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The 12 most Beautiful Places in the World

Word wide users have chosen the most captivating twelve corners of the planet. And the truth is that, by observing them, they have left us breathless. Mysterious temples, natural paradises or colorful villages full of charm make up this list that sets our teeth very, very long.

Preikestolen (Norway)

Its name is translated into Castilian by ‘pulpit’ and in view is why.  Located in the Lyse fjord, the vertical drop on the water is 604 meters, and the smooth surface is about 25 x 25 meters.  The legend says that the pulpit will fall on the fjord when five brothers marry five sisters, although geologists have much to say about it.

Its name is translated into Castilian by ‘pulpit’ and in view is why. Located in the Lyse fjord, the vertical drop on the water is 604 meters, and the smooth surface is about 25 x 25 meters. The legend says that the pulpit will fall on the fjord when five brothers marry five sisters, although geologists have much to say about it.

Daigoji Temple (Japan)

The photo is of autumn, but at any time of the year, the visit to this sanctuary is essential.  It is called ‘temple of flowers’, is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the oldest building in Kyoto (the most primitive parts have a millennium of history).  It is famous for being the place where the Manto-e or ten thousand lights ceremony is celebrated, similar to Todos los Santos.

The photo is of autumn, but at any time of the year, the visit to this sanctuary is essential. It is called ‘temple of flowers’, is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the oldest building in Kyoto (the most primitive parts have a millennium of history). It is famous for being the place where the Manto-e or ten thousand lights ceremony is celebrated, similar to Todos los Santos.

Cathedral Cove (New Zealand)

The huge vault of this cave creates a truly picturesque corner on the Coromandel peninsula.  It is a cavern with a giant arcade, which passes through a cape of white rocks and links two remote inlets.  In the background, the sandy beach with pohutukawa trees, which makes it a paradisiacal landscape.

The huge vault of this cave creates a truly picturesque corner on the Coromandel peninsula. It is a cavern with a giant arcade, which passes through a cape of white rocks and links two remote inlets. In the background, the sandy beach with pohutukawa trees, which makes it a paradisiacal landscape.

 

Palace of Versailles (France)

The residence of the French kings is a real spectacle, since the fences are crossed and the gardens can be seen, until each and every room is covered.  The jewel of the visit is the Galerúa de los Espejos, a room 73 meters long and 375 mirrors where the treaty that ended the First World War was signed.

The residence of the French kings is a real spectacle, since the fences are crossed and the gardens can be seen, until each and every room is covered. The jewel of the visit is the Galerúa de los Espejos, a room 73 meters long and 375 mirrors where the treaty that ended the First World War was signed.

 

Geyser Strokkur (Iceland)

It is one of the most famous geysers in the world, especially for its frequency and its strength: its water, at 120 degrees Celsius, erupts every 4 or 8 minutes and can reach 15 to 20 meters high, although it has sometimes been triggered up to 40 meters.

It is one of the most famous geysers in the world, especially for its frequency and its strength: its water, at 120 degrees Celsius, erupts every 4 or 8 minutes and can reach 15 to 20 meters high, although it has sometimes been triggered up to 40 meters.

 

Plitvice Lakes (Croatia)

The natural park in which they are located has 33,000 hectares, although the 90 waterfalls, the 20 interconnected lakes and the magnificent beech forest that attracts most travelers occupies only 800. In addition to these amazing landscapes, you can also enjoy sighted birds of different species, brown bears or lynxes.

The natural park in which they are located has 33,000 hectares, although the 90 waterfalls, the 20 interconnected lakes and the magnificent beech forest that attracts most travelers occupies only 800. In addition to these amazing landscapes, you can also enjoy sighted birds of different species, brown bears or lynxes.

 

Moraine Lake (Canada)

It is located in the Banff National Park, in Alberta, and is known for its turquoise waters, fed by a glacier.  Although these waters can not be seen at any time of year: as it is 1883 meters high, the thaw does not start until June, so until the end of that month or early July you will not enjoy this color.

It is located in the Banff National Park, in Alberta, and is known for its turquoise waters, fed by a glacier. Although these waters can not be seen at any time of year: as it is 1883 meters high, the thaw does not start until June, so until the end of that month or early July you will not enjoy this color.

The big blue hole (Belize)

Yes, it’s called like that and it could not be more appropriate.  It is a ‘sink’ located 100 km off the coast of Belize, with 300 meters wide and 123 meters deep.  You can visit by helicopter (the options are multiple) or by boat and, according to Trip Advisor users, “as you get closer to the hole, it seems you are sinking into the mouth of a giant”.

Yes, it’s called like that and it could not be more appropriate. It is a ‘sink’ located 100 km off the coast of Belize, with 300 meters wide and 123 meters deep. You can visit by helicopter (the options are multiple) or by boat and, according to Trip Advisor users, “as you get closer to the hole, it seems you are sinking into the mouth of a giant”.

Taj Mahal (India)

This list would not be complete without one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, one of its seven wonders.  And it is contemplated in another way to know that it is the emperor Shah Jahan’s homage to his beloved, Mumtaz Mahal, tragically deceased in his thirteenth birth;  a place where they rest together forever.

This list would not be complete without one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, one of its seven wonders. And it is contemplated in another way to know that it is the emperor Shah Jahan’s homage to his beloved, Mumtaz Mahal, tragically deceased in his thirteenth birth; a place where they rest together forever.

Riomaggiore (Italy)

It is the easternmost town of the five that make up the Cinque Terre region, bathed by the Ligurian Sea.  All of them fall like terraces, and the houses are many colors, which give it a more picturesque air.  According to legend, it was founded by a group of Greek refugees in the 8th century.

It is the easternmost town of the five that make up the Cinque Terre region, bathed by the Ligurian Sea. All of them fall like terraces, and the houses are many colors, which give it a more picturesque air. According to legend, it was founded by a group of Greek refugees in the 8th century.

Fjord of Ilulissat (Greenland, Denmark)

They are real ice sculptures that can be admired by land, sea or air, but at the same time they are testimony of the ecological action of man: it has the same area as 66,000 soccer fields, and measures 6 km wide by 55 long, but each time it gets longer because of climate change.

Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)

The largest salt desert in the world, with its 10,582 km2, is located at 3,650 meters high and, depending on how the sun shines, it can make you feel like you are on another planet or in a surreal landscape. It is estimated that it contains more than 10 billion tons of salt.

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