50 Jaw-Dropping Photos of the World’s Most Beautiful Countries
These incredible photos of the most stunning locales across the globe will take your breath away.
The largest national park in New Zealand, Fiordland National Park, is in Southland, the southernmost region in the nation. Much of it looks like this—snowcapped mountains reflected in deep, serene lakes, marked by glaciers. Did you know that 84 percent of New Zealand is under water? Here’s what else you might not know about the world’s “eighth continent.”
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“The breathtaking village of Reine is located on the island of Moskenesøya on northern Norway’s Lofoten archipelago,” shares Switchback Travel. “With red and white fishermen’s huts dotting the shoreline and surrounding peaks of granite shooting out of the Reinefjorden, the village has earned a reputation as ‘the most beautiful place in the world.’”
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Pictured here is an awe-inspiring granite structure found on the Pink Granite Coast of Brittany, where rose-colored boulders and pale pink sands contrast serenely against the gray of the sea. You can see even more pretty places in pink with these beautiful photos of pink sand beaches.
The Irish countryside unfolds like a dazzling green patchwork quilt, but the hundreds of miles of hand-built limestone walls that cut the farmlands into odd geometrical shapes aren’t just beautiful to behold. It also serves as a fascinating living history of thousands of years of Irish land ownership. This photo was taken in County Clare in the spring of 2012. This is just one of the undiscovered gems in Ireland.
“Northern Ireland is home to some of the world’s most eerily beautiful wonders,” according to Conde Nast Traveler. And one of those wonders is the Dark Hedges of County Antrim, pictured here, with people walking down “Tree Avenue” for perspective on the size of the trees. Northern Ireland is one of the countries where you cold take gorgeous pics of trees. These 12 incredible photos of some more of the world’s most beautiful trees are just as pretty.
Extending along the coast of Eilat, the Coral Beach Nature Preserve is one of the most breathtaking coral reefs on the planet. And it’s as spectacular to see from above as it as from within, where divers can observe all manner of underwater flora and fauna.
Smaller than Connecticut, this tiny Balkan Nation boasts breathtaking beauty and fascinating history (it was once part of Yugoslavia). Pictured here is Dubrovnik’s magnificent harbor, as seen from a hill high above the city.
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Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is replete with rainforests, volcanos, and too many islands to count. From a window at the Viceroy Hotel in Bali, you can see Ubud’s incredible terraced rice paddies. It’s one of the best hotel rooms with dreamy views.
The waterfall pictured here, the Angel Falls waterfall, originating from the Auyantepui mountain in Canaima National Park, Venezuela, is the highest waterfall on the planet. All waterfalls have a magical element about them which is why these are the 15 most breathtaking waterfall photos we’ve ever seen.
The chapel pictured here was carved right into the stone mountain, hence it’s nickname rock chapel. It’s part of the Hohe Tauern National Park, East Tyrol, Austria and can be accessed via the Innergschlöss path through the park.