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Our world is filled with indescribable beautiful places to go, both human-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would indeed be enough to experience all of it.

Most of us will probably never see everything that the world has to offer us, but it’s worth a shot!

Here are 20 beautiful places to see around the world that are definitely worth adding to your bucket list of best vacation spots.

1. Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is a collection of colourful fishing villages built on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean on the Italian Riviera. It’s not only gorgeous to look at, but with its fresh seafood, pesto, and wines, it’s a foodie destination too

2. Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Located on Whitsunday Island off the Queensland coast, Whitehaven Beach is made up of 98% pure silica sand, which is why it’s such a brilliant white. The powdery soft sand doesn’t retain heat so you can comfortably go barefoot. However, sunglasses to protect your eyes against the glare are recommended.

3. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

In the 1980s romantic fantasy The Princess Bride they were called the Cliffs of Insanity and the Cliffs of Moher really are insanely beautiful. They’re one of Ireland’s most popular attractions, so if you want to avoid the crowds, go outside of the summer season.

4. Quebec City

Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City effortlessly blends grand colonial buildings with modern architecture. To see it at its fairytale best, go in the winter. But summer is pretty delightful, too.

5. Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park is known for two things: Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, and the plateau-like formations known as tepuis. The most spectacular of these is Mount Roraima, which has steep cliffs on three sides and lies on the borders between Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana.

6. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Located in the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Antelope Canyon is the world’s most photographed slot canyon. Note that you can only visit with an authorized tour guide.

7. Namib Desert, Namibia

The Namib is one of the world’s oldest deserts and also one of the best places to go stargazing. Its age is estimated to be about 55 million years.

It’s home to the Skeleton Coast with its rusting shipwrecks, a fascinating array of animals, high dunes, and the sand-covered ghost town of Kolmanskop.

The desert is considered to be the most beautiful desert in the world with its red and yellow sand forming the massive sand dunes. This is where you will find the highest dunes in the world, which is measured to be at 325m.

8. Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Because of their remoteness, the Marquesas have remained untamed.

Their lush mountains and scenic valleys, waterfalls and quiet coves, and Polynesian beauties inspired French painter Paul Gauguin and Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel, both of whom spent their final years in this paradise.

9. Santorini, Greece

Rich in history and a cornucopia of Mediterranean treats like wine, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, and goat’s cheese, Santorini is one of the most popular Greek islands. With its whitewashed houses overlooking the blue Mediterranean, it’s one of the most picturesque too.

10. Zhangye Danxia, China

The Zhangye National Geopark is known for the Zhangye Danxia landform, a series of rocky mountains.

What makes these mountains so special is that mineral deposits have caused the rocks to boast strata in different colours, almost like a layer cake.

11. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

There are many castles fit for a fairytale princess, but the one that they all aspire to be is Neuschwanstein.

This castle, built in the late 1800s for King Ludwig II of Bavaria, was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland.

12. Marble Caves, Chile

On the border between Chile and Argentina, in the stunning Patagonia region, lies a lake known as Lake General Carrera if you’re on the Chilean side and Lake Buenos Aires if you’re on the Argentinean side.

You’ll find beautiful marble caves and amazing rock formations that you can explore by kayak.

13. Valley of the Ten Peaks, Alberta

Banff National Park is home to some truly breathtaking spots.

One of these is the Valley of the Ten Peaks, where the mirror-like surface of Moraine Lake reflects the blue of the sky, the white and dark brown of the mountains, and the dark green of the coniferous forests.

14. Havana, Cuba

There can be incredible beauty in ruin and if there’s one city that proves this, it’s the Cuban capital. Its grand but dilapidated buildings and classic cars lend Havana a nostalgic air but you’ll need to visit soon, before things change too much following Fidel Castro’s death.

15. Obudu Cattle Ranch, Nigeria

Obudu Mountain Resort also known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is one of Africa’s finest and most interesting and spectacular tourist destinations.

Obudu Mountain Resort is located in the highlands and deep tropical forests of Cross River State with a temperate climate at about 45 miles from the border with Cameroon.

Obudu Cattle Ranch is the place to be with rich natural vegetation and a picturesque view, the ranch has numerous pleasant and beautiful mountain-area and country-side views, with a well preserved and calm Serene to suit all tourists.

16. Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most beautiful sights in Africa.

Situated at the edge of the Atlas Mountains, along the valley of the Kasbahs; the city is filled with traditional mud-brick buildings, which are spectacular Moroccan architecture.

The city has been featured in so many movies such as Gladiator, the Lawrence of Arabia, and many others.

17. Valley of the Moon, Angola

The Valley of the Moon is one of the most unique landscapes in Africa.

Also known as Miradouro da Lua or Watchpoint, the landscape is slightly comparable to the moon surface, featuring amazing rock formation with its flaming red hue.

The Valley of the Moon is located 40 km south of Luanda in Angola.

18. Seychelles

Seychelles has long been an exclusive dream destination fro many people.

The destination features paradisiacal beaches, the turquoise sea, and the outstanding cliffs of the Indian Ocean, you should visit Seychelles for an experience that will remain in your hearts forever.

19. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa.

The city features the Table Mountain, the stunning beaches, magnificent landscapes, historical attractions, and plenty of lush vegetation.

It’s a destination that will give you an experience of a lifetime.

20. Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar

Set on a rock, along the shores of Michanwi Pingwe beach in Zanzibar, Rock Restaurant offers the finest cuisine and laid-back beauty that will take your breath away. Visit: The Rock Restaurant

sources: Slice, travelstart

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