Without a doubt, there are a number of truly beautiful places around the world that only some of us will be lucky enough to see more than one of them in our lifetime. The following is a list of the most breathtaking places spread across the world to see that will amaze you and inspire you with its beauty.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Located in the Va Don district of Vietnam, this picturesque bay is known around the world for its stunning views and its thousands of limestone karsts varying in shape and size. Having records of prehistoric people living here thousands of years ago, the bay is filled with thousands of monolithic islands in the bay in a dense cluster. While for visiting tourists it is a place of unparalleled tranquility and serenity, to others it is their home as the bay is inhabited by four small fishing villages adding up to 1,600 people. A place that is of great importance to the history and folkore of its country, it is a must see destination to anyone visiting Vietnam.
Ayers Rock, Australia
Also known as Uluru The Monolith, this stunning landmark is one of the most amazing and beautiful features to be found in all of Australia. As well as being the largest geologic monolith throughout the world, it is also a place of sacred significance to the local Anangu people which is displayed by the primitive and distinctive Aborginal paintings on the base of the rock. The sheer size of this monolith is enough to take a visitors breath away, along with its distinctive crimson hue which changes depending on the time of day.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Despite being a whole city rather than one individual landmark, there is definitely more than enough beauty to be found in this stunning city to warrant its place on this list. From its golden beaches to the towering presence of Christ The Redeemer looking over the whole city, the city of Rio de Janeiro is one filled with arresting views where the tranquility of its nature contrasts beautifully with its thriving metropolis. It is a city of diverse and exotic culture which means its beauty is evident on every street and avenue you walk down, definitely deserving of its reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Being famous worldwide for being the worlds tallest mountain (26,035 ft.), beauty can easily be found in the towering view of Mount Everest. The Tibetan word for this peak is Chomolungma which translates to “Mother of the Universe”. For those brave and capable enough to reach its peak and witness its unbelievable views first hand, the phrase “mother of the universe” is definitely fitting for a mountain as grand and mighty as Everest, perhaps one of natures most impressive creations. For those willing to push themselves to the edge to experience beauty, Mount Everest will provide a reward that is definitely worth the effort required.
A country famous for its quaint countryside and breathtaking scenery, there perhaps isn’t a village throughout the world more beautiful than Killarney. Located in Co. Kerry in the southwest of the island, Killarney is filled with all of the things that make a small county town what it should be; rolling green hills, snow capped mountains and broad, peaceful lakes which create an atmosphere like no other. For those not as interested in the scenery, the town is also filled with historic buildings which gives the town a vintage yet comfortable feel to it. For anyone visiting Ireland, Killarney is an essential stop to capture the true essence and beauty of Ireland.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Another landmark of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the Earth’s most astonishing natural wonders. Located off the countries east coast, it is the worlds largest coral reef and has the distinction of being on the list of the World’s Heritage Sites. This colorful, tropical coral reef is home to some of the worlds most rare and extraordinary sea and marine life. It is estimated that over 1500 different species of fish can be found here and a large variety of activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling are available to the general public so that anyone can witness the wonders the Great Barrier Reef has to offer with their own eyes.