The Most Gorgeous Places That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re in a Dream

Dragon Blood Trees, Socotra Island, Yemen
Dragon Blood Trees, Socotra Island, Yemen. Photo by Andrew Svk on Unsplash

Traveling opens up your perception of the world to new food, architecture, customs, and history. But sometimes, the most magical sights are a natural phenomena that you’ve never seen or could’ve even imagined before. Discover the incredible nature and landscapes these three places have to offer.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Located in the south-central part of Turkey, this region is known for its very unique geographical formations that look like cones and are made out of soft tufa rock—colloquially called “fairy-chimneys.” The region is full of underground cities and winding cave systems from medieval times. And all of these features are best viewed from the basket of a hot-air balloon—tours are offered all over the region and are a must-do here.

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

On the Northeastern coast of Brazil, the national park of Lençóis Maranhenses is made up of rolling sand dunes across 383,000 acres. In the rainy seasons, the valleys between the dunes fill with fresh water, creating lagoons and an incredible visual landscape unlike anything you’ve probably seen before. And you can even go surfing, canoeing, and horseback riding along this beautiful place.

Socotra Island, Yemen

A little island located along the Arabian Sea, this UNESCO Natural Heritage site is full of gorgeous white sand dunes and fantastically blue lagoons. One of the most interesting sights to see on this island has to be the trees. Both the dragon’s blood tree and the flowering bottle tree are two of the unique species that only grows on this island.