There are hundreds of places on our planet that look like an illustration to a fairy tale. And they are not an artist’s fantasy: they really do exist! Natural wonders and man-made monuments, cozy small villages and majestic mountain ranges — all this can infatuate anyone. No wonder they say that traveling is a real passion that you want to surrender without a trace. After all, that feeling when your heart stops in excitement, and the soul rejoices in inexpressible beauty, is simply priceless, and you will obviously want to enjoy again and again! We made a selection of the most amazing places on Earth that you definitely need to see at least once in your life. Of course, this is only a small part and this list may be endless!

Moraine glacial lake (Banff National Park, Canada)

Moraine glacial lake

Photo: Mike Boehmer, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Bagan Temples (Mandalay Region, Myanmar)

Bagan Temples

Photo: Pixabay / pexels (Pexels License)

 

Alberobello (Italy)

Alberobello

Photo: Eduard Marmet / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Salar de Uyuni, world’s largest salt flat (Bolivia)

Salar de Uyuni

Photo: The original uploader was Chechevere at English Wikipedia., via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)

 

Zhangye Danxia Geopark (China)

Zhangye Danxia Geopark

Photo: eltonjohn1973 / pixabay (Pixabay License)

 

Keukenhof Gardens (South Holland, Netherlands)

Keukenhof Gardens

Photo: Sam DeLong / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Iguazu Falls (Argentina — Brazil)

Iguazu Falls

Photo: chensiyuan, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

 

Giant’s Causeway basalt columns (Bushmills, Northern Ireland)

Giant's Causeway basalt columns

Photo: Chmee2, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)

 

Trolltunga rock formation (Norway)

Trolltunga rock formation

Photo: kallerna, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Li river (China)

Li river

Photo: Grey World / flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Monument Valley region (USA)

Monument Valley

Photo: Cody escadron delta, from Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

Sakura blooming (Japan)

Sakura

Photo: Yoshikazu TAKADA from Tokyo, Japan, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

 

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia)

Plitvice Lakes

Photo: Pablo BM from London, England, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

 

Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)

Neuschwanstein

Photo: Library of Congress, via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Hang Sơn Đoòng, the biggest cave in the world (Vietnam)

Hang Sơn Đoòng

Photo: Nguyen Tan Tin / flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Lake Hillier (Australia)

Lake Hillier

Photo: Aussie Oc, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Benagil Cave (southern coast of the Algarve, Portugal)

Benagil Cave

Photo: Bethany Ciullo / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Seljalandsfoss waterfall (Iceland)

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Photo: Diego Delso (CC BY-SA 4.0)

 

Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Inca citadel (Peru)

Machu Picchu

Photo: 4758892 / pixabay (Pixabay License)

 

Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)

Ha Long Bay

Photo: Webkims / pixabay (Pixabay License)

 

Bamboo forest (Kyoto, Japan)

Bamboo forest

Photo: maxpixel (CC0 Public Domain)

Bora Bora island group (French Polynesia)

Bora Bora

Photo: Didierlefort, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Tianzi mountain (Hunan Province, China)

Tianzi mountain

Photo: chensiyuan, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

 

Matterhorn mountain (Pennine Alps, border between Switzerland and Italy)

Matterhorn

Photo: maxpixel (CC0 Public Domain)

 

Pamukkale Travertine Terraces (Turkey)

Pamukkale

Photo: Antoine Taveneaux, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Blooming lavender fields (Provence, France)

lavender fields

Photo: Matheus Swanson / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Photo: Vined / pixabay (Pixabay License)

 

Venice (Italy)

Venice

 

Sand dunes in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (Brazil)

Sand dunes in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Photo: Edwin Poon / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Mt. Roraima (Canaima National Park, Venezuela)

Mt. Roraima

Photo: Paolo Costa Baldi, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Antelope Canyon (USA)

Antelope Canyon

Photo: Paul IJsendoorn / pexels (Pexels License)

Perito Moreno Glacier (Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina)

Perito Moreno

Photo: I, Luca Galuzzi (CC BY-SA 2.5)

 

Mu Cang Chai rice terraces (Vietnam)

Mu Cang Chai rice terraces

Photo: PublicDomainPictures / pixabay (Pixabay License)

 

Angel Falls, the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall (Национальный парк Канайма, Венесуэла)

Angel Falls

Photo: Luis Carillo, Venezuela, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)

 

Múlafossur waterfall (Gásadalur village, Faroe Islands)

Múlafossur waterfall

Photo: Stefan Wisselink / flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia)

Great Barrier Reef

Photo: Toby Hudson, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Clifftop monasteries of Meteora (Central Greece)

monasteries of Meteora

Photo: Danel Solabarrieta / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Fjords (Norway)

Fjords

Photo: dconvertini / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Hallstatt (Austria)

Hallstatt

Photo: Julius_Silver, via Wikimedia Commons (CC0)

 

Angkor Wat temple complex (Cambodia)

Angkor Wat temple complex

Photo: sam garza, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

 

Hitachi Seaside Park (Ibaraki, Japan)

Hitachi Seaside Park

Photo: Σ64, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)

Lake Geneva (Switzerland/France)

Lake Geneva

Photo: U.Bolla, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Stelvio Pass (Italy)

Stelvio Pass

 

Crescent-shaped island of Santorini (Greece)

Santorini

Photo: maxpixel (CC0 Public Domain)

 

Wat Rong Kun White Temple(Chiang Rai Province, Thailand)

Wat Rong Kun White Temple

Photo: pxhere (CC0 1.0)

 

Huacachina oasis (Peru)

Huacachina oasis

Photo: Diego Delso (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Yosemite Valley (USA)

Yosemite Valley

Photo: Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de (CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Fortified city of Carcassonne (France)

Carcassonne

Photo: Chensiyuan, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

 

El Deir, Nabataean monastery carved out of rock (Petra, Jordan)

Petra

Photo: flashpacker-travelguide.de, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Bibury (Gloucestershire, England)

Bibury

Photo: Saffron Blaze, from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)