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1)THE HAND OF THE DESERT, CHILE
The 36-foot-tall Hand of the Desert was made by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrazabal. It’s 46 miles south of the city of Antofagasta, and symbolizes human suffering. This unnerving sculpture is practically in the middle of nowhere, and has an uncanny power to invoke feelings of loneliness, seclusion and helplessness.

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PANJIN RED BEACH, CHINA
18 miles southwest of Panjin city lies this unique red beach. Suaeda salsa is plant that grows in saline-alkali soil. In the month of autumn these plants bloom red, turning the Panjin Red Beach, well, red! Autumn is the best month to see it in action, and a small section of this beach is open for the tourists.

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LENCOIS MARANHENSES NATIONAL PARK, BRAZIL
Just outside the Amazon basin lie 386 square miles of flooded desert. Lencois Maranhenses National Park is one of the most unique places in the world. With white silky sands regularly intercepting the cool, turquoise lake water, it’s a sight to behold.

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DANAKIL DEPRESSION, ETHIOPIA
This acid pool is located between Lake Assal and the volcano Dallol. At 330 feet below sea level, it’s one of the lowest places on Earth. Don’t be decieved by its appearance. What might seem to be land are in fact brittle crusts of salt and sulphur. Stay away, or be thoroughly cautious while visiting.

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CAÑO CRISTALES, COLOMBIA
This 62-mile-long river can be found in the Serrania de la Macarena National Park. The best time to visit the Caño Cristales is in the summer when the riverbed is covered by different species of colorful plants, but seeing this mysterious phenonmenon is no easy feat. After flying to the nearest village, you have to take a boat ride and finally hike a bit to see this multicolored marvel for yourself.

To be continued………..