100 Most Beautiful Places To Visit Before You Die

19 Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Reasons to visit Angkor Wat

  • Covering a vast area of 500 acres, the Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. It is also the icon and most famous tourist attraction of Cambodia
  • Built in the early 12th century by Khmer King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Lord Vishnu
  • It is said to be Angkor Wat is not only a temple but also a mausoleum. Because unlike other Hindu temples, it faces West, the direction associated with death according to the Hindu beliefs.
  • This temple complex comprises hundreds of stone temples
  • The enormous stone temple symbolizes mythic Mount Meru, the house of God. The mountain like shaped temple has five towers to represent five peaks of Mount Meru
  • Angkor wat is surrounded by a 200 meters wide moat
  • There are more than 3000 heavenly nymphs carved into the wall of this temple complex
  • The center complex of Angkor wat is surrounded by galleries. One of these galleries called ‘Thousand Buddha’ is home to hundreds of images of Lord Buddha

18 Barbados

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Reasons to visit Barbados

  • With pristine beaches, pleasant weather, fantastic nightlife and friendly local people, the Barbados is truly a tropical paradise in the Caribbean
  • The Island has 60 spectacular beaches with golden sands and clear blue waters. These beaches are perfect for relaxation and to watch stunning Sunsets. In addition, you can enjoy various activities including snorkeling, swimming, diving, catamaran cruises, windsurfing, and paddle boarding
  • No other Islands in the Caribbean have as beautiful coral as Barbados. Scuba diving or snorkeling would bring you the unbelievable view of large coral heads and barrel sponges. Barbados is also home to rich marine life.
  • You can visit Barbados anytime you like as the Island has pleasant weather year around
  • Barbados is famous for its unique geological features. The Harrison’s cave is the must visit one. It is a network of caves with beautiful waterfalls, pools, stalagmites, and stalactites. here are also underwater lakes in the Island, formed by the continuous action of waves over limestone rocks
  • With amazing varieties of bars, clubs and restaurants, you can enjoy a great nightlife in the Barbados
  • You can also find resorts that overlooking the Caribbean sea and Atlantic ocean in Barbados Island

17 Marble Caves, Patagonia, Argentina-Chile Border

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Reasons to visit Marble Caves

  • It is an unreal geological formation located on General Carrera lake in Argentina-Chile Border. It include a group of cavern and tunnels on huge marble blocks
  • The stunning marble caves are formed by continuous action of waves over monoliths of marbles over thousands of years. This site has one of the largest marble deposition in the world
  • The view of lake general carrera with turquoise waters against the gorgeous marble caverns is a great sight that you need to see to believe
  • The appearance of marble caves changes in accordance with rise and fall of water level in the lake in different seasons

16 Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

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Reasons to visit Moraine Lake

  • Moraine lake is probably the most scenic lake in the world. This breathtaking lake located in the valley of ten peaks in the Banff National Park
  • The brilliant blue to turquoise waters is the main characteristic of Moraine lake. This attractive color is due to the mixing up of minerals with the water
  • In the backdrop of moraine lake, you can see a series of 10 stunning mountain peaks
  • This site has more than 100 amazing hiking trails that offer many scenic attractions
  • There are lodges in the bank of Moraine lake. Staying in such a scenic landscape can be an unforgettable experience for you
  • Canoeing is the most popular activity in the moraine lake. You can also take a scenic helicopter flight over Moraine lake

15 Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

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Reasons to visit Salar De Uyuni

  • Spanning 4086 square miles, Salar De Uyuni in Southwest Bolivia is the largest salt flat in the world. This unique landscape contains about 10 billion tons of salt
  • It looks stunning in both wet and dry seasons. In the dry season, you can see a vast expanse of a hexagonal sheet of dry salt. The shape is due to the crystalline nature of the salt
  • In the wet season, when the entire area covered with clear water, the Salar De Uyuni become a largest natural mirror in the world. You can clearly see the reflection of the sky at that time
  • Salar De Uyuni is exceptionally flat and easy to spot. For these reasons, NASA uses this unique landscape to positioning their satellites
  • It is a photographer’s paradise. But the exceptional flatness of Salar De Uyuni can cause the photographs to looks distorted
  • A 4*4 tour across the salt flats is the best way to experience the Salar De Uyuni. It definitely offers a surreal experience for you

14 Rainbow Mountains, Danxia Landform Geological Park, China

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Reasons to visit Rainbow Mountains

  • The rainbow mountains of Danxia Landform Geological Park is an amazing geological wonder that you need to see to believe. The high mountains in this landscape have unusual, rainbow-like color
  • This breathtaking coloration is due to the millions of years of deposition of sandstone and other minerals
  • June to September is the best period to visit the rainbow mountains. The colors become more clear and bright at that time. The view of this landscape just after the rain is also a great sight to see
  • At Sunsets and Sunrises, you could see the changing of color pattern of these mountains
  • The well maintained viewing platform let you get a closer view of these amazing mountains. There are also car services to get around the National Park

