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Updated by Phil Maguire on May 19, 2014
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Most Beautiful Places in the World

Based on suggestions by Amerikanki. Do you agree?

Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 m (984 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep.

Victoria Falls, Africa

Also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means the Thundering Smoke, it is the World's largest sheet of falling water, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft). It is roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of the Horseshoe Falls.

Venice, Italy

Venice is built on an archipelago of 117 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon, connected by 409 bridges. The canals serve the function of roads, and almost everything travels on water or on foot.

Machu Picchu, Peru

7,000 feet above sea level and nestled on a small hilltop between the Andean Mountain Range, the majestic city soars above the Urabamba Valley below. The Incan built structure has been deemed the "Lost Cities", unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

At foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle are the Fairy Pools, beautifully crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle. These famous pools entice visitors from all over the world, as they make some great 'Wild Swimming' for those brave enough to enter the cold water.

Red Beach, China

Red seabeach located in Dawa County, Panjin Liaoning, China, is famous for its landscape featuring the red plant of Chenopodiaceae, Suaeda salsa. It is based in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world. The landscape is composed of shallow seas and tide-lands. This entry was posted in Uncategorized on by .

Great Pyramid Complex, Giza

The last suriving member of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was the oldest structure on that list and the tallest man made structure in the world for 3800 years. Imposing and yet shrouded in mystery.

Coral Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 miles) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sqm).

Great Wall, China

The Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (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. It was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987

Niagara Falls, North America

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.