The 10 Most Breathtaking Views In The World
OK, let’s not beat around the bush. You want to explore the 10 most breathtaking views and places in the world. Well, here they are! Just remember, these places may not be as impressive in pictures as they are in real life…so start packing!
If you want to take your breath away both in literally and metaphorically, a ‘visit’ to the top of Mount Everest will get the job done! Formed about 60 million years ago, this Nepalese mountain has earned the distinction of being the world’s tallest peak from sea level (8,850 meters above).
Mind you however, climbing Mount Everest takes A LOT of preparation especially because of extreme and unforgiving weather conditions at its summit (which is usually felt during May and June).
Top Of The Empire State Building
Standing tall at about a quarter of a mile, this National Historic landmark is one of top tourist attractions in the concrete jungle that is New York.
While the streets is where the action is at, the Empire State Building’s observation deck has left over 110 million visitors breathless since it was opened to the public in 1931. Located 320 meters above the streets (which is at the 86th floor of the building), the deck treats you to a 360 degree view of over 200 buildings, each at least 30 stories high. If you fear heights, you’ll love it after sightseeing at the deck!
Edge Of The Grand Canyon
No words regardless how eloquent and no photograph regardless how colorful can fully describe the view at the edge of the Grand Canyon. One can’t help but be awed at how nature slowly created this rocky masterpiece. It REALLY takes your breath away, and it’s something you MUST experience in person to enjoy.
When it comes to wildlife diversity, there are only a few places on earth that could go toe to toe with the Galapagos Islands. For one thing, the wide range of wildlife and fossils found in these islands was enough to inspire the naturalist, Charles Darwin, to put his theory of natural selection into words.
200 years after the conception of Darwin’s theory, not much has changed in the Galapagos Islands. It remains as breathtaking as two centuries ago, and you don’t have to be a naturalist to enjoy it!
The Crooked Forest
Standing right outside of NoweCzarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland, the Crooked Forest is home to over 400 pine trees whose trunks are bent, which were planted back in 1939. Why they’re crooked or who planted them that way is still a mystery. BUT why occupy yourself with such a trivial question!? Just enjoy the soothing ambience that the Crooked Forest delivers on a silver platter!
The Great Barrier Reef
Recognized as the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s shining crowns. Located in the Coral Sea just off the shore of Queensland, this massive coral reef system is adored by scuba divers, surfers, and tourists around the globe. Enjoy the waters at the Great Barrier Reef and get face-to-face with wildlife under the sea!
Many places and traditions in Japan might leave you scratching your head, BUT this one will leave you teary-eyed and smiling in amazement. Located in Kitakyushu, Japan (at the Kawachi Gardens), the Wisteria Tunnel will mesmerize you with colorful, flowering trees that hang over your head and vibrant colored rows that adorn the garden.
Hotel La MontañaMágica
Called the ‘Magic Mountain’ hotel, this hotel is nothing short of magical! It takes ‘being one with nature’ to a whole new level. Just like what its name implies, Hotel La MontañaMágica is shaped like mountain; dressed up with trees and exotic plants; with water spewing out from its top.
Isla Vieques, Puerto Rico
Up until 2003, the Navy controlled this island. But now that they’re gone, everyone can go to Puerto Rico’s Isla Vieques – and tourists like you and me can only be thankful about it.
This heaven-on-earth is teeming with green, lush forests; stretches of white sand that never seem to end; topped with jaw-dropping rolling hills. It’s hard to fully capture and describe its beauty with mere words and images. So my advice: go check it out yourself! You won’t regret it.
Thornybush Game Reserve
Africa is one of the most dazzling continents in the planet, and there’s no better place to perfectly represent the continent than the Thornybush Game Reserve. Boasting miles of well-maintained wilderness and exotic animals you won’t find elsewhere, it’s the perfect place to unleash the ape-man in you!