The World’s 6 Most Bizarre Landscapes

Published May 8, 2011
Updated February 12, 2018

Blood Pond Hot Spring, Japan

Blood Pond Hot Spring Picture

Located in the town of Beppu, Japan, the Blood Pond Hot Spring is the result of high concentration of iron salts in the area. With the red-colored water, the 90 degree temperature, and the surrounding steam, even the locals refer to the area as hell.

Bizarre Landscapes: Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

Door to Hell Turkmenistan Picture

In 1971, geologists discovered a 300-feet-wide gas-filled cavern in the Karakum Desert. Fearing the gas would seep into the village, they decided to burn the methane instead. It’s still burning to this day.

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A New York-based publisher established in 2010, All That's Interesting brings together subject-level experts in history, true crime, and science to share stories that illuminate our world.
All That's Interesting
A New York-based publisher established in 2010, All That's Interesting brings together subject-level experts in history, true crime, and science to share stories that illuminate our world.