Tuesday, December 28, 2010
List of the most Beautiful places in the world
Hi friends here we are again with different list this time we try to touch you all with the most beautiful places in the world.please note that this list is not the result of any survey and all. these. this is the general list which comes in mind when we talk about the most beautiful places in the world.
1.The Grand Canyon, United States- A steep gorge by the Colorado River, Arizona in the United States, the Grand Canyon has some truly enjoyable scenery. It is 277 miles in length, 4 to 18 miles in width, and about a mile deep. Scientists believe that the canyon was created by the Colorado River over a six million year period. The Grand Canyon National Park is said to be one of the first national parks in the United States and it attracts more than five million visitors a year. Weather conditions in the Grand Canyon vary greatly between seasons as well as varying at different elevations.
One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia is the world’s largest coral reef. It has the distinction of being placed in the World Heritage as well as the National Heritage lists.With more than 600 islands and coral cays, the reef covers more than 300,000 sq. km. Corals make up the reefs and cays and are responsible for a huge variety of sea life in the reef — green turtles, several varieties of whales and dolphins, about 4000 types of mollusks, 1500 different species of fish, as well as beautifully colored bird life encompassing at least 200 species. The Great Reef Marine Park is a huge tourist attraction with millions of tourists visiting the area each year.
3. Cape Town, South Africa
Also called “Heaven on earth,” this beautiful town at the tip of the African continent, with small roads surrounded by huge mountains, makes a person feel small; showing how marvelous and dominating nature can actually be. The Cape Town buildings depict the architectural heritage of the beautiful place.
The Taj Mahal was built by the emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is a sign of love of the emperor for his favourite queen. It is one of the wonders of the world and is one of the most beautiful mausoleums. White marble was used in the construction of this symbol of love, and the Taj Mahal is considered to be the pinnacle of Mughal architecture.It took thousands of craftsmen and about twenty years to complete it. Semi-precious stones were used for the inward making of the place. This is a huge tourist attraction and attracts about two million tourists in a year.
5. Canadian Rockies, Canada
They are a visitor’s wonderland and the playground for western Canada. They are older than the American Rockies and are formed from over thrusting. The Canadian Rockies house five national parks, and four of those national parks that consist of beautiful mountain landscapes, lakes, canyons, waterfalls, glaciers, peaks, limestone caves, and fossils. Mount Robson is the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies and climbing it is considered a challenge.
6. Macchu Picchu, Peru
Macchu Picchu, which means ‘Old Peak,” is one of the most enigmatic ancient sites in the world. According to legend, Machu Picchu was long ago considered to be a sacred place. The credit for the creation of the extraordinary city goes to the Inca people who have erected many stone structures and turned the place into a work of art. Two thousand feet above the Urubamba river, these ruins consist of baths, temples, palaces, and about 150 houses, all very well preserved.
7. The Pyramids, Egypt
The Pyramids are massive monuments with a square base and four triangular sides rising up to a point. There is still a lot of curiosity (and many theories) as to how the pyramids were actually constructed. It is generally believed that the Egyptians began constructing them after 2700 B.C. and that they were built as tombs for the pharaohs. The most well-known (and the largest) pyramids of Egypt are the Pyramids at Giza which are said to be the largest ever built. The Pyramid of Giza is said to have taken 23 years to build.
It is considered to be one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. Petra is an archeological site on the slope of Mount Hor. It is one of the new wonders of the world and is famous for its rock-cut architecture. This site is said to be kept hidden till 1812, when it was finally explored by a swiss explorer.
9. Great Wall of China, China
One of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China is a man-made structure that is said to be two thousand years old and took about ten years to build. It is not just a single wall but many walls put together. It is believed that about 2-3 million Chinese people died while building this project.
10. The Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina-Brazil Border
They are located at the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. While the Argentinean side allows visitors to walk right around the water or explore the National Park, the Brazilian side is known for its panoramic views and splendor.
With all of these, and many more beautiful places that exist in our world, we surrounded by choices. The only way to decide on the places to visit is to follow your heart. While some may love the tranquility of water, others may bury themselves deep in architectural miracles, ancient sites, or the serenity of a small town.