Most Beautiful Places in the World
2015-01-18 20:12:27 | Archita Garg
“Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” ― Ryu Murakami, Coin Locker Babies It’s time you pack your bags. Bring out the traveller in you as the most beautiful places in the world are waiting to be discovered. Here, we bring you the most surreal places in the world that will make you believe in fairy tales. 1. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska, USA This glacier is a 12-mile-long mass of ice. Rising temperatures cause the water to melt down and create different shapes inside the glacier. A Hiker who enters these caves has to face the risk of falling ice, which may break down in large chunks of ice. 2. Pamukkale, Turkey Pamuk is a word for cotton in Turkish.Thus, the place is also known as the’ Cotton Castle’. The white calcite shelves that adorn this place will catch your soul and you will never want to go back home. 3. Mount Ai-Petri in Crimea, Ukraine. It is interesting that Ai-Petri is not a mountain, but a fossil coral reef as the entire Crimea was hidden under waters 200 million years ago.(Wait. Is this what a doorway to heaven looks like?) 4. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA This beach in California is a surreal place. There is an extreme abundance of sea glass on this beach. All kinds of refuse used to be dumped into ocean and years of surf converted the dump into glass. Nature sure has its own way of forgiving. 5. Rio Secreto, Riveira Maya, Mexico This view is of a secret underground river beneath the Mayan jungle of Playa del Carmen. The whole landscape gets lit up with lights that bounces of the walls of this crystal cave. 6. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA It is the largest hot spring in the United States and third largest in the world. It gets its vivid colors form the pigmented bacteria that grows the edges of the water. The water is usually boiling in the center due to extreme heat. So, better walk around the edges. 7. Sakura Tunnels in Japan. Sakura in Japan is a term used for cherry blossom. In springtime, these are one of Japan’s gorgeous cherry blossom tunnels and make for a mesmerizing view. Whoever walks past the tunnel is spellbound in the pink magic. 8. The Wave, Arizona. These lovely sandstone rock formations in United States of America on the border of Utah and Arizona have become a popular tourist attraction. 9. Canola farmlands in China The early spring in China is a treat to the eyes.The canola farmlands in China get covered with beautiful canola flowers and the golden sheet stretches as far as the eyes can see. 10. The Red Beach in Panjin, China This beach has no sand. It is covered with Sueda (a species of grass). It is light red in April and turns into deep red at maturity. What a beauty! 11. Crater lake, Oregon. Filled with rain and melted snow, the pure blue water of this lake is of immeasurable beauty. 12. Li River, China Close to the heart of nature, this river is 83 kilometres in length. You will fall in love with the grandeur of the place as the tour guide will tell you mystical stories that surround it. 13. Tianzi Mountains provide stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. Also known as ‘The Monarch of the Peak Forest’, they are located in Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China. 14. Mount Roraima, Venezuela Mount Roraima is a mysterious mountain surrounded by three different countries (Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana). It is one of the oldest geological formations on the surface of Earth.15. Zhangye Danxia Landform, China Known as the eye candy of Zhangye, this place has more colours than any other formation on the surface of earth. Millions of years went into the formation of this spectacular landform. 16. Iguazu Falls These waterfalls are located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. It has stories attached to its formation. A major portion of these falls is on the Argentina side. This is one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles on earth. 17. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia This wonderful place is actually a salt desert and was a part of a salt lake. It is the world’s biggest salt flat that blankets an area of 10,582 km squared. With only a bit of rain, the whole place gets covered with a thin layer of water and it looks like a giant mirror. 18. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan This is a public park in Japan and in the springtime, it is completely covered in blooming colorful flowers spreading far and wide towards the horizon. 19. Bamboo forests in Japan, is one of the most amazing and breath-taking places in the world. They lie on the outskirts of Kyoto. The sounds in the forest of leaves rustling and swaying of bamboos with the slightest breeze is an equal attraction. 20. Tulip fields, Netherlands. This amazingly colorful picture is a typical sight in Netherlands during the spring. The colors and smell during the lovely season are overwhelming for the senses.