The world we live in is beautiful place, full of completely different sceneries to explore. There are some stunning locations that most of us don’t even know are waiting for us out there. There are majestic mountains, breathtaking sites, eye-catching waterfalls, and other natural wonders waiting for us to explore. Here we present you the top 10 breathtaking places on Earth which everyone should come to visit and explore. We will also let the pictures do most of the talking!
- 10. Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China
- 9. The Fairy Pools Isle of Skye, Scotland
- 8. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
- 7. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
- 6. Guilin, China
- 5. Socotra Island, Indian Ocean
- 4. Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines
- 3. Northern Lights, Iceland
- 2. Grand Canyon National Park, USA
- 1. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
10. Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China
The Rainbow Mountains of China is a real natural wonder and is considered to be a natural color palette. If you are a nature lover and love the enchanting beauty of the Grand Canyon and want to have a similar, but much more colorful experience, then start packing to the Gansu Province in China.
It’s also regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth and hence finds a place in our list of the Top 10 breathtaking locations where nature went crazy.
This geological wonder gives the impression that a beautiful and colorful rainbow painted on top of these mesmerizing mountains. The colors are said to be formed due to the presence of certain minerals in the sandstone, which through long geological processes formed up the rainbow-like gradient. The sandstones and siltstones were deposited in these mountains 55 million years ago, even before the Great Himalayas formed. These deposits on the hills became the main ingredients that transformed into stunning colors that we know today.
The mountains were included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracted millions of visitors every year from around the world.
9. The Fairy Pools Isle of Skye, Scotland
Even if you do not fancy yourself as a believer in fairytales, you will start believing once you set your eyes on this beautiful natural wonder. The Fairy Pools is a natural water wonder located in Glenn Brittle on the Isle of Skye.
The water is crystal-clear, and the backdrop of the beautiful mountains is a stunning view for photo enthusiasts. The magical atmosphere will engulf anyone seeing for the first time. If you want to go on a wild swimming adventure, then you can take your chances in the pool, as the water is freezing.
The Fairy Pools is also considered to be a favorite location for walkers, as it takes close to 20 minutes to reach the fantastic pools from Glen Brittle. But the walk towards the Fairy Pools is filled with stunning natural beauty along with a series of aqua blue pools. There is also a lovely infinity pool bounded by a natural stone wall.
8. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia is considered to be one of the top most natural attractions in the world. Visiting the world’s largest salt flat will give anyone a genuinely out-of-the-world experience. A mere walk on the seemingly endless salt mine is breathtaking. While some have seen the stunning fantasy paintings of the renaissance era, for those who haven’t, visit the Salar De Uyuni and see the spectacle unfold before your own eyes.
The sheer beauty of the desolate surface and the mysterious islands formed in a sea of salt leaves you speechless. A visit to this epic beauty will be etched in mind and remain in your memories for a long time.
Another highlight of this geological wonder is the crystal-clear reflection of the beautiful blue sky and the white clouds. Everyone would be so engulfed with the fantastic sight the place delivers and will take some time to come back to their senses. The site offers some unbelievable richness. So, what are you waiting for? Time to pack your bags as there is a flight waiting for you to Bolivia.
The Salar De Uyuni stretches to more than 4000 sq. miles and is the result of the lakes that evaporated during the pre-historic period.
7. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is a famous and spectacular waterfall located on the Zambezi River, between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Kololo tribes inhabited the land near the falls during the 1800s and called the waterfalls as “Smoke that Thunders.” Such is the roaring sound of the waterfalls when it is full flow.
It’s really a grandeur and an awe-inspiring beauty that every nature lover needs to see this at least once in a lifetime. Nature lovers call it one of the most massive curtains in the world made of water. Even if you are miles away from this natural beauty, you can still see some columns of spray. It is estimated that during the peak winter season, around 500 million cubic meters of waters fall from the edge of the fall to a gorge located 100 meters below.
Another highlight of Victoria Falls, right opposite the falls is a wall of basalt with the same height if the falls. A walk around the rain forests on top of the basal wall will give some stunning views of the waterfalls.
6. Guilin, China
People fond of stunning landscapes and spectacular natural beauty can pack their bags to China and visit Guilin. It is one of the most beautiful Asian landscapes, and is located in southern China. It is a famous spot of tourists for its splendid landscape filled with limestone karst hills.
The place is filled with stunning landscapes, and as such, photo-crazy fans would certainly have their hands full. A walk along the beautiful countryside will reveal some astonishing rice-terrace mountains and beautiful views.
Almost 40% of the city is engulfed by these strangely shaped limestone karst hills that leave a fairytale feeling in you. Nighttime is spectacular at Guilin as the lake set in the middle of town starts glowing with all lights surrounding it.
5. Socotra Island, Indian Ocean
The next on our list of the Top 10 Breathtaking places on Earth, where nature went crazy is the Socotra Island located in the Indian Ocean. Socotra Island is famous for its unusual flora that you can’t see anywhere in the world.
The island is located across the coast of Yemen and spread over a distance of 250 miles. It is estimated that the island has more than 250 unique species of wild and weird flora. Some of the native flora includes the dragon’s blood tree. As the name suggests, when you perch the trunk of that tree, it sends out a resin-like material that is red in color resembling blood.
There is also a spectacular desert rose, which is believed to grow more than 10 feet. Next, the Adenium Socotranum tree looks more like a leg of an African elephant. On top of this weird tree, one can find beautiful pink flowers.
The Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean had been included into the list of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
4. Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines
Another stunning natural wonder is situated in Bohol, Philippines. If you are wondering why the name of Chocolate Hills, you better see it to believe it. The region is spread across only 50 sq. Km, but amidst this area, there are more than 1200 hills covered across. So, one can imagine how close every hill is located and anyone visiting for the first time will be bewildered.
It is such a fantastic sight to see as it sometimes it even takes us back to our childhood days. We used to paint small hills with rivers and trees around. Yes, the setting is like that sketch, and the location is truly a natural masterpiece.
During the dry season, the green cover on top of the hills is replaced with an astounding chocolate brown color. Hence, it is called by the locals as Chocolate Hills.
3. Northern Lights, Iceland
Northern Lights is not the name of a place in Iceland, but a natural phenomenon creating a visual spectacle. It is produced by electrically charged particles, that while entering the thin air above the surface of the Earth, creates something sort of a dancing lights adventure.
They mostly appear in green color, and sometimes people say that the colors can range from pink, orange and blue. The color variations are dependent on the kind of elements being ionized in the atmosphere, and as such, you can see different varieties depending on when you visit.
2. Grand Canyon National Park, USA
Grand Canyon is the runner up in our list of the Top 10 breathtaking places on Earth. It is visited by more than 5 million people every year. The Grand Canyon National Park is one the real wonder.
The real beauty of this natural spectacle cannot be felt unless you set foot on this place and see the grandeur set before your own eyes. Sunset and sunrise will leave you awestruck because of the splendid scenery it offers during that time. It might be a bit too desolate for some, but absolutely luxurious for photographers and hikers.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach in Australia is considered to be one of the best beaches in Australia and also truly a natural wonder. The crystal-clear white sands and the spectacular landscapes stretch to more than 7 kilometers along Whitsunday Island.
The award-winning beach for the top eco-friendly location offers plenty of things to do for tourists. But make sure to pack extra cans of water and snacks as you can’t find any hotels around. The water is warm, and a casual walk down the pristine beach will make you feel that you are in White Heaven.
It’s simply pure and natural, and a perfect destination for those of you who love unpolluted natural seasides.