The world we live in has numerous charming scenery. Everybody dreams of living in such places. Now people always live in the skyscrapers in cities and forget those peerless natural views. Here is a list of the most beautiful places in the world.
Cappadocia is a fascinating area in Turkey. Cappadocia is located centrally in Turkey, in the Anatolia region. Cappadocia is a part of Turkey known for its exceptionally interesting and unusual landscape. It is also an area with a fascinating history and wealth of sights. Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s main tourist attractions so it is likely that you will have seen it on a promotional television ads or featured in a brochure at some point. Cappadocia is known for its strange pink, yellow and grey rock formations which dominate the landscape. The origins of the unusual otherworldly landscape are a result of eroded weather-beaten lava remains. Amazingly, many of these unusual rock formations have been hollowed out to offer shelter and housing. Some even date back to 4000 BC. Many of these unusual dwellings date back to over 1000 years old and were used by monks and Christians to escape persecution. Many have been used by different groups over the ages. Some of these formations are described as ‘fairy chimneys’ whereas others look more phallic in nature. Also in the area are a number of underground cities where people historically have sought refuge from outside threats.
Grand Canyon National Park, USA
Every American (okay, every human for that matter) owes it to him/herself to head to Arizona and visit the Grand Canyon at least once in their lifetimes. It’s truly amazing to see how a little trickle of water eventually turned into the Colorado River, which eventually carved out the Grand Canyon.
You can approach your trip to the Grand Canyon in a couple of different ways. One way is to stay within the park at one of the lodges on the South Rim and take time to experience all the different things the park has to offer. The other way is to stay in one of the surrounding Arizona towns and take a day trip to the Grand Canyon for a hit and run view of the Canyon. Both have their plusses.
The part of the Grand Canyon The South Rim is the part of the Grand Canyon most people are familiar with. It sits on the Arizona side and can be accessed all year round. The North Rim is closed from mid-October to mid-May and is not as visited as the South Rim.
Machu Picchu, Peru
One of the most visited sites in the world today by travelers is Machu Picchu. It is located in Cuzco, Peru in the high Andes Mountains. It is approximately 724 miles away from Lima, the Peruvian capital. A typical trip by land on a bus takes about 20 hours. One could also take a flight and arrive there in a heartbeat of one hour. The starting point usually begins in Lima.
The ruins sit surrounded by the Andes Mountains at about 11,024 feet above sea level. The name Machu Picchu literally means old peak, translated from the Quechua language. It was discovered by Hiram Bingham on July 24, 1911, while he was in charge of a Yale University expedition. It was in this landscape that the Incas built Machu Picchu at the end of the fourteenth century.
The climate is mild, warm and damp. It has a year-round average temperature of 55F during the day. There are typically two seasons, a rainy season which lasts from November to March and dry season, which lasts from April to October. Most travelers prefer to travel to the site during the dry season
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Cruise, Kayak or Fly…MILFORD SOUND NEW ZEALAND ROCKS! Milford Sound is pristine in every way and every single visitor to NZ should immediately put it on their ‘Must Do’ list! And yet still there are people you speak to who give it a miss…madness!
Milford is actually not too far away from Queenstown but because of the road network on the South Island not being fantastic…and also the fact there is a mega mountain range smack bang in the middle it’s a little tricky to get to…well unless you take a flight to Milford in which case you’ll get there in about half an hour! (More of that later.) So to get to Milford you’re going to have to drive (about 5 hours) or bus it on one of the backpacker bus Kiwi Experience…Magic etc. or Nakedbus. But the effort required to get to Milford is well rewarded upon arrival!
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice National Park in Croatia is a series of plateaus interconnected by pristine lakes, waterfalls and pathways all intertwined and combining to create one of the most stunning UNESCO sites in the world. A visit to the park transports visitors into an almost surreal aquatic paradise that is usually seen only in man-made Hollywood movie sets. A must-see for natural scenery lovers and photographers traveling to Europe.
Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye Danxia, China
Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is in the eastern foothills of the Qilian Mountains in Gansu Province, China. The geological park has a spectacular Danxia (/dan-sshyaa/ ‘red cloud’) landform area that covers about 50 square kilometers (19 square miles).
The danxia landforms are a masterpiece of nature. The colorful mountain ridges are just like an overturned palette from heaven.
These ‘Rainbow Mountains’ are a part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China formed from different colored sandstones and minerals. The shape of flowing valleys was created by climatic influences such as rain and wind over the course of thousands of years.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Resting high atop Bolivia’s southwestern Altiplano, some 11,000 feet above sea level, Salar de Uyuni is famous for one thing – salt!
The offspring of a dried-up prehistoric lake, Salar de Uyuni is technically a saltwater lake. But due to a dense, 6-foot salt crust, it appears more like a desert. Blanketing a 4,085-square-mile area – 25 times the size of Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats – the Salar contains over 10,000 tons of this favorite household seasoning. In addition, the liquid brine hidden beneath the crust accounts for over 50 percent of the world’s lithium reserves.
As the name would suggest, the flats are extremely flat, varying only a meter in altitude over the entire salt crust. This natural level not only has geologists astounded but climatologists as well. Scorched by day, frozen by night, the flats harbor one of the most extreme daily temperature dichotomies on the planet.
The Fairy Pools, Isle Of Skye, Scotland
If you are going to leave for the Isle of Skye, we suggest that you get ready to see the Fairy Pools, which is located in Isle of Skye, Scotland. The place is a series of waterfalls and cold pools.
The Fairy Pools are a series of about 20 luminous blue pools, most of which have a waterfall. The pools are fed by a river that passes through some sort of limestone that gives it its stunning color. The pools were once thought to have a magical power, the ability to reverse aging.
Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Island, Australia
The Whitsundays Island Chain lies along Australia’s Queensland in the midst of the famous Great Barrier Reef in the warm waters of the Coral Sea. This group of 74 islands is the perfect destination for travelers interested in a luxury travel vacation. The Whitsunday islands are one of the most popular destinations for tourists, especially local Australians and Europeans. The destination is also becoming very popular for American tourists.
The Natural Splendor
The natural beauty and diversity you find in the Whitsundays are characteristic of any Australian luxury vacation. The islands are mostly protected habitats that are maintained by the Australian government. The coral reefs are the birthing grounds for many tropical marine species. Although they are protected, there are a number of companies that are licensed to lead snorkeling and diving day trips. Some islands are lush tropical paradises filled with exotic flora and fauna, whereas others are barren desert islands.
A few minutes from the city of Ica lies the Huacachina oasis where Peruvians and tourists go to relax in the warm, dry climate. Legend says that the oasis was created after a native princess was spotted by a young hunter while she was bathing. When she fled, the pool of water she had been bathing in became an oasis. The woman is rumored to still live in the oasis as a mermaid. Every Valentine’s Day there is a recreation of the legend on the oasis, with a former Miss Peru playing the part of the princess. You’ll see several locals bathing in the oasis as it is believed that the sulfur-rich waters have curative properties.
The Huacachina is surrounded by giant sand dunes. The area’s favorite sport is sandboarding. Dune buggy rides are also a popular activity. No Ica Peru vacation would be complete without a visit to the Huacachina.