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20 Beautiful Places In The World You Need To See Before You Die

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20 Beautiful Places In The World You Need To See Before You Die

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Breathtaking Views That You Need To See Before You Die

Everyone in the world has ideal places to travel to, both domestic and internationally, but there are so many beautiful places in the world it is just so hard to decide where you should visit. Here we have tried to narrow this down a bit for you, yes there are other beautiful places to visit, but we think these unique and stunning views and places will really help you to find something new. I hope this caters for most of you reading as I wanted to try and get as many different types of ‘Beautiful Views’ as I could for you.

I should mention that although these are numbered they aren’t meant to be in any sort of order, I think they are all as great as each other, but I will let you decide that for yourselves. So if you are on the lookout for a new and exciting vacation to take then this may be right up your street. If you have already been to any of these places, if you book a place to visit through this article or if you just want to say hi, then do make sure you leave a comment for us.

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#1 The Sunset At The Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal Sunset

This is a fantastic mausoleum built hundreds of years ago, the building itself is said to have been built as a tribute to the wife of Shah Jahan, the Emperor in 1632 . It is the most famous place in India and brings a large number of tourists to the country each year and it is easy to see why. The sunsets behind the Taj Mahal are well-known and well documented, with many tourists hanging around until it is time for the sun to go down before leaving this gorgeous place.

#2 Skywalk At The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Skywalk At The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is well-known throughout the world and has seen very large numbers of tourists for a long time, quite amazing for a giant hole! The state of Arizona decided to make the Grand Canyon a more accessible place to visit, and to get a better view for the tourists. They came up with the Sky Walk, which is just amazing, the bottom is made from high-strength glass so you can see the enormous drop to the bottom of the ravine. A Stunning Sight to see.

#3 The Matterhorn, Switzerland

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

The Matterhorn has been attracting tourists for many, many years and there is good reason it has done so too. The place is beautiful, set amongst some of the most gorgeous scenery and lakes on the planet the Matterhorn Mountain sits proudly in the midst of this stunning area. Standing at a huge 14,692 feet in height this mountain is definitely not for the feint-hearted. The actual name of the mountain means Meadow Peak, and once you visit the surrounding area you will see why. This is very much worth a visit.

#4 Paro Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan

This is a beautiful monastery and it is well hidden from the usual hustle and bustle of the tourists, the monastery is amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in Bhutan and is the building itself is located in the heart of the Paro Valley and the sights from here are astounding, go on a day of good weather and you will be able to see for miles across this beautiful land. The name Paro Takstang actually means Tigers Nest, and is a very prominent part of the Buddhist culture in Bhutan. This is well worth looking into visiting.

#5 View Nepal From The Summit Of Mt Everest

Nepal From The Summit Of Mt Everest

What adventurer wouldn’t want to visit this amazing mountain, let alone visit the top of the worlds largest mountain. Unfortunately it is somewhat difficult to reach the top of Mount Everest although it is possible to do. To do this you would have to get yourself very healthy, possibly learn to rock climb, and have a very trust-worthy guide to go along with you. The sensational sights below the summit of Mount Everest are gorgeous and it is something that should definitely be done if you are able to do such a thing. There aren’t many people who can say they reached the summit of Mount Everest and survived. It would be the greatest adventure of your life, do you think you have what it takes?

The Northern Lights, Norway

The Northern Lights, Norway

The Aurora Borealis often referred to as the Northern Lights, is a truly amazing and beautiful spectacle that you must try to see. The reason for the lights is actually by the solar flares from the sun; it’s something that you don’t get to see very often if at all and unfortunately there are very few place you can see them from, at least clearly. The Aurora Borealis is stunning and you shouldn’t miss out on this amazing sight.

#7 Shangrila Skardu, Pakistan

Shangrila Skardu, Pakistan

This is a beautiful place in the heart of Pakistan and is close to perfect; there are stunning mountain views, beautiful scenery and then there is also the infamous Shangrila Resort Hotel, which is also known as ‘Heaven On Earth’ It would appear to be true, the resort looks stunning. I guided tour around Shagrila would be a great way to see this beautiful area safely and you would also be able to stay at the Shangrila Resort Hotel should you wish to do so.

#8 City Scape Of New York From The Empire State Building

City Scape Of New York From The Empire State Building

New York, New York, the city so good they named it twice. One thing is for sure, there are a lot of very well presented buildings and structures in New York, an architect would be right at home in this amazing city. Viewing the cityscape of New York must be an amazing experience, especially at night when you can see all of the sky-scrapers lit up in all their glory. They say New York is the city that never sleeps, and if that’s true then the cityscape should be pretty spectacular with everyone moving around below.

#9 View Paris From The Top Of The Eiffel Tower

View Paris From The Top Of The Eiffel Tower

This may seem a little bit of a cliché but viewing Paris via the Eiffel Tower really is a magical thing to do, especially if you are up there around sunset when the whole of Paris turns a beautiful, zesty red and pink colour from. Known as one of the most romantic places in the world, Paris is definitely worth visiting, with a planned trip up the tower a must for any first-timer. If you have never been to Paris, or indeed France then you need to try this out.

#10 The Antarctic Glaciers

The Antarctic Glaciers

The Antarctic is one of the most unusual and untouched places on the planet and you can see this when you travel there. There are so many places in the world where you can simply stay and be pampered by the pool, in the saunas, but here you are basically fighting for your life. The cold is so severe you have to wear specific clothing, but don’t let that put you off the Antarctic glaciers as they are some of the most beautiful sights you are ever likely to see. The blues and whites are impossibly vibrant and you get a real feeling of peace and relaxation.

