22 Most Beautiful Places To Visit On Planet Earth - Great Holiday Destination Ideas

Want the best travel ideas? How about the most beautiful places to visit in the world? There are some places that you simply won’t believe are real until you see them with your own eyes! Check out these amazingly stunning and unbelievable places on our planet!

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The Netherlands are the world’s main producer of commercial tulip plants. The tulips bloom each April, so the fields turn into beautiful and colorful landscapes which are astounding to see. Netherlands’ tulip fields are one of the most beautiful sights in Europe to see in the spring, the flowers are so colorful that it’s hard to believe what you see.

The Tianzi Mountains are located in the Hunan Province of China. These mountains provide a stunning view of their peaks, which rise one after another in very unusual formations. The view is quite astounding, and the peaks sometimes look very much like they’re from another planet, especially when the mist rises around them.

Tea drinking is one of China’s most cherished customs, and tea is one of the symbols of the Chinese culture. The coastal province of Zhejiang is famous for its gorgeous green teal fields which spread across the land in beautiful linear formations.

The United Kingdom and France are famous for their beautiful Lavender Fields, which are home to thousands of lovely lavender plants. These fields are really a praising view to watch. Since lavender grows in bushes, the fields form into beautiful linear formations of lavender plants which are incredible to see and smell.

The Heerstraße or Cherry Blossom Avenue in Germany’s Bonn offers one of the most beautiful sights during springtime. This street is five minutes away from Beethoven’s house. During the 1980s, the city planted ornamental Japanese cherry blossom trees on both sides of the narrow street. Every year, depending on weather but usually around mid-April, the branches burst into millions of delicate flowers. They extend over the street and at some points form a full canopy, turning the street into a really magical place. The blossoms last for around 2 to 3 weeks, and after that the flower petals start to fall like pink snow.

The Red Beach in China’s Panjin is famous for its beautiful landscape featuring a red plant named Suaeda Salsa. This place is based in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world. The landscape is actually composed of tide-lands and shallow seas, offering visitors an unbelievably beautiful view.

This place is located at a geological park in the Gansu province. Layers of vibrant color surround this landscape. It took 24 million years of laying down mineral deposits with red sandstone to form there beautiful rock formations. However, the natural elements were the real artists here. Wind and rain eventually carved shapes into the rocks, forming towers, waterfalls, natural pillars and valleys. The colors vary from deep red, to yellow and green and the contrasting bands of color glow intensely after rainfall. The setting sun casts golden rays upon this wonder, intensifying a lacework of shadows. The visual effects then become even more fascinating.

Lake Retba is undoubtedly the most beautiful place in Africa - it is less than an hour away from the capital city of Senegal.

Retba is an unusual lake that surely catches the eye of any visitor because of its unusual and very vivid pink color. The lake is separated by some narrow dunes from the Atlantic Ocean. Its salt content is very high and it can be compared to the salinity of the Dead Sea. Its color is caused by the Dunaliella Salina bacteria, which is attracted to the lake due to the salt content. The bacteria produce a red pigment in order to absorb sunlight, thus giving the lake its extraordinary color.

At more than 200 meters high, 150 meters wide and 5 kilometers long, the Hang Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is so big that it has its own jungle, river and climate. The cave is quite a humbling and belittling experience to visitors. It’s huge and it looks like it was taken from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings! The cave was created two to five million years ago by river water eroding the limestone underneath a mountain. It was first discovered in 1991 by a local farmer and is now among the most amazing places to visit in Asia.

The Antelope Canyon is a popular slot canyon on the Navajo Reservation a few miles east of Page. It is open to tourists by Navajo-led tours only. The wind and water have carved the sandstone into an astonishingly beautiful temple of nature where light and shadow play hide and seek. The canyon is less than a city block long and its fantastic symphony of shapes is any photographer’s dream. Definitely among the most beautiful places in America.

The Takinoue Park is famous for Sibazakura or Pink Moss, and is the most amazing place in Japan to visit. The ten thousand square meter park attracts thousands of visitors every year between May and June when these beautiful flowers are in full bloom. The sight of the park is out of this world and utterly breathtaking!

Lake Hillier is the most beautiful place in Australia and itis about two thousand feet long and it is separated from the ocean by a narrow strip of land. The lake is surrounded by white sands and beautiful woodlands that contrast with the strangely colored water.

The pink water doesn’t alter when taken into a container. The source of its color has yet to be discovered. It remains a mystery. There is only one theory which attributes the color of the water to red hydrophilic bacteria in the salt crusts. Besides the unusual hue, the water has no known harmful effects on humans.

The Canola Flower Fields in China’s Luoping are one of the world’s most beautiful sights. In early spring, you can witness an amazing golden sea of blooming canola flowers. Vast farmlands are covered in golden and yellow flowers that stretch as far as the eyes can see, all the way to the horizon.

The Black Forest is located in the southwestern part of Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The forest got its name because of its dark and slightly sinister canopies of evergreens. This is the place where Hansel and Gretel encountered the wicked witch! The sight of this forest reminds of a view you could only see in a fantasy novel.

Hitachi Seaside Park is a public park in Hitachinaka Ibaraki, Japan. The park features blooming flowers around the year, covering an area of 190 hectares. The park is known for its baby blue eyes flowers, even though it actually features various beautiful species. The park includes cycling trails and a small amusement park with a Ferris wheel. The sight of this park is fantastic!

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat and also a very beautiful place in South America to visit. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes and it is covered by several meters of salt crust. This crust has extraordinary flatness and is also considered one of the world’s largest natural mirrors due to the flatness and light reflection.

The Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about 19 kilometers long and it is located in Mendenhall Valley near Juneau in Alaska. This place is part of the Tongass National Forest and it is protected by law. Because of the glacier, beautiful ice caves formed within it and they offer quite a spectacular place to visit.

The Sagano Bamboo Forest is located in Arashiyama, a district on the west outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. This forest is one of the most amazing natural sites in Japan. The most interesting fact regarding this forest is the sound which the wind makes while it blows through the bamboo. What’s even more amazing is that this sound as been voted as one of the “one hundred sounds of Japan that must be preserved” by none other than the Japanese government. Besides the sound, the forest offers a spectacular view. Kyoto’s main streets are not too far from this place. The railing on the sides of the road is actually composed out of old, fallen and dry parts of bamboo.

The Naica Mine in Mexico is a working mine that is most famous for its extraordinary selenite crystals. The Naica Mine is a lead, silver and zinc mine. It also attracts many people due to the beautiful crystal formations. The caverns were discovered during mining operations. Some of the crystals are so large that their width is somewhere around 1.2 meters, while their lengths reach up to 15 meters.

The Tunnel of Love is a beautiful place in Klevan, Ukraine. There is a three kilometer railway section that leads to a fiberboard factory and the train goes three times a day. It delivers wood to the factory. The trees make a green hallway which attracts many people, especially couples and photographers.

The Wisteria Flower Tunnel or Kawachi Fuji Garden is located in the city of Kitakyushu, Japan. This garden is home to an incredible 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species. The main attraction of the garden is the Wisteria tunnel that allows visitors to walk down a magical tunnel which explodes with beautiful color.

This mountain, which is in the shape of a tabletop, is not just one of the oldest mountains on the planet. It’s also one of the oldest geological formations, dating back to two billion years. This was a time when the land was lifted above the ground because of all the tectonic activity. The sides of the mountain, which serve as a border between Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela, are cliffs that house various waterfalls. This makes the mountain nearly impossible to climb.