Our world is truly amazing, with its enormous glaciers, breathtaking mountains, and plains populated with wild creatures. In fact, it can seem impossible to choose where to travel next when contemplating the coolest places to visit in the world. The Southeast Asian islands? The Middle East's deserts? What about all the wonderful places to visit right here in the United States?
While listing all of Mother Nature's masterpieces would take a lifetime, we believe that these incredible locations—from Antarctica to Zimbabwe—need to be at the top of your bucket list. You're sure to find your new favourite place below, whether you're looking for beaches, forests, or national parks.
This Portuguese archipelago, located some 900 miles off the coast of Lisbon, may pique travel fever with just one image. The Azores are a place worth seeing because of their lush valleys, sheer oceanside cliffs, rows of blue hydrangeas, and scattered waterfalls. Just be sure to go before everyone else you know does.
China's Wulingyuan Scenic Area
In this case, "scenic" might be an understatement: Thousands of sandstone pillars make up this 100-square-mile tourist destination in China's Hunan Province. Some of them even reach heights greater than the midpoint of the Empire State Building.
Japan's Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
The ethereal radiance and seemingly unending heights of this bamboo grove outside of Kyoto should be experienced by every traveller. Even the sounds—wood cracking, leaves rustling—are part of the experience; in 1996, Japan's Ministry of the Environment listed these sounds as among the top 100 Soundscapes of Japan.
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