Pamukkale (‘cotton castle’ in Turkish) is a natural site in Denizli Province, Turkey, containing hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years.
The incredibly colorful "rainbow mountains" look like they're from an alien planet, but they actually exist right here on Earth. More precisely, they're part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu, China. The rainbow mountains became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.Vivid mountains are the result of mineral deposits and red sandstone from over 24 million years ago. Layers formed on top of one another, creating the colorful patterns of rock strata.