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The Most Beautiful Places in the World [Top 50]

The most beautiful places in the world are an awe-inspiring and humbling sight for any world traveler to behold. In this in-depth feature article on beautiful places from around the globe, explore amazing jaw-dropping locations in incredible detail and clarity.

There are five parts to this feature, each part contains ten astonishing places in the world.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World

We will share with you 50 The Most Beautiful Places in the World.  These are unique and wonderful one of kind locations in different countries that have no easy equal anywhere else on the planet. These most beautiful places in the world are what explorers and global travelers strive to experience in dreams and in aspiration.

50. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

The Atlantic Ocean Road is considered to be one of the most spectacular roads in the world. Located closely to the cities of Kristiansund and Molde, this 5 miles road is built on many small islands.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Atlantic Ocean Road, NorwayPhoto by yetdark

About The Atlantic Ocean Road

Located in the midwest part of the Norwegian coastline. The Atlantic Ocean Road offers a wide breathtaking sea view and is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. Driving along the Atlantic Ocean Road is like teetering on the edge of the sea or a high cliff.

The curvy road dips and arches over the brutal waves of the Norwegian Sea far below. Yet these rough waves frequently crash over the road during severe storms. This unique ocean highway in Norway will take you out to the most remote point where the land ends and the wild untamed ocean begins.

The Atlantic Road is a section of Norway’s national road 64 (Rv 64). The Atlantic road’s unique roller coaster feel, wild bendy bridges and spectacular ocean scenery have made it a favorite of road trippers and bikers from across the globe. The construction of the road commenced in August 1983.

However, it was not until six years later before the Atlantic Ocean Road was finally to be finished. Its 8 exhilarating (and sometimes totally terrifying) bridges have become one of Norway’s most popular road-borne tourist attractions. This Atlantic Road is not for the faint-hearted explorer.

49. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Truly magical, the fairy pools are located towards the southern part of Scotland with purple trees all around and crystal clear blue turquoise waters. Without doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Fairy Pools Isle of Skye in ScotlandPhoto by by evocateur

At foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle are the Isle of Skye Fairy Pools, these are beautifully crystal clear blue water pools found on the River Brittle. These famous Fairy pools attract visitors from across the world.

The Isle of Skye Fairy Pools make some great ‘Wild Swimming’ for those visitors who are brave enough to enter the icy cold water. For those not quite brave enough to take a dip in the Isle of Skye Fairy Pools the icy cold picturesque waters offer a great opportunity for some fantastic nature photography.

48. Petra, Jordan

Petra is a magnificent city offering splendid grandeur and ruins, popularly called as the rose-red city. It is located in the south of Jordan and is one of the beautiful places in the world. Ancient Petra has shown up in many films and documentaries over the years, including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Petra JordanPhoto by LoggaWiggler

47. Glow Worm Cave, New Zealand

The Glow Worm Cave is a popular breathtaking place that attracts visitors across the globe because of its magical tiny creatures that emit shimmering blue light. Visitors enjoy the boat ride under the worms while enjoying the archaeological beauty of the cave.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Glow Worm Cave New ZealandPhoto by donnierayjones

World-renowned and a major attraction for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves feature highly on the New Zealand vacation bucket list of places to see.

The glow worm, the scientific name is Arachnocampa luminosa, is a creature unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these incredibly small and tiny bugs radiate their remarkable luminescent light. Often the light is sufficient to illuminate entire sections of the Glowworm Caves.

46. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the small archipelago of islands belongs to Ecuador offering fearless wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Galapagos Islands EcuadorPhoto by PublicDomainPictures

Among the most beautiful places in the world are the 19 Galapagos Islands and the surrounding marine reserve. They have frequently been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. The 19 Galapagos Islands are found at the meeting point of three ocean currents. The Galápagos are a hotbed of amazing marine species, some which are unique to the islands.

Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity around the Galapagos Islands reflects the processes that formed the islands many millions of years ago. These biological and chemical processes, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, led to the development of unusual animal life.

Here on the Galapagos Islands visitors will find species such as the land iguana, the giant tortoise to name but a few. Also, there are many unique species of birds such as the many types of finch. These are all species that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin visited the 19 Galapagos Islands in the year 1835.

45. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

One of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, Ha Long Bay brings to its visitors over 3000 limestone karsts, topped with lush green vegetation. The bay is 1500 sq long with 120 km of rugged coastline with many islands of different shapes and sizes that can be accessed via charter boats.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Ha Long Bay VietnamPhoto by m_p_king

Designated a Unesco world heritage site over 20 years ago. Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is one of the countries most popular tourist attractions. It is only in recent times, that a small number of cruise and tourist boats have sailed further east into the Gulf of Tonkin, to reach the outer rocky flanks of Bai Tu Long.

The towering outcrops of Halong Bay, the translation which means ‘where the dragon descends to the sea’, simply towers above the small pleasure boats on their overnight cruises. When viewed from the air the forested tree laden boulders of Ha Long Bay look like mossy lumps and bumps. Ha Long Bay is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world.

44. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is another world heritage site and is the most popular national park in the USA. It is a perfect blend of green valleys, Rockies, and pine dressed mountains. The most popular section of the Yellowstone National Park is the Firehole River.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Yellowstone National Park Wyoming USAPhoto by Craig Stanfill

Yellowstone National Park expels rich human and ecological stories that continue to unfold across the centuries. People have spent time and life in the Yellowstone region for more than 12,000 years and beyond. Many ancient tribes and bands used Yellowstone National Park as their permanent home.

Yellowstone National Park contains aged hunting grounds, and old transportation routes dating prior to and after European American arrival mere centuries past. Yellowstone National Park was finally established as the world’s first national park back in the year 1872. Yellowstone reveals the stories of people over generations and their established connections to the park and its history.

43. Panjin Red Beach, China

The gorgeous marshland in the northeast of Beijing is popularly called as the Red Beach because of the grass, Seepweed turns red in the months of September and October. The weed grows on a large area of 26 kilometers which makes it magnificent and one of the most beautiful looking places on the earth.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Panjin Red Beach, ChinaPhoto by theglobalpanorama

Panjin Red Beach, which is a Chinese beach area located in the province of Liaoning, is the largest and best-preserved wetlands in the world.

Every year in autumn on Panjin Red Beach, the seepweed, a type of seaweed also known as seablite takes on a crimson red hue as it matures. The seepweed on Panjin Red Beach grows naturally and simply changes color as the year advances in time.

The result is one of the most beautiful places in the world as a sea of crimson red stretches along Panjin Red Beach as far as the human eye can see.

42. Pink Lake, Australia

The bubble gum pink colored lake proper name Lake Hillier, located on the edge of the Recherche Archipelago’s island in Australia, is one of the natural wonders of the world. Pink Lake is certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The Most Beautiful Places in the World - Pink Lake AustraliaPhoto by Samuel Orchard

Lake Hillier is a pink colored lake located on Middle Island. This island is the largest of the island group that make up the Recherche Archipelago found off the coast of Esperance in Australia.

Looking down from high above the lake appears as a solid bubble gum pink expanse. Pink Lake is around 600 meters in length. The lake is surrounded by a tight rim of sandy beach. Further back there is thick woodland consisting of paperbark and eucalyptus trees. A narrow bank of sandy dunes completely covered by plant vegetation separates Pink Lake from the blue Southern Ocean on the other side of the sand strip.

Opinions vary on why the lake is tinged pink. Nature biologists speculate that the color of the lake waters originate from a unique pink dye created by living bacteria found in the salt crusts deep within the waters and lake bed.

41. Pamukkale, Turkey

The Pammukule or the cotton castle or palace, called in Turkish language is a world heritage site located in the Denizli province of the southern part of Turkey. The site consists of hot springs, and the terraces are made of travertine or sedimentary rock that gets accumulated by the water produced by hot springs.

The most beautiful places in the world - Pamukkale TurkeyPhoto by Romi

For any traveler, a visit to the UNESCO heritage site, the protected Pamukkale and the adjacent Roman ruins of the spa city of Hierapolis are a must whilst visiting Turkey.

No doubt this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The combination of wild nature at its most rugged and beautiful set against the backdrop of an area steeped in rich history is a sight not to be missed by any traveler to historic Pamukkale.

The historical name of Pamukkale actually translates in English language to mean “Cotton Palace.” This translated version of the name magnificently describes the calcite laden waterfalls and terraced basins found in the vicinity of Pamukkale.

Close by Pamukkale the thermal spa city of Hierapolis is to be found. Hierapolis was established at the end of the 2nd Century B.C. Hierapolis thrived throughout the Greco-Roman and Byzantine periods. It is no longer possible to use the Spa as they are ruins. The ruins of Hierapolis are still visible and can be accessed by tourists visiting this region of Turkey.

Located in the Denizli province of Turkey the travel time to reach Pamukkale is approximately 5 hours by road on coach. Coaches can be booked from Marmaris. Visiting Pamukkale by hire car may be quicker if you have one available.

There are even more beautiful places in the world that we live in to behold travelers. If you think that this is all there is to see on our idyllic blue planet then think again. Move on to the next page explorers.

More of the Most Beautiful Places in the World

Our little blue world, third from the sun, is a magnificent place to behold. Witness exotic islands, breathtaking vistas, and sprawling cityscapes. All this and more in our guide to the most beautiful places in the world.

We can only cram ten beautiful places per page, sorry about that! Move along and enjoy reading the next part of this in-depth feature on the 50 most beautiful places in the world.

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Neha Prabhakar

A passionate travel writer, Neha does not let an opportunity to virtually travel the world through writing. Born in Delhi, India, she is a complete workaholic, loves food, beaches, coffee, chocolates, and dogs.

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