50 Breath-Taking Locations You Have to Visit

#50 Mu Cang Chai in Vietnam

Any visitor lucky enough to see Mu Cang Chai will merely want to sit and stare at the views from this location for hours and hours.

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The terraced rice fields and surrounding mountains and forests make this place one of those unique locations that look like you’ve stepped right into a perfect postcard.

#49 Okavango Delta in Botswana

Known as ‘Africa’s Last Eden,’ the Okavango Delta in Botswana is a swampy wilderness that was once part of Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake that has since dried up.

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It is ranked as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and was also given the distinct honor of becoming the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site when it earned the status in 2014.

#48 The Kolukkumalai Tea Estate in India

Situated in Munnar, at an astonishing elevation of more than 8,000 feet, this is the highest tea estate on the planet and stretches out over a vast swathe of land.

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A real feast for the eyes, the rolling hills and surrounding scenery of this estate make it a favorite spot with tourists.

#47 The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Stretching out for around 14km along the coast of County Clare in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are one of the country’s most visited and most iconic natural locations.

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Gazing out over the Atlantic Ocean and featuring several unique landmarks along the way like Hag’s Head and O’Brien’s Tower, these cliffs are a favorite scenic hiking spot for travelers from all over the globe.

#46 Paro Taktsang in Bhutan

Also known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest,’ Paro Taktsang is actually an old Buddhist monastery in the Paro Valley of Bhutan and one of the prettiest religious locations in the world.

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Guru Padmasambhava, a significant figure in the Buddhist faith, was believed to have meditated for precisely three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours at this location.

#45 Arashiyama in Japan

Forests are beautiful places in which we can genuinely lose ourselves, feeling at one with nature and having the sensation of being a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city streets.

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At Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan, huge bamboo trees surround you on all sides as you walk along the paved trails and admire the views. It’s like stepping into a fairy tale and is one of the most photographed locations in Japan.

#44 The Namib Desert in Namibia

Looking more like a landscape from Mars than a part of Earth, the incredible Namib Desert stretches out for many miles in every direction, with nothing but red sands as far as the eye can see.

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This location has actually been used as a filming site for Hollywood movies like Mad Max: Fury Road due to its unique look.

#43 The Lavender Fields of France

Many beautiful cities and natural locations can be found all around France, with the lavender fields of Provence being among the most iconic.

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With beautiful shades of purple stretching out as far as the eye can see, these fields are just stunning. They also smell great too, with lavender being one of the most popular scents in the south of France.

#42 Halong Bay in Vietnam

Situated in the northeast part of the country, Halong Bay is by far one of the prettiest natural locations in all of Vietnam, with many vegetation-covered islands and unique rock formations spread out around the waters.

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Lots of different flora and fauna can be spotted here, with boat tours being a favorite activity with travelers in the area.

#41 Vatnajokull in Iceland

When you visit Iceland, this is precisely the sort of location you dream of visiting, and it really personifies the natural beauty of this little Nordic nation.

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It’s the biggest glacier in all of Iceland and is riddled with ice caves and canyons to be explored, making it an excellent spot for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers.

#40 Keukenhof Park in the Netherlands

There’s nothing quite as pleasing and happiness-inducing as the sight of a field filled with flowers, and that’s exactly what’s waiting for you at Keukenhof Park.

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Literally, millions of bulbs are planted at this location, growing into beautiful flowers of all different colors. Be sure to visit in the spring for the best views.

#39 The Benagil Sea Cave in Portugal

The Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, is one of the country’s most visited areas due to its luxurious beaches and warm waters, with the Benagil Sea Cave being one of the most popular spots along the Algarve coast.

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This unique rock formation even features its own natural skylight and is a fantastic place to sit and listen to the waves.

#38 The Moravian Fields of the Czech Republic

At first glance, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Moravian Fields of the Czech Republic for an old oil landscape painting.

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The way the colors seem to blend and wash over one another almost looks unnatural, but these fields are very real and very beautiful, being one of the prettiest sites in the country.

