There are many great places to travel in the world and witness with your own eyes, but there are some which are almost required to see firsthand.
These are places which almost everyone has seen in the history books, along with various television shows. Most often they are featured as locations for the plots of many a popular story, television show or movie.
Travel is becoming more affordable as the number of cheap international flights increase, making it easier than ever to get out and see the world.
It will be hard to choose only nine places to see before you die, since which ones are a better sight is a matter of opinion. However, we will give it a try and start out with 10.
Looking for a more unusual travel destination this year? Check out these photos of some unbelievably amazing places in the world; we challenge you to read on without reaching for your passport…
10. Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang, Laos
Already a top holiday destination for backpackers, the Laotian city of Luang Prabang is temptingly close to Kuang Si Falls, a three tier splash spectacular with waters so clear and blue it’ll be hard to resist jumping straight in. Hike the trails around the area to escape the tour groups and find your own secret slice of paradise.
9. Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA
More wet stuff to blow your socks off, this time in North America. This natural pool, with its rainbow coloured waters, is found in Yellowstone National Park and is the third largest hot spring in the world.
8.The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
Ok, so it’s actually a geyser, but ‘Door to Hell’ sounds much catchier doesn’t it? Plus, this burning pool of lava in Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert looks just how you’d expect a gateway to the underworld to look: red and hot and steamy.
7. Crystal Cave – Skaftafell, Iceland
For such a small country–and one with a less than enticing name–Iceland sure has its fair share of must-see natural phenomena. If you’ve already soaked up the steamy minerals of the Blue Lagoon, head southeast to Skaftafell, a preservation area that has been incorporated into Vatnajokull National Park, largely for its jaw-dropping glacial contents, which are highlighted by the Crystal Cave of Svmnafellsjvkull.
6. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Frozen in the depths of winter, the world’s largest salt flat is transformed in to a giant sky-reflecting mirror during rainy season. The pools left over from this monumental prehistoric lake create a shimmering, illusory horizon, making it one of the best places to visit in the world if you like a good trick shot or fun selfie!