In fact, if you're a fan of such books, you’ve probably imagined what it's like to be in a strange and unique world. Well, you might be surprised that our planet has places that resemble imaginary worlds. 

Below are a few of them:

Joshua Tree National Park

Dr. Seuss is known for his distinctive illustrations. If you have been to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, you would probably think it's the place in which Dr. Seuss got his inspiration from. Just so you know, the Joshua Tree is quite cartoonish and it looks surprisingly similar to Dr. Seuss's illustrations.

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni is a salt flat that covers 4,500 square miles, making it the largest in the world. The Salar de Uyuni is known for its crystal clear waters that cause optical illusions. Salt mounds decorate the place, and several species of flamingos use it as a breeding ground. The Salar is similar to those infinite spaces that are often portrayed in books and movies; the ones that give you the feeling of being in a magical "middle of nowhere" scene.


Sakoneta is a nude beach located in the northern part of Spain. However, it's not the clothing-optional beach that makes it interesting. Sakoneta features distinct rock formations that aren’t found anywhere else on the planet. Although the waves and the wind can be powerful, the beach and the sunset scene are out of this world.

Mount Kirkjufell

Mount Kirkjufell is a famous mountain in Iceland. In fact, it's the country's most photographed geographic feature for a good reason. With a distinct shape, snow-covered peak, and the northern lights behind it, it's no wonder that it draws a lot of photographers, hikers, and mountaineers alike. The summit is 1,500 above sea level and is found on the northern coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.


Cappadocia is located in central Turkey. What's interesting about this place is that it features formations that are often called "fairy chimneys." These rock formations are mainly composed of solidified ash which are then carved by water and the wind. If you visit the place, it's likely that the first thing that will come to your mind is a place which elves or fairies call home.

Pink Lake

Perhaps no other color is more whimsical than pink. In fact, you'd probably be surprised if we told you that there's a lake in Western Australia that is colored pink. Interestingly, Pink Lake is located in the middle of an island which is covered with emerald and blue colored waters. The blend of colors makes it unbelievable until you see it with your own eyes. By the way, it's the unique algae that give it the color pink.

Lake Resia

In the 1950s, a major electric company decided to flood a valley in the South Tyrol region in Italy. In the valley, there was a small village known as the Reschensee. Before the area was flooded, many of the structures in the village were demolished except for a church tower. Now, Lake Resia features this church tower protruding out from the waters. If there was a real-life tower where witches imprison princesses, this would be it.