#37 Fernando de Noronha in Brazil

Situated just off the northern coast of Brazil is Fernando de Noronha, a fantastic archipelago comprised of 21 little islands in total that draw in a small group of in-the-know tourists each year.

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Visitors to this luxury location will find some of the finest beaches and most beautiful postcard-style scenes imaginable, with lots of lovely waterfalls and soft stretches of sand to enjoy.

#36 Samarkand in Uzbekistan

If you like to see lots of different colors and pretty patterns all in one place, be sure to add Samarkand in Uzbekistan to your travel list.

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Home to many magical buildings that are lined with beautiful mosaics of all kinds of colors, Samarkand is a lively location where even the locals love dressing up in colorful silk outfits.

#35 The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

Known all over the world as the home of all kinds of wildlife, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is an excellent spot for an African safari, with the likes of giraffes, lions, and more being spotted here.

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The park is well known for its astonishing array of wildlife and stretches out across around 5,700 square miles of land, drawing in over 350,000 visitors each year.

#34 Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan

Japan has a long list of stunning locations for visitors and locals alike to enjoy and admire, with the Ashikaga Flower Park being an excellent example.

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The pink blossoms of the wisteria trees bring this location to life each spring and make it look like something from a fantasy movie or fairy tale story.

#33 Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

For a truly magical and otherworldly experience, you only have to visit the Salar de Uyuni salt fields in Bolivia. This is the biggest salt mine on the planet.

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It almost feels like you’ve left Earth and landed on an alien world as you admire the stunning scenery all around you at this one of a kind location.

#32 Cappadocia in Turkey

There’s a lot to love about Cappadocia. This part of Turkey is a genuine natural wonder, with valleys and unique rock formations all around.

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It’s also a trendy location for hot air balloon rides, and when those colorful balloons fill the sky, the area becomes even prettier, making it an ideal place for budding photographers.

#31 Venice in Italy

Known as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe, Venice is highly unique due to its many waterways, with gondolas being the best way to get around.

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This city is a trendy place for couples, often being ranked as the most romantic location on Earth and an excellent spot for honeymoons or Valentine’s Day getaways.

#30 The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

By far one of the best known manmade locations on the planet, the Great Pyramids of Giza are just iconic and must-visit landmarks for any true adventurer.

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Dating back to the days of Ancient Egypt, these mysterious structures are still baffling experts and are home to all sorts of amazing stories and fascinating tales.

#29 The Glowworm Caves of New Zealand

A place that genuinely looks like it belongs in a child’s dream or fairy tale fantasy adventure, the Glowworm Caves of Waitomo in New Zealand are merely mind-blowing to see.

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The caves would be beautiful enough all by themselves, but the presence of many little bioluminescent worms in the walls just make them so much more wondrous and exciting to explore.

#28 The Great Blue Hole of Belize

A truly unique location, unlike anything else on Earth, the Great Blue Hole is, as its name suggests, a giant blue sinkhole in the Lighthouse Reef part of Belize.

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It’s a fantastic location to admire from above, but even better from below, being a hugely popular scuba diving spot due to the vast array of marine life and limestone formations found beneath the surface.

#27 The Arctic Circle

A location unlike anywhere else in the world, the Arctic Circle is becoming an increasingly popular destination for all kinds of travelers.

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With majestic ice formations and unique wildlife to be seen, this particular part of the world has a lot to offer and is a prime place for people wishing to admire the beauty of the Northern Lights.

#26 The Na Pali Coast of Hawaii

Hawaii is home to some of the globe’s most fabulous scenery and most spectacular landscapes, with the Aloha State having some of the most beautiful beaches and wilderness areas in America.

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The Na Pali Coast on the island of Kauai is merely staggering, with huge cliffs and rocky outcrops dominating the scene. This area is dangerous to traverse by land, however, so can only be admired by sea or air.

#25 Bryce Canyon in the United States

One of Utah’s most iconic natural landmarks and most visited locations for tourists and residents alike, Bryce Canyon is an astonishing and awe-inspiring location.

