With staggering mountains, massive glaciers, wild animals, rivers, and valleys, the world we live in is certainly big and beautiful. In fact, pinpointing all of the beauty that Mother Nature has blessed us with could take forever. Every country in the world has something appealing about it, and travelers get to experience this beauty first hand. No matter where you go, you are bound to find very interesting and incredible places to visit with various architectural sights to see. Additionally, there are millions of wild animals that will make you stare in awe with appreciation. From Arizona to Antarctica there are simply too many sights to admire. In this review, we bring you the most beautiful places that you can visit in the world.
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Havasu Falls, Arizona
The Havasupai’s beautiful blue-green waters are located at the Grand Canyon National Park, but you have to hike like 10 miles to get there. It is, however, totally worth it. The terms Havasupai means the people of blue-green waters, and the spectacular waterfalls are isolated with the people in the Indian Reservation area. This place attracts thousands of visitors each year. The area is also intimately connected to the water and the land. The village is located within the Havasu Canyon and has a large tributary on the south side of the Colorado River which is not accessible by road. The Havasupai Tribe are the administrators of this land.
This ancient city is found in Central Myanmar and it is made up of thousands upon thousands of Buddhist pagodas and temples. It is, however, one of the prettiest views of the country from above, and we recommend that you go on the hot air balloon ride at sunrise. Bagan is in central Burma, and it is one of the world’s greatest archeological sites. The sight rivals Machu Pichu and Angkor Wat. It rises from the plain’s canopy of green temples, which are in plenty. In fact, there are hundreds of them, and otherworldly silhouettes which were built by the kings of Bagan between the years 1057 and 1287.
Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Every year, starting from the end of November until early December, fields of bright purple Russel Lupins can be seen blooming across New Zealand’s South Island. This is one of the most beautiful spots to visit during Lupin-spotting, which is in Fiordland National Park. It is home to the gorgeous Milford Sound. The Fiordland National park is a scenic natural area found in the southernmost part of South Island, New Zealand. It is a reserve that was established in 1904, and it was designated as a national park in 1952. This area covers almost 4,600 square miles, which makes it one of the biggest national parks in the whole world.
This area is located in the Southern part of Thailand’s West Coast region, and it is a coastline dotted with limestone cliffs and also hundreds of islands that are just offshore in the Andaman Sea. These factors make it one of the most popular beach vacation spots in the world. It features stunning scenery that is both at sea and inland. There are more than 150 islands off of its 150km-long coastline and has many fantastic white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. It has a jungle-covered interior with towering limestone cliffs, waterfalls, and caves that feature exotic wildlife. Krabi is a great selection when it comes to natural assets for visitors. It might be less developed and more crowded than Phuket, but it is more laid back than Koh Samui, and just 80 minutes by air from Bangkok.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Italy has many beautiful places, and by the image above, you can already tell that this is a magnificent location. The Amalfi Coast is an idyllic hillside town. It is deemed to be an outstanding example of the Mediterranean landscape by UNESCO, and its coast is actually one of Italy’s most memorable destinations. It has a string of fabled towns which almost read like a Hollywood cast list. On the west side, you will find the Amalfi Coast Gateway Sorrento which is a handsome clifftop resort that has survived the miraculous onslaught of packaged tourism.
Forbidden City, Beijing, China
The famous Forbidden City is located in the center of Beijing and it was the imperial palace of China’s emperors for more than five centuries. It is one of the most beautifully preserved places of ancient Chinese architecture. The city is the heart of China and was constructed in 1420, at the time of the Ming Dynasty. It is also the most well-preserved imperial palace with the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. It is actually one of the five most important palaces in the world, and it is filled with grand walls and halls that proudly display the culmination of the traditional and essence of the Chinese architecture.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
If you are looking for a destination that gets you off the grid, then Chile’s Patagonia region is one of the most beautiful mountain views you will ever see. It is a spectacular national park within the country with a biosphere reserve that has a huge variety of animal and plant species. The setting has made this location an almost unequaled destination for backpackers, hikers, and ecology-lovers. The snow-capped mountain peaks, waterfalls, and cascading rivers with glaciers and mirrored lakes make it a must-visit location. In all respects, this is a destination that deserves its reputation. It was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1978, and it is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful and most uncontaminated places in the world.
