100 Most Beautiful Places To Visit Before You Die

How do you want to spend the rest of your life? Living your whole life in the same place, speaking with the same people and eating the same type of food or travel occasionally to new places to see unbelievable attractions, encounter with new experiences, meeting new people and experience different culture. The choice is yours. But remember, we only live once and won’t get a second chance to see this amazing world. So, make the bucket list of places to travel today itself. Here the list of 100 most beautiful places to visit before you die.

100 Meteora Monasteries, Thessaly, Greece

meteora monasteries

Reasons to visit Meteora monasteries

  • Six amazing monasteries are built on giant rocks which are composed of conglomerate and sandstone. These rock pillars are aged over 60 million years and rise to 400 meters in height
  • The Greek word ‘Meteora’ means ‘suspended in air’
  • Originally 24 monasteries were built here by the monks, between 14th and 16th century. But only 6 of them have survived through the time
  • Until the 18th century, Meterora monasteries were served as a center of art and scholarship
  • Holy monastery of great meteoron, holy monastery of varlaam, holy monastery of rousanou, holy monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas, Holy monastery of St. Stephen and the Holy monastery of trinity are the existing Meteora monasteries
  • Today, Meteora is a popular rock-climbing site and a world heritage site. It is also surrounded by beautiful hills and river valleys

99 Lake District, England, United Kingdom

lake district

Reasons to visit Lake District

  • The lake district is a beautiful mountainous region located in the Northwest England
  • Designated as a National Park in 1959. At 885 square miles of area, it is the largest national park in England
  • Lake District is known for its beautiful lakes, mountains and forests. With more than 15 million annual visitors, it is the most visited National Park in the United Kingdom
  • Lake district is home to many archaeological and historical sites
  • The deepest lake (Wastwater) and highest mountain (Scafell pike) are also located in the Lake District
  • Apart from the breathtaking view of valleys, mountains and lakes, you can enjoy cycling, walking and boating here

98 Batu Cave, Selangor, Malaysia

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Reasons to visit Batu Cave

  • Comprises three large caves and a number of small caves. It is located just 11 km North of Kuala Lumpur on a limestone hill
  • The Batu caves were discovered back in 1859. Today, it is one of the main tourist attractions in Malaysia
  • The biggest cave is known as temple cave, home to a number of Hindu shrines. The remaining two main caves serve as museum and art gallery that consist many Hindu statues and paintings
  • Visitors have to climb 272 steps to reach the temple cave
  • The 42.7 meter high Lord Murugan statue situated at the foot of Batu cave is the second tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world

97 Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

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Reasons to visit Dark Hedges

  • The dark hedges is a magical tree tunnel along Bregagh road in Northern Ireland
  • It is truly a photographer’s paradise. In all light conditions, dark hedges looks stunning. This beautiful site is also famous among the international tourists
  • The breathtaking dark hedges has been featured on the popular TV series Game of Thrones
  • These beach trees were planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century

96 Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

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Reasons to visit Sagano Bamboo Forest

  • One of the most photographed and beautiful natural site in Kyoto, located in the district of Arashiyama.
  • It covers an area of 6.17 square miles
  • When the wind blows, the entire forest will fill with the magical music of nature. Sagano bamboo forest also featured on the list of 100 soundscapes of Japan by the ministry of environment
  • There are well-maintained paths throughout the site
  • Tenryu temple – One of the main temples of Kyoto is also located near the Sagano bamboo forest. It was built back in 1339 by Shogun Ashikaga Takauji

95 Huacachina, Ica, Peru

huacachina oasis

Reasons to visit Huacachina

  • Huacachina is an amazing oasis town nestled in the desert of Southern Peru
  • This breathtaking oasis has a natural pool at the center and surrounded by the towering sand dunes
  • Huacachina is called as the ‘Oasis of America’
  • Around the lake, there are a number of resorts and restaurants
  • Huacachina has a population around 100. Tourism is the main income source of this small oasis town

94 Ik Kil Cenote, Yucatan, Mexico

Ik-kil cenote

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Reasons to visit Ik Kil Cenote

