10 mysterious places on earth not yet explored

Few people realize that there are places on Earth where humans have yet to set foot and are almost certainly entirely the preserve of wild animals. Many of them are so remote and inaccessible that reaching them would require a significant amount of time, effort, and skill on our part. Even so, the ones we know about — seen only from the air — are frequently breathtaking in their beauty. Perhaps, for all of our accomplishments, it is precisely because these places have yet to see human intervention that they remain so utterly captivating — places that have remained pristine in their beauty since the dawn of time.

Here are ten of the most breathtaking and enthralling. Would you like to visit there?

1. The forest lake, Russia

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The precise location of this enigmatic lake is unknown. According to some, it can be found in Russia’s Tyumen region. How did it end up deep within the forest? Nobody knows…

2. Tepui, Venezuela

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The word “Tepui” means “home of the gods” in the language of the indigenous people of Gran Sabana where these incredible, ominous natural structures are located.

3. Honokohau Falls, Maui

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This remote location is lush with vegetation. The mere sight of it transports you to a world of exquisite beauty, majesty, and mystery. Consider what it would be like to travel there.

4. The Amazon rainforest

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This incredible, vast forest spans nine South American countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. It is so vast that humanity will never be able to explore it all — or know everything that lies beneath it.

5. Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan

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This is the world’s highest mountain that has yet to be conquered by man. It soars 7,570 meters into the sky and is located on disputed territory between Bhutan and China.

6. Tsingy de Bemaraha, the “stone forest” of Madagascar

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These rocky projections and canyons formed over a million years, mostly beneath the ground in the form of massive caves. Monsoon rains washed away metre after metre of limestone and thick layers of chalky sediment over the years, resulting in this system of unique, mysterious-looking natural bridges, spires, and gorges that can reach up to 120 metres in depth.

7. Kerguelen Islands

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These islands are located in the vast Indian Ocean’s southern hemisphere, far from their “home” country of France. There are no planes or tourists, and the only way to get there is by boat from the nearby island of Réunion. Because everyone knows about these hauntingly beautiful islands, they might as well be part of Atlantis.

8. Rock Islands, Palau

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For modern human civilisation, the Rock Islands are a remote part of the world about which we know almost nothing. However, we can be certain that people have set foot on them at some point in the last few thousand years. We know this because archaeologists discovered evidence of “tiny people” — an offshoot of humanity with apparently stunted growth — who used to live there.

9. Dallol, Ethiopia

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Today, salt mining takes place near the Dallol Volcano, so this isn’t a completely untouched area. However, the immediate vicinity of the volcano is, of course, uninhabitable. Surprisingly, scientists believe the volcano’s alien-like landscape bears a striking resemblance to the surface of Io, Jupiter’s violently volcanic moon.

10. Palmyra Atoll

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