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Featuring row after row of red and orange rock formations, decorated with trees and home to all kinds of wildlife, this canyon is a perfect spot for camping, hiking, climbing, and more.

#24 Pamukkale in Turkey

Even the best, 5-star luxury resorts in amazing destinations all over the world can’t hold a candle to the magical pools of Pamukkale in Denizli, Turkey.

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Interestingly, the local area around these pools is often quite snowy and icy, but the waters themselves are wonderfully warm due to geothermal heating, making them a great spot to soothe your muscles and revitalize your body.

#23 Lake Bled in Slovenia

If you want to feel like you’ve stepped into one of your favorite childhood fantasy stories, be sure to visit the fantastic Lake Bled in Slovenia.

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Surrounded by the Julian Alps and home to some centuries-old buildings and structures, the shimmering waters and surrounding forests of this lake simply cannot be matched.

#22 Machu Picchu in Peru

Getting to Machu Picchu is quite a challenge, as it involves a relatively long trek through some tricky terrain, but once you arrive at this ancient site, you’ll see that is was more than worth the effort.

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The wonderfully preserved walls and ruins of this fantastic location hold so many stories and memories, while the surrounding scenery is good enough to leave you breathless.

#21 Redwood National Park in the United States

Situated in the north of California sits one of the United States’ greatest national parks and most awe-inspiring forests, filled with some of nation’s most majestic trees.

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Standing several huge feet in height, the redwoods of California have become synonymous with the Golden State and can be admired in all their beauty in this national park, which really makes you feel very small indeed.

#20 Uluru in Australia

Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is one of the most magnificent and iconic natural sites in Australia and has been one of the country’s top touristic hotspots for many years now.

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Standing for hundreds of millions of years, Uluru can be enjoyed in so many ways, with some people preferring to glide over it in a hot air balloon and others favoring the hiking trails down on the ground.

#19 The Isle of Skye in Scotland

By far one of the best destinations to visit in Scotland, the Isle of Skye draws in large numbers of tourists due to its outstanding natural beauty and charms.

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An excellent spot for all sorts of outdoor activities, from hiking to birdwatching and so much more, this little island is home to some extraordinary landmarks like the ‘Fairy Pools’ waterfalls and the ancient Dunvegan Castle.

#18 Grand Canyon National Park in the United States

Attracting millions of visitors each and every year and rightfully being listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is one of America’s most celebrated landmarks.

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With red rocks and unusual geological formations stretching as far as the eye can see, this grand canyon is a fantastic place for many different forms of outdoor recreation.

#17 Milford Sound in New Zealand

New Zealand is well known for being one of the prettiest countries on Earth and boasting some truly amazing scenery, with Milford Sound being an excellent example.

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A fantastic location with lush vegetation and imposing mountains all around, Milford Sound looks like a location from the Lord of the Rings movies, which were filmed in New Zealand.

#16 Petra in Jordan

Petra is one of those places that leaves merely every single visitor staring in awe at sight in front of them.

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Huge buildings and complex structures carved right in the side of the cliffs dominate this fantastic location, which is also said to be the resting place of the Holy Grail.

#15 Torngat Mountains National Park in Canada

Canada is home to some picturesque places, but none are quite as impressive or beautiful as Torngat Mountains National Park.

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Home to the likes of polar bears and caribou, this amazing park is a place to live out your fantasies and bring your dreams to life, with mighty mountains and mind-blowing valleys just waiting to be explored.

#14 Denali in the United States

Located up in Alaska and once named Mt McKinley, this incredible mountain is the tallest in all of North America and is just phenomenal to see.

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Only the bravest of adventurers try and climb Denali, but you don’t have to get to the top to enjoy a visit to this powerful monument of nature.

#13 The Valle de Cocora in Colombia

Colombia can boast of some fantastic scenery, and the Valle de Cocora is perhaps the most excellent example of what this South American country has to offer.

