Most Beautiful Places In The World To Visit
Life is too short not to see beautiful sceneries in beautiful destinations! That’s why we’ve curated a list of the most beautiful places in the world that every traveller simply must visit.
Step aside, Santorini, move over Paris and don’t even get us started on the Maldives . This year, do something off the beaten path and make a trip to some of the most underrated and beautiful places in the world. Here’s our take on beautiful destinations with beautiful sceneries, thundering waterfalls, stunning mountain ranges and protected species. So, throw out that old bucket list and bookmark this instead.
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List of most beautiful places in the world to visit:
1. Torres Del Paine National Park
With gigantic icebergs, soaring rugged mountains, towering glaciers, turquoise rivers, lakes and bright blue icebergs, Torres Del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia easily tops our list. Apart from being popular hiking destination, this protected area is also home to grey foxes, elusive pumas, condors, the endangered Chilean Huemul, South Andean deer and many more animals. Going here for just the views alone is worth it; standing in the rugged, untouched landscape is an experience in itself. Really! We promise it’s impossible to take a bad photo here.
We suggest that you take advantage of the 17 hours of daylight that summer offers here and wake up early to catch the sunrise when you can see the two massive horns of the Torres del Paine light up. You can also sail across Lake Grey to see the most famous glacier or even slowly kayak your way through colossal blue and white icebergs. Take our word for it: A trip here definitely counts as being among the most beautiful places in the world.
The nearest airport to Torres del Paine National Park is Punta Arenas airport, located 360 kilometres – five hours- away from the park.
2. Bukchon Hanok Village, South Korea
Are you ready to step back quite literally into history? The Bukchon village is a tiny traditional Koreanvillage in Seoul located on top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and the Jongmyo Royal Shrine. This traditional village is composed of many alleys and hanok, and is perfectly preserved to show you a 600-year-old urban environment. In case you’re wondering, a hanok is a traditional Korean house first designed and built in the 14th century. Korean architecture considers the house’s positioning about its surroundings, with thought given to the land and seasons, and the interiors are planned accordingly. This principle is called baesanimsu, meaning that the ideal house is built with a mountain in the back and a river in the front. Sigh!
Apart from the houses, you’ll also see old and preserved restaurants, tea houses and more. Don’t worry, and there are plenty of modern eateries too! South Korea is truly an underrated gem, and if you plan a trip to this beautiful destination, make sure to visit Seoul & Jeju Island!
Bukchon Hanok Village is close to Samcheongdong street and located between the Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. You can get here by taking the subway to the Anguk Station and follow the information signs that lead you to the Bukchon Village Walking Tour.
3. Masada National Park, Israel
Looking exclusively for beautiful sceneries? Look no further! Masada is an ancient fortification in Israel that just happens to be situated on top of an isolated rock plateau. And did we mention that it overlooks the The Dead Sea?
Dating back to about 35 BC, this place has featured heavily in pop culture and for a good reason. This UNESCO World Heritage Site’s history and significance are evident in every corner of the 840-acre park. The best part? Because of the desert climate, all the surrounding area is uninhabited and undeveloped. Don’t worry, though – there’s enough to see.
Start off with the storerooms complex of 29 rooms that held the food and weapons that sustained Masada’s inhabitants move on to the tall palace built by Herod that offers a stunning view of the desert valley and The Dead Sea below, see dwellings from the Great Revolt, marvel at the sophisticated water system, and pay a visit to the old synagogue, a Byzantine church and lastly, do the 15-minute climb up the steep rampart path, created by monks in the Byzantine period. Phew!
Planning your trip already? Take a bus from Jerusalem that stops at Masada Junction or take the one daily bus from Tel Aviv to Masada and the Dead Sea. You’ll see why Israel might be in the running to be crowned the most beautiful country in the world.
4. Virunga Mountains, Uganda
If you’re an animal lover, a wildlife enthusiast, a photographer or someone who just wants to have the experience of a lifetime, we strongly suggest visiting Uganda to trek into the forests where the last remaining mountain gorillas live. These gorillas are now found now only in Rwanda and Uganda, and if we had to choose between these two beautiful destinations to watch mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, it would be Uganda with the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park: Bwindi alone is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas.
Since these mountain gorillas only survive in the wild, making the trek into their forests is the only way to catch a glimpse of them. Unfortunately, there are fewer than 900 mountain gorillas in existence right now, so, it may be your only chance. You’ll have to plan well in advance, though: Since Bwindi is a UNESCO Heritage Site, there are strict regulations to ensure that the gorillas stay wild—and that starts with the trekking permit given by the Ugandan wildlife authority. Daily viewings of each gorilla group are extremely limited, so remember to apply well before your trip begins.
Be warned, and the trip isn’t for travellers who don’t want to get down and dirty or for the faint-hearted. the park is only accessible by foot and takes considerable time and effort. Well, we suppose visiting one of the most beautiful places in the world can’t possibly be comfortable. Psst. It isn’t cheap, either. Click here for our guide on how to save big for travel plans.
Once you fly to Uganda, take a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport to either Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips, connecting you by road to the park headquarters. Still not convinced that we may not have shown you the most beautiful city in the world? Didn’t find anything you like? Click here to see some more of our travel recommendations around the world!