Plitvice Lakes (Croatia)
The natural park where they are found has 33,000 hectares, although the 20 interconnected lakes, the magnificent beech forest that attracts most travellers, and the 90 waterfalls occupy only 800. On top of that, you may also take pleasure in seeing birds of different species, lynxes and grizzlies.
Lake Moraine (Canada)
Located in Alberta's Banff National Park, it is known for its turquoise, glacier-fed waters. Although you can't see these waters at any time of the year: as it's 1883 metres high, the thaw doesn't start until June, so you won't enjoy this colour until the end of that month or the beginning of July.
Palace of Versailles (France)
The French kings’ residence is a real spectacle, right from when the fences are crossed and when the gardens become visible, down to the moment when each of the rooms is visited. The jewel of the visit is the Galerúa delos Espejos, a 73-meter-long hall with 375 mirrors where the treaty that ended the First World War was signed.
This list is incomplete without mentioning one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, one of the seven wonders in the world. And it is contemplated in another way, knowing that it is the Emperor Shah Jahan's homage to his beloved, MumtazMahal, who tragically passed away in her 13th childbirth; a place where they both rest together forever.
“I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place” ― Howard Gardner
Internet users have chosen the twelve most captivating corners of the planet. And the truth is that, by watching them, they have taken our breath away. Mysterious temples, natural paradises or colourful and charming villages form this list that makes our teeth very, very long.
Its name is translated into Englishas'pulpit' and it is obvious why. The Preikestolen is located in Lyse fjord, the smooth surface is about 25 x 25 meters and the vertical drop on the water is 604 meters. According to legend, the pulpit will fall on the fjord when five sisters marry five brothers; however, geologists seem to have more to say about this.
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Daigoji Temple (Japan)
You need to visit this sanctuary. It is called the temple of flowers', is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the oldest building in Kyoto (the most primitive parts have a millennium history). It is famous for being the place where the Manto-e or ceremony of the ten thousand lights is celebrated, similar to All Saints.
Ilulissat Fjord (Greenland, Denmark)
They are real ice sculptures that can be admired by land, sea or air, but at the same time they are a testimony to man's ecological action: they have the same area as 66,000 football fields, measuring 6 km wide by 55 km long, but they are getting longer and longer due to climate change.
The big blue hole (Belize)
Yeah, that's what it's called, and it couldn't be more appropriate. It isa'sinkhole' located 100 km off the coast of Belize, 300 metres wide and 123 metres deep. It can be visited by helicopter (there are many options) or by boat and, according to Trip Advisor users, "as you approach the hole, it looks like you are sinking into the mouth of a giant".
Geyser Strokkur (Iceland)
It is one of the most famous geysers in the world, especially for its frequency and strength: its water, at 120 degrees Celsius, erupts every 4 to 8 minutes and can reach 15 to 20 meters high, although it has sometimes shot up to 40 meters.
Cathedral Cove (New Zealand)
The enormous vault of this cave creates a truly picturesque corner of the Coromandel Peninsula. It is a cavern with a giant arcade, which passes through a cape of white rocks and joins two remote coves.