When sitting down to compose a bucket list, most people include traveling to incredible places on it too. And we’re not necessarily talking about booking a vacation to Paris or New York, even though they are, indeed, incredible places. We’re talking about undiscovered beauties or destinations that will surely make you feel like you can die without regrets. That may have sounded a bit gloomy, but it wasn’t, we promise. We’re just trying to give you some of the most beautiful places on earth that you must absolutely visit.
#1 Bora Bora
We’ll start off with a section that refers to tropical places, beaches, and generally warm destinations. As far as sandy shores and crystalline water go, Bora Bora is definitely one of the most stunning beach vacation spots in the world. Its true selling point is the fact that the island fosters a deformed volcano which evolved into flora and reefs that give the water its glass-clear appearance.
#2 Victoria Falls
If you’re planning to head to the Niagara Falls anytime soon, we recommend postponing this trip and swapping it for Victoria Falls, a location stranded on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It’s the largest waterfall in the world, as proven by the statistic measurements of the overall area, and among the most beautiful places on our planet.
#3 The Rainbow Mountains
You can absolutely take the name literally. Zhangye Danxia, China can be proud of the incredible landscape it provides. Its mountains are the victims of years of weathering and erosion that created some sort of blending reactions between minerals and sandstones. As a result, the mountains are now painted in swirls of multiple bright colors.
Located in southern Germany, this beautiful castle opens up our section that refers to the multitude of gorgeous frozen destinations. Built in the 19th century, this fairy-tale-like castle was the inspiration for Disney’s iconic trademark castle. You can always visit Neuschwanstein over the Disney World one, mostly because people actually used to live in it. Definitely worthy of being deemed as one of the top beautiful places.
Yes, just all of Antarctica. Pretty much the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, this snowy waste is definitely not for those who cannot handle their icy beautiful places. The huge icebergs and glacial sights make for a unique experience, which is only topped by the many penguins you may encounter.
#6 The Temples of Bangan
For our next phase, we take a look at the beautiful places that manage to make our jaws drop through the sheer beauty of their architectural mastery. Located in Burma, Myanmar on the grounds of the ancient capital of the civilization, the temples are reminiscent of the Buddhist populations that used to inhabit them.
Petra is an ancient city in Jordan that is guaranteed to make everyone stop questioning how the Great Pyramids were built to, instead, start asking who came up with the idea to carve a city in the side of a rock. Dating back to centuries before the first Christian year, Petra was, actually, unknown to the rest of the world until the 19th century. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the beautiful places on this list.
#8 Machu Picchu
We can’t talk about architectural masterpieces and beautiful places without referring to Machu Picchu, at least, once. This incredible site makes us remember the greatness of the Inca people, who inhabited the ancient city for no more than a hundred years before the Spanish Conquest shunned them away.
The only city per se on this list, there’s no place on Earth quite like a Venice. The very concept of a city surrounded by waters which can only be navigated through boats sailing on its canals is fascinating enough. As a bonus, Venice is also a historical masterpiece and it benefits from a unique vibe that can’t be experienced anywhere else.
#10 The Taj Mahal
Considered to be a masterpiece of Muslim art in India, the Taj Mahal is a bearer of many stories and a lot of historical significance in addition to an incredible and easily recognizable design. It’s absolutely worth it to pay it a visit and allow yourself to be awed by the architectural prowess of this fascinating land.