Ussuri Bay in Russia was heavily littered during the Soviet-era, when it was a dumping ground for old glass bottles and porcelain. Mother nature has worked against the debris for years, turning the mess into something strikingly beautiful that people travel from near and far to see.
The massive North Pacific waves pulled and pounded the broken beer, wine and vodka bottles into millions of smooth and brightly colored “pebbles” that are now scattered in thick heaps across the coastline.
The once no-go zone is now a thriving tourist attraction that people pay to visit and see firsthand.
There was a time when Ussuri Bay was considered dangerous, but authorities have created a specially protected area called Glass Beach.