If you believe you are a hodophile and are unsure where you want to go next, we’ve got you covered. The world is unconditionally beautiful, but as Orwell would say, some places are more beautiful than others. And with that come the 20 most beautiful sights in the world – sights that, no matter what, you need to see with your own eyes to grasp the true moving power of the earth.
The journey may be difficult with these destinations unless you fly first class, but it is well worth the effort. Whether it’s a sunny day or a rainy night, the most beautiful sights worldwide ensure a wild time.
Some local spots are a treasure trove of authentic experiences, as well as places to take pictures, eat wonderful cuisine, and simply roam around appreciating the local life.
Let’s get started!
Japan in Cherry Blossom Season
Anime and quirky culture are what Japan is known for, but one thing you should know is that during mid-March and early May, there is nothing more lovely than seeing this soft pink grandeur of flowers, it’s practically a very delicate Expression with a cluster of Somei-Yoshio trees. This is arguably Japan’s most beautiful sight.
You’ve probably heard of cherry blossom as a perfume aroma; it’s because the entire season smells like a crisp blend of the trees’ scent and other elements.
Sakura is another name for this season.
Machu Picchu, Peru
This location, located above the sacred valley, is steeped in history. From fascinating tomb riddles like Lara Croft’s quest to modern-day archaeology findings. If you want to feel the essence of history, this is the place to be.
A “no-fly” zone exists above Machu Picchu due to a chopper landing that damaged the archaeological site in the 1970s.
If you choose to climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you will be able to appreciate even more of this region’s spectacular splendor.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Are you planning a trip to Bora Bora? It will assist if you brush up on your Tahitian and French. Bora Bora is the place to go if you want to see a region that is surrounded by lagoons, coral reefs, and islands. If you’re looking for places to visit, the cluster of islands also has an extinct volcano in the center.
In the biosphere, you can view a variety of aquatic wildlife such as sharks, manta rays, and crabs.
It’s the ideal vacation spot for those who appreciate beaches and seafood.
The never ending urge to take a break and unwind has a new term for it and it’s called Peru
This historic and stunning country in South America is the highlight of the unknown while still being in the known. The capital Lima has brilliant architecture marvels that is a must see but the greatest take away would be the city of Machu Picchu or the lost city of Incas and the sacred valley, a civilisation that has its roots dated all the way back to the 1400s that can be reached through a trek amongst lush mountains. This city will definitely give you the adrenaline rush to scream on top of the mountains and have your moment. From the catacombs to the ancient city, Peru offers magnificent natural and cultural importance and is definitely a breath-taker.
Forbidden City, China
A palace complex buried in the Dongsheng District of Beijing, China, near the heart of Beijing’s Imperial City. From the Ming dynasty (from the Yongle Emperor) to the end of the Qing dynasty, between 1420 and 1924, this palace complex served as the Emperor of China’s winter residence.
With a large collection of works by artists from the Ming and Qing eras. In 1987, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The complex is made up of roughly 980 buildings with a total of 8,886 rooms, so it’s easy to get lost wandering around.
The Forbidden City is well known for its political ties and ritual ceremonies, so plan your visit around one of these events.
If you’re seeking for a wonderful beach, a getaway with a scenic view and amazing islands, here is the place to go.
The infamous Phi Phi islands are one destination to visit. Wat Tham Sua also has a cave temple. According to legend, there used to be a tiger who lived in the cave and gave the temple its name.
Krabi provides a variety of relaxing activities, including hot springs, boat cruises, and safaris.
The “Four Island ferry” is a must-see tourist attraction if you want to witness Thailand’s most beautiful sights.
Cape Town, South Africa
Tourists visiting Cape Town are frequently concerned about crime levels in the area. This is a common worry in any foreign territory, especially from the perspective of a traveler. Although it is safe, there are a few things to keep in mind when visiting South Africa and Cape Town.
However, in this colorful and eclectic city, things are not always as awful as they appear. Cape Town has been developed into a safe tourism destination.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in southwestern Iceland, is one of the country’s most beautiful sights. The spa is located in a lava field near Grindavik and in front of Mount Orbjörn on Reykjanes Peninsula, in an area favorable for geothermal power, and is supplied by water used in the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station.
In addition, if you are visiting Blue Lagoon, it has a variety of places to stay.
Who knows, you might run into some international celebrities if you go. Bjork, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West have all been spotted in the Blue Lagoon, much to the delight of other visitors.
The mention of Paris makes the heart all dreamy and mushy. The city entices with its magnificent art, architecture, culture, and cuisine, but there’s a quieter magic waiting to be discovered as well: the quaint cobbled lanes, the sweet patisseries around the corner, and the cozy little bistros that beckon with a glass of Beaujolais. Prepare to make Paris your own.
Despite the long museum closures, the Louver received 2.8 million visitors in 2021, despite the long museum closures caused by the COVID-19 virus.
Hawa Mahal, India
One of India’s most beautiful sights, the Hawa Mahal is a palace in the Indian city of Jaipur. Built of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the outskirts of Jaipur’s City Palace and extends to the Zenana, or women’s chambers.
The structure was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur, India. He was so inspired by Khetri Mahal’s unique structure that he built this grand and historical palace.
Lal Chand Ustad created the design. Its five-story exterior resembles a honeycomb, with 953 small windows called Jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework.
