Somewhere in the little corners of the world lie a beautifully chiseled mountain besieged in luscious green hues. A place where only a few get a chance to glance. If its culture, nature, and colors satisfy your visual perspective, why not visit a place where it feels like you're standing at the edge of the world together with your family.
Sometimes, the most igniting places in the world are hidden behind the hustles and the bustles of a city, or stationed in the deepest forest of China. Wherever it may be, it is worth seeing. Although there are notable destinations stationed in plain sight, the ones that take effort to journey to are far more rewarding.
Seeing something magnificent and awe-inspiring can alter one's views of the world, make you rethink your ways of living, and spark your kid's curiosity. In this fast-paced society and technologically advanced world, being open to the changing landscape of living and reconnecting with the forces of nature will keep you grounded. So, book that ticket, reserve that BnB, and pack that luggage.
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6. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Beautiful Places - Samburu, Kenya
Samburu is the home of the Nilotic tribe in the central north of Kenya. A tribe dressed in colorful beads perfectly complimenting their reddish-brown skin tones. The culture in this haven is thriving and it is one of the places in the land of Africa that is housing the most beguiling wildlife in the world. A natural beauty worth the trip just to have a close glimpse.
Samburu is relatively inaccessible. Thus, the grassland is the greenest as it can be, and the acacia-dotted plains exude the perfect sight of safari living. The endangered species of reticulated giraffes, zebras, and elephants peacefully go about their daily business without having to worry about the other inhabitants of their ecosystem. There are only a few left in this world that exhibits a perfect balance of nature. A place where nature, animals, and humans live harmoniously in such a trusting symbiotic relationship.
Beautiful Places - Vancouver Island, Canada
A place covered in mist and blue is a magical place located on Vancouver Island in Canada. It is a vast land flaunting miles and miles of perfection. The coastline that stretches up to 2000 miles of blue water surrounded by the exhilarating facade of its soaring mountain is a view that almost seems like it came out of a book. The lakes are scattered all over the island looking welcoming and calming.
Hiking trails are endless, rock formations are simply magnetizing, while the occasional orca visitor appears during the summer is something you don't want to miss in this lifetime. Vancouver Island is a place where you can explore while riding your bikes or go on a slow pace and gallivant on foot because, in the deep trail of the forest, more thrills await. Roosevelt elks and grizzly bears are the locals of this island enjoying everything the life around them gives.
Beautiful Places - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
An oriental abode that standstill in the world's largest country. China. Zhangjiajie is a place where visitors get to skywalk around the Coiling Dragon Cliff within the vicinity of the National Forest Park. It is the country's first UNESCO World Heritage site and it is known for the one-of-a-kind appeal of its towering sandstone pillars.
Zhangjiajie is a historical place and has been one of the most prominent inspirations for Chinese paintings. The colossal structures in this natural haven are wrapped in mist descending in tranquility to highlight the distinct hues of its almost menacing sandstone formation.
Beautiful Places - El Nido, Philippines
With over 7,100 scattered islands, the Philippines has hidden gems around its diverse coastlines. In El Nido, creatures of the ocean are abundant. The crystallized blue water and sultry weather is a perfect summer plunge. El Nido and its surrounding areas are swarming with both under and above-ground entertainment.
The shallow bays, lagoons, caves, and the unbelievable marine life the swim around it are the concrete facade of an island paradise. The sands are exfoliating while the beaches give off a huge slice of tropical vibes. In Nacpan Beach, the azure waters make you want to dive in and float under the sizzling sun while in Sibaltan, a tamed coastal town is radiating the friendly gestures of the locals and a full sense of tropical culture.
Beautiful Places - Rotorua, New Zealand
Rotorua is simply otherworldly, almost obscure but never ceased to amaze every eye that dares to have a sight. With its close connection to the native Maori, this fantastical destination is oozing with strong historical background and intriguing spiritual realm. Being in this galactic place will serve you an overwhelming feeling of joy and disconnection from technology.
On the voguish shores of Lake Tarawera, Hot Water Beach is the only one in the world where the water is geothermally heated. You can go and take a dip while you absorb the uncanny view around you. Whakarewarewa, California Redwood's impasse the path showing off its skyrocketing height that can almost as if reach the sky from the ground view.
Beautiful Places - Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
An ultimate mystical destination, Plitvice Lakes National Park is nothing short of breathtaking. Being one of the best outdoor escapes for those who explore the incognito, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a place where the bodies of water and bodies of land naturally blend to form such an awe-inspiring getaway.
