Humans are known for our ways of seeing lives that any other creature dwelling on the planet ails to see. Nature has blessed us with everything that we can pride in and, we have crafted some astounding marvels through our intellect and brilliance that look absolutely amazing.
We have beaches, mountains, valleys, aqueducts, parks, monuments, and whatnot. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and we surely have a parameter to justify what pleases the eye. So before death does the math and strips us from the mortal world, there are certainly some places that we need to explore.
Here is a list of 7 breathtaking places all over the globe that you need to visit before you sigh out your last breath. Dive in!
1.Pyramids of Giza, Egypt:
Some say that the aliens made it, some say it was God, some say it was built by the Atlantians while some still believe in the progressive ancient science that created the Pyramids. The Pyramids of Giza stand out to be one of the most mysterious of the Seven Wonders of the World so far. Dating back to around 2,560 BC, the great pyramids are only one of the Seven Wonders of the World that are still largely intact. The pyramids are aligned with the stars and are made from large granite stones with great precision. The architecture is so unparalleled that it seems unbelievable for the human civilization to construct it back in those days. Oh FYI: Don’t forget to explore Cairo while you are on your quest to Giza.
2.The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia:
If you want to see nature in its full-fledged beauty, then there is no better place than the Great Barrier Reef. The marine life in the Reef is so serene and soothing, that you practically get bewitched to the place. Spanning over 1,400 miles the Great Barrier Reef has the largest collection of coral reefs in the world. The place is so huge that it can also be seen from outer space.
No wonder the place is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. If you have a soft spot for adventure then you can always go snorkeling and experience the feeling of how beautiful an imaginary city of Poseidon could be. Swim your heart out and indulge in the thrill of one-of-a-kind display of underwater lie. What’s stopping you?
3.The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA:
You cannot afford to miss nature’s largest formed canyon on the face of Earth before you die, Carved over thousands of years by the Colorado River, Grand Canyon has massive rock walls that span for over 200 miles. The site is also of great importance for geological research because of the different types of rock visible there. And there’s a town in the Grand Canyon so get ready to make some friends if you are planning an expedition to the site.
4.Stonehenge, Amesbury, England:
Just like the Great Pyramids, lots of mystery surrounds the Stonehenge as well. The unique stone circle isn’t just one of the most famous landmarks in Britain, it is also the epitome of historical mystery that continues to confound historians and visitors alike Situated in modern-day Wiltshire, the Stonehenge was believed to be created between 1930 and 1600 BC by a bunch of people, who left no written records.
The rocks are known as ringing rocks because they possess unusual acoustic properties and there is an Arthurian legend about Stonehenge. It could have been a burial ground as the body of a decapitated Saxon main was excavated from the site in 1923. Contrary to those who believe that the structure is just a pile of 25-ton rocks, it’s actually an aesthetic sight. Visit it and find out how fascinated you get.
5.Taj Mahal, Agra, India:
This beautiful architectural feat is the masterpiece of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of love. The white marble-domed mausoleum was constructed in the 1600s by 20,000 workers and about 1000 elephants. The magnificent structure took approximately 20 years for its completion. It was also rumored that Shah Jahan had the hands cut off from the people who worked on the Taj Mahal once it was complete. The reason beneath this brutal act was that nobody would ever be able to build such a beautiful structure again.
The color of Taj appears to change color depending on the time of the day. Interestingly although the Taj was built for Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan was also laid to rest in the tomb alongside his late wife. UNESCO Has designated the Taj as a World Heritage Site and it is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. What is your reason to not visit the place?
6.Machu Picchu in Peru:
Machu Picchu in the Quechua Indian Language means “Old Mountain”. The site is made up of more than 150 historical buildings ranging from houses and baths to temples and sanctuaries. The architecture is a symbol of the Incan empire and is highly sophisticated in spite of the fact that the site was built in around 150 AD. The site disappeared for centuries, the Spanish never found it, there are ghost stories related to the place and whatnot. If you are taking a trip to the Old peak, then get ready for your spoon of adventure.
7.Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia:
Can you believe that a salt lake should be in your must-watch list before you die? Well, we are talking about no ordinary salt lake but Salar De Uyuni. This is one of the largest salt lakes in the world that spans a massive 4,086 square mile. What is more astounding is that the lake is formed by several ancient lakes and the salt flat becomes so reflective in the rainy season that it can be used to calibrate satellites.
The site is captivating and for the reflective reasons, the lake is known to be one of the world’s largest mirrors that nature itself proposes. And the real stars of the show here are the pink flamingos. Spot one as you book your flight to Bolivia.
When it comes to traveling sky is the limit, so push your boundaries, add the above-listed destinations in your travel bucket list, pack your bags, and get ready to witness the real epiphany hidden beneath the purpose of life.