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Have you ever come across a picture so beautiful that it seems to be straight from a storybook? For example, Mount Roraima in Venezuela, which includes the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Continue reading to see five more storybook-like places that actually exist.

5. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It's located in the Potosi and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar.



4. Naica Mine, Mexico

The Naica Mine of the Mexican state of Chihuahua is a working mine that is best known for its extraordinary selenite crystals. Caverns discovered during mining operations contain crystals of selenite (gypsum) as large as 4 feet (1.2 m) in diameter and 50 feet (15 m) long. The Cave of Crystals (Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) below the surface in the limestone host rock of the mine.



3. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

There is also Klevan Railway station, which connects the town with the oblast's administrative center Rivne and Kivertsi, as well as a woodworking plant and food-processing facilities. An amusement railway (and walkway for lovers) called Tunnel of Love is also located near Klevan.



2. Stone Forest, China

The Stone Forest or Shilin is a notable set of limestone formations located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China, near Shilin approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) from the provincial capital Kunming. The tall rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, with many looking like petrified trees thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone.



1. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Son Doong cave is a cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. The cave is located near the Laos-Vietnam border. It has a large fast-flowing underground river inside. Son Doong Cave was found by a local man named Ho-Khanh in 1991. The local jungle men were afraid of the cave for the whistling sound it makes from the underground river.









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