13 Niagara Falls, U.S.A-Canada Border

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Reasons to visit Niagara Falls

  • Located between the international border of the United States and Canada, the Niagara Falls is one of the amazing places to visit in your lifetime. Niagara combines three waterfalls – American fall, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe falls
  • The Bridal Veil falls and American falls lies in the U.S.A side and the most of Horseshoe falls lies within the Canadian range
  • The highest vertical fall at Niagara is 165 feet
  • Niagara produce is a water flow rate of 85000 ft/s. It is the highest water flow rate than any other waterfall in the world
  • The waters of Niagara have striking green color. It is due to the mixing up of rock flavors with the water.
  • In winter ice blocks will form at the top and bottom of Niagara falls
  • The natural whirlpool at the Niagara falls has a maximum depth of 125 feet. The aero car service will offers amazing view of Niagara whirlpool for the visitors
  • The boat ride is a don’t miss activity at Niagara Falls. Apart from a fun ride, you could enjoy a stunning view of Niagara Falls from a different perspective
  • At every evenings, the Niagara Falls lit in different colors by Niagara Falls Illumination Board

12 Santorini, Greece

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Reasons to visit Santorini

  • Santorini is a charming, crescent-shaped, beautiful Island of Greece. Located in the Southern Andean sea, It is one of the scenic, tourist destination of Greece
  • The colorful villages are the main attraction of Santorini. The high cliffs of Santorini are lined with beautiful, whitewashed houses. It gives a homogeneity and unique look to the villages
  • The beaches in Santorini are so unique and charming. Due to the different geographical features the shorelines of Santorini beaches appears in different colors including black, red and white. The waters of these beaches are so clear and have striking turquoise color
  • The gorgeous Sunsets are one of the main reasons why people flock to Santorini. The small town of Oia is the best Sunset viewing point in Santorini
  • With amazing beaches, Sunsets and colorful villages, Santorini is also one of the most beautiful place to photograph
  • To explore the Island, you can rent a scooter at an affordable rate
  • Santorini is also home to some of the best wineries in the world

11 Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

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Reasons to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the greatest ancient monuments in the world and the most famous attraction of Egypt
  • The Great pyramid is the oldest and largest of three well-known pyramids in the Giza Necropolis of Egypt. It was built between 2589 B.C and 2504 B.C as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu
  • About 2.5 million blocks of stones were used for the construction of the great monument. These stones weigh between 1.5 and 15 tons
  • This amazing pyramid rises up to a height of 146.5 meters. It was the tallest pyramid in the world for more than 3800 years
  • There are three burial chambers inside Great Pyramid of Giza. The lowest chamber carved into the bedrock, the next one is Queen’s chamber and the third one is King’s chamber
  • The interior temperature of Great Pyramid of Giza (20 degree Celsius) is constant
  • The mortar used for the construction of Great Pyramid of Giza is stronger than stone and can’t be reproduced. It’s mixing is still unknown to the modern world
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza also can be seen from space

10 Great Blue Hole, Belize

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Reasons to visit Great Blue Hole

  • The great blue hole is a natural underwater sinkhole located 70 km away from the mainland of Belize. It is the most popular dive destination in the country
  • The great blue hole is almost circle in shape. It is 300 meters wide and 125 meters deep
  • This amazing sinkhole is known for its deep blue color that caused by presence of white carbonate sand and transparency of water
  • Formed in the ice age by the opening of a dry cave and melting of huge ice blocks
  • It is a world class destination for scuba diving
  • The walls of Great blue hole aged millions of years. It is also home to some of amazing marine species including nurse shark, reef shark and giant groupers

9 Great Wall of China

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Reasons to visit Great Wall of China

  • Great wall i the most popular landmark of China and one of the greatest architectural wonders of Ancient world
  • It is not a continuous wall. The great wall combines circular walls, parallel walls and side walls
  • The great wall was built by different Dynasties of China. The first part of this wall was built by emperor Qin Shi Huang between 220 B.C and 206 B.C. Since then, different dynasties added new sections to the original wall.
  • With a total length of 5500.3 miles, the great wall is the longest structures man have ever built on the face of the Earth
  • The height of the Great wall ranges from 16-33 feet and has a width between 13-15 feet
  • Without aid , the great wall of China can’t be seen from space
  • Many parts of Great wall have been eroded away. Only a few sections of original wall remain today
  • The Badaling in Beijing city is the most visited section of the Great wall of china. This section of wall was built by Ming Dynasty and also has undergone restoration
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8 Machu Picchu, Peru

