Our world is filled with indescribable beauty and places to go, both human-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would indeed be enough to experience all of it. Most of us will probably never see everything that the world has to offer us, but it’s worth a shot! Here are 40 incredible places to see around the world that are definitely worth adding to your bucket list of best vacation spots.

Some consider travel to be a luxury or even an unnecessary burden, while others believe it to be vitally important to living a fulfilled life. Still, others don’t even have the opportunity to make that decision. But if you are afflicted with a case of wanderlust, you know that seeing the most beautiful places to visit can be a profoundly moving and valuable experience.

My personal favorite is ecological tourism – climbing mountains, exploring deserts or in merely drinking in the sights of the countryside. However, you can’t deny the appeal of some of the human-made structures as well – from the epic, ancient grandeur of the Pyramids of Giza to the sunny charm of sea-side villages in Greece.

It’s a wonderful and beautiful world we live in, so make sure to check these places to visit before you die! Here’s an excellent quote from St. Augustine that will hopefully inspire you to choose a place to visit before you die and just go: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Scroll down below to see our picks of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

1. Bagan, Myanmar

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2. Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China

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3. Li River, China

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4. Meteora, Greece

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5. Salar de Uyuni: One of the World’s Largest Mirrors, Bolivia

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6. Tianzi Mountains, China

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7. Santorini Island, Greece

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8. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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9. Yosemite Valley, USA

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10. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

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11. Bamboo Forest, Japan

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12. Petra, Jordan

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13. Machu Picchu, Peru

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14. Cave in Algarve, Portugal

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15. Halong Bay, Vietnam

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16. Pamukkale, Turkey

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17. Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

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18. M0nument Valley, USA

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19. Naica Mine, Mexico

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20. Hang Son Doong, Vietnam

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21. Venice, Italy

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22. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

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23. Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

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24. Navagio Bay, Greece

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25. Provence, France

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26. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

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27. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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28. Moraine Lake, Canada

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29. Tulip Fields in Netherlands

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30. Geiranger Fjord, Norway

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31. Mount Roraima, Venezuela/Brazil/Guyana

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32. Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland

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33. Batu Caves, Malaysia

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34. Gásadalur, Faroe Islands

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35. Antelope Canyon, USA

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36. Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil

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37. Giza Pyramids, Egypt

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38. McWay Falls, USA

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39. Cappadocia, Turkey

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Hey, wait, there are only 39 places here! Can you suggest a 40th?