From breathtaking mountains to glorious lakes, enchanting forests, to massive glaciers, there’s no shortage of the world’s wonders to leave us in complete awe of Mother Nature.
With the world being so vast and beautiful, coming up with a list of the top few most beautiful places in the world is no easy task. Whether you’re an avid traveler, thrill-seeker, adventurer, or simply just looking for places to marvel at nature’s beauty, then this non-exhaustive list can help you get started.
1. Pitons of St. Lucia
The beautiful mountainous island of St. Lucia is home to some of the most glorious beaches, stunning landscapes, and breathtaking views. Located on the southwest coast of this UNESCO World Heritage site are the iconic St. Lucia Pitons, the two most famous volcanoes, attracting tourists from all around the world. Although the hike is incredibly challenging, with its steep inclines and tough rock climbing, but in the end, it is all worth it. If you are not in the mood to embark on the arduous journey up the pitons, you can also choose to sail past them on a catamaran cruise and admire their beauty from afar.
2. Marrakech, Morocco
This cultural melting pot, also known as The Red City, is an incredible blend of the old and new. Surrounded by thick walls, with dusty streets, colorful minarets, and sandstone buildings, the city has been a popular tourist site for many. You will find architectural wonders every step of the way, form intricately designed archways and well-kept gardens. Don’t forget to soak in the colors and sounds of the vibrant marketplaces, which are sure to engage all of your senses and make you appreciate the diversity and culture of the place.
3. Amalfi Coast, Italy
There is so much to see and do in Amalfi Coast; you would feel overwhelmed trying to fit it all in one trip. The beauty of the coast, with its colorful and vibrant village homes on terraced cliffs and the white sandy beaches, is going to make you immediately fall in love with the place. Diving, sea fishing in Sorrento, exploring the peaceful location of Atrani, with its medieval architecture, enjoying the busy nightlife of Positano, and swimming in the turquoise waters of Capri are just some of the numerous things you can enjoy on the Amalfi coast.
4. Tamil Nadu, India
Home to many temples, beaches, and hill stations, Tamil Nadu is a great place to enjoy both nature and culture side by side. Mudumalai National Park with its famous tiger reserve and rich and diverse flora and fauna is great if you wish to indulge in some exotic bird or animal watching. Doddabetta, the highest peak in the Nilgiri Range, should be a must-visit on your travel list if you are looking for a bit of adventure. Temple tours, camping, trekking, and cultural tours are also some of the more common things that many tourists enjoy when visiting Tamil Nadu.
5. Krabi, Thailand
Nothing short of heaven on earth, Krabi is the ideal tourist destination for those looking for a serene and peaceful, eco-friendly holiday. The emerald pool, feeding in from the minerals from the surrounding limestone lakes, with its thermal hot springs, is perfect for relaxation. Want to visit one of the earliest sites of human civilizations? Head over to the mangrove forest, limestone cave, and lagoons rich region of Ban Bor Thor. And if you want to indulge yourself, then there is no shortage of luxurious hotels, with Phulay Bay being on the top of our list.
6. Cape Town, South Africa
Known as Africa’s darling, Cape Town has a lot to offer, such as some of the best beaches in the world, the finest culinary delights in local eateries and high-end restaurants, affluent cultural and craft markets, historical museums, and a vibrant nightlife in places like Camps Bay. Don’t forget to explore Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, and the Castle of Good Hope, and surrounding museums.
7. Paris, France
Paris needs no introduction. The city of lights, with its rich history, culture, and vibe, is home to some of the most beautiful places in the world. One walk down the cobblestoned streets is going to make you see why people fall in love with the place. Apart from the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and the Notre Dame Cathedral, there are other numerous historical architectural wonders to marvel at, such as the Latin Quarter and the Saint-Jacques Tower.
8. Zlatni Rat, Croatia
Known as the Golden Cape or the Golden Horn, Zlatni Rat Beach, located in the middle of Brac Island, is a perfect summer getaway. Tucked between turquoise waters on two sides and tall, dark and green pine trees from the other, this distinctly triangular-shaped beach is great for swimming, sun-bathing, or just lazing under the pleasantly warm sun.
9. Barcelona, Spain
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Barcelona is home to some of the most Instagrammable places in Europe and for a good reason too. With the early morning sun peeping in through the Arc de Triumf, marveling at the beautiful architecture of Sagrada Familia, enjoying the sun setting over the city from the Bunkers del Carmel, and getting a good view of Barcelona from the top of Mount Tibidabo are some of the things you can do when in the cit
10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
White sand beaches and Blue Lagoons are some of the distinctive features of this dreamy island in French Polynesia. Swimming alongside marine creatures on an Aqua Safari, taking a lagoon tour, exploring a Motu, swimming at the breathtakingly beautiful Matira Beach, and exploring and experiencing the rural life of the local Vaitape Village are some of the things that should definitely be on your travel list.
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