7 Breathtaking Places You Need To See Before You Die

Zhangye Danxia Landform, China.

Life is short, and this world is beautiful. So in the time we have allotted to us, it is important to find places that take our breath away, that leave us speechless and unable to do anything except bask in the vastness that is our existence. For Life is short and this world is beautiful.

Here are 7 Breathtaking Places You Need To See Before You Die:

Written By: Zach Souza

1. Tulip Fields, Holland

Tulip Fields, Holland.

Every March the fields just outside Alkmaar, Holland in the Netherlands turn from sandy patches of dirt into carpets of lime green sprouts signalling the first chimes of spring.

By the time the season is full bloom, the once blank canvas is swimming in an endless sea of reds, blues, pinks and yellows. a sight that truly looks like something out of The Wizard of Oz. Lions, Tigers, and Bears not included. Photographer Allard One captures the moment as vagabonders frolic through the flowers.

2. The Bamboo Forest, Japan

The Bamboo Forest

Nestled in the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan, the rural district of Arashiyama holds many cultural beauties.

Among their natural treasures, lies a path cut through a wondrous bamboo forest. get lost in the branches as the wind plays percussion with the trees, it’s a sight, as well as a sound to behold.

Photo by: Trey Ratcliff

3. Benagil Cave, Portugal

Benagil Cave, Algarve, Portugal

Off the coast of the fishing village of Benagil, Algarve in Portugal, are several isolated caves and islands to explore and romance.

Letting your eyes caress the curves of these cathedrals, will leave lasting impressions on your pupils. If you were going to pick any beach in the world to make love on, this would definitely be the place.

photo by: Bruno Carlos

4. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi) this reflective ocean is a sight you wouldn’t believe actually exist in nature.

Located in southwest Bolivia, These one of a kind salt flats are the the result of the transformation of several prehistoric lakes, which over eons have left a water salted crust over this vast flat, reflecting the sky ever so beautifully. Walking through this mirrored wonderland, one might forget which way is up and which way is down.

5. Fairy Pool, The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pool, The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Located within the Glen Brittle, The Isle of Skye, Scotland is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery.

Among these breathtaking beauties are stunning mountains eroded by years of crystal cool water running down it’s sides, building their path towards a pond that looks straight out of children’s story book. With a whimsical view like this, it’s no wonder why it’s been nicknamed the The Isle of Skye’s Fairy Pool. Look i think i see one right now! 

6. Zhangye Danxia Landform, China

Zhangye Danxia Landform, China.

No You’re Not Tripping Balls! 

These psychedelically colored mountains are the Danaxia land forms at the Zhangye Geological Park in Gansu Province, China. The multi-colored land form is a unique type of phenomenon that can only be found in China.

Researchers say that there used to be an inland water basin here. Around 100 million years ago Water carried silt from the surrounding mountains to the basin. As the result of rising global temperatures the basin dried up and in these arid conditions the sediment oxidized and turned rust color, creating the beautiful designs you see before you.

7. Hidden Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hidden Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This Hidden Beach, located on the Marieta Islands in Peurto Vallarta, is the beautifully serene result of an otherwise violent act.

Often referred to as the world’s most idyllic bomb site, the Marieta Islands were used as bomb practice by the Mexican government in the early 1900s. But after an uproar from the community, the government cease their bombing and declared the island a natural park. Over the years, tides have brought sand and water in to fill these holes, creating breathtaking beaches hidden from the outside world.

Question of the Day:

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