Forbes Most Beautiful Places in the World

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<p>Empire State Building, New York City, NY</p> <p>Forbes most beautiful places to visit in the world</p> <p>1. Longsheng, ChinaLongsheng is named after Longji, which is translated to dragons backbone. The land resembles dragon scales as rice fields snake through the mountains.</p> <p>2. Kauai, Hawaii</p> <p>Kauai is known as the rainiest place on earth, turning it into a tropical paradise. </p> <p>3. Bora Bora, French PolynesiaBora Bora was once a volcano that was subsided and formed a barrier reef. It is now a private island with crystal clear blue waters and minimal waves, making it very private and protected. </p> <p>4. Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, ChinaLayers of different colored sandstone and minerals were pressed together for over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates, causing what is now a geological wonder of the world. </p> <p>5. Neuschwanstein Castle, GermanyKing Ludwig II built this castle to withdraw from public life. The castle is the inspiration for Disneylands Sleeping Beauty Castle. </p> <p>6. Northern Lights, IcelandIcelands biggest tourist sight is the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, it is unpredictable so you may have to try to go a few times before it happens again. </p> <p>7. AntarcticaAntarctica is virtually uninhabited. It is home to many penguins and is also the coldest, windiest, and driest continent. And, above all, it is one of the most beautiful.</p> <p>8. Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park is a 3,500 square mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. At Yellowstone you will find canyons, rivers, forests, hot springs, and gushing geysers, such as Old Faithful. You are likely to see an array of wildlife very close nearby so be careful!</p> <p>9. Tracy Arm Fjord, AlaskaTracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska. It is named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy. Fjords are created by the slow erosion of mountain valleys as glaciers move down toward the sea. </p> <p>10. Torres Del Paine Patagonia, ChileTorres Del Paine is a national park in southern Patagonia that has beautiful mountains, lakes, glaciers, and rivers. The three granite towers that the park is named after and the horn-shaped peaks called Cuernos del Paine are some of its most iconic sites. </p> <p>11. Svalbard, NorwaySvalbard is an archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Svalbard is one of the worlds most northernmost inhabited areas. During the summer they have what is known as the midnight sun sunlight for 24 hours a day. </p>