The dream of travelling the world is not uncommon. But our world is filled with so much incredible beauty that it can take more than a lifetime to see or experience all of that. For most of the people like us, this dream is actually close to impossible. But it’s still worth a shot. so if you are one of the lucky ones who got a chance to visit and experience all of that beauty of our planet or you’re making a bucket list for your future adventures, don’t forget to include this amazing places.
1. THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Located in the coral sea, off the east coast of the Queensland mainland, Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most beautiful locations on earth. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the world’s largest coral reef system. If you are into activities like diving or other water adventures, then this place is a must visit for you. Stretching for over 2,300 kilometres with over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, over an estimated area of 344,400 square kilometres, the Great Barrier Reef is so large that one can actually see it from space. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest single structure which is made by living organisms.
2. ZHANGYE DANXIA LANDFORM IN GANSU, CHINA
the north gate of the Danxia Landform Areas, the Zhangye National Geopark is located in the northern foothills of the Qilian Mountains. Covering an area of 322 square kilometres, the Zhangye Danxia Landforms is in Sunan and Linze counties within the prefectural city of Zhangye, in Gansu, China. The sharp and smooth, tall and colorful rocks were created by the sandstone and other minerals that occurred over 24 million years. Zhangye Danxia is one of the most beautiful landforms in the world.
3. GREAT BLUE HOLE, BELIZE
Located off the coast of Belize, the Great Blue Hole is a huge marine sinkhole. The Great Blue Hole that is a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, which is a small coral atoll. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO. The amazingly almost perfectly circular Blue Hole has a radius of more than a1,000 feet. It was created during several episodes of quaternary glaciation also known as Pleistocene glaciation. This is a popular place among skilled scuba divers.
4. SALAR DE UYUNI, BOLIVIA
Salar De Uyuni or Salar de Tunupa is known as the world’s largest mirror. Located, near the crest of the Andes, in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosi in southwest Bolivia. The Salar De Uyuni was created because of the transformations between several prehistoric lakes. Covered by a few meters of salt, the crust covers a pool of brine, that is highly rich in lithium. The Salar is located at 10,582 square kilometers across. A thin layer of calm water in the rainy season transforms the flat surface into the world’s largest mirror. And also the large area, clear skies, and absolute flatness of the surface make the Salar serves as an ideal object for calibrating satellites.
5. THE GRAND CANYON AND ANTELOPE CANYON, ARIZONA, USA
The Grand Canyon and the Antelope Canyon, both are located in Arizona, USA. Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon or gorge. The Grand Canyon which is approximately 5 to 6 million years old is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and has a depth of over a mile. One of the beautiful sites in the world, the Grand Canyon deserves to be in every traveler’s bucket list.
Located on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona, the Antelope Canyon is a sight you can not miss. It is a slot canyon that has two separate, scenic canyon sections, called the Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack, and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. The Antelope Canyon was created by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, because of flash flooding and other sub-aerial processes. The running rainwater in the monsoon season rushes into the narrow passageways and makes the corridors deeper and smoothens the hard edges in such a way that forms characteristic flowing shapes in the rocks.
6. PULPIT ROCK, PREIKESTOLEN, NORWAY
One of the most visited natural tourist destinations of the world, the Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen is located in Rogaland county, Norway. Rising 604 meters above the Lysefjorden, the Preikestolen is a steep cliff which has an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 meters. It is situated on the north side of the fjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau, located on the south side. The cliff was created during the ice age when the edges of the glacier reached the cliff approximately 10,000 years ago.
7. PAMUKKALE, TURKEY
Situated in Denizli in southwestern Turkey, Pamukkale, which means cotton castle in Turkish, is very popular for its hot springs. Famous for its carbonate mineral left by the flowing water, this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to legends, the formations are solidified cotton which is the areaâ€™s principal crop, the giants left out to dry. The area has a temperature that rises from 35-100 degrees Celsius. So many people have bathed in these pools for thousands of years.
8. LENCOIS MARANHENSES, BRAZIL
Lencois Maranhenses is a national park, situated in Maranhao state in northeastern Brazil. Ideal for ecotourists, this park is bordered by 70 kilometers of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. The park has an area of 380,000-acre with an interior composed of rolling sand dunes. The Lencois Maranhenses also has a lot of activities to offer including surfing, canoeing, and adventure tourism. This site also has been used for movies including the film Avengers: Infinity War where they used the park’s landscape as the planet Vormir.
9. AURORA AUTRAILS, ANTARCTICA
An Aurora or Auroras means polar lights, northern lights, or southern lights. Predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions, Aurora is a natural light display in the Earth’s sky. And the best place to see the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights is the wild and amazing continent of Antarctica. It is not visible apart from the southern latitudes above the 30-degree latitude line. This phenomenon is a dream for many people. It appears as a glowing green or red curtain of light in the night sky. The Aurora doesn’t have a specific cycle. Though they are associated with solar wind activity and most common at the peak of sunspot cycles.
10. PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most heavenly beautiful places on earth. With crystal clear waters, lush green scenery, and stunning waterfalls, it is a sight to behold. One of the largest and oldest parks of Croatia, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, the area of this park extends over 296.85 square kilometres.