There are so many remarkable places on earth that make our planet unique. Nature has spent a lot of time and effort to give us spectacular views. Thanks to drone technology today we are able to explore unexplored places with a new perspective the result of which you will see as you will scroll down this article. Although the definition of remarkable may differ, we have tried to accommodate almost all those places that inspire awe.
The task of selecting just twenty places from thousands of beautiful places on earth is not easy, that is why we took inspiration from Beautiful Destinations the largest Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat community that shares incredible images of amazing destinations from talented photographers.
So, we will leave you to feast your eyes on these incredible pictures and let us know if you feel the same: are these the most beautiful places in the world? Without further adieu, let us begin!
Snøhetta – Norway
A sight to behold On the top of Snøhetta mountain in Norway.
Three Whale Rock – Thailand
This is a 75 million-year-old geological formation, protruding out of the Sam Wan Mountain in Phu Sing, Bueng Kan Province, Thailand
The Door to Hell – Turkmenistan
Located in the Karakum Desert of central Turkmenistan this Hellish Desert Pit Has Been On Fire for More Than 40 Years. Locally known as Darvaza, this is a man-made structure that was accidentally created in 1971, when Turkmenistan was still part of the Soviet Union, a group of Soviet geologists went to the Karakum in search of oil fields and started this fire in a gas pocket which then collapsed on itself and is burning since then.
Surfing in the Arctic
The cold always hurts, but in spite of the harsh, unforgiving weather, there are moments of raw and intense beauty.
Death Valley Sailing Stones – California
Located in a remote part of California’s Death Valley National Park, large stones appear to move through the dry lake bed known as Racetrack Playa, leaving a path on the cracking mud behind them.
Bled Island – Slovenia
The island of Bled is an important representative of the Slovenian cultural and natural heritage, as the shrine of the ancient Slavic goddess Živa dates back to the 7th century BC. Before the advent of Christianity in the Bled region, the island became a refuge for all the Slavic pagans.
Tumpak Sewu Waterfall in East Java, Indonesia
Tumpak Sewu appears to be made up of a variety of separate waterfalls converging into one horseshoe waterfall system. As if half-moon waterfalls aren’t as rare as they are, an active volcano in the backdrop makes this area one of the most unique places on earth. Semeru erupts almost regularly, with seismic activity being a daily phenomenon.
Puente Nuevo Bridge – Spain
Ronda is certainly one of the highlights of Andalucia. Particularly the Puente Nuevo, a lovely old stone bridge built-in 1793. This took 42 years to complete the building.
The Chinese dream
Each spring this small portion of Yunnan Province is covered by a flood of canola flowers! This province is renowned for its diverse scenery of snow-capped mountains, rice terraces, lakes and dark canyons.
Sigiriya – Sri Lanka
The rock plateau of Sigiriya, created by the magma of the extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles. The vision astounds tourists with the rare synergy of nature and human imagination. The castle complex contains the ruins of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, large parks, rivers, canals, alleys, and fountains.
Tucked away amid the high sand dunes of the world’s most arid desert, lies a secret oasis; a green, sandy lagoon flanked by tall palm trees whose shade offers a refreshing respite from the beating sun. This natural marvel is a geological wonder and has become one of Peru’s most exciting tourist attractions among young people.
Paddy Fields – Bali
Maybe the farmers do not realize, but they have created art. Some people will argue that this type of farming is not sustainable or harms the ecology, but still, it is something really amazing. The farmers have used a hostile terrain for their advantage and yet manage to somehow sync with the environment beautifully.
Cave of crystals – Mexico
Massive giant crystals were found in 2000 after a mining firm drained the water out of a cave. Two miners saw the crystals as they stepped into the dried room. These are buried 984 feet (300 meters) under the Sierra de Naica Mountain in Chihuahua, Mexico. Anchored to the walls and floors of the growing canyon, the crystals have gone through at least half a million years of uninterrupted growth. Some of them are long and large enough to walk through, so they truly feel like Superman’s Solitude Fortress.
Maya Bay – Thailand
Maya Bay, the stunning cove made famous by “The Beach,” the 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. This small bay, surrounded by high-rise limestone cliffs and its short strip of white powder sand beach, has become a prime example of the ecological destruction done by over-tourism. Currently, it is being closed for tourists and will reopen in 2021 after inspection by the competent authority.
Fingal’s Cave – Scotland
At 72 feet tall and 270 feet in length, the hexagonal columns of basalt embellish its inner walls and make this sea cave so physically impressive. These fractured columns form a rugged walkway just above the water line so that people can go further inside and discover the cave.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves – New Zealand
Millions of glowing worms live in the depths of this cave. The said worm is the insect’s larval stage. The scientific name is Arachnocampa Luminosa, which releases blue and green light from the body to attract the prey. Growing of them will have a sparkling period of just 6-12 months and will then become a fully grown insect.
The Heavenly Pit is the world‘s deepest sinkhole – China
Though it is hundreds of meters deep, the Xiaozhai Tiankeng sinkhole was not found until 1994, when a party of British explorers with the Royal Geographic Society came across it. After this tragic discovery, the void has captivated the imagination of cave hunters, archaeologists, and curious visitors from around the world.
Currently, the sinkhole is the central attraction of the Tiankeng Difeng — literally “heavenly pit and earth cave “— national park. Located in Fengjie County, Chongqing City, the diameter of the hole is 626 meters at its widest level. It’s also 662 meters from the top to the bottom, making it the biggest and deepest sinkhole in the world.
Sunrise over Llanganuco Valley – Peru
One of the most beautiful places on earth to observe a sunrise.
The Faroe Islands – Denmark
Secluded, jagged, barren and exposed to the elements, the Faroe Islands are a place of iconic beauty and local pride.
Valley of Flowers – India
It is a picturesque national park, crowned with the charm of the western Himalayas. The Valley of Flowers was discovered in 1931 and is a World Heritage Site with its beautiful, untamed flowers surrounded by white peaks. Endangered animals like Musk deer, Snow leopard, Blue Sheep, and Bearded Vulture call this picturesque place home.
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