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The World’s 50 Most Beautiful Places of 2022 According to Travel Experts

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The World’s 50 Most Beautiful Places of 2022 According to Travel Experts 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in this case, travel experts. While it almost seems impossible to pinpoint all of Mother Nature’s most beautiful offerings, these travel experts have picked their top 50, most beautiful destinations in the world.

1. Antelope Canyon, Arizona“The place where water runs through the rocks.”
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
2. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan – Towering green stalks extending even beyond the visual realm.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan
3. Atacama Desert, Chile – The Atacama Desert is an alluring world of sand and rock. It possesses geologic formations and a landscape similar to a celestial body.
Atacama Desert, Chile
4. Angel Falls, Venezuela – Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall, with falls stretching 19 times higher than Niagara Falls. 
Angel Falls, Venezuela
5. Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar – The Avenue of Baobabs are trees that stretch 30 meters high and are approximately 2,800 years old. 
Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
6. Antarctica – Antarctica is an uninhabited, ice-covered landmass.
7. Banff National Park, Alberta – Canada’s oldest national park, accompanying kilometres of mountainous terrain.
Banff National Park, Alberta
8. Big Sur, California – Big Sur is the longest scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline.
Big Sur, California
9. Bagan, Myanmar – Thousands of stupas, pagodas, and temples dominate the Archaeological Zone of Myanmar.


Bagan, Myanmar
10. Boracay, Philippines – A small resort island, Boracay’s White Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 
Boracay, Philippines
11. Boulders Beach, South Africa – Boulders Beach is a home for African Penguins that features white sand and large granite boulders. 
Boulders Beach, South Africa
12. Cozumel, Mexico – Cozumel is a sought-after paradise in the Caribbean Ocean. The sea provides shades of turquoise blue, offering sea life of every size and color, while the island holds ancient Mayan ruins. 
Cozumel, Mexico
13. Cappadocia, Turkey – Cappadocia is known for its enchanting cave dwellings. Carving homes into rock faces is dominant throughout central Turkey.
Cappadocia, Turkey
14. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon – Crater Lake is the cleanest and clearest body of water in Oregon; it is known for its purity and lively blue color.
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
15. Cirque de Gavarnie, France – A green valley enclosed by a ring of sheer granite mountain walls. 
Cirque de Gavarnie, France
16. Dal Lake, India – An urban lake called the “Lake of Flowers.”
Dal Lake, India
17. Death Valley, California – The hottest place on earth. Death Valley is a vast area of extremes ranging from wildflower meadows to scorching sands and snowy peaks.
Death Valley, California
18. El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – El Arco is a geological formation of natural rock. 
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
19. Fernando de Noronha – Fernando de Noronha is a unique ecological sanctuary with a toothed coastline. 
Fernando de Noronha
20. Grand Canyon, Arizona – With countless layers of colorful rock and mesmerizing vistas, this geological phenomenon is called the Grand Canyon. 
Grand Canyon, Arizona
21. Grand Canal, Venice – The grandest waterway features a canal running straight through the center of the “Floating City.”
Grand Canal, Venice
22. Glencoe, Scotland – Famous for its astonishingly scenic glens.
Glencoe, Scotland
23. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – A place home to jungle-covered karsts, emerging out of emerald, green water. 
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
24. Iguazu Falls, Argentina, and Brazil – Iguazu Falls comprise 275 cascades on the Argentina-Brazil border, forming the world’s largest waterfall.  
Iguazu Falls, Argentina, and Brazil
25. Jodhpur, India – Jodhpur is the “Blue City.” Most of the city’s architecture is built in vivid shades of blue.
Jodhpur, India
26. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – The highest mountain in Africa.
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
27. Lake Como, Italy – Como is the most profound lake in Italy. 
Lake Como, Italy
28. Li River, China – The karst hills: surrounding the river are the oldest and most beautiful phenomena in China. 
Li River, China
29. Lake Eyre, Australia – Eyre is one of the world’s largest salt lakes, with its location at the lowest point in Australia.
Lake Eyre, Australia
30. Lake Baikal, Russia – A massive, ancient lake circled by a network of hiking paths called The Great Baikal Trail. It is the deepest lake in the world. 
Lake Baikal, Russia
31. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand – Lake Tekapo is known for its beautiful watercolor.
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
32. Mount Fuji, Japan – The tallest peak in Japan, Fuji-sun, is a sacred mountain and symbol.
Mount Fuji, Japan
33. Milford Sound, New Zealand – Milford Sound is a place where plunging cliffs meet dark inky waters.
Milford Sound, New Zealand
34. Matira Beach, French Polynesia – Matira is a beach in Bora Bora, with miles of white flour-fine sand and a bright blue lagoon.
Matira Beach, French Polynesia
35. Maasai Mara, Kenya – Maasai Mara is an area of preserved savannah wilderness; it is a golden grassland with acacia trees. 
Maasai Mara, Kenya
36. Norman’s Cay, The Bahamas – Norman’s Cay is an exclusive island only accessible via private jet. Rent a private jet to see it.
Norman’s Cay, The Bahamas
37. Pamukkale, Turkey – Pamukkale is the “Cotton Castle,” featuring layers of white travertine terraces of icy-blue pools.
Pamukkale, Turkey
38. Provence, France – Provence is a purple landscape in summer, where endless fields of lavender bloom.
Provence, France
39. Svalbard, Norway – Svalbard is the Arctic archipelago where the Northern Lights become visible.
Svalbard, Norway
40. Socotra, Yemen – Socotra is an island with surreal landscapes and Dragon Blood trees. 


Socotra, Yemen
41. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia – Salar De Uyuni is the world’s most monumental salt flat covering miles of the Bolivian altiplano.
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
42. Shark Bay, Western Australia – The place where the teal waters of the Indian ocean meet the red earth. It is home to the biggest and copious meadows of seagrass. 
Shark Bay, Western Australia
43. Taormina, Sicily – Famous for its beauty in archaeology and architecture.
Taormina, Sicily
44. The Alps – The most extensive mountain range in Europe, stretching over eight countries.
The Alps
45. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia – The world’s largest coral reef extending over 14 degrees of latitude.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
46. The Azores, Portugal – Nine volcanic islands, showing nature in its purest state.
The Azores, Portugal
47. Ubud, Bali – Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali and a center for traditional crafts and dance.
Ubud, Bali
48. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Zambia – Victoria Falls is known by the locals as the “smoke that thunders.”
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Zambia
49. Wadi Rum, Jordan – Wadi Rum is a dessert that features natural arches and dramatic sandstone mountains.
Wadi Rum, Jordan
50. Wulingyuan Scenic Area, China – In China exists the rarest forest of sandstone pillar formations on the planet. Mother Nature truly is the gift that keeps on giving. 


Wulingyuan Scenic Area, China

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