Every one of us, without exception, feels we have had enough of commuting to work, ordering food through apps, watching movies through Amazon Prime or Netflix, and sleeping the weekend out due to stress, fatigue, and boredom. Do you have any plan to visit any of the Most Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die.
It is the breaking point. It is an indication that our body and mind need an escape to realism without any adulteration of technology.
Yes, it is time to go on holiday!
Once we come into terms with this realization, we sit together with our family to decide where to go.
Through this blog post, I will give you ideas of vacation destinations. The places that cover in this article are the ones that you have to see at least once in your life time.
These tourist destinations are as they say, “Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die”.
I will put it this way: “World’s most visited tourist places that are stunningly beautiful”.
10 Most Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die
This travel bucket list includes lovely islands, isolated hill stations, fresh-looking beaches, towns by the canals, lakefront tents, treehouses that are spread over several continents in the world.
1. Meteora, The Most Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die
Increase the size of the image and you will see a habitat built purely on a rock with high windows offering you a vista that would take your breath away.
It is a Christian monastery and there are 5 more of them. They are all located in a rocky region in central Greece. I read there are numerous such monasteries in Greece that are built on high and almost inaccessible mountains and no outsiders are allowed inside those missions.
The image you see above is in a place named ‘Meteora’, in Greece. It houses a very sacred monastery that belongs to the Eastern Orthodox church.
It is considered as the second holiest church after Mount Athos that is home to 20 such orthodox monasteries.
Below is the image of Simonopetra monastery in Mount Athos.
It is believed that there were 24 monasteries in Meteora (town of Kalambaka ) of which only six are remaining that attract hordes of tourists from Greece, Italy, and Scandinavia.
The town of Kalambaka is found in Thessaly that is located on the banks of Pineios river with a backdrop of the Pindus Mountains.
I am sure the area of Pineios River is something out of the world. It is extremely picturesque and serene. A calm boat ride on the Pineios River would make you feel worthy of your trip to Meteora, Greece as one of the most attractive places to see before you die.
Because of the several monasteries, the Pineios River and the Pindus mountains, Meteora is protected by UNESCO under 5 different categories of tourist importance.
Before we move on to the second place in the ultimate travel bucket list, look at the image of The Rousanou monastery in Meteora.
Oh my Goodness! Isn’t that stupendous? So, we have just visited one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions.
2. Most Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die: Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
Tell me honestly, how long you have been looking at this world wonder in Argentina, South America? Surely, you would add it to your bucket list of world’s most visited tourist attractions-wouldn’t you?
The Perito Moreno Glacier is part of the Los Glaciares National Park that is located in the Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
The whole length and breadth of the glacier is located in the southern region of the Argentinean Patagonia.
Don’t you think the Perito Moreno Glacier should be definitely on the bucket list of world’s most beautiful places you must see before you die?
To entice you to make your memorable trip to see Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, I give below some geographical facts of Patagonia.
- Patagonia is a region in southern Argentina that shares its borders with another South American country Chile.
- It is a peninsula that is surrounded by three big oceans on its three sides. They are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Southern Ocean.
- The mighty Andes mountain range runs through the Argentinean Patagonia.
- Perito Moreno Glacier’s length is 30 km. It invites adventurous minded snow walkers. They are led by organized and experienced tour operators who also provide crampons and other snow walking gears. Tour companies generally provide crampons to customers (image below).
How to reach the Perito Moreno Glacier?
A crampon facilitates safe walking or climbing a snowy and icy surface.
- Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the largest resources of fresh water.
- Below is an ice cave of the glacier.
This worldly tourist attraction can be reached by traveling in a car for about 80 km from a place called El Calafate, a city in the Argentinean Patagonia.
Are you thinking again whether to add Perito Moreno Glacier to travel bucket list of world’s most visited places? Look at another view of the glacier and you will book your flight tickets to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
3. Bagan, Myanmar
Isn’t it a spectacular sight? The large tract of greenish plains is dotted with tall buildings with pointed spires.
All those buildings are Buddhist monuments. The area is called Bagan and is located in Burma (Myanmar). Do you have any idea as to how many of those Buddhists temples are there in Bagan?
Hold your breath, boss! There are as many as 2000 Buddhist spires in Bagan. Imagine such a large number of pagodas located in one single area! Won’t that be fantastic?
