Our Earth has not one but countless beyond belief marvels, which stuns humanity daily. Yet, researchers claim that we still have so much left to explore our planet. From breathtaking mountainscapes to the lost city of wonders to enticing plains to hypnotizing azure waters, the list is endless. It will take a person’s lifetime to cover every marvel of our world.
Everyone fantasies about visiting the most beautiful places in the world. But what defines a location to be beautiful? Everyone has their perception of that matter. That said, travelers have a bucket list of places they want to visit in some near future. And we say you need to look at our list if you are traveling and making lists of beautiful places on our little blue planet. Here is a shortlist of 7 most beautiful places in the world to add to your list.
1-Fiordland National Park, New Zealand:
Fiordland National Park is one step location to experience a scenic ancient rainforest, unforgettable fiords, dramatic waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and shimmering lakes. A remarkable combination of many natures’ miracles in one place and locals claim they look the same as they did thousands of years ago. Fiordland is now part of the World Heritage site and given the name ‘Te Wahipounamu,’ meaning ‘the place of greenstone.’
The fourteen fiords that peek into the South Island took 100,000 years in making. The Department of Conservation has created a 310.68 miles network of walking tracks called ‘Great Walks,’ allowing visitors to explore the world of untamed nature.
2- Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia:
Salar de Uyuni, which stretches across more than 4,050 square miles of Altiplano – is the world’s largest salt flat. The salt flat was once part of prehistoric lakes, which evaporated thousands of years ago. The endless white world made up of sheets of hexagonal tiles, dotted with pyramids of salts, creates another world spectacle.
Once the rainy season passes over the Salar de Uyuni, the lakes overflow and form a thin layer of water on the salt flat. And the results are stupefying; the water over the surface creates a mirror effect that reflects the whole sky. That makes Bolivia’s salt flat ‘the World’s Largest Mirror.’ Visitors can rent cars and jeeps with roof rack accessories to travel to the salt flat and camp under the starlit night skies.
3- Plitvice Lakes, Croatia:
Plitvice Lake National Park is a rare merger of sixteen lakes, which connects with numerous waterfalls at the backdrop of deep woodland. Plitvice Lakes are somewhat a display of surreal series of portraits shown in fictional movies. The lakes are the result of thousands of years of the tufa formation process and overlapping of tufa over the barriers of lands.
These dramatic formations of tufa and lakes got recognition from UNESCO, making Plitvice Lakes a ‘World Heritage Site.’ The deep woodland is home to several rare bird species, bears, deer, wolves, and boars. The lakes have countless sights to offer all the year-round, and every season tells its different story.
4- Whitehaven Beach, Australia:
Whitehaven Beach is in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef – is one of the world’s most unspoiled and beautiful beaches. Whitehaven was rated as #1 beach in the South Pacific. The beach stretches on Whitsunday Island, which is 98% pure silica, which gives the sand a dazzling luminescent color.
The turquoise blue and green colored water washes the island’s beaches, making the world’s most photographed locations. This dreamlike paradise has a backdrop of lush foliage untouched and protected from all sorts of pollution, coining it as the top ‘Eco- Friendly Beach’ in the world.
5- Yellowstone National Park, USA:
Yellowstone National Park is an example of the most versatile locations on our Earth. The whole region expresses thousands of years of geography, history, plant and animal life, and physical features. The park is brimming with thousands of wildlife and plant species. Yellowstone sits on a supervolcano, which gives the park its hydrothermal features.
The eastern side of the park is the ‘Grand Canyon of Yellowstone,’ a rugged and picturesque landscape made by volcanic explosions. The park has every feature of what nature has to offer, breathtaking lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and snow-peaked ranges. Yellowstone National Park is the prime example of nature’s handbook.
6- Huacachina, Peru:
Huacachina is a natural oasis formed by the underground current of water, which gave life to plants and trees in the center of the Ica desert. The legend says oasis originated from the tears of a maiden named Huacachina of Tacara town, who mourned her beloved’s death. This oasis feels like it was taken straight out of ‘Tales of Arabian Nights.’ Surrounding the oasis are the biggest sand dunes on the continent.
Nearby Huacachina lies the mysterious historical site of Nazca Lines and Ballestas Islands home to thousands of birds and sea lions. Although it is a tiny place yet it packs the sparking spirit of desert adventures, dreamy sunsets, and exotic nightlife.
7- The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye:
Fairy Pools are enticing rock pools of crystal blue waters fed by numerous waterfalls from the Cuillin Mountains in Glen Brittle. Isle of Skye itself is like a mystical place located in Scotland, and the Fairy Pools are luring visitors to the waters telling stories of the old times. The area around the pools is a classic Scottish natural wonder filled with unique marshy landscapes and rocky mountains.
The atmosphere at Glen Brittle is magical; clouds touching highlands and streams of crystal water running through the pools are a ‘fairy tale.’ The Fairy Pools are perfect for outdoor adventure activities.
In the world filled with wonders and marvels, it is challenging to shortlist the most beautiful places in just seven numbers. Every location has its own anecdote waiting for you to experience it. That said if you are making travel plans make sure you visit these places and experience the real wild beauty of our nature.