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The Planet’s Top Tourist Destinations You Have to See for Yourself (44 pics)

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Angkor Wat

Constructed in the early 12th century (between 1113 and 1150) Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world.

Hang Son Doong, Vietnam

Hang Son Doong is the world’s largest cave, located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It is found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert. The name “Son Doong” cave means “mountain river cave”, It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights…

Bosnia and Herzegovina : The small town of Blagaj

Tekija’s house built in the 16th century next to the Buna’s river.

Li River, China

The Li River flows for 437 km through southern China. Its source is in the Mao’er Mountains and it flows into the Gui River which then becomes the Pearl River.

Italy : The small island of Procida

Procida is an island and a town of approximately 10,000 inhabitants located in the province of Naples.

Marble Caves of Lago Carrera, Chile

The primitive beauty of the marble rocks, combined with the crystal clear water of the Lago General Carrera mountain lake makes one believe, that heaven does exist, and it is somewhere in this place.

Portugal : Palace Regaleira

An interior view of the Palace of Regaleira located in Sintra, Portugal.

China : Rainbow Moutains

Zhangye Danxia mountains were formed on red terrigenous sedimentary layers that have been eroded for 24 million years.

Italy : The Cliff Restaurant

The Cliff Restaurant (Grotta Palazzese) was built in a cave in the region of Apulia, Italy.

India : The Chand Baori

In Rajasthan, this building dating from the 11th century is one of the first baoris (wells) that has solved the problem of water shortage.

Machu Picchu, Peru

The most popular way to approach the site is the Inca Trail trek. This three-day trek reaches a lung-squeezing height of 4,214 metres at its highest and there are several sections of original Inca stone paths along the way.

Russia : A psychedelic salt mine

At the heart of the abandoned salt mine Yekaterinburg, Russia. This is a disused Carnallite mine for several years.

Brazil : Natural white sand pool of Fervedouro

Near the Mateiros village is a natural pool, Fervedouro. It measures 8 meters in diameter, the water is crystal blue and the ground is white sand.

Italy : Craco ghost medieval village

Cracow is an Italian abandoned town making it a tourist destination and a famous film shooting place.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world rising 19340 feet above sea level and supports 6 major Eco-zones: cultivated land, rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and glaciers.

Burma : The village of Bagan

Bagan is a vast Buddhist archaeological site of nearly 50 square kilometers located in the Mandalay Region, in the central plain of Burma.

Diablo Lake, WA

The blue color of Diablo Lake comes from Glacial Till Silt or Glacial “Flour”, small sediments that run off the glaciers surrounding the lake and become suspended in the water giving it this incredible color.

Tanzania : Lake Natron

Lake Natron is an alkali endorheic salt lake of tectonic origin present in northern Tanzania.

Germany : The Bastei Bridge

The Bastei bridge is located in the mountains of Saxon Switzerland Elbe in Germany.

Iceland : Litlanesfoss Falls

Litlanesfoss is waterfalls surrounded by basalt columns located in Upphéraðsvegur, Iceland.

Spain : Alcazar of Segovia

Alcazar of Segovia is a fortified castle, located at the end of the old city of Segovia in Spain.

Turkey : Rocks tombs of Myra

In lycènes rocks are the rock tombs of the ancient city of Myra.

Netherlands : Fort Bourtange

Bourtange is a Dutch fortified town of the province of Groningen, which was built in 1580.

Bhutan : Monastery Taktshang

Taktshang is a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, perched on a cliff at 3,120 meters.

Barrientos Island, Antarctica

Barrientos Island is an ice-free island in the Aitcho group on the west side of English Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

Italy : Santa Maria dell’Isola

The Monastery Santa Maria dell’Isola was built on a small rocky cliff near the beach in Tropea, Italy.

Canyon Gorge, Oregon

Canyon Lake Gorge is a gorge around 1 mile (1.6 km) long, hundreds of yards (metres) wide, and up to 50 feet (15 m) or more deep, which was carved through limestone in 2002 when extensive flooding of the Guadalupe River led to a huge amount of water going over the spillway from the Canyon Lake, Texas, reservoir.

France : L’Arche Percée de Chartreuse

Discovered only in 2005, the double arch is located in the Alps.

Iran : Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque

The Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque is a Shiite mosque in the province of Fars in Iran. It was built from 1876 to 1888 and is full of colors.

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania is a historical region in the central part of Romania. Bounded on the east and south by the Carpathian mountain range

Turkmenistan : The Door to hell

The gate of hell (Door to Hell) is a hotbed of continuously burning natural gas since it was lit by Soviet scientists in 1971.

Moraine Lake, Canada

One of the purest and most beautiful lakes in the world is located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Moraine Lake, which features turquoise water and a mountainous surrounding, is hidden in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls is a waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana. It is located in the Kaieteur National Park. It is 226 meters (741 feet) when measured from its plunge over a sandstone cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters (822 feet).

Ukraine and Russia : Mount Ai-Petri

Ai-Petri mountain is 1230 meters high, in the region of Yalta in the Crimea.

Egypt : The Library of Alexandria

The Library of Alexandria was built in 1995 and cost $ 220 million. It was inaugurated in October 2002.

Tianzi Mountains, China

These mountains cover an area of 67 sq kms providing a breathtaking view of peaks which rises like a pillar through out the area. At the highest peak about 4,140 ft, visitors can get a 360 degree view of the stunning surrounding covered by the greenery and the pine trees which are at the top forming an unrealistic scenery.

Peru : Oasis of Huacachina

Huacachina is a village in the Ica Region, in southwestern Peru and offers an oasis. In 1999, only 115 people lived there.

Mexico : The Marieta Islands

The Marieta Islands are an uninhabited archipelago off the coast of Nayarit, Mexico. It is an old military zone who became protected as a national park area.

Sri Lanka : The Lion Rock Sigiriya

Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock) is a major archaeological site.

Portugal : The Fort of São João Baptista

The Fort of São João Baptista is a seventeenth century fort located on the island of Berlengas in front of the port city of Peniche in central Portugal.

Canada : The Montreal Botanical Garden

The Montreal Botanical Garden is located in Montreal, Quebec and is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world. It was created in June 1931.

Datdawtaung Cave, Myanmar

The Datdawtaung Cave, must be one of the most beautiful Buddhist caves from around the world. With perfect angles formed with rocks so that the sunshine looks like heaven just came down on Earth, and vast spaces…a religious experience is sure to hit your soul.

Western Australia : Pink Lake of Middle Island

The Hillier lake on the island of Middle Island has a pink water, the cause are explained in a wiki . It was discovered in 1802 by a British explorer.

Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves aka Sri Subramaniar Temple is one of the sacred Hindu shrines devoted to Lord Murugan. Located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia, the temple is an iconic tourist destination. The caves are eponymously named after the Sungai Batu or Batu River. It has been documented that Temuan people (a tribe of Orang Asli) used the entrances of some of these caves as a refuge.

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