5 Most Beautiful Places in the World

The most beautiful places in the world are international destinations such as Chile, Italy, Greece, and Croatia. Other destinations in the US such as Colorado, South Carolina, and Washington also add up to the list of the most beautiful places in the world. Touring these regions, you’ll have to choose among mountain ranges, thundering waterfalls, ancient towns perched on steep cliffs, sparkling lakes, and parks that attract a huge number of tourists from all walks of life.

Maroon Bells, United States

Maroon Bells, United States

Maroon Bells are two 14000-foot peaks on Elk Mountains, which are reflected on the Maroon Lake snuggled in a glacial valley. They are located about 10 miles from Colorado. The peaks are the crown jewels of the mountain and are the most photographed breathtaking scenes in the world. It is hard to figure out when the beauty of these peaks mirror in the lake. Their mirror image is more striking in the summer when hiking trails take you through wild flower fields, in the fall when all Aspen trees glitter with an avalanche of colors and in the winter when the snow silences the world around. If you want to get some of the best photo opportunities, then you better be in one of the many hiking trails since access by vehicles to this area is limited. The Maroon Lake is also famous for fly-fishing, and although fly-fishermen don’t catch anything, the beauty around the lake is enough.

The Grand Canyon, United States

This is a steep 18-mile-wide and 1-mile deep gorge carved by the mighty Colorado River in the past five millennia. Its mammoth size is breathtaking. However, you can only see a small portion of this gorge even from the best vantage points, but its geological structure will fire your imagination. Layers of colorful rocks clearly show the time lapse in the formation of the gorge with some rocks at the bottom dating 1.8 billion years ago. The steep sides of the canyon bubble with life. You can see more of these when hiking the trails of the northern rim, where it is less crowded. A majority of visitors restrict their views on the southern rim. Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station, and the Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio are among the most popular viewpoints.

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Situated at the top of the cliff with a view of the Palea volcano, the island of Thirassia, and Nea Kameni, Oia makes it to position three of the most beautiful of any of the picturesque villages of the Santorini island. Oia charms you with the traditional blue-domed churches, stone houses that line the narrow pathways, and sunbaked verandas. Oia is about 11 km from Fira.

Oia is endowed with cafes, taverns, and souvenir shops. It is a bit quiet and laid back compared to the busy Fira and a good number of visitors enjoy its beauty by walking slowly on its narrow pathways. You can stroll through the small port of Ammoudi by descending about 300 steps down the slope.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Located up in the Andes southwest of Bolivia at about 11,995 ft. above sea level, Salar de Uyuni is the largest flat salt on the globe. Covering about 4,086 sq. miles, Salar was prehistorically a lake that dried up and left behind 11000 sq. kilometers of desert-like landscape made of bright white salt.

Sossusvlei, Namibia
Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan located in the Namibian Namib-Naukluft National Park south of the Namib Desert. It is surrounded by red dunes and is loosely translated as “dead-end-mash”. This is where sand dunes stop River Tsauchab from flowing any further.

The world is graced with thousands if not millions of beautiful places you even don’t know about. Ranging from jaw-dropping waterfalls and natural wonders to lost cities and mysterious landmarks, the world in never short of things to see.