Circa 1949, the lake was protected against the exploitation of urbanization and capitalism. It is only right to do so because the most arresting sites in the world are stationed within its landscape. Plitvice encompass a total of sixteen lakes interconnected by waterfalls of which constantly change the facade of tufa rocks due to its raging flowing waters.
Beautiful Places - Denali National Park, Alaska
One of the places on Earth that transform when night falls is Denali National Park. A backdrop of a majestic snow-capped mountain is contrasting the nature surrounding it while the lake reflects the beauty of the mountain in intricate details.
If you are looking for complete tranquility and a space that can take you to the depth of your peaceful side, Denali National Park is just the place to visit. A pure nature escapade filled with adventures that fit your lifestyle. From bus riding to extreme mountaineering, Denali Park offers far more than just stationery sights. An annual "rut", the local's traditions during the months of September to October. And by locals, means male moose battle for dominance against other male moose. It is a bloody sight to see, but it is something humans can't and shouldn't interfere with. Watch it, yes! Definitely, if you are up for something graphic but educating.
Beautiful Places - Kata Tjuta, Australia
A camping trip under the stars alongside the dessert-friendly inhabitants and centuries-old rock formation, Kata Tjuta in Australia is one place that presents a thriving culture from 22,000 years ago represented by the ancient appeal of its fiery red-orange rock.
The Anangu tribe are the local dwellers of this sacred Aboriginal land. Thus, they make the best tour guides and storytellers of their own culture and mythical history. The scenery in Kata Tjuta is never consistent. As the sun rises or sets, the hues, stone domes, and textures also transform just because they can. Being a light-dependent landscape, Kata Tjuta will look different all the time. No wonder the Anangu people never left.
Beautiful Places - The Maldives
A true-blue life aquatic escape, the Maldives is one of the places on this vast planet that make the horizon disappear. When the ocean waters and the sky creates the same blend of blue, the far-reaching ocean view in the Maldives creates an illusion of an endless sea.
Dive deep into its coral reefs and meet the harmless creatures of the ocean or explore its 1,200 islands beautifully rendered in blue with powdery sands textures. The Maldives is a premiere tropical destination with floating amenities around the Indian Ocean territories.
Beautiful Places - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
If you are opting for a jungle adventure, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is dense, lush, and full of joie de vivre. It is one of the few left where mountain gorillas feel safe dwelling. There are over 400 mountain gorillas live in this untouched part of the planet and it is UNESCO-protected territory that helps the locals maintain their independence by accepting visitors.
The trek is almost like being the film of The Road to El Dorado. An adventure-filled walk in the bounds of a lustrous mysterious rainforest. You will never know who you're going to meet or what pops up left and right. Bwindi's biodiversity is a good sign that the environment is still thriving to reconstruct what is wand was already deconstructed.
Beautiful Places - Petra, Jordan
Famed for its archaeological sites, Petra exhibits ancient skills that even the most modern architects and engineers today could barely fathom. A city carved in pink sandstone cliffs is the main attraction of this ancient escapade. Rose City is visited by tourists all over the world just to touch something that was crafted long before any of our contemporary objects of fixation was even been thought of.
Just merely looking at the debris of Petra's history will tell you a story about the rich culture, luxurious lifestyle, and deep spiritual connections of its ancient people. The temples, tombs, and alleyways are only a few that makes you experience a historical walk from many moons ago.
Beautiful Places - Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Floating in clouds is what Monteverde Cloud Forest radiates. Shrouded in an almost permanent pool of translucent clouds, it is considered one of the most magical little crannies on this planet. Apart from being biodiverse for housing thousands of wildlife, its damp environment made it a perfect dwelling place for birds, big cats, and a wide sort of insects.
Beautiful Places - Ciudad Perdida, Colombia
A lost ancient city buried deep in the thick forest of Colombia years ago, Ciudad Perdida is oozing with both a tropical appeal with a jungle twist. Now it is easily accessible by foot so many can witness a few of the most mythical ruins in the world.
Ciudad Perdida is alleged to have pre-date Machu Pichu in Peru for over 650 years, this ancient abode gets fewer visitors; hence, ideal if you want to something far from crowds without compromising beauty and history.
Beautiful Places - Dominica, Caribbean
Dominica is a place where the ocean, the city, and nature all abound in one place. It is a tiny Caribbean state blessed with rich dense rainforests, urban conveniences, heart-warming hot springs, and enticing coastlines.
