The world that we live in is full of wonderful places, both natural and man-made. There is so much out there to explore that selecting the places that one should see in the course of a lifetime can be a daunting task. But, don’t let this confusion get you down or delay your next trip. We are here to help you choose your travel destinations.
Although it is extremely difficult to pick up few places when there are so many awe-inspiring and enchanting places, we have done the work for you. Knowing that most of us will not be able to see all that our beautiful planet has to offer, we have made a list of places that none of us should miss out on. Take a look and start planning your next trip.
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Santorini – the volcanic island of Greece – is known for its breath-taking beaches with dark blue, crystal clear water and colourful pebbles, enchanting sunsets, dramatic vistas, ruins, traditional architecture, delicious Greek food and finest quality wine. Walk in the cobblestone streets of Fira, eat at the roadside cafes, and see the most beautiful sunsets in Oia to get the feel of the place. Small villages on the cliffs with white streets, blue domes of the buildings, and the majestic beaches will have your heart forever.
Grand Canyon, USA
No matter how many pictures and videos you have seen or how many travel stories you have listened to, you can never be really prepared for the sight of the Grand Canyon. Carved by the Colorado River over centuries, it is a steep-sided canyon that stretches over 200 miles and leaves even the most sceptical travellers overwhelmed and awestruck with its massive ridges, gorges, and rock formations.
Grand Canyon is one of those places where simply viewing its massive formations from different vantage points is an activity on its own. So, be ready to spend hours just enjoying the view.
If you are an adventurous soul, you can also take a hiking tour to the bottom of the canyon or a white-water rafting trip on the Colorado River, through the canyon.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The world’s largest collection of coral reefs that spans over 1400 miles, the great barrier reef in Queensland, Australia is a must visit place for those who love oceans or are interested in exploring the underwater world.
Scuba diving in the reef is one-of-a-kind experience. The beauty and diversity of underwater world will leave you spellbound.
Reed Flute Caves, China
Known as nature’s art gallery and the palace of natural arts, Red Flute Caves in China deserves a visit if you are a sculptor or have a profound interest in arts. The 240-meter long natural limestone cave is more than 180 million years old and contains numerous stalactites, stalagmites, and amazing rock formations, which are enhanced by beautiful multi-colour lighting. One of the greatest attractions in China, the place is truly a natural masterpiece.
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The 980 feet wide and more than 400 feet deep natural sinkhole located about 70 km off the Belize coast, next to the lighthouse reef, is one of the most popular attractions for scuba divers. The largest of its kind, the hole is even visible from above.
Machu Picchu, Peru
The remains of the Incan Empire on the mountain ridge that overlooks Peru’s Urubamba Valley are considered to be one of the most impressive ruin collections in the world. Included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Machu Picchu is a highly popular destination for trekking and hiking. If you book through a tour company, you can also experience zip lining, biking, and rafting during your excursion trip to Machu Picchu.
Lencois Maranhesses, Brazil
Lencois Maranhesses National Park of Brazil offers the most stunning and unique landscape. As far as your eyes can see, you will see white sand dunes intertwined with multiple crystal-clear, blue water lakes that are formed as a result of rain. The landscape is so remarkable that you will find it hard to believe it is real. If you want to have a beach experience but don’t want to go to usual places crowded with tourists, visit the Lencois Maranhesses National Park in Brazil. The peace, tranquillity, picturesque and serene beauty that you will find here is incomparable to any beach location.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
If a place with stunning waterfalls and lush green scenery sounds like your kind of place, then you should visit Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, at least once in your lifetime. Sixteen bodies of crystal clear, turquoise coloured water divided by natural dams into upper and lower basin makes a truly magical site that will take your breath away. Part of Croatia’s national park, the lakes are surrounded by deep woodland where wild boars, wolves, bears, dears and rare species of birds are natural inhabitants.
These are only some of the countless enthralling places of the world. Do not limit yourself to these, go and explore the world as much as you can rather than spending your whole life in the same place.
As Rachel Wolchin said:
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet”.
Note: The list does not include the wonders of the world because everyone knows these places are worth visiting.