10 Unique must-sees
Welcome back to another series where we show you what the most beautiful places around the world are! Of course, since there are so many beautiful places, we can’t possibly fit them all into one article. We narrowed them down and have picked out the 10 most beautiful places in the world for you and your travel mates!
10. Antelope Canyon – An illusion of patterns
You have most likely seen tons of images of Antelope Canyon all over the internet before, and we understand why. It’s one of those places in the world where you are reminded of just how unbelievably beautiful some of the earth’s creations are. Seeing places like this makes you want to preserve your home, earth as much as you can. The red rock formations of Antelope Canyon located in Southwest of America seem to form perfect narrow spaces in between, which gives you an illusion of patterns that are truly incredible to the eye. In the Native American language, Navajo, the location actually translates to “the place where water runs through rocks” which is definitely a fitting translation.
9. The Azores – Dream come true
On to our next spot on the most beautiful places in the world is the Azores in Portugal. The Azores is a true wanderlust located off the coast of Lisbon. Explore the island where dreams come true. Not only do dreams come true here but it looks like a dream come true as well, with waterfalls and a range of hydrangea flowers scattered around. If you are one for nature, then you have to come to the Azores and you will undoubtedly fall in love. If you are interested in exploring the Azores with one of our trusted TripLeaders check out his trip here. Or, check out our many other unique trips on JoinMytrip.
8. The Great Barrier Reef – Living masterpiece
We all know and have heard of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef, which is also one of the most beautiful places in the world. Located off the coast of Queensland, Australia you can find the living masterpiece, where you can go snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving. If you want to have a vacation at the sea then consider visiting the Great Barrier Reef! Watch as your new fish friends swim past you. A great tip is to also check out Whitehaven Beach, which is not too far from the Great Barrier Reef. Can’t be bothered? Would it help if I told you it is often voted Australia’s most beautiful beach, if not in the world?
7. Laguna Colorada – Blood of the gods
This bright red salt lake has to be one of my favorite places, leaving me in awe. Just look at it! Also, I am so excited to say that flamingos are often found relaxing under the sun in this red lagoon called Laguna Colorada in Bolivia. It couldn’t get any better. If you are one to believe in folklore, then it has been said that the water is actually the blood of the gods. Dramatic. However, science explains that the red color comes from the algae and rich minerals found in the water. For the best pictures, come during the sunset when it’s the reddest. Could this possibly be your next destination when visiting Bolivia?
6. Na Pali Coast – Pure paradise
This most beautiful place in the world is a little bit tricky to see. Na Pali Coast in Hawaii is one of the most stunning coastlines in the world and can only be seen from a helicopter and catamaran. Or, if you are up for an adventure of a lifetime you could consider going on a rather tough hike, which we do not recommend. The Na Pali Coast is filled with iconic mountains, beaches, waterfalls, and just pure paradise. A paradise like this cannot be missed! If you want to possibly plan your own trip and find other like-minded travelers to see Na Pali Coast with, then head over to JoinMyTrip!
5. Okavango Delta – Coexist with wildlife
This lush land in Botswana called Okavango Delta is a place that will leave you in awe. Animals from all over gather there to fill their thirst in the river. It’s honestly a place where time doesn’t exist and deserves its own moment. This is where you can feel at peace and witness as you coexist with the wildlife. You might wonder how did all these weirdly shaped inland deltas come to form? When the Okavango River empties onto the land, it floods the savanna at the same time and creates these unique inland delta’s you see today. Pretty cool, right?
4. Pamukkale – Cotton castle
Next up on the list is Pamukkale, Turkey! These 17 tiered pools filled with mineral-rich thermal water just floods the whole place with beauty. Pamukkale in Turkish means “cotton castle” and it really does look like a white cotton castle fairy tale when you look at it. The white rock-like formations you see that form the pools are carbonated minerals that were left behind by the stream of thermal spring water. Do you know what the greatest part about this is? You probably thought “Can I swim in these pools?”, why yes you can. Pop a visit here while you’re in Turkey with your travel buddies and bathe in the thermal white pool. Fun fact: the place was originally used as a Roman spa resort.
3. Reynisfjara – Blacked out
You might be tired of hearing about the hype of Iceland, which we don’t blame you for, BUT! You got to check this beach in Iceland out. It’s filled with impressive basalt columns while the sand is jet-black. You can find this spectacular sight in the south of Vik where you will come across one of the darkest places, yet one of the most beautiful places in the world. For those who don’t know, Iceland has volcanoes that create volcanic ashes. This then creates the beaches black similar to what we see here in Reynisfjara. If you would like to create or join unique experiences with like-minded travelers, check out JoinMyTrip the world’s largest traveler’s community!
2. Socotra – UFOs are real
Are you a fan of UFOs? You won’t find any real UFOs here, but you will find trees that look like one. What are real UFOs anyway? In Socotra, Yemen you will come across a remarkable planet-looking spot. It doesn’t even feel like you’re on planet earth, but somewhere far in another galaxy. Socotra is the largest island out of the four islands in the archipelago of Socotra and is UNESCO protected. With such unique scenery, you can’t help but be intrigued by the incredibility. Come to Socotra if you want to get an out of the world experience.
1. Wulingyuan – Nature’s creation
It’s no doubt that China has plenty of beautiful places to visit, but the one that really stands out is the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. This is another one of those amazing creations that have come out of nature. The Wulingyuan Scenic Area is an attraction that consists of thousands of sandstone pillars that can even be higher than the Empire State Building! Crazy! Also, between the pillars, you can find streams, pools, waterfalls, and some caves. A breathtaking sight you don’t want to miss out on.
The world has created some of the most beautiful places, it would be such a shame if you didn’t at least once in your lifetime visit one of these 10 places! We hope you enjoyed our article on the 10 most beautiful places in the world, catch you in our next article.