#11 Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

The Iguazu Falls in Argentina is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, as well as one of the largest. The Iguazu Falls, although one complete waterfall, is actually spread across a very large area making it seem as though there are multiple waterfalls within it. This beautiful phenomenon is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Argentina and upon leaving the falls you will not be disappointed with the scenic route back to civilization, this is a must see, especially if you enjoy natural structures and waterfalls.

#12 Paradise Cove, Hawaii

Paradise Cove, Hawaii

Visiting Hawaii is always going to be a fun and unique experience, the palm trees, the hot weather and of course the friendly locals all add to the quality of the island, and a quality place to be it is indeed. Paradise Cove is a small area within Hawaii where people love to go to watch the beautiful sunsets as well as the surrounding landscapes. One of the best parts of Paradise Cove is that once you have enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets you can go take part in the close by Luau which is just fantastic, a perfect day in Hawaii, just make sure you stay on the right side of the law, or else you may have ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ on your case!

#13 Chicago’s Cityscape, USA

Chicago’s Cityscape, USA

Chicago is one of the better known cities in the USA, it is the largest state in Illinois and it is home to some of the top celebrities in the world, even Walt Disney originally came from Chicago. Known as the Windy City for reasons not quite realised (there are three possibilities for it being nicknamed the Windy City). Chicago is host to an astonishing array of sky scraper buildings which completely take over the skyline, the cityscape at night is amazing especially if you can get yourself to the Willis Tower (Chicago’s tallest building). After watching the gorgeous night cityscape you will find hundreds of things to do in the city itself. This is well worth a visit.

#14 The Summit Of Machu Picchu, Urubamba Valley

The Summit Of Machu Picchu, Urubamba Valley

Machu Picchu is one of the oldest civillizations known to man, it is believed that this was once a great city of power in the region, but time has left it in a derelict state, although beautiful at the same time. At the summit of Machu Picchu you will be able to view across a beautiful scenic area, with visible mountains, forestry area’s and of course the Machu Picchu City. Once there you will feel as though you are part of the Indiana Jones franchise as the adventurer inside you comes alive. This beautiful place is fantastic, the sunrise and sunset viewed from the summit is said to be second to none. Don’t forget your hat and whip if you do decide to go!

#15 View Earth From Space

View Earth From Space

Okay so this is not really viable at the present moment in time but mark my words the era of space tourism will be with us before this decade is over, in fact it is a very realistic venture within the next 18-24months thanks to British pioneer Richard Branson. This famous Brit is set to make dreams come true when he finalizes the Virgin Galactic, a form of space tourism for the modern world. Whether he succeeds first time or not is yet to be seen but it will happen sometime in the future, prices are really only for the super-wealthy with ticket prices from $200,000 with a minimum of $20,000 deposit. If you have ever dreamed about traveling to space you’d better start saving up!

#16 Aurland Lookout, Norway

Aurland Lookout, Norway

This had to be included, not only because of the stunning views across Norway’s Aurland region. There are montains, forestry and beautiful sunsets on the cards at this astonishing place. The lookout itself is amazing, think modern structure with a twist of Ikea and you have the right image in mind for how this huge structure looks. Amazingly enough the lookout only has a piece of strengthened glass to stop those who are too curious to look over the edge, surprising really seeing as there is one hell of a drop should you slip. This is an awesome place to visit and you will not forget the trip in a hurry although you may want to take a parachute, a harness and possibly attach yourself to your friends via a long rope!

#17 Illawarra Fly, Australia

Illawarra Fly, Australia

Not only is the Treetop Walk in Illawarra amazing just for the architectural engineering, the views are absolutely breathtaking. If you have ever watched the UK television program ‘ I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ you will have seen similar views, but in person this is just incredible, look out across hundreds of square miles of wild forestry and land as well as seeing the ocean from this incredibly tall structure. The sunsets are said to be astonishing and just from some of the images I have viewed I think it is pretty safe to agree that would be the case. If you are not afraid of heights and you are traveling to Australia soon, stop by here it will make your day.

#18 Summit Of Gehrenspitze , Austria

Summit Of Gehrenspitze , Austria

Tyrol (Austria) is actually split into two seperate states, both with amazing scenery and wildlife as well as some fantastic cities and towns, but what we really want to show you is the fantastic views from the summit of the Gehrenspitze. The Gehrenspitze is a 7766 ft in height and is absolutely gorgeous even from the bottom. The amazing lakes and landscapes surrounding you will take your breath away quite literally. Once at the summit of Gehrenspitze, (make sure you go with a guide) you will be able to see far and wide across the state of Tyrol which is just beautiful throughout. If you are a nature boy or girl this is definitely one for you. Make sure you take some warm clothes, it can be nippy.

#19 The Amazon Treetops

Ariau Amazon Towers Resort

This may seem strange but hang on with me a minute; the Amazon Rainforest is at the best of times, one of the most beautiful places on earth which has been touched little and remains vastly unexplored due to the massive area it covers. Within the Amazon Rainforest there is an amazing place where you can relax and enjoy the sights of this great forest in great comfort. I’m talking about the infamous Ariau Amazon Towers Resort, the worlds largest treetop hotel! View the sun rising and setting amongst the beauty of the forest from the outdoors swimming pool, the bar or from your room; this is a place you definitely want to try and get out to!

#20 Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

This fantastic volcanic island in Greece is astonishingly beautiful, without anything else. The quant city is surreal as well as being very peaceful. There aren’t all that many people on the tiny island but on trading days it can become fairly hectic. The real beauty comes to life at night as the sun begins to set over the wide ocean in front of you. The island begins to glow warm colors, with the buildings mimicking the sky due to their white color, the ocean gradually becomes darker and darker, and the horizon appears to be on fire with glorious vibrant colors. This really is a spectacular place to be and the island is a joy to explore. If you want a nice calm holiday this is the place for you.

To your next adventure,

-David Aston


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