Given its diverse landscapes, Dominica is also a spot for divers. Champagne Reef will astonish you with explosions of vivid colors of plants, fishes, and other underwater inhabitants. The ethereal mountainous paths of the Boiling Lake in Morne Trois Pitons National Park are worth every sip of water and sweat during your hike.
Beautiful Places - Atacama Desert, Chile
The Atacama Desert in Chile is rendered in saturated hues of blue, orange, yellows, and pinks. The dramatic fleeting color combinations it presents are something worth a shot in your camera. Camping under the bright moon or stargazing while roasting some marshmallows is a getaway that will make you embrace the outdoors.
The Atacama Desert is the Earth's driest planet, so, don't expect to see any signs of clouds above your head. On the brighter note, even without a telescope, the view of the sky is as clear as a sunny day. The smoldering volcanoes engulfing the horizon and the deep craters create an otherworldly effect.
Beautiful Places - Svalbard, Norway
A city drenched in a sea of blue and accentuated in powdery white snow will make your jaw drop as you take a glimpse of it at night. If you are lucky, some southern lights will put on a show to give your vacations more spice.
If you want a polar exploration filled with elusive views of its local dwellers, Svalbard will introduce you to thousands of polar bears freely living with other Svalbard wildlife. On the dark wintry nights, the skies are often cloaked in the magical appeal of dancing lights that only the natural forces of nature can control. Svalbard is a snow caped city that gives off a different kind of rush.
Beautiful Places - Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled is a fairytale-like destination cloaked in glistening lake water. The Julian Alps flaunt its royal peak snow-capped in gleaming pearl white snow highlighting the rustic little lake village of Lake Bled. Where can you find a spectacular terrain oozing with poignant colors, a church perched on a rock in the middle of a sound lake, and a sublime stretch of mountains all in one picture?
Beautiful Places - Mount Toubkal, Morocco
Marrakech gained a lot of attention from tourists given its austere atmosphere and exceptional skills in creating authentic Moroccan fabric patterns. But, nearby, Mount Toubkal claiming to be the roof of North Africa for reaching 4,167 meters above ground, delivers a different kind of Moroccan experience.
Take the path that zigzags its way to the steep snowfields is a heart-stirring experience. Hike through the empty valleys where holy shrines are ever-present to guide your journey. At the end of the path, a ridge will emerge in menacing height yet the rewarding unrivaled view on top is something that will be carved into your memories.
Beautiful Places - Cappadocia, Turkey
The most beautiful country in the world is Turkey. Be it heritage sights, towering mountains, or hot air balloon rides, Turkey is both the face of the past, present, and future. A place where the ancient traditions are still robust, priceless territorial possessions are safely kept and utilized for the economy and the balance of life is just pristine. Not to mention, it never ceases to capture an Instagram-worthy photo.
Beautiful Places - Positano, Italy
A tropical city perched on the colossal rock structures enveloped in bodies of royal blue-hued waters is simply a sight to see. No questions asked. If you want a view of the ocean seen in different heights and directions, Positano is an all-around tropical destination.
Eating along the coast of this sultry coastline while overlooking the ephemeral beauty of the sunset will make your Mediterranean dish even more flavor and "savorful".
Beautiful Places - Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay is a mystical attraction famed in the turf of Southeast Asia. Being in the middle foggy-covered islets of gargantuan limestones buried in deep dark turquoise water is beyond immaculate. It is also a home to Myriad floating villages where the locals are living the best life has to offer. Everything they need is just everywhere.
Beautiful Places - Lake District, UK
Lake District is a far-reaching landscape exhibiting a dramatic view of mountains, unpredictable weather forecasts, and centuries-old lakes. Lake District is a spot where artists go and endure the tranquility of the view and take inspiration from it. Wordsworth, a poet who wrote a lot about romance and nature took the ideals of this stunning view and put it into words of timeless wisdom. Hence, Wordsworth being a great influencer in English literature, Lake District became famous especially for artists who want to take a piece of theatrical insights.
The most beautiful places in the world can be found in the middle of the capital city of Cape Town or somewhere in Amalfi Coast modestly waiting for visitors. Wherever it is, be it at the Grand Canyon or in South Africa, you will be the judge of what's beautiful for you. So, if you think Thailand is the most beautiful country on Earth, wander and get lost in it. The only way to actually see the beauty of a country, a town, or a tiny tropical village in the Pacific is to actually be there and present at the moment.
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