10 Most Beautiful Places In The World For Your Next Holiday Plans
We surely live in a big and beautiful world. And while discovering all of Mother Nature‘s greatest hits could take a lifetime, we thought that we can suggest you some of the 10 most beautiful places in the world that are worth visiting!
That’s right, there is an entire continent. Although 99 percent of Antarctica is covered with ice, the landscape still manages to be stunningly diverse: surreal blue glaciers, active volcanoes, the rough waterways of the Drake Passage, and 360-degree views. And those views are even beautiful when an emperor penguin or humpback whale makes an appearance.
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest. Its Navajo name translates to “the place where water runs through rocks”—an allusion to the canyon’s creation through erosion. The narrow, undulating spaces between rock formations allow for vivid patterns when sunlight filters through the striated stone.
Easily one of the most beautiful spots in Canada, Banff National Park overwhelms its visitors with amazing views. The park is also known for its abundance of beautiful lakes, including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and glacial Lake Minnewanka.
4. St. Lucia
Of all the Caribbean islands, none capture photographers’ imaginations quite so much as St. Lucia. Its southern city Soufrière seduces with its ancient plantations and secluded beaches and whose most luxurious hotels claim postcard-perfect views of the breathtaking Pitons.
5. Cappadocia, Turkey
Despite the sublime beauty of Turkey’s Cöteme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, the real story here lies on—and beneath—the surface. You’ll find domestic homes and churches housing frescoes dating back to the 11th century.
6. Isle of Skye, Scotland
This rugged island off the western coast of Scotland is home to supernatural landscapes. Starting from the rising pinnacles and sweeping hillsides of the Quiraing and Storr to the conical hills and lochs of Fairy Glen, it is an amazing place you should visit!
With its gentle coastlines and transporting sunsets, it’s easy to see why Boracay is one of the best islands in the world. The island was closed for “rehabilitation” last year to compensate for overcrowding and unregulated development and since then it’s reopened to a limited number of visitors per day.
8. Lake Bled, Slovenia
Despite its tiny size, Slovenia packs a serious punch when it comes to scenery. The image you’ll want to come away with is a mountainside view of glacial Lake Bled and its fairytale-like central island. It is also home to a single Gothic church built in the 1400s.
9. Yangshuo, China
This riverside town in southern China is an adventurer’s paradise. You can choose hiking, biking orrock climbing because it can all be done here. Though Yangshuo proper has been overtaken by tourism in recent years, head outside of town and the pace slows down dramatically. Outskirts, the bamboo boats slowly ply the Li River, farmers tend their fertile rice fields, and people live out their countryside lives.
10. Faroe Islands
It’s a place few people have heard of and far fewer have actually seen. It is a collection of 18 treeless islands linked by causeways and road-tunnels that emerge from icy waters somewhere between Iceland and Norway and are far from any tourist path. Life in the Faroes revolves around the sea, just as the landscape is shaped by it.