The top 5 most surreal landscapes in the world


There are some places so strangely beautiful, it's hard believe they actually exist. Here's a look at our top five most surreal places on the planet.

5. Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
Green algae gives it a magical glow. The yellow, orange and red rims add an otherworldly appearance.

4. Shibazakura Hill in Japan
Between April and May, some 400,000 pink moss flowers come into bloom creating a dazzling display of beauty.

3. Dallol, Ethiopia
It's one of the hottest places on earth with temperatures regularly soaring past 115 degrees. If you can brave the heat, incredibly colorful hydro thermal deposits of salt and sulfur await.

2. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
The stunning scenery here makes this one of the most visited slot canyons in the country.

1. Tanzania's Lake Natron
Beautiful! But, the alkaline water in this magenta lake is so caustic it can burn the skin and eyes.

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