If you’ve ever been lucky enough to go travelling, we’re sure you’ve seen some breath taking sights. Sometimes though, nothing can quite prepare you for what lies in store. We’ve rounded up seven truly amazing must-see places to show you what we mean.
- Petra, Jordan
The city of Petra was carved into the face of the rock over 2000 years ago by the Nabataeans. Our favourite part is Al-Khazneh (which means treasury) – the tomb of an ancient Nabataean king. If you visit Jordan, take your time exploring these intricate rock carvings – you’ll want to take a lot of photos to show your friends and family back home.
- The Wave, Arizona
Head to the border of Arizona and Utah and you’ll find The Wave – a geological wonder famous for its colourful and undulating sands. Photographers recommend snapping it at midday for the best pictures but it can look just as good following a rain storm as small pools of water form which contain fairy shrimp and tiny tadpoles.
- Cinque Terre, Manarola, Italy
Translated as “five lands”, Cinque Terre looks as though it’s come straight off a perfect picture postcard. The pretty colourful buildings are famous the world over for their beauty, with many tourists flocking to the area. The reason why each house is a different colour? It’s all down to the fisherman who wanted an easy way to spot their house from the shore!
- Pamukkale, Turkey
The Turkish city of Pamukkale is famous for its hot springs and thermal pools. Many tourists visit Pamukkale to bathe in the warm mineral water – although it’s best seen at sunset to avoid all of the crowds.
- Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland
From hot waters to freezing sculptures; the ice caves of of Vatnajokull really have to be seen to be believed. Book an organised tour to see these natural ice sculptures close up and then hike to the top of the glacier for truly breath taking views.
- The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
If you’re looking for somewhere impressive and romantic to take that special someone, you can’t go wrong with The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland. They were originally planted to create an awe inspiring landscape feature for guests of the Stuart family, who lived at Gracehill House. Since then however, they’ve been used as a backdrop for the King’s Road in the popular Game of Thrones television series.
- Iguazu Falls, Argentina
It will come as no surprise that Iguazu means “great waters” – just look at the sheer size of these falls! With over 270 of them, all other waterfalls pale in comparison. Book a visit to get up close and personal with these amazing waters.
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