  • It is a deep natural pit with crystal clear blue water, located within the eco-archaeological park in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico
  • Ik Kil cenote is definitely one of best natural pools in the world
  • It is 60 meters wide and the depth exceeds 35 meters
  • There is a ladder along the limestone wall to access the pool
  • Formed by the collapsing of a cave. Mayans have been used this pi for centuries for relaxation and ritual services
  • Truly a great site for swimming and diving. The surrounding areas are also worth seeing

93 Sutherland Falls, Southwest New Zealand

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Reasons to visit Sutherland Falls

  • The gorgeous, 580 meters high Sutherland falls is one of the tallest and mightiest waterfalls in New Zealand
  • It is located in the Fiordland National Park in Southwest New Zealand
  • Its location deep in the wild that make it so famous among the international tourists
  • Sutherland falls has three different leaps during its descent
  • December to February is the best time to visit the Sutherland falls as this site has long hours of daylight at that time

92 Laguna Verde, Altiplano, Bolivia

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Reasons to visit Laguna Verde

  • A surreal looking lake with striking bluish-green water. It is located in the Altiplano region of Bolivia, at an altitude of 4200 meters
  • It is surrounded by 19,555 ft high Licancabur volcano and towering mountains
  • The site is also known for the amazing landscape. You can see the reflection of Licancabur volcano when the waters become still
  • A great place for trekking, hiking and climbing

91 Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Paro Valley, Bhutan

tigers nest monastery

Reasons to visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery

  • A prominent Buddhist monastery that perched on 3000 m high granite cliff in the Paro Valley of Bhutan.
  • Tiger’s nest monastery is also called as Paro Taktsang
  • It was built back in 1692 on the exact location where the Guru Padmasambhava (a holy figure in Mahayana Buddhism) meditated
  • Hiking the trail through the beautiful pine forest will definitely be an unforgettable experience for you
  • The Paro Taktsang monastery consist 4 temples and several other rooms. All sections of the monastery are interconnected by the staircases
  • From the balconies of this monastery you can enjoy stunning view of majestic mountains and green valleys

90 Verdon Gorge, Southeastern France

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Reasons to visit Verdon Gorge

  • The Verdon gorge in Southeastern France is considered as the most beautiful canyon of Europe
  • It was formed by Verdon river over thousands of years ago
  • This majestic canyon is 62 kilometers long and 300 meters deep
  • The turquoise-green water of Verdon river is one of the main attractions of this site. The flow of such strikingly colored river through the gigantic Verdon canyon exhibit an unbelievable scenery for the visitors
  • Can enjoy many tourist activities including kayaking, canyoning, water skiing and sailing

89 Socotra Island, Yemen

socotra island

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Reasons to visit Socotra Island

  • Being home to some of weird looking plants, the Socotra Island is truly the most alien looking place on Earth
  • The umbrella-shaped dragon blood tree is the most distinctive plant of this Island
  • One third of 825 rare plants of Socotra Island found nowhere else on Earth
  • The mountains of this Island rises up more than 1500 meters. The tourist can take a wide range of treks here
  • With white sands and crystal clear, turquoise waters, the Shouab beach in Socotra Island is among the most beautiful beaches in the world
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88 Saint Lucia


Reasons to visit Saint Lucia

  • One of the most beautiful tropical Caribbean island which is known for its natural beauty and historical importance
  • The volcanic plugs are the most amazing sights in Saint Lucia. There are two main volcanic plugs where hiking is allowed. The trail and view from the top of these volcanic plugs are just breathtaking
  • The mountainous pigeon islet of Saint Lucia is known for hiking and snorkeling. This islet is also home to several historical sites of Saint Lucia
  • The Marigot bay of Saint Lucia is definitely one of most beautiful bays in the world. Because there are beautiful corals, crystal clear water, clean shore and swaying palm trees. To enjoy the real beauty of Marigot bay, you have to climb to the top point of the Island

87 Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands


Reasons to visit Keukenhof

  • One of the largest and most beautiful gardens in the world, located in the Lisse town of Netherlands
  • This spectacular garden situated in a land of 32 hectares and home to 7 million flowering plants
  • Considering the beauty and size, the Keukenhof is regarded as the ‘Garden of Europe’
  • Keukenhof garden only open between March and May
  • There is 9.3-mile long walking path and boat service to enjoy the beauty of this garden
  • Can enjoy the largest lilly show millions of tulip in full bloom during show time
  • Each year, Keukenhof garden has a different theme

