#10. Mount Roraima, Venezuela
These peaks are so high that they’re perpetually wrapped in clouds, and waterfalls cascade over the sides of this tabletop mountain. Anyone here seen the movie Up? Yup, this is part of the mountain chain that was the inspiration for paradise falls.
#9. Maelifell, Iceland
This unusual volcano is covered in creeping green moss and surrounded on all sides by glacial rivers and streams. I doubt the aerial photos do it justice. I. Can’t. Stop. Staring.
#8. Schwerin Palace, Germany
This castle, built by the Grand Dukes of Meckleburg-Schewein, makes me super depressed that I chose to visit Neuschwanstein instead. Whoa. Just, whoa.
#7. Dobsina Ice Cave, Slovakia
The central chamber is 40 feet high and the floor is an 80 foot thick slab of ice. Instead of rock, the stalagmites and stalactites resemble suspended crystal.
#6. Cathedral Gorge State Park, Australia
You’ll find this unique natural amphitheater inside the Bungle Bungles sandstone formation. Pretty pretty!
#5. Chapelle Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe, France
This chapel, set atop a rocky outcrop above Le Puy-en-Velay is over 2,000 years old. How did they build this thing? 2,000 years ago!? Amazing.
#4. Church of the Transfiguration, Russia
This 18th century behemoth is all built out of wood. You can find the Church in Kizhi, and its like nowhere else in the world.
#3. Gorges de l’Ardèche, France
Aside from being a gorgeous gorge, this geological feature features a 200ft high arch that reveals the fact that the entire place is a remnant of an ancient system of caverns.
#2. Lake Ohrid, Albania and Macedonia.
The oldest lake in Europe is so clear you can see dozens of feet below the surface.
#1. Palau Archipelago, Micronesia
With it’s crystal clear water and stunning reefs, this grouping of islands is one of the best sites for scuba diving in the world. And the view is pretty good too.
h/t: Places You’ll See
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