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Stunning Places Most People Don’t Know About

You may have visited some of the best tourist attractions in and outside of the country. You’ve probably heard of more amazing places that you should add to your bucket list, like Times Square in New York City or St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, among others.

While these destinations are all impressive and hard to miss, there are still plenty of locations that fly under the radar and mostly known only to locals.

In case you’re interested in going off the beaten path, we’re going to do you a favour and show you these wonderful places that most travellers don’t know about.

Darvaza gas crater

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Go to hell, literally.

Situated in the centre of the Karakum Desert, the Darvaza gas crater, or known locally as “The Door to Hell” or “The Gates of Hell”, has been burning for many decades.

This fiery pit was initially considered as a potential oil field site. However, when Soviet geologists began drilling at the site, they unintentionally tapped into a cavern full of natural gas but had since abandoned it after a freak accident.

It may not look impressive during the day, but when you visit the Darvaza Crater at night, you’ll be captivated by the scorching flames emanating from the crater.

Let’s just hope some guy with a tail and horns doesn’t decide to make a surprise appearance. Yikes.

Son Doong Cave

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Bigger than the Batcave.

If you want to realise your childhood dream of becoming a real-life caped crusader, you should add the Son Doong Cave to your bucket list.

It’s been claimed to be the largest cave in the world. Located in the Quang Binh province of Central Vietnam, the cave stretches more than five miles long and has its own jungle and river.

With so much room inside, you can easily fit your bat computer, batmobile, bat plane, nimble sidekick, loyal butler, and the entire Justice League in here.

Hinatuan River

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Swim with the fishes.

The Enchanted River, or known locally as the Hinatuan River in Surigao Del Sur, Philippines is blessed with clear, blue waters, and abundant marine life.

You may not have Aquaman’s ability to communicate with fearsome sea creatures, but you can, at least, go for a refreshing swim and mingle with different species of fish.

Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

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Fall head over heels.

If you want to win the heart of your significant other, take him or her on a unique journey to the Tunnel of Love in Ukraine. No, it’s not a cheesy boat ride at some amusement park.

This tunnel is an actual railway surrounded by trees located between Klevan and the quaint village of Orzhiv. It used to be just another old train track. But now, it has become a huge draw for couples who want to experience more than just a romantic dinner.

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The world is full of amazing sights to see, and one lifetime is not enough to discover them all. So, don’t waste time and start making plans now.

Put your smartphone down, plan your itinerary, and book your airport parking spot with Alpha to keep your vehicle safe while you’re travelling to any of these unbelievable destinations.

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