Here are 10 places you just have to see to believe. It’s always hard to build a bucket list of places that you would like to see, but these should be right at the top of your list.
10. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It features thousands of unique limestone karsts and is something best enjoyed from one of the hundreds of boats that navigate its waters on a daily basis.
9. Styria, Austria
Often termed ‘The green heart of Austria’, this amazing and varied landscape offers countless opportunities for vacations, endless photo opportunities and the freshest of air imaginable. This is a must for all nature lovers.
8. Bagan, Myanmar
This ancient Myanmar kingdom is littered with over 10,000 Buddhist temples and is full of mystery and wonder. Explore Bagan from the vantage point of a hot air balloon and marvel in its serene tranquility.
7. Palawan, Philippines
If you like white sand beaches, breathtaking landscapes, Unspoiled beauty, then look no further than Palawan, Philippines. A secret no longer, see it now before it becomes the Hawaii of South East Asia. See also The Philippines, the worlds best kept secret
6. Machu Picchu, Peru
For adventure travelers who love history, there is no better place to visit. Centuries of questions and limited answers add to this historic sites intrigue. A miraculous architectural feat at nearly 2,500 metres above sea level.
5. Napali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
Pictures can not do this place justice. Think Jurassic Park, think Lost and you’re still not even close to imagining the beauty of this plunging coastline. With no access by road, you’re left with the options of exploring this unforgettable landscape either by helicopter or boat. You’ll never forget this place.
4. Barcelona, Spain
The worlds ‘it’ city of the moment and the destination on every travelers lips. Barcelona has it all and is rightfully getting all the plaudits it deserves. Fashion, food, architecture, people, shopping and a truly wonderful cosmopolitan lifestyle make this city a must see destination for even the fussiest of travelers.
3. The Terracotta Army, Xi’an, China
Mind blowing. These warriors and horses represent Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. He had exact numbers and replicas of his army built. They each have individual features and are an amazing example of human accomplishment. Xi’an city comes alive at night and is worth a night or two while you are there.
2. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Prepare to be breathless and speechless. This Cambodian temple complex began as Hindu and then later Buddhist and still remains the largest religious monument in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been one of the 7 Wonders of the World and is something you will remember forever.
1. Victoria Falls , Livingstone, Zambia
Known by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’ is awe inspiring. It’s loud, hypnotic, powerful and definitely beautiful. Surrounded by wildlife this gem of a tourist destination offers hang gliding, boating safaris, hiking, helicopter rides and much more. This is mother nature at her brilliant best.