Special Report

45 Amazing Places You Never Knew Existed

Red Sand Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Red Sand Beach, or Kaihalulu Beach, in Maui, Hawaii is a hidden cove only accessible by trekking along a dangerous, slippery trail that follows steep cliffs. Once there, this hidden gem is a colorful feast for the eyes. The beach, with its red sand, is surrounded by rusty red cliffs and black lava rocks. The ocean outside the cove is a pristine deep blue.

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Zhangye Danxia Landform Geopark, China

These striped hills in Gansu are known as the Rainbow Mountains of China. The sandstone deposits contain iron and other minerals that lend the landscape their colors. The formerly horizontal strata became diagonally striped mountains when two tectonic plates collided 55 million years ago.

Beer Can House, Houston, Texas

An estimated 50,000 beer extend over the exterior of this home in Houston. In 1968, starting with his lawn, retired upholsterer John Milkovisch began covering every inch of his property with various items, including rocks, marbles, and pieces of metal such as beer cans.

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Malabar Coast, India

Along India’s southwestern shore are a series of sand dunes, lagoons, and inland waterways known as the Malabar Coast. The coastal plain is 15 to 60 miles wide and is laced with brackish water channels that are navigable by small boats.

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Market Theater Gum Wall, Seattle, Washington

It started in 1993 as a small stretch of wall that people began sticking their used gum to while waiting in line for a comedy show. The gum wall now stretches for over 50 feet on both sides of Post Alley and is now an unlikely top tourist attraction. Despite being cleaned once a year, the wall continues to draw tourists seeking to leave their wad and take a selfie.

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