Traveling is one of the most enriching and rewarding hobbies a person can have, and as such, there is no shortage of articles about the top breathtaking places to visit. Here, MusicSnake Magazine presents the ultimate travel list – 16 of the best, most breathtaking places you need to see before you die. Ready for a vacation? Just keep reading!
Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon is 6 million years old, so if you really want a taste of our world’s history, this is a good place to start. The canyon features rocks from at least 4 different geological eras in history – ride a mule down to the bottom to explore to your heart’s content!
Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
The bioluminescent phytoplankton featured in the water surrounding Vaadhoo Island are beyond stunning – they’re otherworldly. The plankton glow in the dark and there are thousands of them, lighting up the surrounding water in a light show you will never forget.
Yellowstone National Park, USA
Most well-known for its geysers and gorgeous landscapes, Yellowstone National Park is certainly a sight for sore eyes. There are an impressive 1000 miles of marked trails, which means you could probably spend your whole life there and not hike the same path once.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is just 26 miles from the capital Reykjavik. It is a geothermal spa that is renowned for its healing properties.
Thor’s Well, USA
Thor’s Well is located in Oregon. This is one of the most misunderstood natural phenomena in the world. The well appears to be a sinkhole that water drains into, although it is unclear where the water goes.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
This is the world’s tallest waterfall, and it is absolutely breathtaking in person. The Angel Falls water flows continuously from 807 meters above the ground and turns into a mist that can be felt from a few miles away before touching the ground.
Lake Louise, Canada
What makes this lake so special isn’t the water itself but what’s surrounding it. Located in Alberta, Canada, Lake Louise is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and evergreen forests that make it one of the most serene and picturesque sights humanly imaginable.
Taj Mahal, India
Taj Mahal is a very special place. More than 2M people come visit the palace every year; if that’s not a testament to how great it is, then nothing is.
Hanging Bridges, Borneo
Hanging Bridges in Borneo are one of the only things there that’s been touched by a human hand, making the environment surrounding them all the more surreal. At 130 feet above the ground, the suspension bridges can be quite scary to traverse, but it is well worth the explosion of flora and fauna you’ll experience.
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
The Waitomo Caves in New Zealand comprise about 150 different limestone caves, many of which are only accessible by boat. The caves are thought to be more than 2 million years old and are stunning to see in person.
Flathead Lake, USA
Located in Montana, this lake is the largest body of water in the US. Flathead Lake occupies 360 square miles and also holds the honor of being the most transparent lake in the world.
Pont des Arts, France
The Pont des Arts bridge in Paris is renowned for the padlocks that cover it. It is a tradition for couples to attach a padlock to the bridge as a way to celebrate and commit their love!
Pongur Waterfall, Vietnam
This waterfall has an impressive width of 300 feet and a height of 120 feet. Vietnam’s Pongur Waterfall consists of 7 levels, and the entire thing flows into a small lake. Surrounded by 25 acres of rainforest, the area surrounding the waterfall is one of the most breathtaking places in the world.
Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Lebanon
Baatara Gorge Waterfall is most impressive because of its height – 700 feet. The waterfall passes through 3 natural bridges that were formed during the Jurassic period.
Cano Cristales, Colombia
Known as the river of 5 colors, Cano Cristales is one of the most gorgeous bodies of water in the world. The multicolored moss makes the water appear iridescent and like a scene straight out of Willy Wonka.
Waiotapu, New Zealand
Waiotapu is most well-known for its mysterious healing properties. New Zealand’s geothermal park features colorful ponds, mud pools, and geysers that reach heights of up to 60 feet. Thanks for reading!
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