10 Unexplored Places on the Planet

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Joel Fulleda

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Over the centuries man has discovered many secrets of the Earth. It reached the surface of the Moon and went on to explore other planets in the solar system. Even today, however, a number of unexplored places right on our planet. For fans of the genre, for lovers of mystery, here is the list of most mysterious and unexplored places on Earth.


  1. Vale do Javari, Brazil
  2. Sima Humboldt, Venezuela
  3. Cape Ville, Australia
  4. Polar caps of Greenland
  5. Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean
  6. Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan
  7. Sahara Desert, Africa
  8. Yucatan Caves, Cenotes
  9. Amazon rainforest, South America
  10. Antartide
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Vale do Javari, Brazil

Vale do Javari is located in Brazil. This region it hosts at least 14 tribes, and is one of the most isolated places in the world.
It is estimated that around 2.000 indigenous people live independently from the Brazilian government, in an area the size of Austria. The right of the tribes to live in isolation is protected by a federal agency charged with preventing outsiders from invading indigenous territories.

2 - Sima Humboldt, Venezuela

Sima Humboldt is a large karst sinkhole located on the top of the Sarisarinama plateau, in the State of Venezuela. It is unusual for several reasons, including its enormous size and holes in the ground. Its name comes from the scientist Alexander von Humboldt, who was the first to explore the area.

3 - Cape Ville, Australia

Cape Ville is a promontory that extends along the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula, in Australia. The mantle is made up of granite rocks that formed 250 million years ago. It is populated by unique animal species.

4 - Polar caps of Greenland

Greenland is the largest island in the world. In reality, most of the areas of Greenland are covered by ice caps and this makes it a sparsely populated and still little explored destination. Greenland is also the place where you can encounter hot springs, beautiful northern lights and the well-known midnight sun. But unsustainable weather conditions make Greenland one of the least explored places on Earth.

5 - Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean

La The Mariannes Trench and the deepest part of the Earth. Located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, it was created from the sea, following a subduction. The deepest point is known as the Challenger Deep, with a maximum depth of 11 kilometers.
The Mariana Trench is home to many rare minerals and deep ocean creatures, as well as being an area rich in underwater volcanoes. But its depth and the high pressure present, unsustainable for humans, make it difficult to explore this area.

6 - Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan

Gangkhar Puensum, located in Bhutan, is the highest mountain in the world currently unexplored. This mountain has a height of 7.570 meters and is the 1983th highest mountain in the world. Only four expeditions took place in Gangkhar Puensum, precisely in 1985, 1986, 1994 and . All these expeditions were unsuccessful, due to heavy snow and unsustainable weather conditions. The government of Bhutan has even banned the practice of mountaineering. Thus, the Gangkhar Puensum continues to be an untouched and unexplored mountain.

7 - Sahara Desert, Africa

It is a known fact that the deserts are difficult to explore due to weather conditions. Even the temperature changes, with very hot days and cold nights, make this environment particularly harsh for the survival of animals, plants and humans. The hottest desert in the world, the Sahara desert, still remains unexplored in many of its areas.

8 - Yucatan Caves, Cenotes

There are a large number of unexplored quarries around the world. But the example of the cave network of the Yucatan Cenotes, in Mexico, it is obvious. Difficult for scientists to explore due to weather conditions, unbearable sharp rocks and boiling water. Some of these caves are too dangerous for an expedition due to the climatic changes that occur there.

9 - Amazon rainforest, South America

The Amazon rainforest holds half of the rainforests on Earth, an area of ​​2,5 million square miles. The rich biodiversity and the presence of rare animal species make the Amazon rainforest an ideal place for an expedition.
Ma the mysterious habitat of the forest makes it an unexplored place of the Earth. The rain that breaks out between February and May causes the water level in the Amazon River to rise dramatically, all of which leads to heavy flooding.
In such a condition, transportation across the Amazon become too dangerous.
I lethal animals in the forest like jaguars, rattlesnakes, spiders, mosquitoes, piranhas and anacondas, they are a serious danger to humans.
Lack of access to healthy food and clean water also causes many diseases.

10 - Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest place on the surface of the Earth. The climate changes drastically between -10C to -30C in the normal case.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is -89 degrees Celsius.
The wind reaches a speed of 200 miles per hour, the ice sheets, 2 miles thick, reflect the unbearable climate condition of the continent.
It is the driest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth. And it is also the least explored.

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