June 21, 2016 The Traveling Gals 25Comment

Bloggers Share Breathtaking Places From Around the World

While there are many beautiful places around the world, sometimes you visit a place that really takes your breath away. Without further ado, here are some of those breathtaking places. Thank you to all of the bloggers who participated!

The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx - The Traveling Gals

Giza, Egypt from The Traveling Gals: “Seeing the Pyramids and Sphinx in person was an amazing experience we will never forget!”

Bora Bora

Bora Bora – Toniya from The Travelling Panda: “Our trip to Bora Bora was something that completely took our breath away. The beauty of this small gem in such a vast ocean is just indescribable.”

Neuschwanstein, Bavaria

Neuchwanstein, Bavaria – Amy from Sass and Shamrocks: “It may be over done but Schloss Neuchwanstein in Southern Bavaria took my breath away. Whether under a blanket of snow in Winter, the bright sun of Summer or in the stunning colors of Autumn the castle is surreal and utterly fairy tale like!”

Chania, Crete

Chania, Crete – Joanna from My Pink Rambles

Monument Valley

 

Monument Valley – Hayley from Cheap Recipe Blog: “I’ve been fortunate enough to travel all around the world, but the place that truly takes my breath away is Monument Valley on the Arizona/Utah border. It’s majestic, isolated, serene, and reminiscent of the Old West. When I caught my first glimpse of the monuments (the ones you see here), I knew it was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.”

Cenotes, Mexico

Cenotes, Mexico – Jean from Wander Jeaniusly

Popoyo Beach - Nicaragua

Nicaragua from Loren at Think Elysian: “Nicaragua sunsets (near Popoyo Beach) took my breath away. Every sunset was just spectacular. Nicaragua took us offline and let us enjoy beautiful mother nature!”

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece from Kathy at The Sophisticato

Malealea, Losotho

Malealea, Lesotho from Janet at Journalist on the Run: “One of the most incredible places I have travelled to in the past few years was to Malealea in rural Lesotho. A country visited by few and entirely surrounded by South Africa, it is also one of the most beautiful places on earth. Riding on horseback across the insanely red landscape was a moment that truly took my breath away. We passed my local villagers, kids singing songs in caves (to keep cool) and the most dramatic landscape. While the photos came out great, they will never properly portray how red that soil really was!”

Vieste, Italy

Vieste, Italy from Tess at Angean Blog: “A bit more off the beaten path, we also went to Vieste, Italy that was a stunningly beautiful seaside town. It was a completely random decision to go there, but was SO worth it.”

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet, QLD, Australia from Luke at Backstreet Nomad: “The heart of the Whitsunday Islands is without doubt Whitehaven Beach and the connected Hill inlet. Glorious white sand extends 7 kilometers so even with the onslaught of tour boats (that you probably arrived on) you are still able to easily find your own patch of secluded paradise. Hill Inlet, located at the northern end Whitehaven Beach is the sort of place that seems to only exist in postcards and tourism board blogs, but I assure you it is as magnificent in real life as the images would have you believe. Best viewed at mid tide because the swirls of sand that protrude from the beautiful turquoise water are neither completely exposed or completely hidden, giving a wonderful pattern of flowing blues, whites and greens. Difficult to describe, wonderful to marvel at.”

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China from Heather at Simply Save: “Being called one of the Seven Wonders of The World may sound cliche, but it was an amazing site, especially when you consider what it took to build the wall so long ago. It goes on and on for miles and had some amazing views.”

