SCIENCE | What is the most beautiful place on Earth? There are so many amazing places in the world, popular or not, that it’s impossible to give a definitive answer. However, some places are so spectacular that they deserve to be at the top of your list of destinations to visit.
In order to compile the list of the most beautiful places on Earth, British luxury travel company Kuoni recently conducted a study of more than 50 of the world’s most famous natural wonders, using unique tracking technology. by AI to discover the natural sites that attract the most attention. Here are the top 10:
#1 Peyto Lake, Canada
This glacier-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies has been named the world’s most alluring natural wonder, according to science. Its pristine turquoise water is even more impressive when contrasted with the rugged mountains and dark forest that surrounds the shore. In addition to being in the heart of a sublime landscape, you can practice many activities: kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping or picnicking.
#2 Meeru Island, Maldives
With its sandy beaches and clear blue lagoons, it’s easy to see why this dream island destination has been ranked among the ten most beautiful places on earth, according to science. Accessible only by boat, the small island of Meeru is home to a luxurious resort with a private beach, ideal for alfresco dining, a watersports centre, hot tubs and overwater villas where visitors can relax. relax and enjoy a unique experience.
#3 Jurassic Coast, England
This stretch of the English coastline, stretching from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, attracts dozens of tourists and travelers each year who come to explore the area, walk, hunt fossils and enjoy the breathtaking views of the English Channel and the coast. Along this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find rocks preserving more than 180 million years of Earth’s history, as well as beautifully carved pinnacles and arches, including one of England’s most iconic landmarks: the Durdle Door.
#4 Yosemite National Park, USA
Yosemite National Park in the United States is the fourth most beautiful place in the world, according to science. Although not the largest national park in the United States, Yosemite is a destination of choice for thousands of travelers due to its stunning natural beauty: impressive granite rock formations, magnificent waterfalls, water, lakes, meadows and ancient giant sequoias. With breathtaking views and spectacular scenery, this place has it all, whether you’re looking for a physical hike, a fun excursion, or a relaxing spot for a forest swim.
#5 Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Of the three lakes that border New Zealand’s northern Mackenzie Basin, Lake Tekapo is the second largest. Directly fed by the surrounding glaciers, the lake takes on a fascinating turquoise hue. In addition to enjoying incredible views, visitors can hike, boat, swim, or fish for salmon and rainbow trout. Lake Tekapo is also one of the sunniest places in New Zealand, with an average of 2400 hours of sunshine per year, making it an ideal summer getaway.
#6 Niagara Falls, Canada
Made up of three different waterfalls, namely the American Falls, the Bride’s Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls is a spectacular natural wonder that attracts more than eight million visitors every year. You can admire its breathtaking beauty up close by boarding one of the boat tours that go to the base of the falls, or by flying over the site in a helicopter.
#7 Snowdon, Wales
At 1085 meters above sea level, Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales. Its rugged landscapes and breathtaking views make it a paradise for hikers. Several routes lead to the top of the mountain, with trails suitable for all levels.
#8 Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park, Philippines
Ranked eighth among the most beautiful places on earth, according to science, is Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park. A protected area in the Philippines, the park is home to exceptional biodiversity in the heart of a magnificent environment. Many describe their visit to the park as surreal. Travelers can paddle through the impressive cave systems, admiring the natural beauty that surrounds them. The cavern itself features rock formations that visitors can experience up close.
#9 Marble Cathedral, Chile
The Marble Cathedral (also known as Cuevas de Mármol ) is a magnificent cave system located in Lake General Carrera in the Patagonian Andes. This incredible geological formation is the result of waves that have smoothed the surface of marble rocks for over 6200 years, transforming them into one of the most spectacular natural beauties.
#10 El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
El Yunque National Forest ranks tenth in the ranking of the most beautiful places in the world, according to science. Located in northeast Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Forest spans over 11,000 hectares, making it the largest piece of public land in the country. Thanks to the abundant rains that fall each year, the forest looks like a jungle, with waterfalls and rivers: the perfect habitat for more than 200 species of trees and plants. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, with both locals and visitors, due to the many hiking trails.