20 Of Snapchat's Rarest Geofilters

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In addition to satisfying your wanderlust and exposing you to new foods and cultures, one of the fun perks of travel nowadays is getting to check out new geofilters on Snapchat. These designed overlays — which anyone can create and submit — are always exclusive to the regions they appear in. This means that you'll only have access to them while you're in that particular geographical area, which, for the hardest to reach spots around the globe, isn't easy.

That's why we reached out to Snapchat and asked them to share the rare filters that many of us will never, ever get to see. Ahead, check out our favorites, inspired by 20 amazing locations that are incredibly difficult to get to and often require special planning — or, in the case of Mount Everest, training. You might even get some new ideas for hidden spots to add to your travel bucket list!

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Location: Timbuktu, Tombouctou, Mali

Coordinates: 16.7666° N, 3.0026° W

The World Heritage Site in West Africa was a major intellectual capital for many cultures, full of beautiful mosques that thrived during the 14th and 15th centuries. It's still one of the hardest places to get to, National Geographic says, requiring almost 20 hours of off-road travel from Bamako, Mali.
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Location: Presidente Figueiredo, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Coordinates:
1.4520° S, 60.0259° W

Known for its gorgeous waterfalls, the easiest way to get to Presidente Figueiredo in the Amazonas is driving north from Manaus, the state's capital.
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Location: Piz Nair, Switzerland

Coordinates: 46.5064° N, 9.7873° E

Looking for good skiing? Go to Piz Nair, the second highest mountain in the Engadine Valley of the Swiss Alps. Part of the Albula mountain range, Piz Nair rises 3,057 meters high.
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Location: West Park Fishing Spot, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Maafannu, North Central Province, Maldives

Coordinates: 3.2028° N, 73.2207° E

This spot in the Maldives, which is surrounded by a lagoon and beautiful reefs, is known for its remarkable fishing.
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Location: Kokino, Macedonia

Coordinates: 42.2631° N, 21.9538° E

Kokino, one of the world's ancient astronomical sites, wasn't discovered until 2001. Compared to observatories such as Stonehenge, the site's stone markers (you can just barely make them out in the design) are truly a site to see.
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Location: Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia

Coordinates: -25.344474208957756° S, 131.0351562453434° E

The red in this image represents the massive sandstone monolith found in Australia's Northern Territory. The recommended time to visit is at sunset, when the rock's true colors really glow.
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Location: Hwaseong Temporary Palaces, Suwon, South Korea

Coordinates: 37.2877° N, 127.0181° E

South Korea's Hwaseong is the largest haenggung, a type of palace that served as a fortress for royals in battle. It was used during the Joseon Dynasty.
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Location: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Coordinates: 7.9563° N, 80.7601° E

According to legend, Sigiriya was meant to serve as an earthly paradise for the feared Sri Lankan King Kasyapa. Go to see the massive Sigiriya Rock, whose crowning glory is its Sky Palace, and don't miss the frescoes.
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Location: Ólafsvík, Iceland

Coordinates: 64.8960° N, 23.7060° W

This tiny village in West Iceland is known for its fishing community.
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Location: Jozani Forest, Zanzibar

Coordinates: 6.2416° S, 39.4140° E

The Jozani Forest Reserve is home to some of the world's most endangered species, including the red colobus monkey and (supposedly) the Zanzibar leopard.
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Location: Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Seogwipo, Jeju

Coordinates: 33.2469° N, 126.5544° E

This beautiful waterfall in South Korea is surrounded by wild Dampalsu trees, brambles, and Chinese lemon trees. The area is also home to Mutae eels.
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Location: Londa Ancient Graveyard, Lembang Todongkon, North Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Coordinates: 3.013937710586345° N, 119.8766541481018° E

Indonesia's cliff-facing cave tombs are full of coffins. If you go, you may need to pay extra for a guide to take you down to the remote region.
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Location: Novaya Zemlya, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

Coordinates: 74.7292° N, 57.6621° E

This is the northernmost Snapchat geofilter in the world — and for good reason. Novaya Zemlya is an archipelago way north in the Arctic Ocean where the Soviet Union conducted nuclear tests until 1990.
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Location: Mt. Everest

Coordinates: 27.9878° N, 86.9250° E

This one's a given. If you do make it up to Everest, please document your journey just like these intrepid explorers did — on Snapchat.
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Location: El Boqueron Park, El Salvador

Coordinates: 13.7366° N, 89.2871° W

This national park surrounds a volcanic crater (the volcano erupted in 1917), which offers stunning views for those who manage to hike it.
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Location: Tupiza, Bolivia

Coordinates: 21.4382° S, 65.7193° W

This Bolivian town is a mining community with, according to Lonely Planet, a wild west vibe. Yee-haw, cowgirl?
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Location: Cuiabá, Brazil (The Pantanal)

Coordinates: 15.6014° S, 56.0979° W

Originally a boomtown thanks to gold mining, Cuiabá is now a tourist destination for those looking to visit The Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world.
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Location: Hatcher Pass, Alaska

Coordinates: 61.7697° N, 149.3089° W

The beautiful mountain pass in the Talkeetna Mountains is home to historical mines and leads to Denali.
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Location: Huitzo, Mexico

Coordinates: 17°14'60.00" N, -96°51'59.99" W

This largely agricultural region in Oaxaca, Mexico dates back to 1200 BCE and has notable architectural ruins from early Zapotec communities.
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Location: West Bay Islands, Honduras

Coordinates: 16.3526° N, 86.4895° W

Clear blue waters await those who travel to the beautiful and remote West Bay Beach in Honduras.
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