New York City, USA
For lovers of amalgamated culture, the streets of NYC are some of world’s most beautiful sights. New York City has been described as the world’s cultural, financial, and media capital, having a significant impact on commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, dining, art, fashion, and sports, as well as being the most photographed city in the world. New York is an important center for international diplomacy because it is home to the United Nations headquarters.
Havasu Falls, Arizona, USA
Havasu Falls is an iconic natural wonder that can be seen on many calendars and screensavers, as well as on television, magazines, and online media around the world. This is one of America’s most beautiful sights when it comes to waterfalls. Hiking to Havasu Falls is a bucket-list adventure for experienced hikers looking for the hike of a lifetime. It is ideal for an overnight road trip to or from Lake Havasu City. There are also hiking and helicopter tours available.
Havasu Falls, located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation just outside of Grand Canyon National Park, is frequently confused with Lake Havasu. Both are beautiful water paradises, but it takes four to five hours just to get to the Havasu Falls trailhead from Lake Havasu City. Hiking to Havasu Falls from there is a ten-mile downhill hike from the trailhead.
The perfect getaway with all year round pleasant weather, pastel blended architecture and clear skies that look straight out of a painting, Lisbon the capital city of Portugal is definitely all you need to live that straight out of a movie life while sipping it’s famous port wine at night where it looks just like a city of stars. You can visit the Alcobaça monastery in Leira and unravel the story of true love depicted in the carved sculptures and visit the Palacio Da Pena in Lisbon for a once in a lifetime experience of being in an enchanted kingdom with a fairy-tale palace
Burma or Myanmar’s peaceful and one of most beautiful sights, Bagan was the capital of the first Burmese kingdom which has been preserved and is now a UNESCO world heritage site for the magnificent stupas and buddhist structures, unique ancient architecture. The city looks like the gateway to heaven early in the morning with mist all around and sunlight radiating the forests and temples making you so at peace that you get one step closer to Nirvana. The whole experience is enhanced with the use of old techniques of transportation such has cattle drawn carriages
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague hit’s a special spot in our hearts where we get immersed in scenes from Rockstar, dancing through the beautiful baroque buildings and gothic churches just soaking in the thrill and colors of the city and the energy of all around us and it’s exquisite and budget friendly nightlife. A recommendation to fall in love with and find love in, Prague definitely has to be on our personal favorites list
The best experience one can have is in Vienna, the capital city of Austria but we would suggest watching “Before Sunrise” to really have an extraordinary time there. From the The Viennese giant Ferris wheel to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the serene walks that you can take at night to meet people or yourself, Vienna is absolutely nothing but wonders that blend to create a perfect stay
We’ve all had our “eat, pray, love” craving in life but the entire circle of being ends with love and for us, love is Bali. One of the most preferred destination for honeymoons, Bali is Indonesia’s most beautiful sights that will look ethereal on the first glance. A place where you get to connect with your soul and be one with nature, where the trees and the beaches nurture you and give you happiness, the local culture and art with herbal remedies can definitely be the detox you’re looking for especially when you get to live in affordable and exquisite homestays and B&Bs that are innovative in terms of architecture and use of natural resources
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Undoubtedly UAE’s most beautiful sight, thismosque was constructed on a platform nine meters above ground level at Abu Dhabi’s main entrance. The overall design is a classical hypostyle based on Moroccan mosques, combined with domed Ottoman Mosque architecture.
The architect’s genius is on display in the design scheme he devised for the central space surrounding the mihrab area, which received special attention. The space is designed in the shape of an eight-pointed star, defined by the dome’s regular eight-sided polygon and the eight pillars that support it. Some consider it to be a symbol of the Divine Throne, which is carried by eight angels.
Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital, is full of cool neighborhoods with hidden art galleries, cocktail bars, designer boutiques, and hipster hangouts. Whether you’re looking for a stay in bohemian Gràcia, hip El Born, trendy Poblenou, edgy Raval, or somewhere else, here’s our pick of Barcelona’s coolest neighborhoods.
Gràcia, for example, is a cool architectural landmark. It’s well known for international cuisine – you’ll find authentic Italian eateries, American pie shops, and Japanese sushi and ramen restaurants. It’s also a cool place to shop, with independent stores selling everything from vintage vinyl records to unique boho fashion and handmade souvenirs. Gràcia is also a nightlife hotspot, with lively bars, swanky cocktail bars, and traditional live music venues.
El Born is the narrow channel of streets that engulfs the evangelical church of Santa Maria del Mar. Some of the city’s coolest spots – clandestine speakeasies, hip coffee shops, trendy concept stores, and hipster barbers – are hidden down backstreets here.
It was constructed as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu, also known as Cheops, of the Fourth Dynasty, anda his queen. Khufu is thought to have reigned from 2589 BC to 2566BC in the 26th century BC.
The pyramid is one of three large pyramids in the Giza Necropolis, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
It was the tallest man-made structure for more than 3,800 years, standing 481 feet tall including the tip, which is no longer present, until Lincoln Cathedral was completed in 1311.
Key West, Florida, USA
Key West is the county seat of Monroe County, which encompasses the majority of the Florida Keys and a portion of the Everglades. The city has a total land area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km2). “One Human Family” is the city’s official motto.
Key West has a port as well. The Port of Key West includes Key West Bight, Garrison Bight at City Marina, and three cruise ship docks.
The Sunward was the first cruise ship to use the port in 1969. It docked at Pier B, which was owned by the US Navy at the time.
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