Tamil Nadu, India
India is a large country with many great destinations, but most travelers tend to head to North India for its forts and Mughal palaces. However, the southern state of Tamil Nadu is where you will find most of the country’s major Hindu temples and the brightly-colored Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. This can be seen at the Meenakshi complex that so extremely large that it is even considered to be a mini-city. In Madurai, you get to see towers that are ornamented with colorful figures. The Tamil Nadu is a state in India that is known for its temples, food, architecture, classical Indian dances, and movies. The languages that are mostly spoken here are Tamil and English. The most ideal time to travel is in March and December when the weather is mild. The summer season will start from April and last through June.
Mù Cang Chải, Vietnam
You can get off the beaten path by traveling to this rural district where the paddy-traced mountains have twisting streams that are bound to make you feel like you are living in a fairy tale. Deep in the valleys that are forged by Asia’s Red River is a series of colorful mountains that are encircled with fields of rice terraces towering over them. These fields are agricultural areas that are blanketed with emerald stairways which seemingly ascend to the heavens above. This destination is designed to attract international visitors. The rice terraces usually cover more than 2,200 hectares of land and 500 of these are designated as national heritage sites by the Vietnam Ministry of sports, tourism, and culture. This area is also home to more than 42,000 people who are largely rural.
Oia, Santorini, Greece
Almost all of the Greek Islands are extremely beautiful, but when you head on to the hillside town in Oia, this is where you will find the best views of the bright blue Aegean Sea. The Island of Santorini is also one of the most unique in the whole of Greece, and most of it is perched at the rim of a dormant volcano. Most of this island is shaped like a giant horseshoe.When you are in this location, you may feel like you are literally walking through history and there is no place that’s more prevalent than the Oia. A few things you can do while there is to watch the legendary sunsets, visit the Amoudi bay which is one of the clear highlights of your stay, drink wine at the Domaine Sigala, and enjoy the Byzantine castle ruins which are evidenced in nearly every part of the Island.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Known for its coral reefs, turquoise lagoons, and overwater bungalows, this small island found in the South Pacific can literally be defined as heaven on earth. It is a small island found in the northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. This is a place surrounded by sand-fringed motus – islets and a turquoise lagoon that is protected by a coral reef. This is actually known for its scuba diving and it is a popular luxury resort destination where there are some guest bungalows that are perched over the water on stilts. At the center of the island rises the Mt. Otemanu which is approx. 727m of dormant volcano. Another incredible site is the jewel of the South Seas, which is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated islands in the south pacific.
Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh has actually changed very little since the Middle Ages. You could practically spend your days wandering through the maze-like alleyways while discovering the city’s colorful palaces, gardens, and souks. Marrakesh is a former imperial city of Western Morocco, and it is a major economic center and the home of many palaces, gardens, and mosques. The medina is actually a densely packed and walled medieval city that dates back to the Berber Empire, with its maze-like alleys with thriving souks – marketplaces selling traditional textiles, jewelry, and pottery.
Pitons, St Lucia
The volcanic and oceanic mountains are the most recognizable and beautiful features of this Caribbean destination. You will get to enjoy the pristine white sandy beaches such as at the Sugar Beach. St. Lucia is actually one of the most exclusive islands in the Caribbean and has two characteristic volcanic peaks that are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. Additionally, the world’s only real drive-in volcanic Sulphur springs are housed in St. Lucia.
Japan in Cherry Blossom Season
Of course, we all know how beautiful Japan is, but nothing beats the few weeks in spring when the cherry trees across the country explode with blossoms. This is a particularly great time to visit the country, and judging from the image above, it is also one of the most beautiful things in the world. Now, although there are many varieties of this tree, most of them bloom for just a couple of days in spring. Japan celebrates this time of year with Hanami – cherry blossom viewing parties, with friends, family members, colleagues at work, and other visitors. On the southern part of Japan , the subtropical islands of Okinawa cherry blossoms start as early as January, while those in the Northern Island of Hokkaido usually start flowering as late as May. In most of the other cities that are in between such as Kyoto, Tokyo, and Osaka, the cherry blossom season will typically take place in early April.
