These are the most beautiful places in the world – From Africa to Antarctica


There are some places that have not been advertised and shown as much as they deserve

There are many cities, small or large, and locations around the world that are so stunning and so widely photographed that it’s hard to recognize their beauty when there are hordes of tourists blocking the view.

However, there are also some places that have not been advertised and shown as much as they deserve…

Abraham Lake

These bubbles of methane ice look like millions of trapped bullets.

Ever wondered what happens when frozen water traps methane bubbles, created by bacteria feeding on dead matter on the sea floor? Welcome to Lake Abraham. Here, these methane bubbles create pockets that look like millions of spheres trapped in the ice.

Dean’s Blue Hole

There are quite a few spectacular beaches in the Caribbean and wonderful beaches in Mexico. Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas combines the two – albeit underwater – and is the largest blue hole in the world. The beach with its white sand and limestone walls is impressive. Dean’s Blue Hole with its turquoise waters, seahorses and tropical fish is wonderful for clear water visibility and lack of currents, a place as picturesque as you can imagine.

Crystal Mill

About an hour outside of Aspen, USA—and an eight-hour hike from the main road—there’s a ghost town at the base of the Rockies. The lone remnant of this ghost town is an old mill. If you visit in the fall, the combination of golden leaves, blue skies, and white, snow-capped peaks make it the most unexpectedly beautiful sight in the American West.

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls in Argentina is very close on lists of great waterfalls to visit, along with Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls. This is a city of waterfalls – 250 of them drop 53,000 cubic feet of water per second. Add in the fact that they are located in a beautiful South American rainforest and you pretty much have one of the most impressive feats of nature on the planet.

Lencois Maranhenses

The name literally means ‘sheets of Maranhao’, and it belongs to northeastern Brazil where these coastal dunes stretch over 600 square miles of coastline. The dunes are formed when the Parnaíba and Preg rivers bring sand from the interior of the country to the ocean, and then ocean currents – aided by northeasterly winds blowing inland – send that sand back to the coast. Although the area may look like a desert, temporary lagoons spring up between the dunes during the rainy season.

Forest of Knives

The name may sound like the setting of a horror movie, but the surreal beauty of this limestone forest in Madagascar is anything but. Quite the opposite. Here, rock slabs reach 200 feet high and blend with the trees to create a forest of leaves and jagged peaks. Climbing here is the main attraction, but be aware it is dangerous.


It is hard to believe that this valley was once a lush forest fed by the Tsauchab River. That, of course, was 900 years ago. Since then, the area has dried up so much that the remaining trees remain as charred remains. The rusty sand and deep blue sky add color to the image in a paradoxical way.

Homebush Bay Sydney

An otherwise unremarkable residential bay in Sydney makes the list not for its water, but for the ship that sits close to the shoreline. Built during World War I, the SS Ayrfield carried supplies to US troops in the Pacific during World War II before an oil company bought her in the 1950s and moved her to the middle of the bay. Then nature took over. Now, it’s a small man-made “island” full of trees and wildlife—and one of the most hauntingly beautiful sights in the world.

Chapel of Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe

Let’s talk about the wonders of this world. Imagine how hard it would be to build anything on top of a small, pointed rock. And yet here, in 962, a stone cathedral was built, with no cranes, plumbing or anything other than people carrying the stones up 268 steps. The result is this beauty, built on a “needle” of rock, with an endless view of the village below.

Crystal Cave

The blue crystal cave in Vatnajokull National Park has been in the making for centuries and looks so unreal, it’s been used as a backdrop for everything from Game of Thrones to Interstellar.

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