This archeological ruins dating back to several centuries ago is the world’s most visited Buddhist pilgrimage center and thus one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions.
Bagan is situated on the shores of Ayeyarwady River that is also known as ‘Irrawaddy River’.
The river Irrawaddy is a very long flowing water body, nearly 2000 km long, thereby an ideal waterway for a weeklong river cruise. The rich marine life and avifauna of Irrawaddy river warrants at least three days on the river boat-house.
Obviously, no tourist can visit all the 2000 odd Buddhist pagodas but only a few. The most prominent of the Buddhist pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar is the ornate Ananda Temple with a golden spire.
The second most important Buddhist temple in Bagan is the Dhammayangyi Temple that follows the Theravada sect of Buddhism.
4. Tanah Lot, The Most Beautiful Place You Must See before You Die
So, we have come to Bali, said to be a paradise on earth for its stunning natural beauty, picturesque beaches. and dense rainforests.
What you see above is a rock temple right on the sea and believed to be guarded by a large snake.
The temple is dedicated to the God of Sea and is popularly known by the locals as “Pura Tanah Lot”. The deity’s name is “Dewa Baruna” or “Bhatara Segar”.
The beauty of the place, the serene atmosphere, and the Balinese location makes it to be added in the travel bucket list of world’s most visited tourist attractions.
Pura Tanah Lot is located just 20 km from Balinese capital city Denpasar. The rock monument has undergone a sea of evolution due to sea erosion.
Pura Tanah Lot is largely visited by the religious minded Indonesians, Thais, and Malaysians.
Pura Tanah Lot has company. It has six more rock temples on the sea.
5. Berry Head Arch, Canada
This imposing rock formation has appeared frequently in films. I recognize the structure but do not remember the film. This Canadian beauty is one of the hundreds of tourist attractions of Canada and is rated as one of the world’s most visited holiday destinations.
The Berry Head Arch is located in New Foundland’s Spurwink Island.
To see the Berry Head Rock arch (a natural formation of course), you have to walk through a trail called East Coast Trail for about 5 km, starting from Port Kirwan, Avalon Peninsula.
The hiking is exciting beyond words of description. It will be like literally walking on the water as you are surrounded by the sea on both the sides of the walking trail.
Oh yes, it is worthy of adding in the list of world’s most visited tourist attractions.
6. Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die: Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Though the image is sufficient for anyone to wish to see this one of the most visited world tourist attractions, I think the video below will urge procrastinators too to galvanize them into action by calling the flight ticketing agent.
It is certainly dreamy, existing in a totally different world where nature takes a permanent residence.
The proud country is Croatia and the place is called “Plitvice Lakes”.
Do you know that every year a million tourists come and see these 16 Plitvice lakes that exist side by side and are seemingly joined by several waterfalls that pour the purest water in the world?
You watched the video above. Do you think any other sound can be heard other than the sound water splashing on water?
Do you imagine you can have a feeling, “I have seen it all and I have had enough; let us go”? If I were, I would wish to stay for one full 24 hours on open ground, gazing at the scenery.
Once the Croatian Government converted the entire Plitvice Lakes region into a national park, it prompted a visit by the UNESCO also who took no time in declaring the site as a protected one.
Interesting facts about 16 Plitvice Lakes, Croatia:
This most beautiful tourist attraction in Croatia is surrounded by three mountains namely:
- Plješevica Mountain
- Mala Kapela Mountain
- Medveđak Mountain
Most Beautiful Dinaric Alps
*These mountains are parts of Dinaric Alps.
*The color of the water of all the 16 (12 upper and 4 lower) lakes vary in shades of blue and green. It is believed the colors keep changing due to the number of minerals in the water and the time of sunlight falling on the lakes.
* The location of Plitvice lakes is close to the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
*The area of Plitviče Lakes National Park comprises 295 sq.km.
*You can ride on a boat on all the 16 picturesque lakes in a single sitting!
7. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
It’s salt, salt, and more salt, everywhere and as far as your eyes can reach the horizon. No, you can neither visualize and nor can traverse the length and breadth of this world’s largest salt field.
