“We are the total of our experiences” says B.J. Neblett and what better way to enrich ourselves, our lives than by visiting some of the most beautiful countries in the world and let our senses take us in a euphoric state. The theory under this listing is that to consider something beautiful one must use more than the visual sense to have such an opinion. The art itself being under the form of objects, buildings tend to have a compelling impact on sight which is why this top list will be based on the unique experiences one might enjoy by delighting more senses.
Enter the kingdom of ice and snow with astounding caves and glaciers to the unsurpassable geothermal spa. With so many pure landscapes and combining more natural wonders Iceland makes our top 10 list. Amazing, fantastic, heavenly are just some of the reactions that visitors of Blue Lagoon have. This is a geothermal spa and a top attraction on the beautiful island.
With water temperature reaching 37–39 °C and abounding in minerals it proves to be healthful and good for skin. You can head on to the geysers, and enjoy the erupting hot water and steam. To make sure you see one you can head to the Strokkur Geyser, that tends to explode every 10 to 15 minutes as confirmed by locals. Let the thrill rise while you marvel at the northern lights at night and during the day at the volcanic craters, remarkable waterfalls and glaciers.
Considered the most famous archipelago in the Indian Ocean, this 115 island-country is home to the world’s largest raised coral atoll and giant tortoise population, unique birds like the Aldabra Rail and Seychelles Black Parrot, along with the largest intact coco-de-mer forest .
This tropical paradise welcome you to one the most photographed beaches in the world, Anse Source d’Argent. With its stunning views, it is now a popular choice for weddings. Nevertheless, there are numerous fascinating beaches, alluring virgin jungles and sufficient coral reefs for you to dive into.
Dive in The Tubbataha Reef , one of the most captivating dive sites in the Philippines and admire the great depths of the coral reef. From depths reach new heights on the Mayon Volcano, rising more than 8,000 feet above sea level. On your way just make sure you don’t miss the Banaue Rice Terraces. You will have a wonderful view expecting for you, giant steps reaching up the sky. Or if you prefer something “sweet” go for the Chocolate Hills.
When ready to relax go to Malapascua Island, the only place in the world to spot thresher sharks on a regular basis or even better check if Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is worth being listed among the world’s unique natural phenomenons.
With over 4,300 km (2,672 miles), Chile embodies from the world’s driest desert to the spectacular scenery of glaciers, fjords and volcanoes from the “ring of fire” family. Start with Torres del Paine National Park and explore the wilderness accompanied by the grandiosity of volcanoes and turquoise alpine lakes, making the entire place magical. But the magic doesn’t stop there, it goes on to Atacama Desert and El Tatio geysers where with no doubt you will surrender to the beauty of the scenery. If you are looking to book tours, make sure you are ready because they take place as well at really high altitudes.
I know you know it, and it’s true… you haven’t been to China if you haven’t climbed the Great Wall. But make no mistake, there is more to China than just crowded cities. You can find here some of the finest scenery. Li River, for example, has captured the heart of artists for many generations exposing travelers to the outstanding beauty of the hills, cliffs and bamboo groves aligned along 83-kilometers. “Rainbow Mountains” will have your eyes sparkle due to its splendidly colors and Yellow Mountains will allure you into their mystical sea of clouds. The inspiration for Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar comes from the Precipitous pillars in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
When talking about Nepal, the first thing that comes to our mind comes is Mountain Everest. Now with the release of movie Everest it has turned into an even more appealing attraction for tourists and those who seek to be challenged by nature. The Annapurna circuit will take you through valleys, forests and past waterfalls that will be mind-boggling. For those seeking adventure whitewater rafting can be done on the Trisuli River and the best time is during Oct-Nov, making sure the water is manageable.
What would be Brazil without Fernando de Noronha, with its pristine beaches, landscapes, and wildlife? With warm waters all year-round, you will be in the sure place to dive or snorkel. If you are more into some green scenery than the Amazon river with its 6,400 km is your destination. The second longest river in the world is home for over 3,000 recognized species of fish. While thinking of natural wonders you cannot miss Iguaçu Falls and the most eye-catching is the Devil’s Throat with a height of 82 meter. And yes the Corcovado mountain is not just famous for the statue of Jesus Christ but also for the panoptical view.
The magical land from Lord of the Rings is also a mesmeric environment with magnetic landscapes; from dense native forests, fascinating mountains, golden sand beaches, imposing glaciers and fiords to thermal regions waiting to give you total alleviation. Hike your way through Tongariro National Park and enjoy the diverse terrain from active volcanoes to untamed forests and desert-like plateaus. Reach Rotorua for some pure excitement while you get dazed by the geysers and colorful hot springs. Don’t stop until Milford Sound the world’s most stunning coastal scenery with its sensational peaks and intriguing blue waters. Everything around seems to take you in one place only, a fantasy one.
The story begins with Cape Town and Cape Peninsula, famous for the scenic beauty, popular beaches and spectacular views from Table Mountain. The wild nature includes over 250 species of birds which makes it a dream land for bird photographers or the simply loving nature ones. Among the wonderful sights, you have the world’s largest hand-dug excavation site, The Big Hole, mined to about 800 meters. Make sure to choose seeing wild animals in their habitat and head on to Kruger National Park. It will be a balm for your soul, and you won’t be sorry for saying no to a zoo. Garden Route, Wild Cost, and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve will give you unparallel views and should be on your list to visit.
Dream destination not for all the paradise hunters and to their pride, Australia deserves the hype. The Great Barrier Reef, one of the largest living structures on the planet with more than 3,000 coral reefs is part of the seven wonders of the world. The marine life is spectacular, and it’s the place to be for diving and snorkeling. Blue Mountains National Park, named for the blue haze emanating from the many eucalyptus trees, offers many ways to enjoy it from hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and others. Then there is one of the most ancient and rich ecosystems found in the Daintree National Park where a vast animal species can be found. And the diversity spreads and tops in the Kakadu National Park, home to many mammals, reptiles and 300 different species of birds.