The Strangest Places on Earth

The Earth is a very big place, and intriguingly strange landmarks are all over the place. You may have been to the pyramids or Machu Pichu, but crazy man-made landscapes are still being created. Over at MatadorTrips they have a great photo essay of the Most Alien Human Made Landscapes on Earth. Here are some of our favorite alien-like photos:

These places are not as famous as many of the tourist attractions that most travelers are drawn to, and some of them will require snowshoes or a long hike to reach, but if these photos are to be believed then they are well worth it! Locals will know how to reach the coolest places in each area, however, which is why staying with locals through Tripping is so great. So check it out – maybe one of them will take you to the Libyan crop-circles or el Rio Tinto in Spain.


  • tinacheung

    Here are 10 more strange places to add to the collection.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the cool link, Tina!I was looking at the man-made strangest places on earth, and I began to wonder if future generations will look back at some of these like we look at Machu Pichu and wonder how we lived. I can just hear the narrator on a show about us, speaking in his British or Australian accent: “These early humans were strange creatures. It seems they enjoyed digging large holes for no reason….”I then realized that even those of us around today can get insights into cultures through these man-made alien-like landscapes that we might never have gotten otherwise.An example: Did you know that in the ’60s, the U.S. government experimented with NUCLEAR BOMBS for use in massive construction projects? I learned that from #3 on the list.

  • InternetGorilla

    I once was playing with a Ouija board and spelled out “banana”! I was shocked and also a little hungry at the time.)))