10 Places to visit before you die
The world is greatly decorated with massive and overly beautiful designs crafted expertly by nature. Regardless of how advanced technology seemed to have become and modernization introduce to even the remote part of the world, Mother Nature has refused to release all her beauty to technology, preserving the best of best for exploration. Humanly speaking, no matter how advanced our cities and technology is, we sometimes gets tired of the noise, stress and rowdy environment, and would only wish for thing; been with Mother Nature.
There are magnificent mountains, sublime blue water lakes, gorgeous oceans with bewitching islands, the earth is just too beautiful beyond what words alone can try to describe. It is laced with breathe taking places with awesome scenery waiting for exploration.
The sad thing is that life is short, and the funds are limited, serving as hindrance to visiting all of the earth’s wonders. Yet there are over 100 unique must visit places to go before you die. These places reveal the stunning designs of the earth along with its unique theme. Here are 10 of them places to visit:
1. Antelope Canyon,US
Located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes. Antelope Canyon is made up of two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, mostly reffered to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means “the place where water runs through rocks.” Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí, or “spiral rock arches.”
2. Santorini, Greece
Santorini island, a thousand years ago was nothing other the site of one of the largest volcanic explosions in history. Reverse is the case today as the island unfolds dazzling white houses, terraces with panoramic sea views, stunning sunsets, wild fun and its ancient storied history. The island represents pleasurable connotations, volcanic landscape, white red and black sand beaches, impressive traditional houses, balconies with view to the Volcano and lively night life. All these along with the remains of the antiquity and the myth of the Lost Atlantis justify the words with which visitors describe this island with: magical, wonderful, astonishing and simply indescribable.
3. Taj mahal, India
The Taj Mahal, considered “the jewel of Muslim art in India is one of the global marvels and world’s heritage. It was built from 1632-1653 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The vaulted walls and beautiful and beautiful gardens is a site to behold and its luxurious smaller rooms are nothing short of brilliancy displayed from the beginning of time.
4. Petra Jordan
Petra is Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest attraction and no doubt a wonder to the world. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. This giant red mountain and its carvings have and want nothing to do with civilization than its appreciation of the excellence designs of the ancients.
5. Great Wall, China
Being the first structure ever constructed by man to be visible from space, the walls certainly earns itself a must-see award and also named the world heritage in 1987, the wall truly worth the award. Built for defence of the country, the great walls ended up to become a spectacle for admiration. Just like a gigantic dragon, it winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometres (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance. It is difficult sometimes to phantom the mastermind behind this great wall
Iceland is a land of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers and waterfalls is also an adventure playground. Its breath taking landscape is an inspiration to artists and photographers. Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe, with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape. Iceland’s summers are surprisingly warm, lush and green, with days lengthening until midsummer, when the sun dips down to the horizon but never sets. During winter you can marvel at the amazing, undulating green, blue, yellow and pink lights of the aurora in the night sky, and the winters are not as cold as you might imagine. Regardless of when you visit, you can be assured of the warmth of the Icelanders’ welcome and their desire to share their culture and make every effort to ensure that your stay is a pleasant one.
7. Uluru (Ayers rock), Australia
Ayers Rock/ Uluru, the world’s largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia’s most famous natural landmark. Visitors may wish to make the tough 1.6km ascent to the top or take a walking tour around the rock with an aboriginal guide, learning about its fascinating history with the Uluru people and its importance in dream time legend.
8. Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
Built 4,500 years ago as a tomb for the fourth dynasty pharaoh Khufu, the pyramid remains the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. With its original height been 481 feet high, it still has its title as the oldest, largest and most famous of the monuments in the world. The great pyramid has been robbed of its outer casings of polished white limestone which in turn decrease it from its original height of 481 feet to 450 feet. Regardless of that, the pyramid is still a wonder to see as its magnificently stands just it is from the day of old.
9. Bora bora
An uncomarable island rugged with natural l beauty, Bora Bora is nothing short of a pristine paradise complete with stunning views of the South Pacific. Surrounded with natural luxury and extravagance, you might just want to explore history by visiting its military cannons and archaeological sites, and restore your body and mind by relaxing in its natural splendor. Surely earns the US award of Best Island in the world 2012.
10. Victoria falls, Zimbabwe
Seeing Victoria Fall gives life a different experience, walking in the beautiful rain forest and looking at the scenic view points of the falls captivates the mind and makes it marvel at one of nature’s handiwork.. During the months of November to April (rainy season), the falls is at its peak, no way to avoid getting wet and the sound of the water almost deafening. With seventeen view points on display, the most impressive ones being the main falls and devil cataract where approx 500 million litres of water per minute flows over there in peak season. The falls are a staggering 1708 metres in width with a maximum height of 108 metres. For people with height phobia, taking a sunset cruise is nothing short of a thrilling experience.
Posted on August 27, 2013, in General Reading and tagged antelope canyon, ayers rock, bora bora, great wall, santorini, sightseeing, taj mahal, traveller, victoria fall, worldtraveland. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.