There are various odd spots around the world. Every location on the globe has a slew of destinations that would make you scratch your head. If you are bored with the usual theme parks and tourist traps, you might want to consider including Places that are a little more exciting to experience your next adventure. Here are five strange, yet fascinating places you need to visit. A report by Travel Triangle provided most of the information used in this article.

1. Sea of Stars

The Sea of Stars is located in the South West of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.

At night, the sea glitters and flashes like its mirroring the star above. This is linked to marine microbes and a natural chemical reaction known as bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is simply the production and emission of light by living organism. This island literally creates the illusion of stars on earth. Annually, it attracts millions of tourists, who are eager to capture the beauty of the natural phenomenon that turns sea water into a glowing electric neon-blue color.

2. Blood Falls

The Blood Falls is a wonder to behold, both visually and scientifically. The deep red fall pours very slowly out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys. Initially, when it was discovered, geologists thought its coloration came from algae.

Later, they found out it is the result of slowly oozing iron-rich saltwater, that oxidizes in contact with air just like rust. So, don’t think it is blood gushing out of a wound. It is just the result of a natural chemical reaction.

3. Spotted Lake

Spotted Lake is a strangely-patterned body of water located between the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys in British Columbia’s desert in Canada.

This lake can only be accessed by Highway 3. It is composed of 300 separate pools of highly concentrated minerals. When the water evaporates, it leaves behind hundreds of briny pools. This sea of puddle-like bodies of water is a great sight to behold.

4. Dead Sea

This is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the East of Israel and West of Palestine.

Neither fish nor algae survive in the water, due to its high salt concentration. Interestingly, the high salinity of the water makes floating easy. Surprisingly, its mineral-rich black mud is used for both therapeutic and cosmetic treatments. Also, the desert surrounding it offers many oases and historic sites.

5. The Wave

This is a red sandstone rock formation located in Arizona, of the United States. It is a geological marvel found on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes. It is one of the fascinating hikes on the earth. Until a few decades ago, only a few people knew about it.