86 Faore Islands

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Reasons visit the Faroe Islands

  • The Faroe Islands is an archipelago located in the middle Atlantic Ocean. It composed of 18 different Islands connected by ferries
  • Known for having a vast area of unspoiled mountainous regions
  • The coastline of Faroe Islands stretches over 687 miles. No point on these Islands is far than 3 miles from the ocean
  • The Faroe Islands have majestic Fjords and steep cliffs on its coasts. It is also home to beautiful green valleys and forests
  • The Faroe Islands are among the places with cleanest waters. Thus, it can provide unforgettable sub-sea experience for the visitors
  • In addition to the natural attraction, the beautiful villages of wooden houses in the Faroe Islands will definitely leave you breathless

85 Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

perito morino glacier

Reasons to visit Perito Moreno Glacier

  • Probably the most amazing glaciers in the world. One of main attractions of Los Glaciares National Park in Crux province of Argentina
  • This glacier is 18 miles long, 3 miles wide and 550 feet deep
  • Can enjoy the view of this magnificent glacier by taking a boat ride on Argentino lake. A helicopter ride will bring a completely different view of Perito Moreno from another perspective
  • If you visit the Perito Moreno in summer, you can see the falling of glacier blocks into the Argentino lake

84 Freudenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Reasons to visit Freudenberg

  • Situated in the North Rhine-Westphalia of Germany, the Fredenberg is one of the most beautiful villages in Europe
  • This small village measures only 35.90 square miles
  • The setting of wooden houses on the scenic mountain landscape will make a feeling of it has been taken out of a fairy tale
  • Almost all houses in Freudenberg are equal in size and have the same pattern
  • This area is also best for hiking, swimming, fishing and horseback riding

83 Tasiilaq, East Greenland


Reasons to visit Tasiilaq Town

  • Located on the bank of the King Oscar Harbour, the Tasiilaq is undoubtedly the most beautiful town in Greenland
  • The unique location itself that makes the Tasiilaq Island so special, situated on a deep Fjord and surrounded by snow-capped mountains
  • There is a beautiful flower valley near the Tasiilaq town that feature many unique species of flowers
  • The picturesque wooden houses are another great attraction of Tasiilaq town. They look stunning in the snow covered mountainous region
  • A boat ride in this site will bring you an amazing view of glaciers and huge icebergs

82 Neelum Valley, Pakistan

neelum valley

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Reasons to visit Neelum Valley

  • A picturesque, bow-shaped valley located in the Azad Kashmir of Pakistan
  • It is situated at an altitude of 2000 feet and has a total length of 150 miles
  • This beautiful valley is formed by the Neelum river
  • Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks, this amazing valley features forested hills, great varieties of flowering plants, enchanting streams and waterfalls

81 Lofoten, Norway


Reasons to visit Lofoten

  • A group of scenic Islands in the Northern part of Norway. Consist of four main Islands called Austvagoy, Vestvagoy, Flakstadoy and Moskenesoy and a number of smaller Islands
  • Despite being located in the Arctic circle, the Lofoten Archipelago has a pleasant mild weather due to the circulation of the Gulf stream
  • The coastline of Lofoten Islands is dominated by majestic Fjords
  • It is one of the best locations to see the Northern light
  • In summer, the midnight Sun will be visible in the Lofoten
  • Lofoten is also home to abundant marine life, a great place in Norway to watch the killer whales
  • Hiking, climbing, whale safari and diving are popular tourist activities in Lofoten

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80 Matterhorn, Switzerland-Italy Border


Reasons to visit the Matterhorn

  • Perhaps the most photographed mountain in the world, situated on the border between Switzerland and Italy
  • The 4478.12 meters high, pyramid shaped Matterhorn is one of the tallest and most beautiful mountains in the Alps
  • Matterhorn can be accessed from Zermatt of Switzerland and Breuil- Cervinia of Italy
  • The four faces of the Matterhorn mountain are steep and avalanches are very frequent here. So the ascent of Matterhorn can only be achieved by expert mountaineers. The first ascent was made in 1865
  • There is a cable car station at an altitude of 3820 meters above sea level. It is the highest cable car station in Europe. A ride on cable car here will bring you an unbelievable view of the Matterhorn and surrounding places