From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still enjoy. From Bhutan to Syria to Angola -- read on and take a closer peek!
"Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan" by David Kuenley O on 500px High up on a cliff 10,000 feet above sea level, the hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery is not for the faint of heart.
"Bhutan" by taweepol sermphatthana on 500px A local Bhutanese girl.
"Moscow Morning" by Sergey Shaposhnikov on 500px With a sunrise like this, the frustrating and often-expensive experience of attaining a visa is definitely worth it.
"Power of Ages!" by Olga Sushkova on 500px Architecture geeks will love staring up at this fine handiwork.
"5 Corners" by Sergey Ershov on 500px The famous five Corners Crossroad in St. Petersburg.
"Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Tilla-Kari (Gold Covered) Madressa" by Martin Yhlen on 500px The beautiful Samarkand.
"Aral Sea Night" by Jakub Rybicki on 500px This is all that's left of what used to be one of the biggest lakes on Earth. Located near Moynak.
Earlier today, the UNICEF declared that Syria is one of the most dangerous countries for children.
"Semiramis" by Mary Kay on 500px Could this ship in its watery grave bear some parallels to the country it lives in?
"Mountains Sarawat in the Morning" by almalki abdullrahman on 500px Flanked by the fog, the Sarawat mountain range stands its ground.
"Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria" by Sergey Ershov on 500px The Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.
"Natural" by Morad Khoshbakhti on 500px The Caspian Sea coast is simply dreamy.
"Modifica" by Infinity Visions on 500px Aptly-named "The Gates of Hell", you'll find this magnificently frightening crater in the Karakum Desert.
"Farewell to the Sun" by Anna Gibiskys on 500px Under the sweltering Sahara Desert sun.
"Leptis Magna, Roman Ruins in Libya" by Emad Gaidi on 500px The ruins of an ancient Roman Empire-led city, Leptis Magna, still stand to this day.
"Untitled" by Khuloud Elzwai on 500px Color-soaked Tripoli.
"Clouds over Somalia" by Viktoria-and-Veniamin on 500px So difficult to get into that we could only get a view from above.
"Angry King" by Atif Saeed on 500px Come face to face with the majesty of lions.
"Momhil Sar 7343m" by Atif Saeed on 500px Karakoram is a mountain of Tolkienesque proportions. We can almost imagine dwarves milling about here.
"Magic Moments" by Atif Saeed on 500px Here's wishing this placid lake in Skardu is as easy to get to as hopping on the next plane.
"Living on Stone" by Atif Saeed on 500px A whole village on the side of a mountain found in Dassu.
"Out of the World" by Atif Saeed on 500px Grass all around in an unusual landscape near Laskargass Karamber in Gilgit.
"On Banak Top 4964m" by Atif Saeed on 500px Dare to go camping at night in Karakoram?
"Misty Morning Over the Himalayas" by Bjorn Moerman on 500px Crossing over Peshawar over the mist.
"Horsemen by Kevin Kelly" on 500px A game of buzkashi is in session.
"The Hindu Kush" by Bardeau - Photographie on 500px The sublime beauty of the Hindu Kush.
"Afghanistan Canyon" by Eric Raum on 500px Gorgeous canyon sprawling wide.
"Kabul" by Michael Gundelach on 500px A cold morning in Kabul could leave you trembling.
3. Saudi Arabia
"Camel Train" by Josh Owens on 500px A long train of camels on the border of Saudi Arabia and UAE.
"Golden Makkah" by Naja Helal on 500px Magnificent Makkah.
"Red Sea" by Naja Helal on 500px On the other side of Makkah lies the Red Sea.
2. Equatorial Guinea
You may have never heard of it. There's a reason for that.
"Ukomba II" by Félix Corral on 500px At least it's as pretty as a painting.
"El Pico Malabo, Bioko Island" by AJ Adam on 500px El Pico Malabo is a dormant volcano.
"Kalandula Falls" by coyphotographer byMarcos on 500px The Kalandula Falls is one of the largest known waterfalls in Africa.
"Leba: The Photographer and the Mountain" by Filipe Brandão on 500px High up on the windy ridges of Serra da Leba.
"I Said, No Photos!" by Klaus Wiese on 500px No one is a match for the Angolan lion.
"Burning Road" by André Silva Pinto on 500px Roaring through Lubango Road at sunset.
Which of these locations do you find the most beautiful? Which one gave you a bad case of wanderlust? Which one of these would you swear never to visit -- ever? Do you have any personal experiences traveling in these countries to share? Let us know in the comments below! Safe travels!
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