Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Do you enjoy living life out off your suitcase? You are then among the people who are always craving for long distance travel to explore and visit new places. Exploring the unknown and the seeing the unseen is a thrilling experience for travelers. The world has numerous spots and places that are known for their beauty, cultural significant and historical importance. Then there are also hundreds of natural locations that are gifts of joy to mankind. The world has a lot to be seen, to be known, to be found even today.
If you love visiting new places and travelling to faraway destinations, then there are a few places that you must visit to. These mesmerizing locations will leave you spell bound and quench your thirst for travel to the ultimate possibility. Though it is very difficult to jot down just a handful of names while deciding on the best locations of the world, one can list some of the destinations under the category of 10 heavenly places to visit before you die. This is because these locations are so very beautiful and unique that they deserve to be in the wish list of the wander-lusting traveler. If you do have such wish list of dream destinations, then you must include the following destinations,
- Victoria falls
- Nanga Parbat
- Ponte De Lima
- Pongua Falls
- Baikal Lake
- Krabi Islands
- Daigoji Temple
- Bora Bora Island
- Bigar Waterfalls
- Buzludzha Monument
A visit to these places is like a dream come true for the avert globe trotter. Travelling to these exotic locations is not easy, nor is it very quick. One may have to face several obstacles to reach or even view these locations. But the mesmerizingly beautiful landscape and picturesque locations will make the trip worth the effort, the hurdles and the long duration. Each of these locations is better than the other and often becomes difficult for one to choose favorites.
- Victoria Falls:
Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world. So it is obviously a spectacular spot of visit that is worthy of being listed among the top dream spots of the world. Located in the Zambezi River in Africa, this waterfall is the biggest attraction that pulls thousands of tourists to the country every year. The Victoria Falls have a length of over a kilometer and a height of over hundred meters. The sound of the gushing water can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers and the mist of the waterfall can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers, giving the waterfall the local name of Mosi-o-Tunya, meaning “the smoke that thunders”. Marked as a world heritage site, this gorgeous waterfall ensures to leave its every visitor fascinated by its mere beauty and power.
- Nanga Parbat:
The Western anchor of the Himalayas, the Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world. If trekking and mountain climbing is your thing, then you can simply not afford to miss out an opportunity to climb the Nanga Parbat. However, avalanches, difficult rockfall and severe weather conditions might make the climb terrible. Located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, this dramatic mountain peak is one of the toughest mountains to climb, giving this peak the nickname of the “killer mountains” during the 20th century. Even if one does not attempt a climb of the Nanga Parbat, its mere sight is enough to satisfy the soul. Immensely beautiful, the Nanga Parbat is not a single mountain peak but a long series of peaks culminated into a huge ice ridge. The view of the mountain from the Indus River is to die for. The trekking routes along the mountain allow one to have a glimpse of the contrasting landscape comprising of lush meadows, Alpine forests and stark valleys.
- Ponte Di Lima:
Ponte Di Lima is the oldest village-town in Portugal that has won the hearts of millions of visitors simply by its charm and beauty. Named after a long medieval bridge that passes over the River Lima, this ancient town is popular for its photogenic locations and weekend markets. Mesmerizing beauty of the tumbling vineyards, lush greenways, riverside gardens and historic centers like manor houses and palaces make Ponte Di Lima the haven of romance and rich cultural heritage. The finest medieval bridge is a must-visit spot in the village.
- Pongua Falls:
Pongua Falls is the perfect spot of visit for the wanderlust traveler. Situated in Vietnam, this magnificent and powerful waterfall is multi-stepped, making it one of a kind in the world. The falls is located in a mountain range 50 kilometers from Dalat. At a height of 40 meters, the sound of this waterfall can be heard from quite a distance and the view is absolutely breathtaking from a distance. What makes it even more attractive is that the waterfall is a mesmerizing delight to view even during the dry season.
- Baikal Lake:
The oldest and deepest fresh water lake in the world, the Baikal Lake is one of the most popular spots of visit in Siberia. The lake is said to have the coldest water and has the largest number of the most bizarre living organisms known to mankind. Geologists believe the pink fish, Golomyanka to be found in this Lake exclusively. They also imply that Lake Baikal suggest exactly how the ocean looked when the seaboards of North America, Africa and Europe split open millions of years ago. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, the Lake Baikal is a spectacular beauty and has almost 20 percent of the world’s unfrozen freshwater reserves.
- Krabi Islands:
Krabi Island is one of the oldest provinces of Thailand that is known for its serene beauty and tranquility. The surrounding beaches are the perfect holiday destination for complete rest and relaxation. A visit to the Krabi Island is the ideal tropical vacation that one can ask for. Towered by gorgeous limestone cliffs, the sandy beaches gives the visitor an other-worldly feel, with each beach being even more picturesque than the other. The clear water islands receive very few tourists making it perfect for an isolated, non-disturbance holiday spot.
- Daigoji Temple:
The Daigoji temple is a Shingon Buddhist temple situated in Kyoto, Japan. This historical temple is designated as a world heritage site. Visited by very few tourists every year, the Daigoji temple is a five-storied pagoda monument situated at the top of a mountain. The temple houses 18 specific designated national treasures and several cultural assets. The only drawback is the difficult mountain trail and terrain that makes its very tough for tourists to reach the temple. But the amazing beauty and peace atmosphere of the temple is worth the rough pathway.
- Bora Bora Island:
Popularly known to be a honeymoon destination, the Bora Bora islands is one of the finest paradises on earth. Apart from being a romantic getaway, this island is one of the most celebrated islands of the world. Bora Bora Island is a south pacific island that lies to the southwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. This turquoise lagoon surrounded by beautiful coral reefs might be small is size but has a vast avenue of activities to offer to its visitors. Popular for scuba-diving, shark-feeding and dive to the underwater park among fish and corals, one can also enjoy sunbathing, swimming, safari or simply lazing on the relaxing and beautiful beaches. The picturesque beauty of Mount Otemanu simply adds on to the charm of this island.
- Bigar Waterfalls:
Considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls across the globe, the Bigar waterfall never fails to leave its visitors at awe and loss of words. This magnificent and absolutely spectacular waterfall is located in Oravita, a city in the Caras Severin county of Romania. This supreme and unique waterfall from a distance looks like a huge mass of water dressing up huge chunks of moss covered rocks. Viewers often consider this waterfall a magical beauty because of the unique glow making it appear like a huge diamond. The glow arises when the gushing water hits the green mossy rocks. A visit to this natural waterfall is extremely adventurous and memorable. The natural reserve is an absolute photogenic beauty and definitely worth dying for.
- Buzludzha Monument:
If out-worldly thing is what you are looking for then the Buzludzha monument is the best answer to your quest for such. This UFO shaped historical monument is situated in the central Balkan mountains in Bulgaria. This saucer-shaped monument sits atop a 1441 meter mountain peak of the Balkan. It was built by the Bulgarian Communist regime in 1891 and later became the party base for the communist party thus earning the name of “The house monument of the Bulgarian communist party”. No longer in use today, this isolated and abandoned monument attracts tourists for its unique structure and the surrounding scenic beauty. This monument is a photographer’s paradise and an explorer’s thrilling sighting.