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Home to the tallest palm trees on the planet, this astounding valley is the perfect place for pure relaxation and sensory indulgence, with the freshest air and the most beautiful views all around you.

#12 Namaqualand in South Africa

If you want to see the real beauty of Namaqualand, you’ll have to act fast, as this little region only really shows its ‘true colors’ during a short period of spring each year.

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During that little period, the usually dry and arid Namaqualand is transformed into a colorful paradise as many different oranges and white flowers spring into life.

#11 Socotra in Yemen

The thing that really stands out about Socotra, aside from its majestic views and rich array of wildlife, is its astonishing trees that will genuinely take your breath away.

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The dragon’s blood trees almost look too crazy to be true with their distinctive, saucer-shaped heads sitting above thick, sturdy trunks.

#10 The Kuril Islands of Russia and Japan

Shared by both Russia and Japan, the dozens of little islands that make up the Kuril Islands are a little-known location with a lot to offer.

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There are 56 islands here in total, each having its own charms and features, with lots of volcanoes, hot springs, mountains, and grassy plains to be admired.

#9 Bromo Volcano in Indonesia

Volcanoes are always amazing places to admire from afar, but Bromo Volcano in East Java, Indonesia, is perhaps the most impressive of them all.

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Located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, this volcano towers above the surrounding scenery, jutting out of the ground like a great Goliath and being exceptionally beautiful to admire at sunrise.

#8 Santorini in Greece

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s most popular touristic destinations and also one of the prettiest islands you could ever hope to see, Santorini is undoubtedly one of Earth’s most beautiful locations.

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The little village of Oia, which was constructed on the side of the island, is a classic example of Greek island life, with clean white houses and beautiful streets that get all lit up in the evenings.

#7 Wulingyuan Scenic Area in China

Wulingyuan Scenic Area, located in Zhangjiajie, really lives up to its name by offering some of the most scenic and spectacular views one could ever hope to find.

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Spread out across a hundred square miles and featuring many sandstone pillars that tower over visitors and stretch out into the sky, this place is indeed something special.

#6 Bagan in Myanmar

A trip to Bagan in Myanmar is the perfect solution for someone who wants to get away from it all and experience the beauty of Mother Nature and mankind in one fantastic location.

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The landscape is dotted with detailed, intricate temples, with vast swathes of forest separating each of the spires and mysterious mists often seen hanging over the area.

#5 Torres del Paine National Park in Chile

The region of Patagonia attracts millions of outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers each year due to its supreme natural beauty and amazing outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Considered one of the last genuinely pristine locations on Earth, the Torres del Paine National Park symbolizes all that makes Patagonia great, with vast lakes and snow-capped mountains all around.

#4 Boracay in the Philippines

Consistently ranked as the most magnificent island to visit on the planet by both leading travel experts and casual tourists, Boracay in the Philippines is a tropical paradise like no other.

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Home to some of the softest sands and the calmest, bluest waters you could ever hope to find, Boracay is perfect for anyone who dreams of having their own private island.

#3 The Great Wall of China

An exceptional manmade marvel that has stood the test of time and can actually be seen from space, the Great Wall of China deserves a very high spot on this list for several reasons.

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It runs for more than 12,000 miles in total, with some sections being built nearly three thousand years ago. Nowadays, it’s a hugely popular touristic spot.

#2 The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

A real wonder of the world that is tragically being lost over time due to pollution and other effects caused by the activities of mankind, the Great Barrier Reef is technically the most significant living thing on the planet.

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The reef, which has been a haven for scientists and scuba divers for many years now, is actually large enough to be seen from space, with nearby Whitehaven Beach offering a luxury paradise for visitors to enjoy.

#1 Angkor Wat in Cambodia

There are ancient temples, and then there’s Angkor Wat. Standing out as the most beautiful example of an old religious structure on Earth, this Cambodian temple is beyond breathtaking.

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Asia is filled with beautiful temples, but Angkor Wat simply blows them all away with its unique charms, detailed carvings, and fascinating history.