Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, so goes the saying. And it is true! So, when it comes to the 10 most beautiful places in the world, opinions can vary. Hence, as talking about the top 10 beautiful places in the world is not possible, we will talk about the 10 most beautiful places. Whatever one’s choices are, no one can deny that the places mentioned here are gorgeous. Spread around the world, these places are picturesque and breathtaking. Perfect for a romantic honeymoon, a solo trip or a holiday with family and friends, visiting one of the 10 most beautiful places in the world would turn out to be the most memorable vacation for you.
1.Moraine Lake, Canada
Located in the Banff National Park of Canada, Moraine Lake is a glacial-fed lake. Although small, Moraine Lake compensates for its size with its picturesque beauty. Flanked by towering mountain peaks, the lake is home to ancient rock piles, blue waters and gorgeous waterfalls. The combination of all these natural elements makes it one of the most beautiful places on earth. You can either sit on the bank or enjoy canoeing or kayaking in the lake to admire the beauty of the place.
2.Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
The Iguazu Falls is also known as the largest broken waterfall because it comprises 275 separate small waterfalls called cascades. One of the unique things about the Iguazu Falls is that it is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, and hence both countries can enjoy its beauty. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beauty of the waterfalls is enhanced by the verdant rainforest that surrounds it. This rainforest is sub-tropical and houses a variety of flora and fauna, including plants, birds and mammals. The breathtaking waterfalls have to be seen to be believed!
3.The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Anyone who has ever visited Ireland would know that it is one of the most spectacular places in the world. However, if you have to point out one of the most beautiful and the most popular spots in the country, it would be the Cliffs of Moher. Located in Clare County, the cliffs are beautiful and dramatic. Soaring over the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher stand at the height of 702 feet. While you would be mesmerized by the striking views from the cliff, you would also get the chance to see more than 20 species of birds, including kittiwakes, puffins, razorbills, etc. You also get to admire colourful flowers and a variety of plants here.
4.Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Home to 16 natural lakes, numerous waterfalls and interesting flora and fauna make the Plitvice Lakes National Park one of the most breathtaking spots in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage is the largest and the most beautiful national parks on earth. During your visit to this national park, you get to choose amongst 4 different hiking trails and 7 routes, and each one of them offers dreamy landscapes that would make you want to stay at this place forever. The wonderful meadows, amazing limestone rock formations, lush oak forests and clear, blue and turquoise waters of the Plitvice Lakes National Park would not fail to capture your heart.
5.The Fairy Pools, Scotland
The Fairy Pools is a place that looks straight out of a fairytale. Endowed with beautiful waterfalls that run into aqua blue pools, clear waters and an amazing landscape, there is something magical about The Fairy Pools in Scotland. The beauty of the place is enchanting and all you would want to do is take pictures. However, if you love adventure, take the chance to take a dip into its ice-cold water. The place is perfect for indulging in some wild swimming adventures. You will get to explore various pools, including the natural infinity pool that is supported by a gorgeous stone wall.
6.The Rainbow Mountains, China
If there is a place that is as picture perfect as a painting, the Rainbow Mountains in China would take the prize. Juxtapose in hues or reds, blues, yellows and greens, the mountains are filled with natural colours that make the place look breathtaking. The Rainbow Mountains are a part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park and are nothing less than a wonder. The different colours of the mountains can be attributed to the iron and trace minerals found in the soil. The Rainbow Mountains are truly a beauty and one of the must visit places when you are in China.
7.Whitehaven Beach, Australia
The Whitehaven Beach in Australia is exactly like its name. One of the largest of the 74 islands in Whitsundays, the Whitehaven Beach is pristine with pure white sand and words are not enough to describe its beauty. Moreover, the blue, green and turquoise waters of the sea only enhances the exquisiteness of the place. Located in the centre of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitehaven Beach is just a boat trip away from Hamilton Island. Serene and peaceful, there is nothing like spending a day on this island, relaxing on the beach. Also, make it a point to visit Tongue Point on the island as it gives the best view of the entire place.
8.Palawan Islands, Philippines
Somewhere in Western Philippines lies one of the most beautiful as well as the largest islands on earth, the Palawan Islands. An archipelago comprising 1780 islands, the Palawan Islands have everything to make it the perfect piece of heaven. Blessed with white sand beaches, limestone rocks, clear waters and beautiful caves, Palawan Islands have a lot to offer. It is also the perfect place to go scuba diving and explore the amazing underwater life filled with unique corals and reefs as well as marine animals. The tropical island is also home to various species of birds, making bird watching a pleasure here.
9.Grand Canyon, USA
Carved by the Colorado River over the course of 5000 years, the Grand Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the world. The huge gorge is 1-mile deep and looks like absolutely splendid. The canyon has three rims, namely West Rim, South Rim and North Rim. While all the rims offer something amazing to the visitors, it is the South Rim that sees the most visitors. It is here that you would get to see some great views, Native American ruins as well as historic artefacts. While the Grand Canyon is enormous and at the same time gorgeous, it is the sunrise and sunset that take the cake.
10.Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
The list cannot be complete without mentioning the largest salt lake or salt flats in the world, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Spread around an area of 10,582 sq.km, the landscape is nothing less than grand. The whole area is covered in white salt, a residue of the dried-up prehistoric lake. Apart from the white salt, the ground is covered in strange rock formations that add to the beauty of the place. Another interesting thing about the place is that it is completely flat and offers a reflection of the world above. Anyone would find beauty in this amazing natural wonder of the world.
The existence of these beautiful places proves that there is no better artist than nature. Humans may have reached places when it comes to inventions and technologies, but just a look at one of these places is enough to humble even the genius mind.