We all love to travel. I mean, we all have at least one place in our imagination which we dream to visit before we die. If you can afford it, there is nothing better than travelling to new places and witnessing the beauty this planet has to offer. After all, Nature created this beauty for us to enjoy and relish. So, why not spend your money on visiting these beautiful places on this land?
If travelling is your passion, here is a treat for you. Here, is a list of the best places to visit in the world before you die. Whether you actually plan to travel or not, only scrolling down and looking at these pictures will take your breath away. Take a virtual journey with me to these most beautiful places on earth that are so beautiful, you will find it hard to believe they exist. But they actually do exist.
1- The Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
Islands and beaches are famous in Thailand but The Phi Phi Islands is Thailand’s island super-star. It’s been in the movies and has been the talk of all travelers across Thailand. Many travelers think it is the only reason to be in Phuket.
2- Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
The Antelope Canyon has become a major gathering place for tourists and photographers because of its breathtaking views. These beautiful spiral rocks have been created many thousand years ago by the forces of wind and water, slowly carving the sandstone rocks into forms, sculptures and shapes that photographers and tourists love.
3- Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
Atlantic Ocean Road is ranked as the #1 best road trip in the world by The Guardian. This spectacular road is often used by local and foreign tourists who go fishing for cod and other fish directly from the bridges.
4- Santorini, Greece
If I am ever given a chance to visit any one place in the world, I would choose Santorini. With its 300m cliffs soaring from a sea-drowned caldera, it looks like a giant slab of a layered cake. Small islands surround it but it is the main Island of Thira that will take your breath away with its snow drift of white Cycladic houses lined up on the cliffs. The reflection on the buildings and the glow of red and orange on the cliffs during sunset is worth watching.
5- Bora Bora Island
A honeymoon paradise, Bora Bora Island is the home of romantics from around the world. Its lagoons resemble an artist’s palette of blues and greens; valleys blossom with hibiscus and white sand give way to emerald waters. It is simply love at first sight!
6- Berlenga Island, Portugal
Berlenga, the prettiest Island you have probably never heard of, is situated seven miles off the coast of Portugal. The main attraction in the area is the Fort of Sao Joao Baptista, an old military fortress. You can stay in the Fort, a “bares bones hotel” without any modern life. Venture back into the history at this amazing place where it’s a sunny island paradise by day and so dark at night, you need a torch to see.
7- Cave of Giant Crystals, Mexico
The Cave of Giant Crystals, known for its extraordinarily huge selenite crystals was accidentally discovered by miners in 2000 while working for a mining company.
8- Zhangjiajie, China
If you are in China, visit Zhangjiajie, the most beautiful place in China. The lush green forest, mountains, waterfalls and rivers will truly amaze you with their timeless beauty.
9- Canola Flower Fields, China
The beautiful yellow canola flower fields is a favorite spot for photographers as well as bees. It is a treat to watch the sprawling yellow fields from a distance.
10- Dubrovnik, Croatia
This place would be familiar to you if you have played the famous Game of Thrones. This medieval city is largely intact and offers hearty treats for history lovers.
11- Preikestolen, Norway
The Preikestolen cliff is the most famous tourist attraction in the area. It is a mountain plateau that rises 604 meters above the Lysefjord.
12- Najac in the Midi Pyrenees Region, France
Go back in time in this old century village. Stroll through the paths and enjoy breathtaking views of some of the oldest buildings, castles, and chapels.
13- Petra, Jordan
This enormous building is a World Heritage Site, which is half-built and half-carved into the wood. This is one of the best places in the world you must visit before you die.
14- Derweze, Turkmenistan
You have seen paradise on earth but what about a hell on earth? Derweze, Door to Hell, has started attracting tourists to Turkmenistan, a country rarely visited by foreign travelers in the past. This man-made fire pit takes your breath away and makes you think of hell.
15- Meteora, Greece
This World Heritage Site is truly a marvel. These almost inaccessible sandstone peaks have got monasteries built on them which were built by monks despite the difficulties.
16- Sorrento, Southen Italy
Sorrento is a popular tourist destination because of its relaxed ambiance and spectacular scenery where you can snap really memorable photos and spend a great time with family.
17- Etretat, France
With its unique seascape of vertical cliffs, the Etretat is surely worth a visit. Go into a world of dreams while sailing on the beautiful shore and exploring the cliffs.
18- Machu Pichu, Peru
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, these mysterious ruins of Machu Pichu Peru are worth a visit. There are still so many secrets to discover in this “Lost City”.