The area it comprises is a mammoth 10,600 sq, km! To see the Salar de Uyuni, you have to fly to Bolivia. If you search, there are a number of cheap flight booking websites on the web.
Once you reach Bolivia, you have to travel to its southwest and reach a height of over 11,000 feet!
Imagine a field of salt everywhere covering about 11k sq.km at an altitude of 11,000 feet! Certainly, it is a world’s bizarre sight but it is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations.
Not surprisingly, this salt field’s origin could not be decisively construed. The geologists could only declare it is a natural process that must have started many thousand years ago. They point to the transformations between several prehistoric lakes.
Tourists get bored very quickly as soon as they have been at this salty site. I have news for them in the form of other attractions.
Fauna of Salar de Uyuni
It is a flamingo for sure but it’s color combination is rare white and pink. I think it is more beautiful than the flaming red flamingo that we have seen.
The above image is of Andean Goose. Looks like red-footed Booby of Galapagos Islands.
- Andean Hillstar
The color of the neck, the way it is hanging in the air while sucking honey from a flower resembles a humming bird-right?
Animals in Salar De Uyuni
This is a very rare animal that is not seen in other parts of the world.
- Bolivian Vizcacha
- Horned Coot
Yes, I mean it. There was a hotel that was built with just salt blocks due to non-availability of regular construction materials.
Even roof and furniture were made of salt bricks! If you are skeptic, do a search on Palacio de Sal. If you see the image below, you can identify it as a salt hotel.
It doesn’t exist anymore! It might have dissolved!
8. Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die: Positano, Italy
The picture speaks for itself as one of the world’s most beautiful places you must see before you die and certainly, a highly visited holiday destination mainly by the Europeans.
Italy has many such villages and small towns situated on tall rocky cliffs facing the Mediterranean Sea. I could recall Cinque Terre that looks similar to Positano. The Amalfi Coast is dotted with the most sea-facing mountainous towns. Their location is simply enviable.
If only you travel in a car along the Italian coast up to Sicily, you would fall madly in love with Italy and would vehemently say Italy is the most beautiful country in the entire world.
Similar to other Italian villages on the Amalfi Coast, Positano too is big tourist attractor. The lazy life, long hours of siesta, simple but most delectable Italian cuisine in street bistros built on the rocky slopes are the ideal attractions that a holidaymaker would look for.
It seems every other building in Positano, small or big is facing the sea.
Positano is literally owned by highly renowned Italian celebrities, as they possess luxury residential bungalows and high-end resorts and hotels.
Let us now go to the United States of America and look at its own share of the world’s most beautiful and highly visited tourist attractions.
9. The Wave, Arizona, USA
That’s a stunning geological phenomenon and one of the Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die. It naturally attracts a large number of tourists all through the year. However, I read the Governing authority in Arizona rations the visitors’ permit due to fear of disturbing and spoiling this astounding natural wonder.
This sandstone formation in the form of the undulating wave pattern is situated at a height of 5200 feet in the Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness mountains. As far as your eyes can reach, you will see nothing else but the wavy rock formation. I would say it is where nature worked incredible wonders. The Coyote Buttes Wave is among America’s greatest tourist wonders.
You must be aware that another world wonder, the Grand Canyon too is also located in Arizona. Both the Grand Canyon and the Coyote Waves are on the Colorado Plateau are most beautiful places you must see before you die.
You must be wondering how the colored bands happened on the rock formation! These colorful ribbons are called Liesegang Bands.
They are caused by the manganese and iron content in the water table. Due to erosion and wind, these minerals are swept away in one direction and that movement caused the ribbon-like patterns.
10. Beautiful Places You Must See before You Die: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Yes, here the most attractive factor is the jade green color of the sea water. The tourist attraction of Ha Long Bay is in Vietnam and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places you must see before you die.
A boat tour on the water is the prime action to do in Ha Long Bay. You will be accompanied by a guide of course who will point out to you all the limestone islands. They are in hundreds in number. The whole region of Bai Chay Beach is shrouded in tropical rainforest and thus making it unbelievably picturesque.
If you are a green lover, you will fall madly in love with mangrove forests, coral reefs, swamp lands, and crystal clear lakes that is habitat to colorful marine creatures.
There is so much to see and to do in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam that you will feel the necessity to extend your stay.
These are really awesome.