It’s said that beauty is on the eye of the beholder.  We all appreciate different things, which is just as well otherwise we would all want to marry George Clooney or Eva Mendes.  But where is the most beautiful place on earth, and what makes it that way?  Here are a few suggestions, no doubt you’ll add more, and it’s not definitive!

The Taj Mahal, India

Not just beautiful because of its incredible craftsmanship and symmetry, but because of its meaning; the Taj Mahal is the ultimate mausoleum.  It may get crowded, but anyone who has visited will confirm there is a very special atmosphere; the changing light creates some incredible effects too.

most beautiful place on earth - The Taj Mahal, India

Photograph by Yann; edited by King of Hearts

The City of Venice, Italy

Beautiful in a crumbly sort of way, this watery city has magnificent architecture, stunning frescoes, even the locals are beautiful!

most beautiful place on earth - The City of Venice, Italy

Photograph by Tango7174

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Viewed from above or below the water, the Great Barrier Reef and its inhabitants are incredibly beautiful.  The clear blue ocean, the delicate corals, and the brightly coloured fish all contribute to make this one of the most beautiful seascapes.

most beautiful place on earth - The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Photograph by Toby Hudson

The Alhambra Palace, Cordoba

The Moorish influenced palace is beautiful at every turn.  The delicate, intricate decoration and the beautiful gardens are symmetrical, elegant, and sophisticated.

most beautiful place on earth - The Alhambra Palace, Cordoba

Photograph by Yves Remedios

The Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

The park is full of rugged, towering mountains, glacial lakes, and incredible icebergs.   At the southern end of the park is the most famous of all the glaciers, the Perito Moreno Glacier, and to the north Monte Fitzroy an area of granite peaks, woodland and lakes.

most beautiful place on earth - The Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Photograph by Marianocecowski

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Rudyard Kipling called this place the eighth wonder of the world, and who are we to argue!  New Zealand’s South Island is a popular tourist spot, and Milford Sound is home to Mitre Peak and the great Milford Road, a stunning alpine drive.

most beautiful place on earth - Milford Sound, New Zealand

Photograph by Greg O’Beirne, edited by Sting and JJLudemann

Bora Bora, Polynesia

The amazingly beautiful volcanic island of Bora Bora has to be amongst the most beautiful beaches in the world.  The clear warm turquoise water, palms and white sand is heaven on earth, so maybe it doesn’t count!

Bora Bora, Polynesia the most beautiful place on earth

Photograph by Makemake

Mount Everest

Whether you’re lucky enough to have reached the summit and are looking down on the world, or you’re in the foothills looking up, the panorama and majesty of Everest is awe-inspiring.  Its not just Everest, some of the surrounding mountains such as Ama Dablam are also incredible

Mount Everest is the most beautiful place on earth

Photograph by Kerem Barut

 

 

My final suggestion and a good one liner if you’ve really put your foot in it is….“The most beautiful place in the world is wherever you are…xxxxx

Where do you think is the most beautiful place in the world?

Leave a comment to tell the Hotels Fairy about the most beautiful places that you’ve ever visited.

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