19- Portofino, Italy
Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or a family getaway, Portofino is the place to be. Its beautiful resorts, calming beaches, cafes, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants are all worth the visit.
20- Wimberley, Texas
Wimberley, often called A Little Bit of Heaven is the most popular tourist destination in Texas. Escape into a world with skies as far and wide as your eyes can see and terrains that dip and roll and make their way to your heart. Enjoy star-gazing nights, bluegrass jams, and spectacular views of shimmery creeks and cool rivers.
21- Alberta, Canada
If are looking for a spectacular view, Alberta in Canada is the place to be. The Moraine lake, which is fed by the Glacier waters and the mineral deposits create a colorful scene.
22- Chang Jiang River, Hubei, China
Sail across the Chang Jiang river, the world’s third-longest river and the longest in the whole of Asia and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the greenery.
23- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
This medieval town was founded in the 13th century and nothing has changed since then. Go back in time visiting this beautiful historical place especially if you visit during the Renaissance Festival which happens in June.
24- Lauterbrunnental, Switzerland
Visiting this place would be like going into a fairy tale. This is the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps, situated between gigantic rock walls, numberless waterfalls, and mountain peaks.
25- Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal
The Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located in the historic center of Sintra. The mysterious 27 meter deep wishing well is a must-visit place where you can descend deep down into the depths of earth and then climb out from the darkness to the light.
26- Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
This may look like the reflection of stars above but this bio-luminescence is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect of these microbes is completely breathtaking.
27- Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China
The beautiful rainbow formation on this land form is because of red sandstone and mineral deposits which were laid down over 24 million years ago.
28- The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador
This is one of the most terrifying places in the world that only the bravest of risk takers can experience. The swing hangs from a tree house that sits on a tree at the edge of the Ecuador.
29- The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole and is one of the best scuba diving sites in the world where the water is more than 400ft. deep.
30- Tulip fields, Netherlands
These majestic tulip fields are located just outside the Garden of Europe. The colorful fields are a treat to watch for all nature lovers.
31- The Hang Son Doong cave, Vietnam
The Hang Son Doona cave is the world’s largest cave, which houses its own rain forest and a river. It is so large a half-mile block of 40 story buildings could fit inside. It may be daunting and dangerous to explore this cave, but the untold beauty contained inside it is well worth the risk.
32- Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
Visit this beautiful place during spring to witness 4.5 million baby blue-eyes flowers blossom.
33- Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau, United States
This world beauty is a cave lying underneath the Medenhall Glacier. The snow melts as you walk through it. If you love to travel, this place is a must to visit.
34- Mount Roraima, Venezuela
If you have watched the Disney movie UP, this place would have already caught a corner in your imagination. This is what the Paradise Falls in the movie looked like. These tabletop mountains are some of the oldest geological formations, dating back to 2 billion years ago.
35- Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey
If you love history, this is the place to visit. This is one of the most popular tourist spots and a great area for hot air ballooning.
36- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
These 354ft. falls are located at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia and are the widest waterfall in Africa. The icing on the cake is another attraction, Devil’s Pool which allows adventurous tourists to hang out at the edge of the falls.
37- Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway
You need to be really brave to climb this cliff, stand at the edge of it and look underneath. This cliff is a piece of mountain that hangs about 2000 ft. up in the air. It is one of the most dangerous places to visit.
38- Whitehaven Beach at Whitsunday Island, Australia
If you love to walk along the beach, this place is a must to visit. It is famous for its white sands and crystal clear blues and greens of the water. Walking along the beach feels magical.
39- The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
This magnificent beauty is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Walk along the Grand Canyon Walk and experience killer views.
40- Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
Marble Caves are located at the center of the General Carrera Lake. These beautiful caves were formed by the waves over 6000 years ago.
41- Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
This tunnel is a railway engulfed in leaves, which is a favorite spot for photographers and couples seeking for some romance. However, before snapping your engagement photos, beware of the train that actively passes the tunnel.
42- Salar De Uyuni, Southwest Bolivia
This is the world’s largest salt flat. It becomes a giant mirror of the sky during the rainy season. Walk across it and you will feel like walking on the sky.
43- Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa, Scotland
This cave kind of resembles the cave in Harry Potter and the half-blood prince. It was formed by lava flow thousands of years ago. You need to be brave to sail through this dark cave.
44- To Sua Ocean Trench, Upolu, Samoa
This giant trench is converted into a swimming pool with water flowing through a lava tube. Have a fun filled time swimming in this natural pool.
45- Bamboo groves, Kyoto, Japan
This Bamboo forest is a perfect place for walks and bicycle rides on a nice sunny day. Take a day off from work, and visit this park along with your friend and enjoy a leisurely walk between these beautiful bamboo groves.
46- Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand
These glowworm caves are inhabited by a species of glowworms native to the New Zealand. These worms create a breathtaking starry effect on the ceilings.
47- Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russia
Enjoy awesome views of the boiling lava from the volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia. If you love to travel and witness the beauty of nature, this large chain of volcanoes is a must to visit.
48- Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
Sink to the bottom of these holes and experience an adventure in these historical Cenotes of Yucatan Peninsula.
49- Valley of Flowers, India
If you love natural colors, the Valley of Flowers in India is a must to visit. These endless meadows of alpine flowers are located along the elevated slopes of the Himalayas.
50- Five Flower Lake, China
The Five Flower Lake offers a breathtakingly colorful view from the surrounding mineral deposits and diverse plant life.
51- Hitsujiyama Park, Japan
The pink moss lining the base of Mount Fuji creates a surreal contrast with the surrounding trees. This is a place you must visit if you are in Japan.
52- The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This scuba diving spot is a favorite among native Australians and tourists who are looking for the ultimate diving experience. It is home to over 1500 types of fish and 600 types of coral.
53- Yuanyang County, China
The terraced fields of rice with an unpredictable array of colors offer an awesome view. If you want to escape the hustle bustle of the city and want to witness the colors of nature, this is the place to be.
54- Lavender Fields, France
If you want to experience something magical, walk along the fragrant and beautiful lavender fields in France.
55- Lake Hillier, Australia
The bubblegum pink colored Lake Hillier is a must to visit if you want to witness an exceptional beauty of nature. The color of the lake remains a mystery.
56- Red Sea Beach, China
It is one of the largest wetlands in the world where the highly alkaline soil allows for the red suaeda plants to flourish.
57- Pamukkale, Turkey
If you are in Turkey, don’t miss these hot springs in the travertine terraces of Pamukkale. This is a favorite getaway for natives and a major tourist attraction.
58- Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan
Walking through this tunnel engulfed with dazzling species of wisteria flowers will feel nothing less than magical.
59- Caño Cristales River, Columbia
This river, often known as the River of Five Colors is a marvel to look at. You will simply love sailing across it while enjoying the colorful views.
60- Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan
The Tiger’s Nest is a 17th century temple sitting 3000ft. above the Paro Valley in Bhutan. It was originally built to protect the cave in which Guru Padmasambhava meditated for more than 3 years.
61- Bagan, Burma
If you are passionate about history, this quiet and peaceful place is a must to visit. This ancient city is hidden deep inside Burma where 2,200 Buddhist temples out of originally 10,000 are still standing today.
62- Aescher, Switzerland
If you are in Switzerland, don’t miss this rather unknown yet exciting place. The Aescher hotel is located so high up on the Appenzellerland mountains that you need to commute there via a cable car or a hike. The nearby trails offer an experience of a lifetime.
63- Lord Howe Island, Australia
If you get a chance, visit this beautiful paradise on earth. You will forget everything else. The crystal lagoon and coral reef are so breathtaking that the government has placed a limitation of 400 tourists to visit this area every year.
64- Huacachina, Peruvian desert
You must have visited islands and mountains but staying in the middle of a barren desert is no doubt an experience of a lifetime. This little valley is located by a lush oasis in the Peruvian desert. Spend a few bucks and rent sand boarding equipment for a thrilling adventure.
65- Hallstatt, Austria
Enjoy the peace and calm of this beautiful medieval village while exploring the prehistoric mines which are some of the first in the world.
66- The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain
This historical caste is truly something to marvel at. It is a truly distinctive castle in whole of Spain because of its different shape – like the bow of a ship.
67- Hotel Moulin de Roc, France
If you are in France, book one night at this truly amazing hotel which is located on the banks of a peaceful river with nothing located around for miles. If you are looking for an escape from the city, this is the place to be.
68- The peacock room in Castello di Sammezzano, Tuscany
This is truly something to marvel at. The Peacock room in this jaw-dropper, show-stopper but abandoned castle with its breathtaking Moorish designs and assortment of patterns and colors is incomparably beautiful.
69- Deception Island, Antarctica
This is a place to visit for a true travel passionate who loves adventures and wants to witness the world’s rather unknown beauty. This remote island can be accessed by a cruise ship and the local wildlife including penguins will make you fall in love.
70- Meghalaya, India
A complex series of sky bridges in the Hills of Meghalaya will take you to a journey into the remote forest with lush green vegetation surrounded by rivers.
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