There are more than a thousand beautiful locations around the world. Seeing them all in one lifetime is next to impossible. However, if you want to enjoy several of them, we have compiled this very special set of 10 most awesome tourist attractions that will surely leave you breathless. These unique places may not be the most easily accessible ones, but they are clearly the finest all over the world.
10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
If you love the beach, then you’ll adore Bora Bora to pieces. This small island off the South Pacific boasts of sand-fringed islets and a turquoise lagoon. It is a very famous luxury destination among the rich and famous. Technically still a part of Tahiti, the island is especially famous for its bungalows that are perched over the water, standing on stilts. Snorkeling and scuba diving are two of the most popular activities on the island. The sun practically shines on the island all year round so anytime is the best time to come.
9. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
The Neuchwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century castle built on the edge of a high cliff. It was built not to serve as a fortress, but as the personal respite for King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Upon his death in 1886, the castle was opened to the public. The citadel has served as the inspiration of many movies, including Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Visitors to Germany should never leave the country without the exploring its grounds and hundreds of rooms. If you would feel what’s it’s like to be a king or a queen for a day, come visit the castle and pretend to be a nineteenth century royal blood.
8. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Africa holds many wonders and one of them is the Victoria Falls. Located on the Zambezi River, this waterfall serves as the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It measures a hundred meters in height and over a kilometer in length. As such, the Victoria Falls is considered as the largest waterfall in the world. It is also the principal tourism center of the area. Be dazzled by the very remarkable current created as the water cascades from the top of the hill all the way to the bottom. It’s so strong sprinkles from the waterfall can be felt up to 40 meters away.
7. Tunnel of Love, Klevan Ukraine
Love comes in many forms. In Ukraine, it is best depicted by a beautiful section of an industrial railway located in Klevan. This tunnel, called the Tunnel of Love, is surrounded by beautiful green arches of trees and limbs that span three to five kilometers long. Couples who are visiting Ukraine are encouraged to take a long, romantic walk inside the nature tunnel and experience something nothing short of magical. The scenery is so beautiful you’ll feel as if you’re in a trance.
6. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Take an out-of-this-world adventure over Arizona’s Antelope Canyon and you’ll doubt for a second if you’re still walking the earth. Located in Navajo, the two sections of the Antelope Canyon have some unbelievable red rock formations called the spiral rock arches. Tours of the canyon started in 1987. Since then, many sightseers have commissioned professional tour guides to take them to the most interesting sections of this very awesome tourist attraction.
5. Lake Hillier, Australia
If you fancy a pink lake, head over to Western Australia and see one. Nestled in the dense woodlands of eucalyptus and paperbark trees, this pinkish lake is like a beach surrounded by rims of sand. Its color is attributed to the presence of certain microorganisms that dwell in the waters. The best way to see the lake is through air transport.
4. Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China
Also referred to as the red rocks and rainbow ridges, this kaleidoscopic geological park in Zhangye is quite unforgettable. The formations, which were formed by erosion, expand several hundreds of meters high and wide. This awesome tourist attraction can be accessed by renting a sightseeing car or joining one of the local tours. There are four viewing platforms from where tourists can appreciate the virile collection of cave holes, stone halls, and towering peaks.
3. Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island
Maldives is one of the most popular beach destinations today. The Sea of Stars in the Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll is yet one good reason why tourists have to add in their bucket list the plan to visit this island country. During mornings, the Sea of Stars looks ordinary. But come nightfall, it becomes a breathtaking spectacle like no other. Over the shores, a dazzling array of what seems to be stars beautifies the beach. They’re not really stars though, but massive batches of glowing planktons with bioluminescent dinoflagellates. The sight is best during moonless nights.
2. Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius
There’s definitely more to the beautiful beaches of Mauritius. Think about it – you’ll also see an underwater waterfall. Good thing that that is all there is to it. This awesome tourist attraction is meant just to be seen, not really experienced. After all, would you enjoy swimming in the lavish sea only to be sucked by the current of the underwater waterfall? Relax. It’s only an optical illusion. The sand and silt deposits in a particular area of Mauritius’ southeast coast make everything look real. If you can’t make an areal tour of Mauritius just yet, you can start checking Google Maps for it.
1. Turquoise Ice, Lake Baikal
This tourist site makes the perfect scene for an ice queen movie. Lake Baikal looks very majestic during the winter season, when blocks of turquoise ice look like gigantic gems protruding out of the earth. The lake is one of the clearest waters in the world, which is the main reason for making this phenomenon possible. Fly to Russia in your thickest winter gear and explore the beauty of the lake, along with the thousands of flora and fauna varieties around it. And if you’re brave enough to swim through subzero temperatures in your wet suit, you’re very much welcome to enjoy the waters from below, but that that’s not really advised, when visiting this most awesome tourist attraction of the world.
Amber is passionate about health and lifestyle and loves to write and share her knowledge. Amber has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and she loves to travel, read and watch movies.