The most beautiful places in the world, according to science

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What is the most beautiful destination in the world? With so many amazing places around the world, both popular and off-grid, it’s impossible to come up with a definitive answer.

However, some places are so spectacular that they are worth adding straight to the top of everyone’s list.

With the aim of discovering some of the best of these destinations, a UK-based luxury travel agency Kuoni recently conducted a study of over 50 of the world’s most famous natural wonders, using unique eye-tracking artificial intelligence technology to find out which natural sites the human eye is most drawn to. Check out the top ten:

# 1 Lac Peyto, Canada

This glacier-fed lake located in the Canadian Rockies has held the # 1 spot as the world’s most eye-catching natural wonder, according to research. Its pristine turquoise waters are even more stunning, contrasting with the rugged mountains and dark forest surrounding the shore. As well as taking in the beautiful views, you can kayak, fish, snowshoe, hike to Bow Summit, camp at nearby Mosquito Creek, or have a fun picnic on the boardwalk. des Glaciers, among others.

# 2 Meeru Island, Maldives

With its white sand beaches and light blue lagoons, it’s easy to see why this dreamy island destination ranked in the top ten.

Accessible only by boat, the tiny island has a luxurious resort with a private beach for alfresco dining, a reef, water sports center, water villas with Jacuzzis for visitors to relax and experience the trip. of a lifetime.

# 3 Jurassic Coast, England

The 95 mile stretch of coastline from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset attracts dozens of tourists and travelers each year who come to explore, walk, hunt for fossils and take in the breathtaking views of the Channel and the banks. Along this World Heritage Site you will find rocks preserving more than 180 million years of Earth’s history, as well as pinnacles and arches beautifully carved by nature, including one of the most iconic monuments from England, the Durdle Door.

# 4 Yosemite National Park, United States

While it may not be the largest national park in the United States, this 750,000-acre park is a top destination for thousands of travelers thanks to its breathtaking natural beauty, awe-inspiring rock formations from granite and magnificent waterfalls to lakes, meadows and ancient giant sequoias. With jaw-dropping views and spectacular scenery galore, this place has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a challenging hike, a fun camping trip, or a relaxing place to have a swim in the forest.

# 5 Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo is the second largest of three lakes along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin. It is powered by glacial water infused with rock flour from the Southern Alps, which gives the lake a haunting turquoise hue. As well as soaking up the scenic views, visitors can hike, boat, swim, fish for salmon and rainbow trout, or simply stroll the Tekapo Mt John walkway. Lake Tekapo is also one of New Zealand’s sunniest spots, averaging 2,400 hours of sunshine per year, making it the perfect summer getaway.

# 6 Niagara Falls, Canada

Comprised of three different waterfalls namely American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls is a spectacular natural wonder that attracts over eight million visitors each year. You can explore its breathtaking beauty up close by taking one of the boat tours to the base of the falls or by taking an aerial tour that will take you around and above the majestic view.

# 7 Snowdon, Wales

With an impressive elevation of 1,085 meters above sea level, Snowdon is Wales’ highest mountain. Its rugged landscapes and breathtaking views (which stretch all the way to Ireland on a clear day) make it a walker’s paradise. There are a number of routes to the top of the mountain, with paths suitable for most abilities looking to tackle the climb.

# 8 Puerto Princesa underground river, Philippines

Protected area of ​​the Philippines, the underground river contains exceptional biodiversity and is located in a beautiful setting. Many describe the experience of the tour as ‘from another world’, as travelers have the chance to paddle through the awe-inspiring cave systems, taking in the natural beauty that surrounds them. The cave itself features eye-catching rock formations that visitors can experience up close and personal.

# 9 Marble Caves, Chile

The Marble Caves (also known as Cuevas de Mármol) are a magnificent cave system located in Lake General Carrera in the Andes of Patagonia. The magnificent geological formation is the result of the waves of the sea that smooth the surface of the surrounding marble rocks for more than 6,200 years, transforming it into one of the most exquisite beauties sculpted by nature.

# 10 El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

Located in northeastern Puerto Rico, the El Yunque National Forest spans over 28,000 acres, making it the largest public land in the country. With abundant rainfall each year, the forest resembles a jungle, complete with waterfalls and rivers, making it the perfect home for over 200 species of trees and plants. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, both with locals and visitors due to its numerous hiking trails.

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