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Top 10 Scenic Locations Around The World

October 14, 2014

The best scenic locations of the world, or shall we say the best outdoors art exhibitions?

There are many breathtaking sights scattered all over the globe, and it would take a life time and a half to visit all of them. With that in mind, we’ve compiled this list so your eyes can enjoy the beauty of this world while still sparing some time for urban attractions.


1. Grand Canyon

Carved by the Colorado river and being one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, this is a sight one must visit at some point - rather sooner than later.


2. Preikestolen (also known as the Pulpit Rock)

One of the most visited destinations in Norway, the cliff is located 604 meters above Lysefjorden, and you can get an extraordinary view of it and Kjerag plateau.


3. Northern lights

There isn’t just one specific location, so you can pretty much choose from a bunch of places and visit any northern country of your choice, you won’t regret it.


4. Moraine Lake

A glacially fed lake in Alberta, Canada, Moraine Lake is stunning by itself, but the surroundings only add to its beauty. The place is ideal for a scenic hike.


5. Cliffs of Moher

120 above the Atlantic Ocean, these majestic cliffs are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in Ireland. They are one of the most popular attractions in Ireland, and arguably beat the cliffs of Dover by far!


6. Fox Glacier 

Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier stands out not only for its beauty but for its contrast too: this glacier leads to beautiful rainforest!


7. Lencois Maranhenses

Located in the northwest of Brazil, it is comprised of sand dunes and green lagoons that extend for 1550 square kilometers/960 square miles. Climb one of the large dunes on the site, feel the breeze and watch the scenery unfold in front of you.


8.  Lake lucerne

The romantic atmosphere of the Swiss landscape is unique, and lake Lucerne manages to capture all of this feeling in one place.


9. Great wall of china

The only human-made beauty to make it to this list, a wall that extends for 21.196 km (13.171 mi) across China is enough to impress anyone. But numbers aside, the view is an unique experience all people with a love for landscapes have to see.


10. Iguacu falls

Finally, these waterfalls will take your breath away. The sheer amount of water, rainbows and the green surroundings add up to make one of the most unforgettable sights ever.


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Mariya is a Marketing guru and writer, with a world experience from living and growing up in different countries. Her work quote is: "In a word: pleasure. It's like, my pleasure in other people's leisure." -Daniel "Spud" Murphy, Trainspotting
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