Every traveler knows: there is no better way to improve one’s mind, body and soul than getting to know new cultures and countries. We live on a large planet where there are lots of things to learn and see. Because of that, we decided to make a list of the top 10 places to visit in the world, including attractions, cities and natural wonders.
Let’s see where you should travel in the span of your lifetime!
The Blue City Chefchaouen, Morocco
The Moroccan Blue City Chefchaouen was founded in 1471. Back then, Chefchaouen was a Moorish fortress for those expelled from Spain. For a long time, Jews and Christians lived side by side with the native Berber people, and it brings a very special multicultural flavor to the table.
So, why is it one of the best places to visit in the world? Just Google the images and you’ll see that every house in Chefchaouen is, in fact, blue-colored! Painting all the houses in such an unusual way has religious aspects to it. According to Jewish beliefs, the blue color reminds you of the power of God. So, just take a walk along the blue walls of Chefchaouen and enjoy the flamboyant mix of different cultures!
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Vatican City State
This enclave received the status of an independent city-state in 1929. Technically, Vatican is the smallest country in the world. It is a must-see for tourists of all faiths, not necessarily only for Catholics, as it is among the top beautiful places in Europe.
Here, one of the world’s best examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture offers you exciting views. Wandering among the colorfully dressed Swiss guards and famous landmarks such as the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the absolutely stunning Sistine Chapel, you are transported 500 years into the past. If you stay in Rome, Vatican is truly an amazing holiday destination that you can finish in a day!
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Palace of Versailles, France
All the French royal castles fade in comparison to Versailles, which is among the best places to visit in France. The greatest baroque palace housed the royal court 1682-1789 until the Great French Revolution began.
To see its magnificence, you will need to take an hour-long train ride from Paris Central Station. Start with a walk around the majestic gardens of Versailles, then head for the shades of the pink marble refuge, the Grand Trianon. When you are ready, join the inevitably long queue to see the Mirror Gallery. This long 73-meter hall is filled with huge mirrors: 17 mirrors on one side and 17 windows on the other, facing a glorious garden. The picture is completed with luxurious frescoes on the ceiling.
There’s no doubt that the Palace of Versailles is worthy of getting the highest rankings in the lists of top 10 places to travel! By the way, what do you think of staying close to Versailles? We bet you like this idea!More info
In the Middle East, Petra is known as the “Pink Pearl of Jordan”; it’s a respected and beautiful holiday destination for cultural, historical and religious reasons. But among Westerners, the city is probably most popular because of the Indiana Jones and Transformers 2 movies.
Built with amazing detail around 300 BC, the ancient city includes tombs, stables and an amphitheater, all carved from sandstone rocks. In the coming twilight, Petra shines with rich golden-red color in the light of a thousand candles.
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Machu Picchu, Peru
Built in the middle of the 15th century, this city was the highlight of the Inca Empire. Here, you will see the remains of the Inca stonework: stairs, temples, aqueducts, and viewing platforms. This is perhaps the greatest attraction of South America and one of the best tourist places in world. It seems that Machu Picchu came to Earth from another planet: to get to it, you need to climb 2.432 meters above the sea level!
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Colored cliffs of Zhangye Danxia in Gansu, China
These colorful rocks in China are well-known around the world and make one of the most beautiful landscapes. However, the colored rocks are nothing more than red sandstones and chemical reactions. The study shows that about 100 million years ago, there was a huge internal pool here. As a result of global warming and higher temperatures in the area, the pool dried up which gave the rock formations a rust color.More info
Tulip fields, Holland
As soon as the first tulips appeared in Holland in 1570, the “tulipmania” immediately began. People were so enthusiastic about these tender plants that even the bride’s dowry was counted in the number of bulbs. Therefore, it is not surprising that the cultivation of tulips has been put on an industrial basis. Holland is surely one of the best places to travel in the world, and tulip fields are the sight to behold!More info
Victoria Falls, the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia
Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world that is over 100 meters high and more than a kilometer wide which makes it one of the most amazing places on the planet. Tourists can walk on the very edge of the waterfall in the Devil’s Pool, which is located on the Zambian side. The waterfall is one of the main attractions of South Africa. It also belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage.More info
Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA
When making a list of beautiful places in the world, we just can’t do without the Grand Canyon. This world-famous American place of interest is also the deepest canyon in the world, being 446 kilometers long and 6 to 29 kilometers wide. It is listed among the Seven Wonders of Nature and also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.More info
Arashiyama Bamboo Groves in Kyoto, Japan
Japan has lots of wonderful places that will amaze even the most experienced traveler. For example, the bamboo grove of Sagano is a picturesque alley consisting of thousands bamboo trees. The place gained great popularity not only due to its extraordinary beauty, but also to the special sound resulting from wind contacting with bamboo stalks. Visitors claim that the sound has an extremely pacifying and calming effect. No wonder that Arashiyama is mentioned in many lists reciting the top vacation spots in the world!More info
That was our list of the best vacation spots in the world. What attraction did you like the best? What trip would you like to plan next? Leave the comments in the section down below so that we could make another article “Top 10 Places to Visit in the World: Part 2!”