These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.

The Wave, Arizona, U.S.

wave_tourist This sandstone rock formation is located in northern Arizona on the Utah border. (Photo: Greg Mote/flickr)

Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey

pamukkale_travertines Pamukkale, which means cotton castle in Turkish, is located near the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis and has been a popular bathing spot for thousands of years. (Photo: Pecold/Shutterstock)

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, U.S.

Prismatic Springs The Grand Prismatic Spring is bigger than a football field at 370 feet in diameter. (Photo: Lorcel/Shutterstock)

Red Beach, Panjin, China

Red beach in China You won't find sand on this beach. Instead, this wetland is covered in the seepweed suaeda salsa, which turns a brilliant red every autumn. (Photo: Guo Yu/Shutterstock)

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni The extreme whiteness of these ancient salt flats stretches for more than 4,000 square miles. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Dragon's blood trees, Socotra, Yemen

Dragon's Blood trees in Socotra The evergreen species Dracaena cinnabari gets its name from the red sap the tree produces. (Photo: HopeHill/Flickr)

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sossusvlei, Namibia Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by red dunes in the Namib Desert. (Photo: 2630ben/Shutterstock)

Rice terraces, Bali, Indonesia

Bali rice terracesBali’s landscape, with its steep mountains and deep gorges, make wet rice farming difficult, so farmers developed this system of terraced rice fields. (Photo: Marko5/Shutterstock)

Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey

Cappadocia In south central Turkey, Cappadocia is home to unique geological features called fairy chimneys. (Photo: Heracles Kritikos/Shutterstock)

"Door to Hell," Derweze, Turkmenistan

Door to hell Also called the Darvaza Crater, this gas-fueled hole in the ground has been burning for more than four decades.(Photo: Tormod Sandtorv/Flickr)

Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K.

Giant's Causeway Giant's Causeway is one of the most famous examples of basaltic columnar jointed volcanics. (Photo: Wenxiang Zheng/Flickr)

Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park This public park has millions of baby blue-eyes flowers that bloom every spring. (Photo: kobaken/Flickr)

Giant Buddha, Leshan, China

Giant Buddha in Leshan, China This ancient statue carved out of a cliff face is 233 feet tall and was built between 713 and 803. (Photo: contax66/Shutterstock)

Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love in Ukraine Though trains travel through a few times a day, people can stroll through the green, leafy tunnel, which is nearly two miles long. (Photo: Alexander Ishchenko/Shutterstock)

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, U.S.

Antelope Canyon This sandstone formation is famous for its angular walls and spectacular colors that occur when the sun is in just the right position overhead. (Photo: Scott Prokop/Shutterstock)

Odle Mountains, Italy

Odle Mountains The Odle Mountains are located in the Dolomites, which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. (Photo: Angelo Ferraris/Shutterstock)

Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.