotra island of Yemen, you'll see some of the most unreal-looking sand dunes — so white, they look like talcum powder from a distance.


14. Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius (Source: Shutterstock)



The multicolored earth in Chamarel was formed when volcanic rock cooled at different temperatures.


15. Kelimutu Volcano, Indonesia (Source: Shutterstock)



The lakes on the volcanic peaks are constantly changing color.
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16. Trollstigen, Norway (Source: Shutterstock)



This winding road in Norway is one of the most spectacular manmade views in the country.


17. Pamukkale, Turkey (Source: Shutterstock)



Pamukkale is aptly named, as it means cotton castle in Turkish.


18.  Great Blue Hole, Belize (Source: Shutterstock)



The Great Blue Hole is a huge submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize that Jacques Cousteau named one of the top scuba diving sites in the world.


19. Huacachina Oasis, Peru (Source: Shutterstock)



The Huacachina Oasis is an actual oasis and not a figment of your imagination.


20. The Grand Canal, Italy (Source: Shutterstock)



Venice is truly a one-of-a-kind city.

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21. Kjeragbolten, Norway (Source: Shutterstock)



Kjeragbolten, a boulder in the Kjerag mountain located in Norway, is wide enough for you to stand on. The rock measures five cubic meters, and the drop to the bottom is 3,228 feet.


22. Petra, Jordan (Source: Shutterstock)



This ancient city is famous for its buildings that are carved from stone.


23. Giant's Causeway, Ireland (Source: Corbis Images)



This cool formation came as a result of volcanic activity.


24. Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland (Source: Flickr user Christopher Michel)



A picturesque castle that looks like it came straight from a storybook.


25. Danxia Landform, China (Source: Shutterstock)



The Danxia landform in Zhangye, China, gets its color from red sandstone and mineral deposits.

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26. Strokkur Geyser, Iceland (Source: Shutterstock)



This fountain geyser located east of Reykjavík, Iceland, is one of the country's most famous geysers.


27. Door to Hell, Turkmenistan (Source: Shutterstock)



Scientists had the bright idea of burning up this gas field to prevent noxious gas from escaping. They figured it'd burn out in a few days, but it's been more than 33 years (and counting) since it was first lit.


28. Rolling Hills, Czech Republic (Source: Shutterstock)



The rolling hills of the Czech Republic look like fabric.


29. Stone Forest, China (Source: Thinkstock / luq1)



The tall rocks give the illusion of petrified trees, which is where the name shilin — or stone forest — comes from.


30. Edge of the World Swing, Ecuador (Source: Flickr user Rinaldo W.)



The swings hanging from La Casa Del Arbol in Baños, Ecuador, will make you feel like you're on top of the world — literally.
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