From historic land formations to brightly-lit skylines, there are so many amazing views in the world. After you check out these top 10 stunning sights, you may just want to plan a trip and see them in person!
1) Tiger’s Nest
The Tiger’s Nest (or Paro Taktsang Monastery) is a Buddhist sacred site and monastery that clings to a cliffside 3,000 feet above the Paro Valley in Bhutan. You can hike up trails to admire the spectacular views. While it takes visitors a few hours to reach the monastery, the time passes quickly. On your way up, you will find sacred caves that are rich in religious history.
2) Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca site that dates back to the mid-1400s. Today, it’s Peru’s most visited site. Visitors come from all around the world to admire stunning architecture that’s perched on a high plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle. Talk about dramatic views! If you’re up for it, you can spend several days hiking on trails that will lead you to the famous landmark. You can also get there via train.
3) Grand Canyon
Located in Arizona, this massive canyon surrounds the Colorado River and spans nearly 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and one mile deep! Get an up close experience by hiking the beautiful canyon, enjoy aerial views from a helicopter tour, or admire the landscape with a memorable boat ride!
4) Great Wall of China
Built more than 2,000 years ago, The Great Wall of China is approximately 13,170 miles long. China’s first emperor, Qin, began constructing the wall in the 3rd century BC. The famous wall is visited by people all across the world.
5) Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with up to one million visitors every year. The site stands 702 feet at its highest point and stretches for 5 miles along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. When visiting the stunning cliffs, you will find telescopes that let you peer out into the ocean. The site is simply magnificent!
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6) The Matterhorn
The Matterhorn in Switzerland is often called the “Mountain of Mountains.” Shaped like a jagged tooth, the snow-covered mountains are a huge attraction for climbers. If you attempt to climb to the top, though, be very careful! Five hundred mountain climbers have died attempting to reach the rocky 14,692-foot summit.
7) The Great Barrier Reef
Spanning more than 1,400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia is so large you can actually see it from space! You’ll definitely want to pack your snorkeling gear to get an up-close look at the famous reefs and aquatic life!
8) Golden Gate Bridge
Located in San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic California trademark. It was built during the Depression in 1937, by the Works Progress Administration. The best time of the year to visit is September and October when it’s sunny and has the least chance of fog and rain.
9) Paris Skyline
Nicknamed “The City of Lights,” Paris is famous for its stunning skyline views. People from all around the world travel to the city to catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. There’s something very romantic about its twinkling lights!
10) New York City Skyline
Filled with famous skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and many more, the New York City skyline is truly a spectacular view that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. While the skyline has gone through many changes over the years, it’s never one that disappoints.