The world around us certainly is a beautiful place. In fact, it really doesn’t matter where we look, we are going to see beauty to the extreme. There are some places on earth, however, where the beauty just seems to come alive and these are the places that we really need to visit before we die. If you haven’t seen these places in person, you really are missing out on something fantastic. Of course, the beauty can also be seen in the pictures and that is why we are presenting them to you here.
Most people have what is known as a “bucket list.” It is a list of places they want to visit and things they want to do during their lifetime. Personally, I’ve had certain things on my bucket list since I was a young child and I have been able to fill quite a few of those orders. The problem is, when I see beautiful places such as this, it just seems to add to my bucket list and it continually gets longer. There is no doubt that you will also want to visit these places once you see the pictures.
If you have a difficulty planning a vacation, these 20 places should be added to your list. They offer some of the most breathtaking and unforgettable views of any location. Once you visit them, you will have pictures, a vivid memory and plenty of things to talk about until you’re able to choose your next destination.
1. The Grand Prismatic Spring, USA.
Photo: @ChrisBurkard From a bird’s-eye view I was able to capture more of Wyoming's natural patterns. The Grand Prismatic Hot spring in Yellowstone National Park is the world’s third largest hot spring and descends deeper than a 10 story building. Wyoming will blow your mind from the sky offering more than 1,200 geysers. I wanted to capture the contrast of the colors by shooting this thermal pool during winter from a small plane around 5,000 ft. The name Grand really begins to mean something when you see it from this angle.
This is the third-largest hot spring in the world. It is larger than a football field at 370 feet in diameter.
2. Cappadocia, Turkey
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Turkey is full of beautiful things to see but there are also many hidden gems in among those locations. A hot air balloon tour at sunrise allows you to explore all that this area of the world has to offer.
3. Mammoth lakes, California
Life is good in the middle of a heart-shaped hot spring. Add to that the beautiful backdrop of mountains and valleys and you have paradise on earth.
4. Kakslauttanen Hotel, Finland
This hotel is nothing like you would ever expect to find in the Arctic. These glass igloos are absolutely perfect for a lovely vacation.
5. St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, England
Not only are you going to see beauty in the castle, you’re going to get to enjoy some of the fantastic history that this area has to offer as well.
6. Cenote Ik-Kil, Mexico
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There are many beautiful places in Mexico but if you are able to climb down into this area, you will find some of the rarest beauty in the world.
7. Smoo Cave, Scotland
Caves have a rare beauty, all of their own and that is certainly true of this cave in Scotland. You will not find a larger sea cave in all of Britain. Experience this one for yourself!
8. Black Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona
Photo by @danwestergren // #sponsored by @visit_arizona // Just below Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River is Robert Finlay, owner of Kayak Lake Mead paddles out of Emerald Cove. This small cave is about 1/2 hour kayak from the Willow Cove Marina and if you time your visit just right, you’ll find the early afternoon sun shining into the cave, lighting up incredibly green grass growing on the bottom of the river. // Even once you see it in person, you may still doubt it’s real. Plan your [un]real Arizona getaway. #VisitArizona
There is more to Colorado than the Grand Canyon. This canyon is found on the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada.
9. Socotra Island, Yemen
There are many places on the earth that appear alien but these plants found on this island are some of the most unusual. You will find much to see when you visit.
10. Tongariro, New Zealand
This national park is a world heritage area found in New Zealand. It is also the place where the Lord of the Rings film trilogy was shot.
11. National Park, Channel Islands
This island is found on the southwestern English Channel and it is one of the most often overlooked places on earth where you can find this type of beauty. There are no cars on the island, adding to its charm.
12. Wisteria Tunnel, Kitakyushu, Japan
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If you are somebody who loves Wisteria, you owe it to yourself to see this tunnel in person. Make sure you visit when it is in bloom during April or early May.
13. Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
Many people visit Costa Rica but far too many miss this beautiful part of it. The path leads to the Hidden Treasure Waterfall will pull you back to the area again and again.
14. Ruins of San Ignacio Miní, Argentina
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This place isn’t really a secret, but it is considered to be one of the most unique, secret places in the world.
15. Mount Edith Cavell, Canada
Photo @Chrisburkard. Spreading over 11,000 square kilometers (4,200 square miles), Jasper National Park is the largest National Park in Canada. 27 miles south of the small town of Jasper, Maligne Lake (pictured here) is the crown jewel of the Canadian landscape. It is a great place to take a boat trip, or enjoy some of the local hikes. While admiring the landscape, keep an eye out for grizzly and black bear, mule deer, caribou, moose, mountain sheep, and even wolves, which all frequent the lake’s shore in the Summer season. Catching this lake in the early morning or evening, when the mountains are lit up in gold is a must do for any visit to the Canadian Rockies.
If you’re looking for mountains, beautiful lakes and plenty of scenery, then this is an area that you would want to visit.
16. Marble Caves, Chile
“Las Cuevas de Mármol (The Marble Caves) sit in the middle of General Carrera Lake, which lies between Chile and Argentina. The tunnels and caves are only reachable by boat. The swooping arches have been formed by more than 6,000 years of water lapping against the rock, and the waters change color depending on the time of year.” Photo by Your Shot photographer Clane Gessel @clanegessel To see more fine art available for purchase, please visit one of our National Geographic Fine Art Galleries. For locations, http://po.st/NGFA. #Natgeofineart #ngfa #natgeo #gallery #art #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #travel #blue #ice #cave #pattern #Patagonia #water
These caves were formed thousands of years ago and they are still beautiful down to this day.
17. Lake in Sabah, Malaysia
The crystal clear water and white sand in this area offer some stunning views that will leave you wanting more.
18. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
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Would you like to eat in an underwater restaurant? It is possible in this part of the world!
19. Panjin Red Beach, China
There is a specific plant that gives this part of the world its unique color. Be sure you visit in the autumn of the year when the color shows up.
20. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. Le parc national des lacs de Plitviče est une réserve forestière de 295 km² au centre de la Croatie. Il est connu pour sa chaîne de 16 lacs en terrasse, liés par des cascades, qui s'étendent dans un canyon calcaire. Des promenades et des chemins de randonnée serpentent autour de et sur l'eau, et un bateau électrique relie les12 lacs supérieurs et les 4 lacs inférieurs. Ces derniers constituent le site de Veliki Slap, une cascade de 78 m de haut. . . Photo by @oldkyrenian . . @viewfervor #nature #plitvice #plitvicelakes #croatie #plitvicelakesnationalpark #plitvicelakescroatia
The only way to describe this part of the world is paradise!
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