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Reasons to visit Machu Picchu

  • Machu Picchu is the ruins of the royal estate built by the Incas located high in the Andes mountains of Peru. It contains temples, palaces, residences, storage rooms and stone structures. This site covers a vast land of 5.09 square miles
  • Machu Picchu was built in 15th century by Inca emperor Pachacuti. But after the Spanish invasion the site was abandoned in 16th Century
  • Machu Picchu was discovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911
  • Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 1972 feet above sea level. The site is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks
  • The structures found in Machu Picchu are carved out of granite rocks. Some of the rocks used for the construction of Machu Picchu weighs more than 50 tons
  • To your surprise, no mortar was used for the constructions of buildings in Machu Picchu. They cut the huge stone blocks so precisely to fit together tightly. In addition to this the well-crafted stone structures and sophisticated irrigation system shows the outstanding engineering skills of Incas
  • You can reach the Machu Picchu by hiking the amazing Inca trail. It takes 3-5 days for the completion

7 Taj Mahal, Agra, India

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Reasons to visit Taj Mahal

  • The most famous tourist attraction of India and one of seven wonders of the world
  • Taj Mahal is considered as the symbol of pure love. This amazing mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his wife Mumtaz Mahal
  • The Taj Mahal was constructed between 1632 and 1653. It is the finest example of Mughal architecture
  • The name ‘Taj Mahal’ means ‘crown of palaces’. This beautiful marble mausoleum has a huge central dome and a number of smaller domes. There are also four decorative pillars or minarets on the four corners of the Taj Mahal
  • Taj Mahal has a height of 240 feet and all four sides of this monument are perfectly identical
  • Taj Mahal appears in different colors in different times of a day – pinkish at morning, milky white at evening and golden at night
  • Taj Mahal is situated in a vast land of 17 hectares. The site includes a number of other buildings, a beautiful 300 square meter garden, and a reflecting pool

6 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Reasons to visit Bora Bora

  • Bora Bora is the most beautiful Island in French Polynesia. With aqua-centric luxury resorts, beautiful lagoons, friendly locals and fantastic nightlife, Bora Bora it truly a must visit places in the world
  • Bora Bora can be entitled as the most beautiful lagoon destination in the world. This Island paradise is surrounded by a breathtaking turquoise lagoon and sand-edged Islets
  • Luckily, the Bora Bora Island is free from dangerous snakes and insects
  • Beautiful bungalows built over the clear, electric blue waters are one of the main attractions of Bora Bora. The private balconies of these bungalows offer stunning view of the lagoon and Sunsets
  • Bora Bora is a world-class snorkeling and diving destination. You can swim among more than 100 amazing marine species and can see huge, beautiful coral reefs up close. In addition, you can also enjoy the romantic Sunset cruise, jet skiing, parasailing, kite boarding and wind surfing
  • There are only a few public access beaches in Bora Bora. But the Matira beach of Bora Bora truly among the most beautiful beaches in the world. The white sands, calm and clear blue waters and amazing resorts will definitely make you fall in love with this beach

5 Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States

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Reasons to visit Antelope Canyon

  • Antelope canyon in Navajo territory of Arizona is the most beautiful slot canyon in the world. This geological wonder is famous for its wavy sandstone walls, narrow passages and striking colors
  • Antelope canyon is the most photographed slot canyon in the world
  • Antelope canyon has two sections – upper antelope canyon and lower antelope canyon
  • The upper antelope canyon is the most commonly visited part of this site because it is easily accessible. In summer, you can enjoy the amazing view of Sun beams coming through the opening above the slot canyon
  • Lower antelope canyon has stairs along the rock walls to access the site. Unlike upper antelope canyon, the paths of lower antelope canyon are narrower. Still, the incredible rock formations make this site worth visiting.
  • Antelope canyon is prone to flooding in monsoon. So, tourists are not allowed to enter the site that time

4 Antarctica

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Reasons to visit Antarctica

  • Unspoiled by the urbanization, Antarctica is one of few places on Earth where you can enjoy the beauty of nature at its best
  • Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth with an average temperature of -49 degree Celsius
  • Most areas of Antarctica are covered with thick sheet of ice. In some parts the thickness measures over 1 mile.
  • Antarctica is home to some of the amazing species of animals and birds. They are well adapted to live in the harsh conditions of Antarctica. Penguins are the most popular animal of Antarctica. There are eight species of penguins live in Antarctica. Upon them, the Adelie and the Emperor penguins are found nowhere else in the world
  • Apart from penguins, the crabeater seals, elephant seal, dusky dolphin, killer whale, wandering albatross and Antarctic shags are other animals found in Antarctica
  • Antarctica is one the best whale watching destinations in the world. Humpback, blue, minke, sperm, fin, sei and killer whales are the commonly found species of whales in Antarctica
  • Most of glacial ice of Earth found in Antarctica and it is also home to many amazing glaciers. About 77000 sq. km area of Antarctica covered by glaciers
  • There is almost no activity to match with the kayak excursion in Antarctica. December to March is the best time for kayaking in Antarctica. You can paddle amongst the huge icebergs in the coasts of Antarctica

