This world is full of wonderful and amazing places to see. Trying to decide where to go can be a time consuming process. To help with that here are the 10 most beautiful places in the world.
10. The Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii
Maui is one of the most beautiful islands in the Hawaiian Island chain. The road to Hana is the most lovely drives that you will ever take. The road to Hana is a stretch of road that runs from Kahului to Hana on the east coast of Maui. It is 52 miles and takes about 2.5 hours to drive none stop. However, driving this road will actually take most of the day because of all the stopping that you will do. There are endless waterfalls, sheer cliff drops, black sand beaches, and beautiful coast line that you will want to photograph. The road is winding and very narrow in some places. It goes over 59 bridges, some of which are one lane only. The drive through this striking Hawaiian rainforest is breathtaking.
9. Geithoorn, The Netherlands
Geithoorn is known as the town with no roads. It is only accessible by water and has many canals that the locals use to get around town with their punters. Geithoorn is in the province of Overijssel and has four miles of canals. It has many 18th century era thatched roof farmhouses that help to give you the feeling of stepping back in time.
8. Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska
Mendenhall glacier caves are a 12 mile stretch of glacier that has some of the most surreal ice caves in the world. Walking the West Glacier trail will lead you straight to these wonderful caves. The formations inside the glacier make it look like you are standing inside a cloud of ice.
7. Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China
Another in the list of 10 most beautiful places in the world is The Zhangye Danxie landform. It is located in northwestern China and has some of the most unheard of stunning locations in the world. The highlights of this landform are the gorgeous multi-colored mountains, valleys, hills, and cliffs. This magnificent rainbow effect is from the red sandstone and the mineral deposits that have been there for over 24 million years.
6. Hang Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
The Hang Son Doong Cave is the largest cave in the world. It was discovered in 2009 by a group of British cavers. It was created around 2.5 million years ago by water eroding the limestone underneath the mountain. Where the limestone was the weakest the ceiling of the cave collapsed leaving enormous skylights. The cave is 200 meter wide, 150 meters high and about 9 kilometers long.
5. The Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
Vaahdoo Island is one in a group of islands that make up the Maldives. The mesmerizing water looks like a mirror that is reflecting the night sky. What is actually glowing is very rare natural phenomenon; the bacteria that live in these waters have a form of bio luminescence that causes them to glow at night. This creates on of the most spectacular, natural lighting in the world.
4. Zion National Park, Utah, USA
Zion National Park is located near Springdale Utah, and is considered one of the most beautiful national parks. It is 146,000 acres and is most known for Zion Canyon which is 15 miles long and half a mile deep. Other popular attractions are the Narrows and the Subway.
3. Victoria Falls between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Africa
This stunning 354 foot waterfall is at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and is the widest waterfall in Africa. On the Zambia side there is a famous pool, called Devil’s Pool, where tourists can swim near the edge of this spectacular waterfall.
2. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
This magnificent beach is known worldwide for its striking white sand beaches and the crystal clear blue and green hues in the water. The white sand is extremely fine and makes a walk along the shore line feel like you are stepping on air. This stunning beach is definitely on the list of the top ten most beautiful places in the world.
1. The Wave on the Arizona and Utah Border
This beautiful sandstone formation is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Wilderness on the Arizona-Utah border. This wonderful formation has a series of troughs, made of Navajo Sandstone, that have been eroding since the Jurassic era. The two major troughs are 62 feet wide 188 feet long. The erosion has created unique and colorful forms. The Wave does require a day-use permit from the BLM in order to visit it and the BLM only allows 20 permits a day.