40 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Die


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Our world is filled with indescribable beauty, both man-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would truly be enough to truly experience all of it. Most of us will probably never see everything that the world has to offer us, but it’s worth a shot! Here are 40 incredible places around the world that are definitely worth adding to your bucket list.

Some consider travel to be a luxury or even an unnecessary burden, while others consider it to be vitally important to living a fulfilled life. Still others don’t even have the opportunity to make that decision. But if you are afflicted with a case of wanderlust, you know that seeing the world’s sights can be a deeply moving and valuable experience.

My personal favorite is ecological tourism – climbing mountains, exploring deserts or simply in drinking in the sights of the countryside. However, you can’t deny the appeal of some of the man-made structures as well – from the epic, ancient grandeur of the Pyramids of Giza to the sunny charm of sea-side villages in Greece.

It’s a wonderful and beautiful world we live in, so make sure to see as much of it as you can before you kick the bucket! Here’s an excellent quote from St. Augustine that will hopefully inspire you to get your foot out the door: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

1. Bagan, Myanmar

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Image credits: Martin Sojka

2. Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China

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Image credits: unbelievableinfo.blogspot.it

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Images credits: Melinda Chan

3. Li River, China

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Image credits: Weerapong Chaipuck

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Image credits: Peter Stewart

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Image credits: Ed McGowan

4. Meteora, Greece

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Image credits: Darby Sawchuk

5. Salar de Uyuni: One of the World’s Largest Mirrors, Bolivia

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6. Tianzi Mountains, China

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Image credits: Richard Janecki

7. Santorini Island, Greece

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8. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Image credits: Randall Collis

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9. Yosemite Valley, USA

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Image credits: Conrad Casper

10. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

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11. Bamboo Forest, Japan

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Image credits: Yuya Horikawa

12. Petra, Jordan

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Image credits: Gloria Castro Salvador

13. Machu Picchu, Peru

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Image credits: Lubomir Koulev

14. Cave in Algarve, Portugal

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Image credits: Bruno Carlos

15. Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Image credits: Nic

16. Pamukkale, Turkey

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Image credits: Ahmet Sahin

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17. Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

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Image credits: Thang Soi

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Image credits: Sarawut Intarob

18. M0nument Valley, USA

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Image credits: Jouni Välkki

19. Naica Mine, Mexico

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Image credits: nicole_denise

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20. Hang Son Doong, Vietnam

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Image credits: National Geographic

21. Venice, Italy

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Image credits: Constantin Gololobov

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Image credits: Peter Young

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22. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

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Image credits: Manu

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Image credits: Jack Brauer

23. Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

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24. Navagio Bay, Greece

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Image credits: Johan Björling

25. Provence, France

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Image credits: Benh Lieu Song

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Image credits: Giovanni Allievi

26. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

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Image credits: Vittorio Chiampan

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Image credits: Mark Smith

27. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Image credits: Pierre Lesage

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Image credits: David Kosmos Smith

28. Moraine Lake, Canada

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Image credits: Thomas Spinner

29. Tulip Fields in Netherlands

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Image credits: Allard Schager

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Image credits: Normann Szkop

30. Geiranger Fjord, Norway

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Image credits: norwegianfjordtravel.com

31. Mount Roraima, Venezuela/Brazil/Guyana

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32. Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland

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33. Batu Caves, Malaysia

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Image credits: Danny Xeero

34. Gásadalur, Faroe Islands

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Image credits: Gareth Codd

35. Antelope Canyon, USA

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Image credits: CSMphotography

36. Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil

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37. Giza Pyramids, Egypt

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Image credits: Edward Ewet

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Image credits: Dale Johnson

38. McWay Falls, USA

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Image credits: Helena W

39. Cappadocia, Turkey

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Image credits: Beng Lieu Song

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Image credits: Kani Polat

Hey, wait, there are only 39 places here! Can you suggest a 40th? Add yours to the comments section below!

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  1. Yes a few more: The Golden Temple at Amritsar and the Tarj Mahal at Agra in India. Nascar lines in Peru, Torres del Paine in Chile, Moreno Glacier and El Chalten in Patagonea. Ephesus Turkey the Parthenon in Athens

  2. Monts Tonga au Labrador (Canada), Parc National du Gros Morne (Terre-Neuve et Labrador, Canada),
    Les Rocheuses (Canada et USA), Icefields (Patagonie),….
    La liste est très longue des merveilles de la Terre à préserver !

  3. Dead Vlei, Namibia.

    Surreal 900-year-old tree skeletons against a golden red backdrop of towering sand dunes. The trees almost look like they’re dancing. Hauntingly beautiful.

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