The most stunning places to visit before you die

No matter how old you are or how young you may be there are a lot of things we regret doing, but there are also a lot of things we regret not doing and travelling to the most beautiful and cultural places anyone could ever imagine is the best thing you can do before you die.

Starting off with number ten we have:

10. Great wall of china

The great all of china is extended from Dandong in the east to Log Lake in the west. By the 7th century before Christ many of the walls were already being built, as time went by more and more walls were built and they also became stronger.

The reason the great wall was built was in order to protect china from invasions of the nomadic group of the Eurasian Steppe, however, it is also used for border controls, regulation and encouragement of trading, and it also helped at controlling immigration and emigration.

There are even small parts of these walls that were built by the very first emperor of china (Qin Shinhuang).

In order to preserve this cultural and historic relic it has been rebuilt many times with even stronger materials.

Depending on the season in which people visit the Great Wall of China the prices may be cheaper or expensive, the least expensive seasons to go there are during spring and autumn.

 

9. Taj Mahal

Located on the southern bank of Yamuna River, it was built during the first half of the seventeenth century by the emperor Mughal to preserve the body of his beloved third wife Mumtaz Mahal, the construction of the Taj Mahal took about 22 years to complete and the emperor made sure the best workers and artisans were used during the construction with a total of twenty thousand (20.000) workers.

For visitors, the Taj Mahal is open during certain hours of the day, from 6:00 to 19:00 during weekdays with the exception of Friday since it is used solely for prayers from 12:00 to 14:00. The Taj Mahal is also open for viewing the full moons during the night and usually around two days before and after the full moon.

Anyone who would love to visit the Taj Mahal must be aware that due to security there is a limited in certain items, it is only permitted to bring only five items such as transparent water bottles, small cameras, a small purse etc.

 

8. Machu Picchu

It is believed by archeologists that the place was built by the Incas as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. It is located in the Cuzco region, Urubamba province, Machupicchu district, Peru.

Roads and transportation

The Incas built a road trail in which by foot it takes two or even up to 5 days to get to Machu Picchu or a bus can be taken near the train station and purchase the bus ticket in which it cost 12 dollars, and it will take about 30 minutes to get to the destination, there are also busses that will take you back.

The following image shows off the most beautiful and breathtaking site of Machu Picchu.

 

7. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is the remaining of a devastating volcanic eruption that occurred thousands of years ago which also destroyed some houses, the volcanic eruption has also left a large caldera surrounded by large deposits of volcanic ash.

The breathtaking view that Santorini was able to attract many visitors helped them a lot with their economy.

Santorini isn’t just known for its beauty but as well as their own unique dishes such as brandata, koskosela, Santorinio sfougato, tsounisti, and the melitina (dessert).

Another popular area in Santorini is the natural pool at the Grace Santorini Hotel.

 

6. Mount Roraima

At 2800 meters tall, it is located on the triple border of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana.

For those who wish to visit Mount Roraima must be aware that they have to be accompanied by a guide that will help them make their way through mount Roraima, the tours held by the guides can take quite a few days (up to 4-8 days depending on which part is being climbed.

Some visitors even sleep in mount Roraima where it is recommended to bring tents and enough food and water during the visitation. In Mount Roraima there are caves (10 caves) where people can set up their own tents without the need of being outside where it will most likely be raining however, during peak season most caves are completely occupied and it is also obligatory for all visitors to have a permit that will allow them to climb Mount Roraima.

 

5. Petra, Jordan

Petra also known as the rose city is a very well-known historical and architectural city. It is the most visited in Jordan it became so famous that it also ended up in the list of the 7 wonders of the worlds.

 

4. The Wave, Arizona

It can be found in the United States of America close to the border that belongs to Arizona and Utah.

Both hikers and photographers are the top visitors of The Wave.

The Wave also requires a permit in order to visit however, such permits are very limited, and only 20 permits are allowed in one day.

To get through The Wave there are trails (approx. 4) that enables visitors easy access to The Wave and as well as Paria Canyon.

 

3. Preikestolen (preacher’s rock), Norway

It is a 602 meter steep cliff and it is the most visited natural attraction in Norway. Thanks to the ice age the preacher rock was formed.

Each year thousands and thousands of people have visited the cliff and fortunately despite not having any safety gear to prevent people from accidently falling there have been little to no fatalities.

The hike to the top can take just a few hours (up to 1-3 hours) although it can at times be impossible or dangerous to hike if there is snow.

 

2. Blue caves, Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos is one of the largest islands of all the Ionian islands, meanwhile the blue caves are located near a village, such caves have attracted many tourist due to the crystal clear water which offer an amazing experience for those who enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. In order to get to the blue caves it is required to rent boats since it is the only way to access the blue caves.

 

1. Bora Bora

It is an island that is also surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. Bora Bora is quite popular for the most luxurious resorts that it has, many of these resorts offer activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Similar to Santorini in Greece, Bora Bora depends a lot on tourism since it has helped their economy a lot.