Ravangla, India

Ravangla, India from Sandy & Vyjay at IM Voyager: “When we were driving through Sikkim, a State in the North-East part of India, we came across this nice and relatively unknown gem, a small town called Ravangla. Ravangla is situated at a height of about 7000 Feet above sea level. The town offers some great views of the Greater Himalayas, its natural landscapes are breathtaking and if you are an avid birdwatcher, then this place is indeed paradise. Here you can spot rare Himalayan birds like the Dark Throated Thrush, Grey Bushcat, Laughing Thrushes and many more. If you drive about 30 minutes from Ravangla you will reach the Rayong Sunrise Point where you shall be spellbound by a spectacular sunrise. As the sun rises in the distance, the first rays kiss the snow covered Himalayan peaks and you have no option but to bow down in benediction to this wonderful sight. Another must visit place is the Buddha Park at Ravangla. A huge complex enveloped in peace and tranquility with a 130 feet statue of a sitting Buddha occupying centre stage. The Park itself is situated within the campus of an ancient Monastery known as Rabong Gompa. A few minutes spent in this calm and meditative place will leave your mind refreshed for weeks together.”

Uluru, Australia

Uluru, Australia from Steph at Big World Small Pockets: “One of the most stunning places I’ve ever visited is Uluru in Central Australia. Formerly known as Ayres Rock, loads of people told me it was ‘just a big rock’ and not to bother visiting during my time Down Under. Wrong! This huge monolith is truly breathtaking and the magic and mystery of the whole National Park in which it is set is hard to convey in words. My advice? Just go there and experience it for yourself, you won’t regret it!”

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy from Alyssa at Living In Full Bloom: “The first place is the Roman Forum in Rome, Italy. It’s a gorgeous archaeological site that is right up the street from the Colosseum. It is basically the beginning of Western democracy, and parts of it are still in great condition after being buried in the earth for hundreds of years. The combination of the history of the place, the gorgeous day, and the fascinating ruins truly took my breath away.”

Havelock Island, India by Drifter Planet

Havelock Island, India from Sonal at Drifter Planet: “Thousands of kilometers away from the mainland, India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands are perhaps the most remote spots on the planet. Out of the 600ish islands in the group if Andaman and Nicobar Islands, only 9 are open for international travelers after they obtain a permit. Havelock Island is one of those nine. I have visited many islands but nothing compares to the beauty of Havelock’s snow white sand beaches, clear blue water and colorful marine life. A large part of this island is covered in forest and it’s common to see many unusual birds here. The most famous beach on this island is beach #7 but my personal favorite is beach #5. It’s special for me because it’s the most beautiful beach that I have ever seen.”

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia from Tamshuk at Tamz Explores: “Angkor Wat is among the most popular tourist attractions in the world. Located in the outskirts of Siem Reap in Cambodia, this historic temple is a symbol of pride and respect for the Cambodian people. I personally was in awe of the sheer magnificence and the intricate detailing on the walls of this gigantic structure. Each and every stone depicts a chapter from the history of the kingdom of Cambodia. Shades of cultures from Hinduism and Buddhism can be seen in every nook and corner of this beautiful temple. Look beyond the awe-inspiring sunrise/sunsets in the backdrop and you will find yourself immersed in the tales of the bygone eras from the history of Cambodia. This is definitely the most beautiful religious and architectural monument I have ever seen. A place that truly can take your breath away!”

 

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25 thoughts on “Bloggers Share Breathtaking Places from Around the World

  1. Wow! I’ve been to the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, twice, but it’s was going through construction, or cloudy. After reading this, I have to start planning more trips to take! 😀

  2. Such an incredible collection! You did a fabulous job putting it all together. Loved the narratives and especially the photos. I’d love to be included next time 🙂

    1. Thank you! Yes we will let you know the next time we do a post like this. It was a lot of fun putting it all together!

  3. What an inspiring collection of travel photos! The photo from Bavaria is especially breathtaking. Such a great idea for a post. I’d love to contribute to any future travel collabs as well if you are interested! It’s so inspiring to see where and how other people travel, and to see some of the same places we’ve traveled through other people’s lenses.

    1. Thank you! Yes we were so impressed with all of the photos that were submitted! We definitely want to do another collaborative post like this again soon; it was a lot of fun to put together!

  4. The park in Istanbul, Turkey, connecting the Blue Mosque on one end and Hagia Sophia a few hundred yards away on the other.

  5. So many more places to add to the very long list! What a wonderful compilation. It’s so hard to pick one place that has taken my breath away. I think every place I have ever visited has taken my breath away at one or another.

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