Top 10 Amazing Places To Visit Before You Die
1. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest collection of coral reefs in the world, spanning over 1,400 miles. It’s so large that it can be seen from space, and it’s among one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. It is the place to go diving, offering a one-of-a-kind display of underwater life.
2.The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Carved over thousands of years by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is a sight to behold that one simply can’t fathom without being there. The massive rock walls span for over 200 miles.
3. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
The Antelope Canyon in Arizona is a picturesque series of crevices you wouldn’t believe wasn’t a photography trick until you checked it out yourself. The way water carved out the crevices millions of years ago–coupled with the manner in which the light hits each wall–makes the rocks appear different colors, creating a dazzling display.
4. Reed Flute Caves, China
Today, the Reed Flute Caves are highlighted by multicolored lights, turning the 240-meter-long cave system into a stunning experience. As one of China’s most popular attractions for over 1,200 years, it’s worth the visit to view these incredible stalactite, stalagmite, and pillar formations.
5. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is the poster child of the iconic tropical paradise. This island sits 143 miles northwest of Papeete, in the South Pacific, and features the extraordinary turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and beautiful greenery you’d hope to find in the tropics–only it’s more fantastic than you can imagine.
6. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland
Although not a permanent structure, this ice cave forms at the edge of glaciers when flowing water melts a hole into the glacier. The ice absorbs all light except for blue, creating the indigo glow.
7. Tianzi Mountains, China
Set as the inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie Avatar, these formations are more breathtaking than you can imagine. The area spans 16,550 acres, and the tallest peak rises about 4,140 feet above sea level.
8. Lake Natron, Tanzania
Microorganisms that thrive on salt flock to this lake, producing a red pigment which colorizes the water. The lake contains so much salt that if other animals took a dip in the water they would calcify, essentially turning to stone.
9. Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius Island
Yep, that's a waterfall under the ocean's surface. Strong currents force sand from the shores of Mauritius into the chasm.
10. Turquoise Ice, Lake Baikal, Russia
This freshwater lake is so clear that when it freezes in the winter you can see 130 feet below the surface, which creates the turquoise glow at the top.