33 Most Beautiful and Breathtaking Places in the World
Our World is home to countless gorgeous spots that tend to attract millions of visitors each year. However, from one corner of the globe to another, there are also off-the-beaten paths that many people never knew existed.
Here are some of the most beautiful places in the world. Explore the beautiful world with us.
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1. Mount Roraima (The Lost World of Venezuela)
Mount Roraima lies on the Guiana Shield in the southeastern corner of Venezuela’s 30,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi) Canaima National Park forming the highest peak of Guyana’s Highland Range. The tabletop mountains of the park are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to some two billion years ago in the Precambrian. The mountain includes the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.
2. Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia
Lake Baikal is the the worlds oldest and deepest lake. Lake Baikal is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world. It is also among the clearest of all lakes, and thought to be the world’s oldest lake. Experts say that it is approximately 25 million years old (possibly older) and has an average depth of 744.4 meters (2,442 ft). It is the 7th largest lake in the world.Photo credit
3. Moss Pink (Shibazakura) Blossoms at Hitsujiyama Park, Japan
Moss pink, or shibazakura, is a flower that grows close to the ground in brilliant colors of magenta, pink, and white. The season for moss pink, which is from late April to mid-May, comes after the more well-known cherry and peach blossom season in Japan. A popular way to enjoy moss pink is to go to a pink moss festival or park and see the various designs made by arranging the moss pink by color. One of the best places to enjoy the blooming of moss pink is at Hitsujiyama Park close to the city of Chichibu, in Saitama Prefecture.Photo Credit
4. Skogafoss Waterfall in South Iceland
This is the Skogafoss waterfall which is considered Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall.
Waterfall Skogafoss is 60 m high and counted among the most beautiful of the country. At least 20 more waterfalls cascade down the mountain slopes above the Skogafoss.
5. Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, Mumbai, India
6. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Estimated construction time of the temple is 30 years by King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Vishnu (Hindu), replica of Angkor Thom style of art.
7. El Hotel del Salto in Colombia
Abandoned (Haunted) Hotel in Colombia, in 1924, the then-luxurious Hotel (Refugio d)el Salto opened on the cliff facing the waterfall to welcome wealthy travelers visiting the Tequendama Falls area. The hotel closed down in the early 90s, thought to be linked to contaminated river water.
8. Trolltunga in Norway
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet in Skjeggedal. The view is breathtaking.
9. Ship Rock, New Mexico
Shiprock is a monadnock rising nearly 1,583 feet (482.5 m) above the high-desert plain on the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, New Mexico, USA. It has a peak elevation of 7,177 feet (2,187.5 m) above sea level. It lies about 10.75 miles (17.30 km) southwest of the town of Shiprock, which is named for the peak. Shiprock is composed of fractured volcanic breccia and black dikes of igneous rock called “minette”.
10. Pulpit Rock in Norway
Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock is a mountain formed like a huge pulpit towering over the Lysefjord in Rogaland, Fjord Norway. Preikestolen is a massive cliff 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet), almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway. The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord.
11. Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India
12. Mauvoisin Dam, Switzerland
13. Ornesvingen Viewing Platform, Geiranger, National Tourist Route in Norway
14. Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland (At the World’s edge)
Neist Point is located in the most western point on the Duirinish peninsula of the Isle of Skye. It is situated in the Highlands & Islands in Scotland. Neist Point is one of the main attractions of this area due to the amazing scenic views, rich heritage and unparalleled beauty that it offers. Neist Point Lighthouse has been located there since 1909.
15. Horsetail Falls, Yosemite National Park in California
16. Kaieteur Falls, world’s largest drop waterfall in Guyana
17. Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Claimed to be the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls massively cascades folds of water between the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and was described as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’.
18. Pangong tso lake in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. ( Highest salt water lake in the world )
Pangong Tso, Tibetan for “long, narrow, enchanted lake”, also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet. Approximately one-third of the lake is in India and the rest is in Tibet.
19. Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Dal lake, 26 Sq.Kms in area, with fields of lotus blossoms, has remained heart and soul and an important landmark of Srinagar.
Shikara Ride On Dal Lake: The only way of exploring the lake is by a Shikara. Shikara is a comfortable water taxi that offers a memorable boat ride. Manually rowed it gives you a true feeling of floating on the surface of water without wetting yourself.
20. Ellidaey Island, Iceland
This enchanting house is located on an island called Ellidaey near Vestmannaeyjar, a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The island is uninhabited, but has a large hunting lodge, constructed in 1953.
21. Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast, England
Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England. The name Durdle is derived from the Old English ‘thirl’ meaning bore or drill.
22. Man of War Bay, England, UK
Man of War Bay encloses Man O’War Cove on the Dorset coast in southern England, between the headlands of Durdle Door to the west and Man O War Head to the east. Man O’War Cove from the cliffs. The top of Durdle Door, and a glimpse of its opening, can be seen at the top of the steps.
23. Furka Pass, Switzerland
Furka Pass is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri. The Furka-Oberalp-Bahn line through the Furka Tunnel bypasses the pass. The base tunnel opened in 1982 and replaced a tunnel at 2100 m.
24. Pura Lempuyang Door, Bali, Indonesia
25. Machu Picchu, Peru
26. Niagara Falls Edge
Niagara Falls – looking at the size of the people shows how huge just part of Niagara Falls is!. [Photo Credit]
27. Phuktal Monastery in Ladakh, India
One of the most isolated monastery in Zanskar region in Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir, the 12th century Phuktal Gompa stands at the mouth of lateral gorge of the Lungnak or Lingti-Tsarap River. From a distance, the monastery looks like a honeycomb. The name Phutkal means cave in the local language.
28. Heaven’s Gate Mountain (Tianmen Mountain), Zhangjiajie City, China
Tianmen Mountain is located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China. The mountain measures up to 131 meters in height and runs 60 meters deep. Because of its high altitude, it is more like an open gate to heaven. Located in the Zhangjiajie city in China.
29. Heaven-Linking Avenue: 7 Miles to Heaven’s Gate Mountain (Tianmen Mountain), Zhangjiajie City, China
The Heaven Gate Mountain is seven kilometers from the city. Heaven-Linking Avenue, also known as the Big Gate Road, in Tianmen Mountain in the Hunan province of China as been called the “most dangerous” roads in China. Starting from 200 meters below sea level the serpentine road reaches 1300 meters above sea level making a total of 99 hair-pin turns along the way.
30. Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Amber Fort, also known as “Amer Fort” is situated in Amber, located at 11 kilometers from Jaipur, North east of Rajasthan, India. This magnificent fort is situated alongside the lake of Moatha and it was built by Maharaja Man Singh in the year 1592.
31. Mont Saint-Michel Castle, France
Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre off the country’s north-western coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s most recognizable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and more than 300 000 people visit it each year.
32. Canyon Staircase, Ecuador
This famous Canyon Staircase is located next to the waterfall Pailon del Diablo in Ecuador. The Paílón del Diablo is a fairly large waterfall (located on the Pastaza River) just 30 minutes away from the town of Baños in Ecuador. It is considered to be one of the most popular attractions in the area.
33. Chand Baori – The World’s Largest Step-well, India
Chand Baori is maybe one of the most famous and most spectacular step-wells situated in the village of Abhaneri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Chand Baori was constructed around 800AD and was designed for making it easier on many people to reach the water, it is one of the deepest and largest step wells of India with 3500 narrow steps in 13 stories and is more than 30 meters deep.