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7 Stunning Sights From The Seven Continents That You've Probably Never Heard Of

You might have thought about traveling the world to see the most famous destinations there are, but have you heard about these unique places? Even the most seasoned travelers might have missed these on their worldwide trek.

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1. Cave of the Crystals in North America - Chihuahua, Mexico

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These caves have some of the largest solid crystals of Gypsum pages that humans have ever found. They're absolutely massive, and definitely something you'd never see on a casual tour of North America. When you think about "Iconic Sights" you'd never hear about this cave, but after seeing the photos it's definitely something you'll want to see in real life.

2. The Hand in South America - Punta Del Este, Uruguay

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These colossal fingers jut out of the beach in a strangely amazing way. It's almost like there's a giant buried under the sand. This awesome statue was designed by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal in 1982.

3. Blood Falls in Antarctica

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This disturbing sight looks like a massive blood flow coming out of a bank of ice. Luckily it's only iron oxide mixed with salt water. Read more about how this works from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Falls

4. Royal Botanical Gardens in Australia - Sydney

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This impressive glass pyramid stands in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney Australia. It combines the architectural beauty of a glass pyramid with the beautiful aspects of nature contained within. It's truly worth seeing the next time you're in Australia.

5. The Northern Lights in Europe - Lapland, Finland

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In Lapland, Finland the northern lights are visible year round. While you can occasionally see the aurora borealis in other parts of the world, it's easiest to see them by traveling to the northern end of Finland, to the city known as Lapland.

6. Shwedagon Pagoda in Asia - Yangon, Myanmar

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This exquisite Pagoda is one of the most sacred places in all of the buddhist religion. It's not well known in western culture, but it's certainly a sight to see. A gorgeous feat of architecture, worth seeing at least once in your life

7. Avenue of the Baobabs in Africa - Menabe, Madagascar

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These magnificent trees are a rare sight exclusive to the road between between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina. This is the type of beauty that you won't find anywhere else in the world. The next time you visit Africa, be sure to consider stopping through Madagascar to see these astonishing trees.

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