Victoria falls in Africa, allows you to sit on the end of the largest sheet of falling water, although not completely safe. Victoria falls is a unique waterfall because it is surrounded by flat land, unlike most waterfalls which have mountains or raised terrain surrounding it.
Iguazu falls in South America, is the largest waterfall in the world and offers such amazing views, it is a must see. Standing at one point of the waterfall, gives you a chance to be surrounded by 260 degrees of falling water.
The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef, is seen from space and is the worlds largest living structure. The reef supports a range of underwater creatures, including endangered species. You can snorkel or dive near the reef and take in the beautiful underwater world.
You can travel the Amazon rainforest and take in it’s breathtaking beauty. Some of the tours not only offer scenic views but also the opportunity to meet local people, so you can really take a step back and witness natural beauty in it’s most breathtaking form.
The Northern Lights are a magical experience and can be seen in a range of places such as Norway, Canada, Alaska and northern Asia. You can literally watch the sky dance as charged particles hit atoms in high altitude atmosphere. They range in colours such as red, green and blue and leave people in awe as the colours light up the sky.
The Pyramids in Egypt are a must see as the oldest and largest pyramid, ’Great Pyramid of Giza’ is the only wonder from the ancient world still standing. It is believed that the pyramids were created using star formulations as a guide to construction and were used at Tombs for Pharaohs.
The Colosseum in Italy has been seen in films such a gladiator and emphasises the amount of history behind this amazing structure. The structure was used for entertainment such as free games which included gladiator battles and showings of exotic animals, to increase the popularity of the emperor.
Our native England has it’s own ancient monuments such as Stonehenge, which has been surrounded in mystery for many years. It is uncertain of how the construction of this site was carried out and the uses for the monument. It is believed to be an astronomical observatory, a religious place of worship or a burial ground.
The Empire State Building was the first building to be constructed that had over 100 floors. As part of the New York skyline and one of the tallest buildings in the world, this is a modern day creation that should be visited. The illuminations during the night change colour depending on current events, such as St Patrick’s day.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is a French masterpiece. Standing at over 1000ft, being one of the most recognizable monuments and the most visited paid monument in the world, this is one bandwagon you really should get on. It’s striking building resembles France in all of it beauty.
The Sydney Opera House in Australia is so iconic, it is something to visit when visiting down under. It hosts a variety of performing artists from Opera, concerts and theatres to a recording studio. There are a range of restaurants available as well, so your time at the Sydney Opera House can be as member able as the design.
The world over has so many different attractions, from man made buildings rich in history or beauty to naturally formed wonders. So if you are stumped for where to holiday this year, think about acquainting yourself with some monumental or natural beauty.
FemaleFirst Emma Chaplin