Everyone has a bucket list of things to accomplish in our lifetime, including exotic destinations to travel and see must places before you die. Those things that you’ve always wanted to do. What some people call dreams, you prefer to call goals. Why wait for tomorrow to fulfill those wishes? There is a universe full of beauty around us, waiting to be seen. Here are some of the most beautiful places in the world that you just can’t miss in this lifetime.
16 Must See Places Before You Die:
Greece is a surreal destination, a mix of ancient beauty both tamed and untamed, with a past full of mystery, mythology and magic. Combine that with a vivid culture, breathtaking views and magnificent history, this is one destination that you will never forget.
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2. Rome, Italy
Travel to a different world, or at the very least a different time period — setting foot in Rome is like stepping into a bygone era. A spectacle of grand architecture with a glorious history offset by piazzas, mouthwatering food and cool gelato, Rome provides an idyllic quaint charm unmatched by any other.
3. Alhambra, Spain
Described by poets as “a pearl set in emeralds,” this combination fortress / palace in Spain was constructed in the 9th century and is a truly exquisite gem of Islamic architecture. It bore witness as centuries unfolded like pages of a book, and if you listen closely, you might even hear the walls whisper tales of eras past.
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4. Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Feel the thrill of walking the halls once open only to the Kings favored men. See the history and the tales of ancient China come alive before your eyes. Sinning has never been more tempting 😉
5. Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar
The holiest Buddhist pagoda, this ancient shrine embodies beauty, serenity and joy. Visit it to experience the divine connection and to appreciate an exquisite piece of architecture and beauty.
The Egyptian pyramids are architectural marvels that need no introduction. Egypt however is home to several other exquisite monuments of days past. Let the fantastic tales of Egyptian mythology mesmerize you as you pay a visit to the country where men were once gods.
7. Palace of Versailles, France
The ultimate word in luxury and excess, the Palace of Versailles is a fantasy palace brought to life. With its unparalleled grandeur and incredible architecture, this will definitely be the most impressive palace you will ever see.
8. Great Wall of China
An unbelievable feat of architecture, this wall is like no other you have ever seen. Winding its way over the globe, and visible from the moon, gazing at the wall at twilight is an experience you will never forget.
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9. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
Those who love retail therapy will find this ancient market a dream come true. One of the largest and oldest markets in the world, this marketplace is a beautiful monument all on its own. Soak in the atmosphere, and come back with an unforgettable experience and lighter wallets.
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10. Marrakesh, Morocco
An old imperial city of Morocco called The Red City, Marrakesh oozes a character and charm unlike any other. Brimming with palaces, monuments, museums and souks, you will be hard pressed to decide on an itinerary for your visit.
11. Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States
A natural formation, the Grand Canyon is wild, untamed and breathtakingly beautiful. An awe-inspiring and spiritual experience, this is something that will stay with you forever — and one of the obligatory stops your first trip to the United States 😉
12. Stonehenge, United Kingdom
Britain’s greatest prehistoric icon, Stonehenge projects an aura of intrigue, power and endurance. The awe-inspiring mysterious ring of stones dated approximately 5000 years ago still continues to mesmerize visitors with their spartan beauty amidst their lush surroundings.
13. Venice, Italy
A city that breathes lives and personifies romance, Venice is a must in every traveler’s wish list. From dreamy gondola rides along the Grand Canal to checking out artistic masterpieces and charming palatial palazzos along with sampling authentic Venetian cuisine and aperitivios, there is never a dull moment in this city.
14. Machu Picchu, Peru
Peru‘s most-visited site, Machu Picchu is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Dating to the mid-1400s, this lost city of the Incas is an architectural marvel. Perched on a high plateau, deep in the Amazonian jungle, this is a perfect destination for a long hike.
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15. Prague, Czech Republic
This Czechoslovakian jewel attracts tourists in droves with its bohemian allure and fairy-tale atmosphere. Tired of sitting around beaches, doing nothing? Welcome on board. You can have the time of your life exploring old castles, museums, and strolling around charming, quaint streets, seeing the local attractions. Refresh yourself with a scrumptious repast at a classic Czech tavern, and visit the famous pubs to party like never before.
16. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
You just can’t end this list without including Dubai, the ultimate luxury destination. Embodying opulence, magnificence and eccentricity, Dubai is a man made miracle that is a visual feast. Pamper yourself at some of the most lavish resorts in the world, indulge in tax free mega shopping, embark on grand desert safaris, and experience the rich Arabic culture and cuisine.