The appeal of traveling is that it lets you see a vast range of incredible sights and experience all kinds of cultures and traditions. It broadens your horizons quiet literally and it makes you truly realize the nature of the planet we live on.
Few things can have this impact on us quite like seeing an amazing scene – whether it’s a panorama of mountains, a beautiful city by night, or the Northern lights over a snowy backdrop. Here we will look at the top 10 most scenic landscapes for you to seek out and experience.
10 The Sahara Desert – Northern Africa
The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest ‘hot’ desert (not counting Antarctica which technically is a desert because of the low precipitation). At the same time it is one of the top ten most scenic landscapes where the sweeping sand dunes create a truly unique kind of scenery that let you see for miles in any direction.
9 New York By Night – New York
Looking out over New York at night, with all of the neon city lights, is a fantastic experience and shows that for something to be one of the top 10 most scenic landscapes it doesn’t necessarily have to be a natural formation.
8 The Tatra Mountains – Poland
Many mountain ranges could fit the criteria for the top 10 most scenic landscapes, but the Tatra mountains have to offer some of the most pleasant and humbling panoramas of all.
7 Swiss Alps – Switzerland
Another of the top ten most scenic landscapes is a mountain region, this time the Swiss Alps which also affords you some great waterfalls and views of Swiss villages and log cabins.
6 Table Mountain – South Africa
The distinctive Table Mountain is prominently seen in Cape Town, South Africa and offers one of the top ten most scenic landscapes whether you’re looking at the mountain from the city or vice versa.
5 Victoria Falls – Zambia/Zimbabwe
Waterfalls offer another highly unique and spectacular view, and Victoria falls in Africa is the largest of them all. At the same time you get views of two national parks and are surrounded by abundant wildlife.
4 Victoria Peak – Hong Kong
Victoria peak is the highest point in Hong Kong providing with a great view of the lights at night from a peaceful point away from the hustle and bustle. Certainly one of the top ten most scenic landscapes.
3 Adam’s Peak – Sri Lanka
Adam’s Peak is one of the top 10 most scenic landscapes and well worth seeking out. The peak is a great view over all of Sri Lanka that allows you to see all the various landscapes of Sri Lanka including the sea. It’s also surrounded around the bottom entirely by jungle, and has the impressive ‘World’s End’ – a huge cliff face presenting a drop of thousands of feet.
2 The Northern Lights – Iceland
Unlike most of the other top 10 most scenic landscapes, the Northern lights are not of any fixed position and can be seen from several places around the world. However you should certainly make sure to seek it out, as this is one of the most fantastic and beautiful displays that nature has to offer. Check out the Northern lights from Iceland for one of the best views and a generally highly scenic country.
1 The Grand Canyon – America
Sometimes the sheer scale of nature can truly take you back, and this is what makes many of the top 10 most scenic landscapes make the grade. Certainly this is the case when it comes to the Grand Canyon which is a truly sprawling and breathtaking view wherever you witness it from.