This location puts every single infinity pool you have ever seen to shame. This is because of its natural and spectacular hot springs that overlook the nearby city of Denizli. On the top of the picturesque soak, the Pamukkale is also the home of the impressively preserved ruins from the ancient Roman Spa-city of Hierapolis, which is where you can bathe like an emperor. You should actually visit this destination for one reason only – to see the travertines. These are located in a small town, and it is a walkable place filled with friendly locals. The ancient ruins also boast of a stunning backdrop as well. In recent years actually, Pamukkale has become a world heritage location that protects people from overexposure due to its tourism front.
Machu Pichu is a World Heritage destination that is easily the most famous spot in Peru, and for good reason. This ancient terraced city has astounding architecture that comes with sweeping views of all the surrounding mountains. The sight will leave you breathless, and the 8,000-foot elevation will do so as well. The Peruvian archaeologists, conservationists and historians have been banding together for a petition against the new airport location at Machu Picchu. This infamous Incan ruin is one of the most famous tourist attraction and brings almost 1.5 million people to the region. Now, in order to bring even more people to the landmark, the government started constructing an airport that would allow direct international flights to land in the area, which the people do not want.
Great Ocean Road, Australia
If you happen to head west from Melbourne on the coastal drive, you will see everything from the famous Koalas in the great Otway to the 12 Apostle Rock formations to the charming seaside town of Lorne. This is Australia’s most scenic drive. The Great Ocean Road is also a magnificent 36-day driving route. When you start from Melbourne, you wil have an easy drive that will take you along the surf beaches and the cliff tops and all the way through to the lush rainforests. Now, along the way, there are kangaroos, spot koalas, and even whales. The most well-known highlights of the Great Ocean Road are the 12 Apostles though. The tower is 45 meters above the tempestuous Southern Ocean and this leaves its visitors awe-struck in wonder that its size and beauty. Behind the eight remaining stacks are the majestic cliffs that are around 70 meters high. The 12 apostles are usually extremely glorious both at dusk and dawn.
Banff National Park, Canada
Canada’s glacial lakes have some of the bluest water you will ever see. Even if you are not particularly an outdoorsy person, you will be left in awe as you admire the view of one of the coziest and most luxurious lakeside lodges throughout the park, such as the Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise. Banff National park spans a region that is unparalleled by its majestic mountain scenery. Each year, there are millions of visitors who make the pilgrimage to Banff in order to take part in its stunning views and arsenal of activities. The basin and cave hot springs are now a national and historic site that offer a range of activites. [/nextpage][nextpage]
It’s really hard to ignore Italy, and having mentioned it before, we need to do another Italian destination. If you want to traverse the canals and become a gondolier then Venice, Italy is the place to be. It is truly unique with a wildly romantic feeling in the city. Its mainland is particularly rich with historic buildings and museums of great cultural and artistic importance. This is where you can visit a wide variety of churches, museums, villas, and palaces. The Venice Historic Center is in the famous islands of Burano and Murano. Also, floating between the sea and the lagoon is the beautiful island of Lido in Venice. Thanks to the continual coming and going of the ferries it is very easy to get to by car. The beaches found on Lido Island have been awarded the important Eco-label for the last for years in a row.
Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China
If you are a geological lover and an avid Instagrammer, then you will be drawn by the otherworldly hues found in the Rainbow Mountains. The colors are formed by a layering of the sedimentary mineral deposits that have been there for millions of years. Now, the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park which is also known as the Zhangye Danxia only is located just new the city of Zhangye in the northwestern Gansu Province. This area actually covers almost 510 square kilometers and it is one of the most colorful places on this earth. In fact, formerly, the provincial park and scenic area had become a national Geopark and was known for its rock formations which had been voted by the Chinese media outlets as the most beautiful landforms in the whole of China. The best time to visit the area is between June and September due to the perfect weather conditions.