What is for you the most fascinating place on Earth? An island paradise? A town lost in the mountains?
The world is full of captivating corners, but there are some that are special and fall in love with everyone who visits them. Here is a list of the 15 most fascinating places we have found. Do you agree with us?
The 15 essential destinations that we should all visit
1- Preikestolen (Norway)
Its Spanish translation is something like “pulpit”, and it is more than obvious why. Located in the Lyse fjord, the vertical drop is 604 meters and the surface is about 600 square meters.
Legend has it that the pulpit will fall over the fjord when five brothers marry five sisters.
2- Machu Picchu, Peru
It is one of the places that you definitely have to enjoy at least once in your life. One of the most popular things you can do in the ancient Inca city UNESCO World Heritage is to travel the Inca Trail, yes, you must reserve it months in advance.
3- Temples of Angkor (Cambodia)
Angkor Wat It is the largest temple in the world dedicated to the god Vishnu and the main treasure of the Hindu kingdom.
It is a truly impressive place, carved out of thousands of blocks of sandstone and sculpted from top to bottom with depictions of legends from the Tamayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas. Angkor Wat is the main attraction of a complex with more than 1000 temples, shrines and tombs in the middle of the jungle of northern Cambodia.
4- Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the Queensland coast, and it is when you see it from afar that you understand its magnitude.
It extends over 2,600 kilometers and is the only ecosystem, made up of more than 3,000 individual systems of different reefs and coral cays, visible from space. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
5- Great Wall of China (China)
Its dimensions are truly overwhelming. With their 8,000 kilometers that cross the north of China, from Korea to the Gobi desert, it is the largest human construction in the world.
6- Daigoji Temple (Japan)
An essential visit. It is known as “temple of flowers”is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest building in Kyoto.
It is famous for being the place where the Manto-e or ceremony of ten thousand lights is celebrated.
7- Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and the greatest work ever built for love.
In addition to visiting the Taj Mahal, do not forget to go to the opposite bank of the Yamuna River, to have a totally different view of it, especially at sunset.
8- Grand Canyon National Park, USA.
The Grand Canyon was carved over thousands of years until it became one of the most spectacular geological wonders of the world. It stretches for about 200 miles, so you have to take time to appreciate the huge gorges and rock forms from different points of view.
9- Colosseum in Rome, Italy
A gigantic amphitheater for 50,000 spectators in which gladiators faced each other in mortal combat. An oval construction 189 meters long by 156 meters wide, with a height of 57 meters, considered the greatest work in the Latin world.
10- Iguazú Falls (Brazil and Argentina)
A system of 275 waterfalls, the largest in the worldwith almost three kilometers of route, that reach in the viewpoint of the Garganta del Diablo the 80 meters of plummeting.
11- Cathedral Cove (New Zealand)
A picturesque corner on the Coromandel peninsula, generated by the huge vault of this cave. In the background, the sandy beach with pohutukawa trees, a paradise.
12- Petra, Jordan
Crossing the Siq early to find yourself in front of the Treasury, one of the main wonders of Petra, is one of the most fascinating experiences you can have on your travels.
13- Alhambra of Granada (Spain)
Probably the world’s finest display of Islamic art. Its interior is made up of a network of luxuriously decorated palaces and gardens, sources of legend and fantasies. Its beauty is indisputable, and for this reason it attracts millions of people every year.
14- Hagia Sophia of Istanbul, Turkey
This church, mosque and museum has no comparison in the world. It was built almost 1,500 years ago, and without a doubt the icon of the city that bridges between East and West.
15- Medina of Fez (Morocco)
This tangled maze with more than a thousand years of history It has 9,400 alleys, 14,000 buildings and some 160,000 residents including mosques, ‘madrasas’, restored ‘riads’, copper merchants, slipper stalls, trinkets,…