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13 Most Amazing and Fascinating Places Of The World

13 Most Amazing and Fascinating Places Of The World

Every human being probably dreams of visiting at least one of the most beautiful places of the world once in lifetime. We live in a world that is blessed with sights that are beautiful beyond words. Living in modern cities with high buildings, we miss out what Mother Nature has offered, as well as some of the most incredible man-made structures built throughout the history.

Here are some places below, that fills the eye with beauty and warms the heart, as they say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and there are perhaps other places that have touched your heart. For this reason, we do not claim the places included in our list are the best, but rather among the vast collection of the most beautiful and amazing places of the world.

The Grand Canyon, United States

Scientists believe that the canyon was created by the Colorado River over a six million year period. It is a steep gap by the Colorado River, Arizona in the United States, the Grand Canyon has some truly enjoyable scenery. It is 277 miles in length, 4 to 18 miles in width, and about a mile deep.

It was also considered to be a site of pilgrimage by the Pueblo people. The first recorded visit to the Grand Canyon by the Europeans was in 1869. Although it is not the deepest canyon in the world, it is known for its extremely large size and beautifully intricate landscape. Native Americans built settlements in the caves within the canyon before the emigration of Europeans. The Grand Canyon National Park is said to be one of the first national parks in the United States and it attracts millions of visitors every year. Weather conditions in the Grand Canyon vary greatly between seasons. 

Skardu Valley – Pakistan

Skardu Valley is part of the Baltistan. Right below the jagged and glaciated fortifications of the Karakoram, Baltistan is spread over an area of 26,000 square kilometres. It was part of Laddakh once. It was known as Tibet-i-Khurd meaning the Little Tibet. It has been proven by the Archaeological exploration that it was encompassed by the Silk Trade Route.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia is the world’s largest coral reef, and is one of the natural wonders of the world. The reef covers more than 300,000 sq. km, as it has more than 600 islands and coral cays. Corals make up the reefs and cays are responsible for a huge variety of sea life in the reef. The Great Reef Marine Park is a huge tourist attraction with millions of tourists visiting, every year. Sporting activities include reef sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, amongst others.It has been placed in the World Heritage as well as the National Heritage lists.

Lake Saiful Muluk – Pakistan

A fairy tale called Saiful Muluk, that was written by the famous Sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, is associated with the lake. It is the story of prince of Persia who fell in love with a fairy princess at the lake. Lake Saiful Muluk is a lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran. The impact of the lake beauty is of such extent that people believe that fairies come down to lake in full moon.

Cape Town, South Africa

It is called the“Heaven on earth,”. This is a beautiful town at the tip of the African continent, with small roads surrounded by huge mountains, makes a person feel small. This town is one of the most popular tourist attractions of South Africa with its wine tasting day trips, whale watching, and dolphin watching.Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town is famous for its natural floral kingdom as well.

Cape Point, Signal Hill, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Robben Island, Rhodes Memorial, and the beaches are some of the famous tourist attractions. The Dutch style buildings depict the architectural heritage of the place.

Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal in India, Agra, is one of the most beautiful mausoleums constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his favorite queen, Mumtaz Mahal. It is also considered amongst the seven wonders of the world. The white marble was used in the construction of this symbol of love. It took thousands of craftsmen and artisans, and about twenty years to construct it. The masons, stone cutters, carvers, inlayers, calligraphers, painters, and others were brought from the entire empire as well as from Iran and Central Asia. Semi-precious stones were used for inlay ornamentation. According to the story, the emperor was grief-stricken after losing his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It later became the mausoleum of Shah Jahan too. This is a huge tourist attraction with millions of tourists visiting it every year.

Shangrila – Pakistan

Shangrila Resort Skardu, also known as “Heaven on Earth”, is situated amongst some of the highest peaks of the world. It encircles the heart shaped “Kachura Lake” and is surrounded by fruit laden orchards and flower filled gardens.

Great Wall of China, China

The Great Wall of China is a man-made structure that was constructed over two thousand years ago and took about 100 years to complete and thus is considered as one of the seven wonders of the world. It is actually not a single wall, but rather many walls put together, and it stretches over 4,000 miles.

The constructions started in the 5th Century B.C. It was constructed to protect the Chinese Empire from the Xiongnu people in the north. It is believed that about 2-3 million Chinese died during the construction project. The wall was initially built of stone, grass, earth, and wood, but bricks were used once the production started.  

The Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina-Brazil Border

The Iguazu Waterfalls are a true wonder of nature, and certainly the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Iguazu has the distinction of having a greater annual flow than any other waterfall in the world. They are located at the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. The Argentinean side allows visitors to walk right around the water or explore the National Park, the Brazilian side is known for its panoramic views and splendor.The area surrounding the falls provides opportunities for rock climbing as well as water sports.

The Pyramids, Egypt

The Egyptian pyramids are huge monuments with a square base and four triangular sides rising up to a point. The most well-known pyramids of Egypt are the Pyramids at Giza which are said to be the largest ever built. It is said that the Great Pyramid at Giza took 23 years to complete, using a work force of around 30,000 people. About 118 pyramids have been identified.

It is generally believed that the Egyptians began constructing the pyramids after 2700 B.C. which had to be used as tombs for the pharaohs. There is still a lot of curiosity and there have been many theories that how the pyramids were actually constructed.

Petra, Jordan

Petra is an archeological site on the slope of Mount Hor. This site was kept hidden until 1812 when it was discovered by a Swiss explorer. UNESCO described this place as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. It is one of the new wonders of the world and is famous for its rock-cut architecture.

It was said to have been prepared by God for the Jewish people. Petra once flourished under the Roman empire but a rapid decline began with the Arabian trade being taken elsewhere. Then an earthquake caused a great deal of destruction.  

Canadian Rockies, Canada

They are a visitor’s wonderland and the playground for western Canada. The majestic Canadian Rockies are the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains. The Canadian Rockies house five national parks, and four of those national parks, combining to form a single UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of beautiful mountain landscapes, lakes, canyons, waterfalls, glaciers, peaks, limestone caves, and fossils. Mount Robson is the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies. These beautiful mountains are a haven for hikers and walkers alike.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is in Peru, which means ‘Old Peak,”. This is one of the most beautiful ancient sites in the world. According to legend, Machu Picchu was long ago considered to be a sacred place. They were rediscovered by a Yale archaeologist in 1911. The ethereal beauty, workmanship, and history of the place attracts millions of tourists each year.

The credit for the creation of the extraordinary city goes to the Inca people who had turned the place into a work of art. They lie two thousand feet above the Urubamba river. These ruins consist of baths, temples, palaces, and about 150 houses, all very well preserved. These gray granite structures, some of which weigh more than 50 tons, are so perfectly sculpted that they are nothing less than works of architectural genius.  


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