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Lake Retba – Senegal

  Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30 km (18 miles) north-east of the capital, Dakar in northwest Africa. It is named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella...


Lake Hillier – Australia

Lake Hillier or Pink lake is located in Australia, is about ten times saltier than the ocean. The salinity attracts salt-loving algae and archaea that bear a pink hue.   Lake Hillier is about...


Petra – Jordan

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due...


Tianzi Mountains – China

Tianzi Mountain is located in Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China, close to the Suoxi Valley. It is named after the farmer Xiang Dakun of the Tujia ethnic group, who led a successful...


Beautiful Bamboo Forest – Japan

Image credits: Yuya Horikawa | Tomoaki Kabe Sagano Bamboo Forest is located in Arashiyama, a district on the west outskirts of Kyoto,  Japan. Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Arashiyama is a...


Red Beach in Panjin, China

Image credits: MJiA Photo: Douglas Du Red Seabeach, Panjin, China, is famous for its landscape featuring the red plant of Chenopodiaceae, Suaeda salsa. It is located in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in...


Mendenhall Glacier – Alaska

  Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about 12 miles (19 km) long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. The glacier...


Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

  Hitachi Seaside Park is a public park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. Covering an area of 190 hectares, the park features blooming flowers around the year. The park has become known for its baby...


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