A famous poet Wallace once said there is nothing as beautiful in the world apart from the earth itself and he was right. It is full of sites to behold which and several mysteries to explore. We even got the seven wonders of the world. Since life is short why not loosen up a little, relax and enjoy the greatest gifts of mother nature?
What better way to do it than to pack your stuff and travel to breathtaking places which will most likely stay etched in your memory forever? Since finding attractive places for vacations is usually a task, we’ve taken the liberty to highlight some of the most magnificent places in the world for you. Some may be common, but others are nature’s secrets.
The picturesque mountains are located in the Andes in the Cusco region of Peru. They are one of the worlds most beautiful geological structures of unending multicolored mountains which have a pretty high altitude worth every minute of your time. The view will definitely take your breath away with its grandeur of various colors which look like a painter’s canvas.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
It is a 295 km forest reserve in central Croatia which boasts of 16 lakes that all create beautiful waterfalls extending into a limestone canyon. The result is one of the most scenic views with walking trails surrounding the whole terrain. It also has cool boardwalks over some of the unreachable forest-thick parts of the lakes giving you an overview of the turquoise, sometimes green water which is an excellent backdrop for photography.
Thanks to the many rivers, streams, and rapids the place opened up white water rafting events and hiking which are some of the most popular activities to engage in. There are also horse riding services for the people intent on laid back tendencies who just want to enjoy the view. The park also sports over eight different routes. Despite being poorly marked, the terrain is easy to follow for hikers two’s or on bikes from the entrance giving you easy access and wholesome experience.
They are located in the Philippines, Antis and are without a doubt deserving of the numerous awards they’ve gotten for the most scenic islands. With its white sandy beaches and fantastic biodiversity for those into deep sea diving the place also holds on to those who enjoy a good old nature walk in the vast jungle. To top it all off, it is home to five species of endangered turtles and more than fifty different bird species – making it an ideal vacation spot.
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon gets its name from a Latin word which means upside down mountains and looks exactly like that. It is one of natures best rock formations over time with its beauty as the type to leave you in awe. The Colorado River runs through the rock formations making it even more breathtaking.
We don’t want to bore you with the specifics of its formation and will leave that to your Geography studies. Instead, we’ll tell you of its massive depth of 17567 feet and a length of 308 miles that seems unending. It is perfect for foot hikers as its trails are well preserved and safe offering you the best in-depth view of the land formations. It’s recommended to hike with a group of friends since the terrain can be treacherous making it easy to lose sight of direction.
Have you ever seen pink snakes? Well, you can feast your eyes upon the different species in the canyon. Hikers are however urged to be careful because of the rising number of deaths after study releasing its findings on the annual average number of tourists at 6.38 million accidents are bound to happen.
The Cliffs of Moher
It is made of a constant array of cliffs stretching for a distance of up to 14 miles. With relentless waves crushing upon them, flowers of all species blossom around it thereby attracting more bird species. The Cliffs are one of the best views nature has to offer over The Atlantic coast as well as a beach experience. The surrounding lush landscapes and magnificent waterfalls also have walking trails which are best for hikers. Moreover, for the lazy travelers, the cliffs offer a range of roads which can be used as driving viewpoints if your vehicle can handle the steep climb.
Salar de Uyuni
The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat located amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia. It started like a lake but ended up with too high salinity levels. As a result, the water eventually evaporated leaving the salt deposits to solidify; hence the formation of the masterpiece.
The site is best accessed wholly by a four-wheel-drive engine. The view is determined with what season you visit in. For example, during the dry season, it glistens giving you an expansive crystal like glow but not matched to when it’s rainy. Here the water forms a thin sheet on top of the salt which reflects the color of the sky making it impossible to tell whether the salt flat ends or it goes on forever.
Not forgetting the sunsets reflects beautiful hues of yellow and sometimes purple colors. Adding on to that, due to lack of other building materials only accessible from great distances, the locals opted to use salt blocks to build their hotels and everything inside it from the beds to the toilets and even the floor. Cool, right?