10 Awe-inspiring Places You Must See Before You Die

August 27, 2014

The world where you live is a euphoric sanctuary full of eye-catching and wonderful places that practically unknown to a lot of people. From the whitewashed houses of Santorini to India’s gleaming architectural jewel, these must see places are the world’s hidden treasures that would surely delight photography enthusiasts and even tourists who aren’t overly fond of sightseeing. While these places are often overshadowed by modern wonders like Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower and New York’s Statue of Liberty, a visit to any of these must see places is something you should do before you die.

Looking for a surreal place to visit for your next holiday? Well, below is a list of the breathtaking must see places that every avid traveler should include to his or her bucket list. Enjoy!


1. Santorini

Santorini is arguably the most beautiful and admirable island in all of Greece. Known as the ultimate honeymoon destination in Europe, this volcanic island lures travelers with its romantic ambiance, unrivaled natural scenery, imperial beauty, delightful cuisine, one-of-a-kind beaches and multi-colored cliffs.


2. Iceland

From the mystical Northern Lights to the massive glaciers and gushing geyers, Iceland is truly a symphony of natural wonders and phenomenon. A spectacular living wilderness, Iceland offers you rare awe-inspiring sights that you may not otherwise see elsewhere in the world.


3. Palenque’s jungle temple

Mayan pyramids are a dime a dozen in South America, but nothing is more intriguing and striking than the ones in Palenque, Mexico. As a matter of fact, the jungle temple of this place was the inspiration of the blockbuster film “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. One of the world’s most underrated archaeological sites, this place has an Indiana Jones and lost-world feel that other South American ruins don’t have.


4. Petra

When tourists think about the must see places in Jordan, the first thing that usually comes into mind is the legendary Petra. Built in 1200 BC, Petra is Jordan’s ancient city, and is known for its towering rocks and lovely intricacies.


5. Machu Picchu

No list of the world’s best and most dazzling must see places is complete without Peru’s glorious citadel – the Machu Picchu. Nestled more than 6,000 feet above sea level, this historic Incan city is certainly one of the world’s greatest and most amazing architectural feats. While this archeological site is frequently swamped by travelers and adventurists, it still has an air of mystery and grandeur to it.


6. Taj Mahal

A universally admired masterpiece, the Taj Mahal is a majestic world heritage site built with intricately designed marbles by some of the world’s most skilled artisans. An architectural love letter, this exquisite architectural treasure was the brainchild of Mughal emperor Shah Janan to show his love to Mumtaz Mahal, his beloved third wife.


7. Ayers Rock

Set right in the heart of the Australian Outback, the ravishing Ayers Rock (Uluru) is by far one of the must see places during your trip to the land down under.


8. Victoria Falls

When it comes to popularity, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls may not be in the same class with the famous Niagara Falls. Still, it is a mesmerizing natural wonder that you should see before you die. After all, it is the world’s largest waterfall, with a height of 108 meters and an impressive width of 1,708 meters.


9. The Palace of Versailles

A visit to France’s Palace of Versailles will definitely make you wish you were born as a royal. Home to royal French luminaries like Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XIV, this palace is indeed the most magnificent palace on the face of the earth.


10. Venice

Very few cities in the world rival the beauty, grandeur and sophisticated style of Venice. From the Grand Canal palaces to sensational marble churches, Venice has a plethora of remarkable sights that tourists will cherish for years to come.


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