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Breathtakingly stunning places to visit

Breathtakingly stunning places to visit
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9 cool, unusual, or just plain spectacular destinations to see before you die.

What are your ideal bucket list destinations?

Let’s imagine for a moment that time and money are no object to you, and you could travel anywhere in the world you wanted. Would you go to any of these places, or do you have somewhere else in mind on your bucket list?

A bucket list of beautiful destinations Here are nine ideas of places of outstanding natural beauty you might like to visit. Source: Facebook/ScienceNaturePage
Western Australia is home to many beguiling natural attractions, but its extraordinary bubblegum pink lakes have got to be seen to be believed.
Pink Lake, Esperance, Western Australia Western Australia is home to many beguiling natural attractions, but its extraordinary bubblegum pink lakes have got to be seen to be believed. Source: australia.com
Caño Cristales (La Macarena, Meta, Colombia) is considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful river. This accolade might seem like hyperbole, but only by visiting is it possible to fully appreciate the beauty of this Colombian paradise. Although closed to tourism for several years, Caño Cristales is now completely safe to visit and conveniently reached via direct flights from Bogotá, Medellín, and Villavicencio.
Caño Cristales, Meta, Colombia Caño Cristales (La Macarena, Meta, Colombia) is considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful river. This accolade might seem like hyperbole, but only by visiting is it possible to fully appreciate the beauty of this Colombian paradise. Although closed to tourism for several years, Caño Cristales is now completely safe to visit and conveniently reached via direct flights from Bogotá, Medellín, and Villavicencio. Source: cano-cristales.com/Mario Carvajal
The mesmerizing shining water looks like a mirror, that reflects the sparkling stars above. However, the secret is this: phytoplankton – the marine microbes – are bioluminescent and emanate the blue glow. The species create the most romantic natural lighting in the world.
Glowing blue tide at night in Vaadhoo, Maldives The mesmerizing shining water looks like a mirror, that reflects the sparkling stars above. However, the secret is this: phytoplankton – the marine microbes – are bioluminescent and emanate the blue glow. The species create the most romantic natural lighting in the world. Source: placestoseeinyourlifetime.com
During any of the four seasons, from dawn to late at night, the moon is really amazing as it changes its color until it becomes full. Iguazú Argentina invites visitors to this great event that wins everybody’s heart, and offers a night tour going from Central Train Station on the Ecological Rain Forest to the Iguazú Falls Devil´s Throat.
Full moon over Iguazú Falls, Argentina During any of the four seasons, from dawn to late at night, the moon is really amazing as it changes its color until it becomes full. Iguazú Argentina invites visitors to this great event that wins everybody’s heart, and offers a night tour going from Central Train Station on the Ecological Rain Forest to the Iguazú Falls Devil´s Throat. Source: iguazuargentina.com
The Socotra Islands are the jewels of Yemen and the whole Arabian region. It is indeed a place of botanical and zoological treasures nurtured by many generations of the islanders, the keepers of the unique cultural traditions of Yemen. For centuries, the Socotra Islands have been out of early explorers’ and naturalists’ attention.
South shore of Socotra The Socotra Islands are the jewels of Yemen and the whole Arabian region. It is indeed a place of botanical and zoological treasures nurtured by many generations of the islanders, the keepers of the unique cultural traditions of Yemen. For centuries, the Socotra Islands have been out of early explorers’ and naturalists’ attention. Source: socotra.info/Anton Nasyrov
Old Faithful may be more famous, but the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is the most photographed thermal feature in Yellowstone. That’s because of its crazy-bright colours and enormous size. The hot spring has bright bands of orange, yellow, and green ring the deep blue waters in the spring. The multicolored layers get their hues from different species of thermophile (heat-loving) bacteria living in the progressively cooler water around the spring. And the deep blue center? That’s because water scatters the blue wavelengths of light more than others, reflecting blues back to our eyes.
Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone’s Midway Geyser Basin Old Faithful may be more famous, but the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is the most photographed thermal feature in Yellowstone. That’s because of its crazy-bright colours and enormous size. The hot spring has bright bands of orange, yellow, and green ring the deep blue waters in the spring. The multicolored layers get their hues from different species of thermophile (heat-loving) bacteria living in the progressively cooler water around the spring. And the deep blue center? That’s because water scatters the blue wavelengths of light more than others, reflecting blues back to our eyes. Source: yellowstonepark.com (photo:Grant Ordelheide)
The water is at 37°C constantly and comes from a source underground brimming with sulphur and other minerals. These minerals are alleged to have been curing minor ailments since the time of the Romans.
Le Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany, Italy The water is at 37°C constantly and comes from a source underground brimming with sulphur and other minerals. These minerals are alleged to have been curing minor ailments since the time of the Romans. Source: maremma-tuscany.com
Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. A country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture.
Iceland Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. A country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture. Source: iceland.is
Santorini is the most popular island in Greece. It may be the most popular island in the world. There are few travel destinations that combine beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, ancient cities, amazing restaurants, some of the world's best wine, and an active volcano.
Santorini, Greece Santorini is the most popular island in Greece. It may be the most popular island in the world. There are few travel destinations that combine beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, ancient cities, amazing restaurants, some of the world’s best wine, and an active volcano. Source: greektravel.com
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