There are places in this world which are so incredible that all you can do is stare open-mouthed. Those places can make you dizzy, but also wonder. It’s all about height, view and location!
Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock), The Stavanger Region, Norway
Preikestolen is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 metres (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden. Tourism at the site has been increasing in recent years, with between 150,000 and 200,000 visitors in 2012, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. BASE jumpers also often leap from the cliff.
Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At the peak of Corcovado mountain, where the world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer is located, you can experience a truly unique, exhilarating perspective of the vibrant city of Rio, as well as of Sugarloaf Mountain.
The Cambrian Hotel in the Swiss Alps
his hotel is nestled in the exquisitely beautiful mountains of the Swiss Alps. Of all the locations mentioned here, perhaps this is the one where the word ’breathtaking’ is most appropriate. The romantic, rugged landscape is the stuff of fairytales.
The bridge over the Dachstein glacier, Austria
Above the Dachstein glacier in Austria, you can find one of the highest bridges in the world. A superb view, to be sure, though if you’re not a fan of heights this might not be the best destination for you!
Where the Namib desert meets the Atlantic ocean
In the Namib Desert in southern Africa, you can find some of the highest and most impressive sand dunes in the world. They draw right up to the edge of the Atlantic ocean, creating a truly magical view.
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Peak Victoria, located to the west of Hong Kong offers a magnificent view of this incredible city at night. It’s hard to imagine that you could find a more impressive urban landscape anywhere on Earth
The Island of Skye, Scotland
The island of Skye in Scotland is renowned for its impressive landscape and incredible wilderness. It draws you to it with its thrilling, rugged landscape completely empty of people, its fierce and beautiful mountains, and ancient castles and clear blue lakes.
The Twelve Apostles, Australia
The Twelve Apostles is a row of limestone cliffs jutting out of the ocean just off the coast of Port Campbell National Park, Australia. They were formed by thousands of years of geological activity and the movements of the oceans.
In the ancient city of Bagan you can find a multitude of Buddhist temples and monasteries. Long ago, there were more than 10,000 active religious centres here, and today there are still around 2,200 of them. Thanks to this, the landscape is like nothing else on Earth.
The white cliffs of Dover, England
These famous chalk cliffs can be found on the coast of Kent. They’ve been used since ancient times by fisherman to orientate themselves and act as the first indication that you are approaching England from the sea. It was these cliffs which led to the Romans calling England ’Albion’ (from the word albus, ’white’).
This route along a mountain track in Iceland with its unpronounceable name offers a remarkably picturesque journey through the high mountains located to the north of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. It’s the result of thousands of years of geological activity.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
40,000 tourists climb Mount Kilimanjaro every year, and that’s not counting all the guides and other support personnel who go with them. And it’s not hard to see the attraction. Even from a distance, this mountain is an incredible sight. The view from the top — even more so.