3 Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Reasons to visit Great Barrier Reef

  • Australia’s most beautiful tourist attraction and one of the natural wonders on Earth
  • Comprising more than 3000 individual reef systems and stretches over 1430 miles, the great barrier reef is the largest coral reef in the world
  • The great barrier reef is the biggest living structure on Earth that can even see from space
  • This tropical wonder is home to wide varieties of marine creatures including 1625 types of fishes, 3000 types of molluscs, 133 species of sharks, 30 species of whales and 600 types of corals.
  • Great barrier reef has an unbelievable perfect heart-shaped reef
  • Take scuba diving or snorkeling to experience the magical  underwater world of great barrier reef. The up close view of stunning coral reefs will definitely leave you breathless. There are also glass-bottom boats, semi-submersible and sailboats to see the diverse marine life and amazing coral reefs
  • Undoubtedly great barrier reef is the most picturesque drop zone in the world. Take skydive here to enjoy the most stunning view of the largest coral reef system in the world. There is also seaplane service that offer a magical view of great barrier reef from a different perspective

2 Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

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Reasons to visit Grand Canyon

  • Perhaps no other place in United States is as beautiful as Grand Canyon. This breathtaking steep-sided canyon is located in the Arizona State
  • The 227 mile long, 18 miles wide Grand canyon is the largest canyon in the United States. It is also one of the seven natural wonders in the world
  • Grand Canyon features stunning cliffs, multicolored rock layers and copper colored Colorado river
  • It is estimated that the metamorphic rocks found at the bottom of Grand Canyon are over 2 billion years old. They can reveal much about the Earth’s history
  • The limestone rocks found at the Northern rim of Grand Canyon aged more than 230 million years old
  • Five Indian tribes (Havasupai, Navajo, Hopi, Hualapai and Hopi) have been living around Grand Canyon for thousands of years
  • Grand canyon is a perfect destination for sightseeing, hiking, photographing and rafting
  • The Havasupai falls located within Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing waterfalls in the world. Surrounded by the multicolored cliffs, the Havasupai falls is famous for its striking vivid blue waters and amazing pools
  • The Grand Canyon Skywalk, a cantilever bridge situated 720 feet above canyon floor offer a stunning view of the cliffs and rock formations in the site
  • The Sunsets and Sunrises at Grand Canyon appears in vivid colors. It is a don’t miss sight during your visit to Grand Canyon
  • With the permission from backcountry information center, you can enjoy overnight hiking in Grand Canyon

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1 Maldives

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Reasons to visit Maldives

  • With unbelievable white sand beaches, magical underwater world and amazing resorts, the Maldives is truly a paradise on Earth
  • Maldives comprises 1190 coral Islands. Only 202 of them are inhabited
  • This amazing Island archipelago have charming white sand beaches with clearest turquoise waters. You can enjoy the variety of activities in these beaches including parasailing, snorkeling, swimming and diving
  • The glittering beach on Vaadhoo Island is a surreal attraction that you need to see to believe during your visit to Maldives. It is a natural phenomenon and the mesmerizing shining water is a result of bioluminescence generated by planktons
  • With an abundance of marine life and more than 70 different species of colorful corals, The Maldives is a perfect destination for snorkeling and diving. Through the crystal clear waters of Maldives, you could view the unbelievable underwater world of the Island
  • 87 Islands of Maldives are exclusively dedicated for resorts. These Islands provides all types of resorts for the visitors. You can easily find an affordable resort here. These resorts offer a variety of dining options, stunning view to the beaches, swimming pools, fitness centers, tennis and volleyball courts and dive centers. There are also underwater restaurants in Maldives
  • Ride in traditional Maldivian boat called ‘Dhoni’ is the most blissful way to explore the Island. An evening ride would offer stunning Sunset views
  • The dive warren thila is a popular dive spot located in the Ari Atoll of Maldives. Here you will watch different species of sharks including whitetip reef sharks, gray reef sharks, leopard sharks, nurse sharks and whale sharks
  • Take a seaplane flight over the Maldives to enjoy the stunning view natural atoll formations, vast blue ocean and lagoons of the archipelago
  • With underwater nightclubs, bars and beach parties, Maldives is also a perfect destination for vibrant nightlife