The most beautiful places in the world, attracting hundreds of tourists each year, these places are termed as the world’s natural heritage by UNESCO. The scenic beauties offer such a soothing sight that even shows in the pictures.
10. The Tasmania Island
An island at the edge of the world, the Tasmania Island is a natural paradise. Tasmania is Australia’s island state lying approximately 240 km south of the state of Victoria in the South Pacific Ocean. Tasmania is known as the most wonderful and magical destination on Earth.
The island attracts many adventurers boasting of its wildlife and wilderness, pristine beaches, food and luxurious resorts. The inviting island with its pleasant holiday deals gives its visitors a memory they’ll cherish all their life.
9. Lake Baikal
Located in Russia in southeastern Siberia west of Yablonovy Mountains, the Baikal Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Eurasia. It covers an area of 31,494 sq. km. the Baikal Lake is also the deepest freshwater lake in the world, having a maximum depth of 1,620 m.
On an interesting note, the Baikal Lake supports an unusual aquatic population, including the Baikal seal, omul salmon, and certain rare animal species that exists only at Baikal. The lake, called the “Pearl of Siberia” is a major tourist attraction and a must visit is the Olkhon Island that lies in the freshwater lake.
8. The Plitvice Park
The oldest national park in southeast Europe, the Plitvice Park is located in Croatia, becoming the signature natural attraction of the country. The Plitvice Waterfalls are actually a large network of karstic lakes and waterfalls that have attracted tourists since the late 19th century.
The 16 inter-linked lakes and the complex forestry set the Plitvice Park apart, making it one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the Plitvice national park is heavily forested, mainly with beech, spruce, and fir trees, and features a mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean vegetation.
7. Jiuzhaigou River
A fairyland nestled comfortably amongst the mountains of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in the northwestern Sichuan Province, the Jiuzhaigou Valley is another natural heritage of the world.
The most striking feature of the valley is the clear, lucid and colorful water, which is unique and cannot be found in any other place of the world. The main tourist destination of China, the Jiuzhaigou Valley attracts many tourists, mostly from China, and is known as one of the natural wonders of the world. The Jiuzhaigou is home to around 140 species of birds, rare plants and rare animals like the Panda.
6. Yellowstone National Park
The largest U.S. wilderness preserve covers an area of 8,982 sq. km, lies in the eastern Idaho, southern Montana and northwestern Wyoming. Most of the Yellowstone National Park lies on a high plateau in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for its geographical features the park includes about 200 geysers, 10,000 hot springs and many fumaroles.
The Yellowstone National Park is vast and varied and therefore attracts numerous visitors with different interests. The top ten attractions in the Yellowstone that no visitor should miss are:
- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser Basin
- Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
- Hayden Valley
- Mammoth Hot Springs
- Yellowstone Lake