Some awe-inspiring destinations are like your first love; they may be hard to forget. Those places leave you with a newfound appreciation for our world. They could be in total contrast to the old, overhyped hotspot that often fails to impress. A community of widely traveled people on a popular internet forum wants you on a journey to some of the most mesmerizing and breathtaking places on earth.
The continent many travelers call “the end of the world” has been tipped as the destination of overwhelming beauty and pristine nature, according to one traveler. A second traveler seconds the recommendation, describing it as “the beauty to which nothing compares.”
2. The Isle of Skye
An unpopular but highly rated destination, one user describes the Isle of Skye in Scotland as “the cross between a fairy tale landscape and something from another planet.” I would definitely want to see that out-of-planet experience on Earth. It’s simply surreal.
3. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
A jet setter explains the incredible nature of this Chinese park, featuring towering sandstone pillars and lush greenery sure to take your breath away. Some remind the thread participant of how the park inspired the floating mountain in the Avatar franchise.
Many thread participants have described Iceland as the land of theatrical landscapes. The country is widely marked as a thing of staggering beauty that offers luxury solo trips on alpine-style valleys with scenery that make you feel like a main character in a mysterious movie.
5. Southern African Safari
A safari in Africa in a tent on the Okavango Delta is one destination one traveler promises will etch itself on your memory forever. They speak fondly of the rustling of tents on the endless stretch of empty terrains bordering you and the vast wildlife. A second person quickly says Africa’s safari is the “greatest trip they’ve ever done.”
6. Bagan, Myanmar
Empty temples and hot air balloons that rise with the sunrise are some of the mesmerizing experiences that await you when you visit Bagan, one user explains in excitement. One other contributor feels that Myanmar’s present experiences are hard to forget. “80+ countries and I’ve yet to experience anything remotely close,” he exclaims.
India takes you on time travel like you were Beryl Allen with access to a time capsule. It reminds one of the 80s, seeing some people stuck decades behind with “handlebar mustache and acid wash jean..and others on tailored suits bowing slightly as they pass you in the park.”
You could find Pharmacies with the settings of 19th-century London shops, and on the outskirt, live nomads tendering to their herds from houses built from mud and zero electrical appliances. If this isn’t the portal to the world, we’ve lost forever; where else.
8. Murren, Switzerland
One adventurer describes Murren as the perfect” picturesque place.” Incredibly perched on the edge of a valley wall, the Murren is your best shot holidaying in a little Swiss village in the Alps.
9. Machu Picchu, Peru
A lost but found city rediscovered in 1911 after being abandoned in the 19th century, the stunning ruins and breathtaking view of the mountains in Machu Picchu leave you with an unforgettable feeling that stays with you forever, one user explains. A second adventurer is certain this destination can help you appreciate the masterpieces of architectural ruins that define Machu Picchu.
10. The Galapagos
Located in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands is a popular tourist destination that enjoys lots of positive ratings from travel addicts. Someone explains how a trip to the Galapagos would never leave their memory. It promises a pulsating experience of ancient volcanos, unique plants, and unique animal species you can’t find anywhere else. One globetrotter describes the Galapagos as nature’s VIP preservation park.
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