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Another Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in The World

VO: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nick Spake
Script written by Nick Spake Earth’s unparalleled beauty truly knows no end. From Torres del Paine, to the Namib Desert, to the Valensole Plateau, these stunning destinations will take your breath away. WatchMojo counts down the Another Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in The World.
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Another Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in The World


Earth’s unparalleled beauty truly knows no end. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for Another Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in The World.

For this list, we’re taking a look at more gorgeous locations throughout the natural world.


#10: Torres del Paine

Patagonia, Chile

This national park has no shortage of remarkable landmarks. It hosts several attractive lakes, including the Pehoé, Dickson, and Grey. Speaking of which, the Grey Glacier is just one of several ice giants bound to leave your jaw agape. The area is a hiker or mountain climber’s dream, and the highlight, by far, is the Torres del Paine. Comprised of three granite peaks, these columns stretch 8,000 vertically from a glacial lake. With so much to see, there’s not a bad vantage point to be found. The park is also home to some majestic wildlife with deer, foxes, and guanaco roaming free, only adding to the beauty.

#9: Namib Desert

Namibia, Africa

When people think of lovely scenery, deserts typically aren’t the first landscapes that leap to mind. The Namib is a barren beauty, however, with splendor in its sandy simplicity. Extending over 1,200 miles, Namib naturally translates to “vast place.” The trek through this coastal desert may be long, but the breathtaking sights make every step worth it. Southern Namib is perhaps best known for its sand seas, comprised of enormous dunes that vary in color. These dunes are wonders to behold, attracting geologists who wish to better understand their unusual nature. The land is also one of the most significant places for diamond mining, although The Namib itself is the true diamond in the rough.

#8: Valensole Plateau

Provence, France

If purple is your favorite color, consider booking a trip to Provence during the summertime. With the blooming season taking place between June and August, this area is rich with eye-popping flowers. For tourists wishing to stroll through the lavender fields, a particular hot spot is the Valensole Plateau. In addition to the various lavender festivals, you’ll also want to drop by Sénanque Abbey, an ideal place for a picnic, where the flowers make an already picturesque spot even more dazzling. Above all else, it reminds us to take a break and smell the lavender.


#7: Redwood National Park

California, USA

The Redwood National and State Parks are best known for their towering trees, which skyrocket into the foggy heavens above. Home of the planet’s tallest tree species, this forest will leave hikers and campers feeling as if they’ve been shrunk down to the size of ants. As mighty, and even intimidating, as the coast redwood might be, it’s also an endangered flora. These four California parks have managed to preserve 45% of the remaining old-growth redwood forests. The relative rarity of these trees further contributes to their inspiring nature. The redwoods aren’t the only reason to visit either, as the prairie grasslands, rivers, and misty atmosphere draw in numerous awe-struck spectators.

#6: Isle of Skye

Scotland, UK

The Isle of Skye – the second you hear that name, you might picture a landscape right out of a fairytale. And this magical Scottish island doesn’t disappoint, with its grand hills and bodies of water that practically call out to visitors. Those who enjoy walking and climbing will notably be drawn to the Cuillin mountain range, which consists of 15 peaks that reach beyond 3,000 feet. Scottish mountaineer Malcolm Slesser cheekily summed up the area best, saying that it “sticks out of the west coast of northern Scotland like a lobster's claw ready to snap.”



#5: Rainbow Mountains

Zhangye Danxia, China

The Zhangye National Geopark looks like something out of a surreal painting, or even a Skittles commercial, showcasing distinctive rock formations created over thousands of years, through the effects of rain and wind. With various stripes of colors spreading across the land, it’s as if a rainbow is reflecting onto the earth. It has also drawn comparison to a layer cake, serving up some of the most appetizing sites on the planet’s menu. It’s actually hard to believe that these multicolored mountains are real, but we you can trust your eyes!



#4: Bora Bora

French Polynesia

If you’re looking for a romantic honeymoon spot, or just a relaxing place to get away, you can’t go wrong with Bora Bora. Located in the Pacific Ocean, this group of French Polynesian islands has virtually everything we associate with paradise, including palm trees, green mountains, sandy beaches, and vibrant coral reefs. With a sparkling lagoon surrounding the main island and an extinct volcano at the heart of it all, the whole area is as pretty as a postcard. While numerous resorts have sprouted up throughout Bora Bora, they fortunately haven’t taken away from the land’s natural beauty, which overflows with tropical tranquility.

#3: Ashikaga Flower Park

Ashikaga, Japan

Draped in the color violet, Ashikaga Flower Park competes with the aforementioned Lavender Fields for purple supremacy. This flower park not only consists of the country’s oldest wisteria, but the largest as well. Still standing, at almost 150 years old, one particular wisteria tree covers thousands of feet. While wisteria is the park’s most prominent plant, it’s not the only species of flower on display. Throughout the year, visitors are treated to a variety of different floral displays that change with the seasons. Between this flower park and Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest, Japan simply blooms with extraordinary plantlife.



#2: Santorini

Greece

From an architectural perspective, Santorini is one of the most striking islands you’ll ever visit, with terraced whitewashed houses sprinkled throughout. Even if you took all the manmade structures out of the mix, it would still be a natural nirvana unlike any other. With luxurious beaches and charming trails, the island provides the perfect backdrop for activities such as sailing, hiking, and horseback riding. What makes Santorini’s calming scenery and sentiment so interesting is that the island’s archipelago was the site of the Minoan volcanic eruption of the 17th century, which left behind a volcanic crater. From this devastating disaster, though, one of earth’s most stunning locales would go on to change and thrive.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Milford Sound, New Zealand

#1: Lofoten

Nordland, Norway

If you’re looking for a natural environment to paint, Lofoten is easily one of the most gorgeous sights that could possibly inspire your empty canvas. Whether you prefer climbing up the stunning mountain peak of Higravstinden, biking down a trail, or going for a surf in one of the archipelago’s many bays, Lofoten has a scenic activity for everybody. Visitors can even attempt to gaze up into the night sky to try and catch a glimpse of the famed Northern Lights. As awe-inspiring as this Arctic destination can be, Lofoten is ultimately a humble slice of heaven that invites visitors to bask in its welcoming grandeur.
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