Our world is full of beautiful sights everywhere you look, from breathtaking natural wonders to dazzling man-made arcʜɪᴛecture and everything in between. There’s enough to please the eye on the planet, whether it’s canyons, waterfalls, and mountains, or pleasant towns, stunning structures, and historic cities.
Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Iʀᴇʟᴀɴᴅ, UK
It’s no sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇ that this bizarre rock structure off the coast of Antrim, Northern Iʀᴇʟᴀɴᴅ, is shrouded in lore. The strange, nearly-perfect hexagonal columns are a natural marvel. According to legend, the causeway was built by Irish giant Finn McCool to allow him to travel into Scotland to face his opponent Benandonner. The basalt’steps,’ according to geologists, were created by intensive volcanic activity 50 to 60 million years ago.
Palawan, the Pʜɪʟɪᴘᴘɪɴᴇs
Palawan is an archipelagic province of the Pʜɪʟɪᴘᴘɪɴᴇs located to the east of the country between the Sulu Sea and the South Cʜɪɴᴀ Sea. It frequently appears in lists of the world’s most beautiful islands. Hidden coves and secluded beaches are created by steep, jungle-clad mountains rising from the azure ocean. The underwater life is similarly beautiful: coral reefs are home to schools of colorful fish, while in Coron Bay, barracudas have turned shipwrecks into their playground.
Pena Palace, Sintra, Pᴏʀᴛᴜɢᴀʟ
Pena Palace may be called a palace, but it is actually a castle, and few are more heart-stoppingly beautiful. In steep Sintra, just outside Lisbon, its butter-yellow turrets and brick-red towers rise over the treetops. The multicolored splendor, a fine example of 19th-century ROᴍᴀɴtic arcʜɪᴛecture, was commissioned by King Ferdinand II and finished in 1854, and has since served as a residence for Portuguese royalty.
Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UK
This mesmerizing region in the northwest of England, with its lofty fells, lakes, tarns, woodlands, and waterfalls, is undoubtedly the country’s most spectacular and dramatic natural attraction. Many renowned painters and literary greats have been intrigued and inspired by its amazing beauty. The Lake District National Park, which covers 885 square miles (2,292 square kilometers), was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.
Reflection Canyon, Utah, USA
From the jagged rocks of Bryce Canyon to the lush peaks of Wasatch Mountain State Park in the north, Utah provides a plethora of stunning panoramas. Reflection Canyon, a stunning rock structure in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is one of the most impressive bird’s-eye views. The secluded canyon can be seen in all its beauty from this vantage point.
Geyzernoye Lake, Siberia, Rᴜssɪᴀ
Geyzernoye Lake, commonly known as Geyser Lake, is located in Siberia’s Altai Republic. The brilliant turquoise waters of this amazing thermal spring are surrounded by a picture-perfect environment. Occasionally, visible concentric circles develop beneath the water’s surface, spewing clay and sand in geyser-like eruptions. This spectacular lake, unlike any other geyser on the planet, must be seen to be believed.
Patagonia, Aʀɢᴇɴᴛɪɴᴀ and Cʜɪʟᴇ
Patagonia, with its harsh terrain of towering peaks, glistening lakes, ancient forests, and immense glaciers, is a destination that captivates the imagination and beckons adventurers. One of the most outstanding landmarks in the large national park is the three pointed granite towers that rise bewitchingly in the background of this shot. They were formed around 12 million years ago and are known as Torres del Paine.
Pink Granite Coast, Brittany, Fʀᴀɴᴄᴇ
An very unusual natural mix of quartz and feldspar gives these rocks their distinctive color — a variety of rosy tones from amber to coral, offset by the crystalline teal of the water. The Pink Granite Coast, with its stunning hue and incredible formations, stretches for more than six miles (10 kilometers) along Brittany’s coastline.
Moraine Lake, Alberta, Cᴀɴᴀᴅᴀ
Moraine Lake, a landmark of Banff National Park, changes colors during the day, shifting from soft teal to milky turquoise to icy blue. Its clean aspect stands out even more against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and pine-lined coastlines. In the winter and early spring, ice forms on the glacier-fed lake, and floes frequently break off and shimmer beneath the water’s surface, adding an added layer of seductive beauty.
Zhangye National Geopark, Gansu Province, Cʜɪɴᴀ
Zhangye National Geopark’s rainbow-colored mountains resemble a painter’s pallet. This magnificent creation, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was created by natural erosion when layers of sand, silt, iron, and minerals mingled together to create a kaleidosᴄᴏᴘe of colors. Mother Nature herself appears to have embellished the magnificent park.