Three of the Most Beautiful Places in the World

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Are you looking to visit the world's most beautiful places? When you go to determine which places these are, there is one thing you will quickly realize. No two people will have the same list as this is a very subjective subject. What you may consider to be beautiful others will not be impressed with and the same is true in reverse. There are certain locations that appear on the list of world's most beautiful places on a regular basis though so you may wish to visit them. Here are three that should not miss if you ask most who have seen them.

The Grand Canyon found in the United States of America often makes this list and it is easy to see why. The inspiring views found in the national park will stay with you for the rest of your life. This canyon is a mile deep, 18 miles wide in places and 277 river miles long. Proper planning for your visit is essential for you to best enjoy the beauty of this attraction. The North Rim which houses the highest elevations is open from mid-May to Mid-October while the South Rim is open year round.

Another of the beautiful places of the world is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Here you will find the largest single structure constructed of living organizations in the world, one that is so big it can be seen from outer space. More than 2,900 individual reefs make this structure up and it has now been designated the state icon of Queensland by the Queensland National Trust. A large portion of the Great Barrier Reef is under the protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in order to limit the environmental impact of humans. As this is a popular tourist destination, it is no wonder this step has been taken. Everyone wants to ensure it is around for future generations to enjoy.

Do not miss out on Machu Picchu in Peru either. This fifteen century site was built by the Incas 7,970 feet above sea level. Located on a mountain ridge, this site if often called the "Lost City of the Incas". Although those in Peru have known about this site all along, the world did not discover this beautiful place until 1911 when it was "discovered" by Hiram Bingham, an American historian. What makes this one of the most beautiful places to be found on the globe is the fact that is still relatively intact. How many other places can the same centuries after being built?

Source by Ida Bates