Dan's Adventure - Around the World Travel Blog 36 Incredible Places To See On Earth From the Great Blue Hole in Belize to the Rice fields in Yunnan, China you will surely find some destinations to add to your Bucket list. Great Blue Hole, Belize Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Arizona (photo credit) Golden Horn, Brac Island, Croatia (photo credit) Uluru (aka Ayers Rock), Australia Alesund, Norway Volcanic Island, Aogashima, Japan (photo credit) Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada (photo credit) Tunnel of Love – Old train tunnel in Kleven, Ukraine (photo credit) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Preachers Rock, Norway (photo credit) Tiantan Buddha at Lantau Island, Hong Kong Iguazu Falls, Border of Brazil and Argentina Manarola, Italy (photo credit) East Iceland Jade Mountain, St Lucia (photo credit) Lavender Fields, Provence, France Skaftafell, Iceland Crystal Cave Rice fields in Yunnan, China (photo credit) The Maldives (photo credit) Plitvice Lakes, Croatia (photo credit) Zakynthos, Greece (photo credit)
beersandbeans.com | Wander with us. On a wing and a prayer: The extraordinary hanging monasteries that cling to the sides of cliffs By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 21:53 GMT, 27 May 2012 | Updated: 21:54 GMT, 27 May 2012 When you're trying to connect with your god, it helps to find some peace and quiet, if you can. But that was, indeed, no such problem for the architects of these impossibly built monasteries. Constructed at dizzying heights on the sides of mountains, they ensured only the most devoted - and vertigo-free - followers would join them for prayer. Gripping: This gravity-defying hanging monastery clings to the side of Mt Huashan in China and is only accessible via steep and dangerous paths Closer to their god: The Taktshang Tiger's Nest monastery clings to a cliff 2,300ft above the Paro Valley floor in Bhutan at such a height it looks down on the clouds Complete isolation: According to legend, the Tiger's Nest takes its name from the 'second Buddha', Precious Guru Padmasambhava, who travelled to the site on a tiger Don't look down! As with most of these great buildings, they aren't the easiest to access.
Go Backpacking - The Best Around the World Travel Blog 41 Places To See Before You Die (Part II) No matter how advanced our cities and technology is, eventually we get tired of all the noise, stress and crowd of the city and want to be in the nature. Humans have transformed Earth beyond recovery, but luckily not everything is lost yet. Beautiful mountains, blue water lakes, magnificent oceans with fabulous islands – our planet has many breathtaking places and awe-inspiring sceneries just waiting for you to discover them. However, life is short, and the funds are limited, so we have to narrow down the selection. Knowing that you are just another lazy panda, we’ve done it for you! We’ve picked 41 most amazing places in the world, however it is said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, so you may as well have your very own personal list of places to see before you die. 21. Bamboos for: Martin Sojka Bagan is notable for its expanse of sacred geography, the number and size of their individual ancient monuments. 22. Bamboos for: Tomas Rawski | szeke | jo vh | kk+ 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.
foXnoMad Book Mumbai Magic Blue Holes to Infinity Falls: 13 Natural Swimming Pools As the mercury rises it’s hard not to daydream about taking a dip in the cool, crystal-clear blue-green waters of some imagined paradise. These photos of 13 absolutely incredible natural swimming spots around the world, from a deadly pool atop 360-foot falls to a mirage-like oasis in the desert of Arizona, will have you booking a flight or at least searching for a cool swimming hole close to home. Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia (images via: oddity central) Is the Devil’s Pool the most dangerous pool in the world? Tat Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos (images via: manymoonhoneymoon, yeowatzup) Clear and beautifully blue-green, the waters of the Tat Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos are enticing, especially in the Laotian heat. Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas (images via: national geographic, discover-eleuthera-bahamas.com) Is this 1,000-foot-wide, almost perfectly round ‘blue hole’ in the Caribbean astounding or what? Blue Lagoon, Iceland (images via: wikimedia commons)
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