If you are new to world travelling, you may not know exactly what is out there waiting to be experienced in those endless miles of oceans, forests, deserts, and jungles. There are a lot of strange and unusual things out there waiting to be discovered. In fact, this little article will introduce you to some of those peculiar locales. For the moment, you will learn a little something about five truly strange travel destinations.
Why don't you take a look at them now?
1. The Great Blue Hole, Belize – Okay, you might not think a hole is very odd, but wait until you see it. The Great Blue Hole, an underwater sinkhole is the largest and most well known of many such holes that dot the ocean off the coast of Belize. It is situated near the centre of Lighthouse Reef a diminutive atoll located about 90 kilometers from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is a giant circular shape that measures 300 meter in width and goes down about 122 meters. It affords some excellent diving opportunities, if you dare to dive into its depths.
2. Hobbit Motel, New Zealand – Moving from one hole to another, you can experience what is to dwell in a hobbit hole if you like if you happen to be in Woodlyn Park near Waitomo Cave, New Zealand. The Hobbit Motel is a collection of huts that have hatch-like windows that simulate the hobbit homes from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings books. It's definitely a strange sight to see if you're travelling to New Zealand.
3. The World's Largest Swimming Pool, Chile – If you like to swim in a pool, consider this next oddity. Did you know that the world's largest swimming pool is located in Algarrobo, Chile? In fact, the mammoth pool is an artificial lagoon and swimming pool measuring 990 meters long. It is filled with seawater from the adjacent Pacific Ocean. The big pool gained its status from Guinness World Records back in 2007.
4. Yellow Treehouse Restaurant, New Zealand – Another sight not to miss when visiting New Zealand is the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant. The establishment was constructed just north of Auckland, New Zealand. The creation of Pacific Environments Architects Ltd. is a remarkable architectural achievement. The restaurant was built to look similar to a giant cocoon nestled nine meter above the ground in a redwood tree.
5. The Wave, Arizona – The last strange destination is a place called The Wave. Located near the Arizona and Utah state borders in the U.S., the Wave is a massive sandstone rock formation. It is nestled on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes on the Colorado Plateau. The formation has remained a star attraction for photographers and hikers alike due to its colourful, undulating forms, and the rugged, path that must be taken to reach it. The Wave is all the product of the wind and rain.