“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine. It is often said that if you want to experience a great life you have to travel and discover as much as you can. True that some of us can get stuck in routines and obligations that can prevent us from the joys of travelling, but for those who are now ready to go and discover with their own eyes the infinite beauty of what our planet has to offer, here's a list of 7 breathtaking locations that you should definitely put on your bucket list.
1. Serengeti National Park
If you're a safari fanatic, this is just the thing for you. Located in the heart of Tanzania, this park is as surreal as it can get. The magnificent sights of wildlife surrounding you will keep you in awe during the whole trip. It's also a fun way to educate yourself on the different animals and exotic plants that you don't necessarily see on a daily basis. You'll encounter lions, cheetahs, buffalos, elephants, zebras and many more wild animals up close and walking around in endless plains, making this an unforgettable experience.
2. Ashikaga Flower Park
One of the most beautiful gardens your eyes will ever see is definitely the Ashikaga Flower Park, located near Tokyo. From the moment you walk in, you feel like in a flower wonderland. The dreamy scenery and light delightful scent puts you in a state of relaxation while walking around the park. The main attraction are the mind-blowing wisteria trees which are beautiful to look at after they fully bloom. The evening and night light shows are not to be missed either! It gives a completely different feeling from what you see during daytime.
3. Salar de Uyuni
Most destinations aren't quite in demand during the rainy season, but that isn't the case in Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. The mesmerizing views of it's salt flat landscape will take your breath away. After a rainfall, the rain has nowhere to drain, therefore it creates a beautiful illusion of an endless mirror. From sunrise to sundown and even during the starry nights of Bolivia, the landscape will keep you staring with unbelief.
4. Iguazu Falls
The Iguazu Waterfalls are amongst one of the most amazing natural sites. The 275 impressive waterfalls are located at the border of Argentina and Brazil, and they are spectacular from either side. The Argentinian side offers the possibility for visitors to get even closer to the falls. On the other hand, the Brazilian side offers a stunning panoramic view. Of course sightseeing isn't the only activity! Boat rides, zip-lining, rainforest safaris, bike rides and organized walks are also some of the activities that are available.
5. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
If you ever decide to make a trip to China, visiting rice fields is a must! One of the most amazing ones, called the Dragon's Backbone, is situated in Longsheng. The rice terraces are named after ''Longli'', meaning ''Dragon's Backbone'', because they resemble a dragon's scales. The view varies from season to season but whenever you go, prepare yourself to be amazed by the magnificent landscape.
6. The Rainbow Mountains
Another very interesting place to visit in China are the rainbow mountains in Zhangye Danxia. The different pigments are the result of different minerals and sandstones that have been layering on top of one another for millions of years creating colorful patterns. The colors are brighter after a rainfall, during sunrise or sunset. You will see red, blue, yellow and green stripes covering the mountains and creating a true masterpiece.
This fast growing city situated in the United Arab Emirates is know as the city of impressive man-made islands, mind-blowing architecture and of course, luxury. From the bottom of it's underwater hotel, to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the spectacular scenery will never cease to amaze you. Shopping, skiing, amusement parks, architecture, luxurious cars; you name it, they have it! Needless to say that you need a fair amount of money to fully enjoy what this city has to offer.
There you have it, these were our 7 picks! If you have any other amazing place that you know about, share it with us!