100 Most Beautiful Places on Earth

100 most beautiful places on the planet.

Petronas Towers is an 88-story skyscraper over 450 meters high. The building was built in the Islamic style, and its form was personally suggested by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Construction took 6 years (1992-1998). In the towers are located offices, exhibition and conference halls, art gallery. The construction of Petronas Towers cost the main customer, the state oil corporation Petronas, $800 million. Part of the cost was borne by other Malaysian firms that shared the office space of the two skyscrapers. Curiously enough, it takes an entire month to clean the windows of just one tower. In the towers live and work 10 thousand people.

Hermitage, Winter Palace St. Petersburg, Russia

The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg is a monument of Russian Baroque architecture. It was built in the mid-18th century by the Italian architect Rastrelli. For a long time (until 1918), the Palace was the winter residence of Russian emperors. In 1880 an explosion occurred in the Winter Palace with the aim of killing Alexander II, but neither the emperor nor members of his family were harmed. In 1905 a peaceful workers’ demonstration was shot in front of the Winter Palace which started the 1905-1907 Revolution. In 1922 the entire building was handed over to the State Hermitage. The modern building has a square shape with an inner courtyard and facades facing the Neva River, the Admiralty, and Palace Square. The grandeur of the building is given by the lush finish of the facades and rooms. The palace building has more than 1000 rooms. Completing the silhouette of the building are sculptures and vases over the roof. They were originally carved from stone, but in the early 20th century replaced by metal.

Shangri-La (Shangri-La) Hunza Valley, Pakistan

Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the novel The Lost Horizon by British writer James Hilton. According to the plot of the book, Shangri-La, is a utopia country hidden somewhere in the Himalayas, and its inhabitants live much longer than ordinary people. It is believed that the prototype of this place is the Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan, near the border with Tibet, because it was the place that Hilton visited several times before publishing his book in the 1930s. Green Hunza Valley is isolated from the outside world by giant mountains. It is accessible by highway and has been a popular tourist resort for years, though it is only open from May to October because the trail gets snowed in in winter. The Hunza Valley is about 2.5 km above sea level, and the mountains surrounding the valley reach an average height of 6 km. The people of the Hunza Valley are known for their cordiality and hospitality. Many of them speak English.

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Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California, USA

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Golden Gate Strait. It connects the city of San Francisco and the southern part of Marin County, near the suburb of Sausalito. The Golden Gate Bridge was the largest suspension bridge in the world from its opening in 1937 until 1964. The bridge is 1,970 meters long, the main span is 1,280 meters, and the piers are 230 meters high above the water. From the roadway to the water surface – 67 meters. On average a hundred thousand cars pass over the bridge per day. The number of lanes on each side varies depending on the traffic flow. The fee to cross the bridge in the southbound passenger cars is $5, but traffic in the northbound direction is free. Pedestrians and bicyclists can cross the bridge for free in either direction. The Golden Gate Bridge is also notorious as a suicide spot. On average, every two weeks someone commits suicide there. In more than seven decades of its existence, according to unofficial data, more than 1,300 people have committed suicide by throwing themselves from it.

The Great Mosque of Djenné in Djenné, Mali

The Great Mosque of Djenné is the main tourist attraction in Djenné and probably the entire African nation of Mali. It is the largest mosque built entirely of clay. The first mosque appeared in this place back in the 13th century, but it was destroyed in the 19th century. The mosque that you can see in Djenne now, was rebuilt only in 1907. Bars of palm wood sticking out of the building help reduce the negative climatic effects, including drastic changes in day and night temperatures, tropical downpours and high humidity. Every year the Niger River overflows in this area of Mali, causing the mosque, built on high ground, to become a clay fortress during floods. Only Muslims are allowed to enter the mosque. Inside the building there is a special courtyard where Muslims can pray in the open air. Most architects consider the mosque in Jhenna as the main creation of the Sudanese-Sahelian style of architecture.

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Sigiriya Sri Lanka

Sigiriya (Sinhalese for “Lion Rock”) is a rocky plateau rising 370 meters above the surrounding plain in the center of the island of Sri Lanka. In the last quarter of the 5th century A.D. King Kasapa built an impregnable fortress on the rock, around which water-filled ditches were drawn. Around the rock were laid out endless gardens, in which beat almost the world’s first fountains. The monumental Lion’s Gate led to the top of the plateau. Before and after the reign of Kasapa a cave Buddhist monastery existed on the rock. In the fortress since ancient times there is a “hall of mirrors”, lined with porcelain, with numerous frescoes, which stretches for 140 meters in length and 40 meters in height. A favorite motif of the Sigirian murals is the nude female dancers. Now only the claws of the giant carved lion, whose mouth once served as the entrance to the fortress, are the only thing that have survived, but the surface of the rock still bears the most curious inscriptions left by visitors to Sigiriya, dating back to the eighth century.

Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai, UAE

“Burj Al Arab” (translated from Arabic as “Arab Tower”) is a luxury hotel in Dubai, a major city of the United Arab Emirates. The building stands in the sea at a distance of 280 meters from the shore on an artificial island connected to the ground by a bridge. The height of the hotel is 321 meters (60 floors). The hotel was built in the form of a dhow sail, an Arabian ship. The Burj al-Arab has no ordinary rooms; it is divided into 202 two-story rooms. The smallest one occupies 169 square meters and the largest 780 square meters. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world: the price per night ranges from $1,000 to $15,000, and the price per night in the Royal Suite is about $28,000. The hotel describes itself as a seven-star hotel, but according to the official website, the Burj Al Arab is a five-star deluxe. The highlight of all rooms is the huge full-wall windows overlooking the sea. One of the hotel restaurants, Al Muntaha (translated from Arabic as “the highest”) is located 200 meters above the Persian Gulf, overlooking Dubai. Construction of the hotel took 5 years and cost $650 million. For the visitors the hotel “Burj Al Arab” opened on December 1, 1999.

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El Tajin (El Tajin) Veracruz, Mexico

El Tajin is an archaeological site located in the Mexican state of Veracruz. El Tajin means city (or place) of thunder in Totonac language. The buildings of El Taquhin date back to the first century AD. The period of prosperity of El Taquin came in the IX-XIII centuries. At that time it was an important center in the north-east of Central America. In more than 15 centuries, it was subjected to many assaults by other peoples inhabiting this region of Mexico, but was totally overrun and severely destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. The so-called “ceremonial center” of the city includes a number of pyramidal temples. The most famous of these is the Pyramid of the Niches. It consists of 6 terraces and reaches 18 meters in height. The Pyramid is made up of neatly carved blocks of stone, forming a series of 365 niches (a number equal to the number of days in a year). On the eastern side of the Pyramid is a staircase leading to its summit. “The Pyramid with niches” is considered a masterpiece of ancient Mexican and American architecture and has astronomical and symbolic significance.

The Forbidden City Beijing, China

The Golden City is the most extensive palace complex in the world. It is located in the center of Beijing. Twenty-four emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled here. The complex was built in the early 15th century. Its total area is 720,000 square meters. It is surrounded by a wall 3,400 m long and 8 m high, as well as a moat with water, which is called “Golden Water”. The palace complex has 9,999 rooms. The complex is divided into an Inner Palace and an Outer Palace. The main rooms of the Outer Palace, where the emperor performed his state functions, are the halls of Supreme Harmony, Total Harmony, and Preservation of Harmony. The Inner Palace contained the living quarters for emperors, empresses, concubines, princes and princesses. The main rooms of this part of the Forbidden City are the Halls of Heavenly Purity, Unification and Peace, and Earthly Tranquility. There are also the three imperial gardens of Longevity, Kindness and Tranquility and the Imperial Garden. Numerous architectural elements of the Forbidden City have deep philosophical and religious meanings. So, for example, the color yellow symbolizes the Emperor; all the main halls of the palaces are grouped into three, a number that symbolizes Heaven, and the number of tiers of pagoda always indicates the status of the building. The Forbidden City is now under the patronage of the Palace Museum and is open to visitors.

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Baalbek Lebanon

Baalbeck is an ancient city in the Beqa valley in Lebanon, about an hour’s drive from Beirut. Despite the fact that this area has been inhabited since ancient times (the first settlements appeared here about 5000 years ago), no information about the city until the 4th century BC. Then the city was called Heliopolis and was the largest religious center. In the first and third centuries AD. Heliopolis was turned into a Roman colony and many Roman temples were built there at once. In the VII century, it submitted to the Arabs and was renamed Baalbek (after the god Baal). In the ruins of Baalbek is a grandiose temple ensemble of the Roman era. It includes the Great Temple (Temple of Jupiter), the well-preserved Small Temple (Temple of Mercury) and the Round Temple (Temple of Venus), along with the ruins of the Great Mosque and the minaret. Baalbek now has more than 70 thousand inhabitants. The Baalbek International Festival of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Culture takes place every year (from July to August).

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Mount Roraima – Venezuela

Antelope Canyon, USA

Mount Emei Scenic Area: Leshan Giant Buddha, China.

Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon

Carrera Lake, Buenos Aires, USA

The Wave, Arizona, USA.

The Great Wall, China

Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal) : Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway.

Bridge at summit, Langkawi, Malaysia

Petra, Jordan

Restaurant near Sanyou Cave above the Chang Jiang river, China.

Infinite Pool, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

Bora Bora

Ben Bulben at County Sligo, Ireland

The Narrows in the Texas Hill Country, USA

Kazakhstan. Traveling and vacationing in steppe Kazakhstan.

Blue Caves – Zakynthos Island, Greece

The Gardens at Marqueyssac, France

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Angkor Thom – Baphuon Temple, Cambodia

Interlaken, Switzerland

Natural Pool – Santorini, Greece

Nishinomaru Garden, Japan

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Boldogk? v? ralja, Hungary

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

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