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Unique places on our planet that look like portals to another world


Modern technology has allowed avid travelers to take it to the next level. Previously, amazing places could only be seen in printed tourist brochures, but now it is enough to walk on Google Maps to stumble upon amazing locations .

Today we will talk about the unique places of our planet, many of which look frightening. Eternally burning craters, the deepest caves with unique living creatures, huge gaps in the middle of the city and other parts of the planet will seem to you as a portal to the other world. They are especially loved by tourists who flock here in droves.

Yasur Volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Fire-breathing Yasur is an active and at the same time friendly volcano. Tourists gather here to watch the eruption of lava, and film directors also come here to get colorful shots.

Great Blue Hole, Belize

Popular among divers, the sinkhole is 124 meters deep. Only the most experienced divers can conquer it, but, unfortunately, many novice divers try their hand here, and often such stories end in tears.


Dedication well, Portugal

The gallery of the well, part of the Quinta da Regaleira complex, consists of 9 spans, which, according to legend, symbolize the nine circles of hell from Dante’s Divine Comedy. There is an opinion that it was here that the Freemasons organized the rite of passage, but there is no confirmation of the rumors.


Sarisarinam failures, Venezuela

Cerro Sarisarinama is famous for its huge little-studied craters, the largest of which stretches for 300 meters in depth. Rumor has it that eerie sounds emitted by an evil spirit can be heard from the gaps, similar to something like “Sari … sari …” Hence the name of the area.

Lake Berryessa Gutter, California, USA

The man-made gutter in an American dam looks like a bathtub drain at maximum graphics settings. This man-made miracle absorbs more than 1,000 cubic meters of water per second, and the structure is over 50 years old. Needless to say, the discharge of water is accompanied by a deafening roar …

St Patrick’s Well, Italy

The well, 53 meters deep, built from 1527 to 1537, has two independent passages for the simultaneous lowering and raising of carts. The construction was initiated by the Pope, who feared that the water reserves of the city of Orvieto would run out in the event of a prolonged siege.


Gas crater Darvaza, Turkmenistan

In 1971, a huge hole filled with gas was formed near the village of Darvaza as a result of excavations and drilling of wells. Soviet geologists decided to set the gas on fire, hoping that the flame would go out in two or three days. To their surprise, the crater , reminiscent of the gates of hell, is still burning …

The village had to be demolished, and they promised to fill up the crater. It is interesting that even there there was a place for life: at the bottom of the crater, bacteria live and do not complain, which are not found anywhere else on the surface of the Earth.

Sinkhole, Guatemala

Still complaining about potholed roads? Just think of the 90-meter deep karst sinkhole in Guatemala City that swallowed up a three-story garment factory and a residential building in broad daylight. According to the researchers, the cause of the collapse could be the movement of underground rivers.