Dorset Coast – England
Also called the Jurassic Coast, it is England’s first natural World Heritage site because of the outstanding geology and great beauty. It is one of southern England’s maritime counties. It reveals a beautiful story of the earth’s formation over millions of years, through some of the amazing rock formations and fossils. The bays, cliffs, variety of the finest sandy beaches in the British Isles and forever changing landscape make it a spectacular place.
Bali – Indonesia
Bali is one of the many islands of Indonesia but has an identity of its own, owing to its beauty. The island is about 150 km wide. The highest point is Mount Agung, which is an active volcano that exploded in 1963. It is also known as the “Goddess Island.” Why people consider Bali as beautiful is because of the beauty of nature combined with the culture, arts and music that add to that beauty.
Greenland – Northern North America
It is the biggest island on earth. The island stretches 1,050 km in width and about 95% of it is covered in ice. The unspoiled, glorious landscape will simply take your breath away, unlike anything we can ever dream of. The magnificence of the icebergs, fjords, glaciers and vegetation captivates the visitor’s imagination and heart.
Milford Sound – South Island, New Zealand
Rudyard Kipling described Milford Sound as the eighth wonder of the world. It is located in the exotic Fiordland region of New Zealand. It is surrounded by two peaks; The Elephant and the Lion Mountain. The awesome closeness of the sea, mountains and the beautiful rain forests gives it an indescribable beauty, along with the penguins, seals and dolphins there.
Namaqualand – South Africa
Namaqualand in the Northern Cape Region of South Africa, between the Orange River and the wild coast witnesses a natural flower phenomenon that is regarded as a natural wonder of the world. While this area is dry and arid for most of the year; with the coming of spring in August and September, it transforms into a vast expanse of wild flowers of every color. This extraordinary beauty attracts people from all over the world during the spring.
Glencoe – Scotland
The magical quality of Glencoe astonishes visitors that are unprepared for the breathtaking serenity of this pass. With the history and drama it unfolds, it is certainly Europe’s scenic wonders. Scotland’s hills are rock covered with moss – with waterfalls looking like silver lines sliding down the hillside.
The Meteors – Greece
Meteors are monasteries built on rock pillars. The Meteora houses six monasteries and is the largest complexes of Orthodox monasteries in Kalambaka in Greece. It is only second to Mount Athos. They were built on natural sandstone rock pillars in the plain of Thessaly. The pinnacles are said to have been formed about 60 million years ago. They offer beauty of a different kind!
Crater Lake – Oregon, United States
This caldera lake is blue at times and hidden by clouds at other; but this nature’s design is always magical and enchanting. It is the deepest lake in the United States and the second deepest in North America. Discovered in 1853, this lake located in South Central Oregon, is awe inspiring and famous for its 20-mile circle of cliffs and indescribable deep blue color.
Hudson River Valley – New York
“Nature has been very lavish here in the gifts of her beauty,” wrote the 19th century landscape painter, Frederic Edwin Church, who discovered this place first. The Hudson River Valley, with the beautiful Hudson river and ancient mountains is a treat for the eye.
The world is a beautiful place with endless beauty. When you look back, what would you remember?
High rise buildings? Manmade fountains? or nature’s beauty?
What would you remember?