Between all the contributors of this blog, we’ve notched up considerably more than just a few kilometres covered exploring all which this beautiful world of ours has to offer. Granted, it is a bit of a subjective discussion on the back of aggregating 10 of the best views in the world, but then we can only list a top 10 according to all those we’ve collectively seen, so this list may very well change in future and become a victim of time. For now though, here are the 10 best views in the world we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing (no particular order):
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
You just know a beach will be a sight of total beauty if no smoking is allowed, no dogs are allowed and the banks of its white sands can only be accessed by boat.
Marsa Matruh Coast, Egypt
Even locals from Cairo flock to Mersa Mutrah to get away from the heat of the capital and enjoy the serene, clear water and soft white sands of this amazing coastal getaway.
Isla de Pescado, Bolivia
Who would have ever thought a desert could be so beautiful, with a cactus rock island rising up from the endless white desert landscape? It becomes even more of a magical view when there are some clouds rolling by.
Yuanyang Rice Paddies, China
The largest of the world’s rice paddies house one of the most surreal and interesting views you’ll come across anywhere in the world, to be visited during spring if you want to catch them at their very best.
The Dark Hedges, Northern Island
It’s no wonder that the Dark Hedges, planted back in the eighteenth century by the Stuart family, features as one of the most photographed of Northern Ireland’s natural phenomena. What could be more beautiful than an avenue lined with beech trees?
Arang Kel, Neelum Valley, Kashmir, Pakistan
Not the part of Pakistan you probably see on television, Kashmir is a gorgeously green, lush village located atop a hill near Kel, ascending from the Neelam River for about 1500 feet.
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland
It’s only fitting that one of the best views in the world can be enjoyed in a place whose name we cannot pronounce, but yeah, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon plunges 100 metres and stretches for about 2 kilometres, majestically shaped in part by the Fjaðrá River which flows through it. Iceland is one of the most enjoyable countries in the world to drive around, so you can find more about how you could enjoy this view as you explore Iceland by road.
Corcovado Mountain, Brazil
Rio makes for one of the best views in the world anytime of the day, but it assumes another life during the night with unique skylines that can best be taken in from atop the Corcovado Mountain.
The Peak, Hong Kong
Perhaps the best view of a neon-lit spectacle that doesn’t quite border on the excesses seen in places like Las Vegas, the Peak in Hong Kong makes for one of the better “man-made” views in the world.
Chipeque Viewpoint, Canary Island
We had to include one for the romantics and that’s exactly what this Tenerife based view located in Spain’s Canary Islands offers. Chipeque Viewpoint’s claim to fame comes in the form of its amalgamation of a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean, a collection of towns and Orotava Valley.