10 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Which countries are calling you on this 2012? If you are planning an adventurous trip this year, here is the list. The world is a beautiful place welcoming you with exotic locations. From the coldest places to the warmest places let us take a look at these gorgeous locations. You can see that each place is encircled with natural beauty, history, architecture and culture.

Iceland

The mountainous Island nation Iceland attracts visitors around the world with its stunning landscape of knife-cut valleys, gargantuan fjords, monumental cliffs, black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and silent white glaciers.  When the dusk embraces the remaining monument of the ice age, the place transforms into a wonder white land of ice.  Three years of financial recovery have made Iceland more reasonably priced, with consumer prices now largely pegged to the Euro.

Koh Lipe, Thailand

Thailand’s most precious jewel Koh Lipe has always been the favorite of beach lovers. It permanently tops the A-list of island paradises. Koh Lipe can be accessible only with boats. Crystal waters and pristine reefs adorn the island. The most attractive tourist spot in the island is PattayaBeach.

Dresden

Dresden once ruled the world with its pomp and glory. It was in the 1700s, when the kings of Saxony invested all his wealth to convert the capital into “Florence on the Elbe.” Later it was destroyed in American and British bombing. Now after 70 years later, the city has resurrected as one of Germany’s top tourist destinations. The landmark Frauenkirche, an embellished masterpiece designed by George Bähr, was rebuilt from rubble in 2005.

Istria, Croatia

If you think of Tuscany, the first thing that comes to your mind will be its truffles, Malvazija white wines, olive oil estates and crumbling hill towns. The shady, rolling hills of Istria provide the stunning images of sunny ocean and opportunities to swim in the deep blue sea and wander around the white sands.

North Colombia

One of the highlights of northern Colombia is its TayronaNational Park’s gorgeous beaches. It is also famous for Ciudad Perdida. The cleared mountaintop terraces of the “lost city” proudly stands like a phoenix that tells the rebirth of the country as one of the most popular travel destinations at the crossroads of the Caribbean and South America.

Virunga Volcanoes

When we visit central Africa’s Virunga Volcanoes Massif we become more aware of the Earth’s dual creative and destructive nature. Spreading across the borders of Rwanda,Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the eight-volcano chain is one of Earth’s most active volcanic regions. The place also homes mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, and other wildlife. Landscapes in all three countries are a true amalgamation of heaven and hell.

 Costa Brava

One of the most common sights of any scraggy Mediterranean coast is the boats painted in yellow, crimson, and white swingling in the water. Dalí, one of art’s greatest eccentrics, came from this part of Catalonia, in northeastern Spain. His giant eggs, swan fountains, and melting clocks drew inspiration from this sunshine-laced rough country.

Sonoma, California

If you plan to spend sometime in Sonama, floating in an inner tube down the Russian Riverand walking amid ancient giants, one over 1,400 years old, at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve will make your day. You can also seek for antics there. You must taste the flaky, fruit-packed slice of Gravenstein pie from Mom’s Apple Pie, a roadside stop outside Sebastopol.

Greece

Greece is a country where art and literature intertwined into the roots of history. To enjoy the beauty of Greece sky you must stay in one of the sea resorts. Greece is a land of fierce beauty which always holds deep within the unadulterated allure.

India

India is the destination of all the tourists. It cordially invites everyone with its vast culture, rich heritage and deep rooted traditions. The tourist spots like formidable forts, palaces, and temples, all set against a backdrop of bright hue. It can be truly incredible in the sense that it is a pure blend of spirituality, adventure, tradition and customs.

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