Our world is filled with indescribable beauty, both man-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would truly be enough to truly experience all of it. Most of us will probably never see everything that the world has to offer us, but it’s worth a shot! Here are 40 incredible places around the world that are definitely worth adding to your bucket list.
Some consider travel to be a luxury or even an unnecessary burden, while others consider it to be vitally important to living a fulfilled life. Still others don’t even have the opportunity to make that decision. But if you are afflicted with a case of wanderlust, you know that seeing the world’s sights can be a deeply moving and valuable experience.
My personal favorite is ecological tourism – climbing mountains, exploring deserts or simply in drinking in the sights of the countryside. However, you can’t deny the appeal of some of the man-made structures as well – from the epic, ancient grandeur of the Pyramids of Giza to the sunny charm of sea-side villages in Greece.
It’s a wonderful and beautiful world we live in, so make sure to see as much of it as you can before you kick the bucket! Here’s an excellent quote from St. Augustine that will hopefully inspire you to get your foot out the door: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
1. Bagan, Myanmar
2. Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China
3. Li River, China
4. Meteora, Greece
5. Salar de Uyuni: One of the World’s Largest Mirrors, Bolivia
6. Tianzi Mountains, China
7. Santorini Island, Greece
8. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
9. Yosemite Valley, USA
10. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
11. Bamboo Forest, Japan
12. Petra, Jordan
13. Machu Picchu, Peru
14. Cave in Algarve, Portugal
15. Halong Bay, Vietnam
16. Pamukkale, Turkey
17. Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
18. M0nument Valley, USA
19. Ik-Kil Cenote, Yucatán
20. Hang Son Doong, Vietnam
21. Venice, Italy
22. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
23. Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil
24. Navagio Bay, Greece
25. Provence, France
26. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
27. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
28. Moraine Lake, Canada
29. Tulip Fields in Netherlands
30. Geiranger Fjord, Norway
31. Mount Roraima, Venezuela/Brazil/Guyana
32. Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland
33. Batu Caves, Malaysia
34. Gásadalur, Faroe Islands
35. Antelope Canyon, USA
36. Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
37. Giza Pyramids, Egypt
38. McWay Falls, USA
39. Cappadocia, Turkey
Hey, wait, there are only 39 places here! Can you suggest a 40th?
Have we missed your favourite breathtaking place in the world off our list? Let us know in the comments below.
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