When I was surfing the net about the beautiful places of the world , I unintentionally reach Forbes.com and here I saw beautiful places that most of us don’t know yet. It helped me realize how wonderful our home is. That’s why I would like to share these places to you and hope we can go there even just once in our lifetime.
Here are a few that I like the most.
Travel firm G.A.P. Adventures pushes Antarctica as one of the most unique destinations on Earth, one that’s growing in popularity among travelers. The coldest land mass in the world is also the least touched by human activity. The dramatic, white landscape, as well as the unique wildlife, make for an unforgettable journey.
Dogon Buildings in Mali
The Dogon is an ethnic group that lives in Mali, in western Africa; their villages are characterized by living structures of unusual architecture. The buildings with pointed straw roofs are for storage of grains, foods, clothes, jewelry and money. “Sometimes you go visit a place from looking at a photograph,” says William Altaffer of Expedition Photo Travel, “and this is one of them.”
The Salt Plains in the Salta, Argentina
Off the Beaten Path travel agency recommends the Northwestern Salta province of Argentina. The salt plains here are a pure white expanse, surrounded by high mountains. The Inca tribes that originally inhabited the area offer a unique cultural history.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
For 5,500 years, the Native Americans of the North American Great Plains killed bison by chasing them off this cliff located in what’s now Alberta, Canada. They would then carve up the bison carcasses in the camp below. This is one of the biggest and best preserved buffalo jumps in North America, according to Off the Beaten Path co-founder Pamela Bryan. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.
The Dragon’s Blood Trees of Socotra
The otherworldly Dragon’s Blood Trees and other 700 rare species of flora and fauna have drawn people to Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean, off the horn of the African continent. Giampiero Ambrosi of Virtual Tourist says, “The trend of eco-tourism is especially strong here.”
Taktsang Monastery in the Kingdom of Bhutan
The Kingdom of Bhutan is the last remaining kingdom in Asia and is the only place in the world to measure Gross National Happiness. Takstang means “tiger’s lair” and hangs on a cliff high above the Paro valley. Visitors must climb the slope on foot or by mule.