The second part of our inspirational introduction to some of the world’s most stunning sights.
Last time we invited you to be inspired by some of the most spectacular places to visit in the world – inspired ourselves by the “remember to breathe” tourism campaign in Alberta, Canada. Here’s the final five in our own list of “breathtaking” attractions:
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: Compised of more than 2,900 individual reefs, this natural wonder is an incredible sight when viewed from above or under the water – home as it is to 400 species of coral and perhaps one of the largest and most diverse colonies of sea creatures in the world.
Great Wall of China, China: Built to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from barbarian invasion between the 5th century BC through to the 16th century AD, the wall winds through hills and valleys and over rivers for some 5,500 miles.
Milford Sound, New Zealand: Fjords are not just a Scandinavian phenomenon, as this stunning river valley in the south west of NZ’s South Island proves. Acclaimed generally as New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination, the panoramic vistas of Milford Sound perhaps sum up all that we think of when we marvel at the landscapes captured in Kiwi film director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Iguazu Falls, Argentina-Brazil Border: Located on the border of the Brazilian State of Paraná and the Argentine Province of Misiones, this epic collection of waterfalls attracts hordes of tourists every year who stand in awe of the water crashing up to 269 feet into the Iguazu River below. Even American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” when she first saw it!
Mount Fuji, Japan: The highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji stands at an incredible 12,389 feet above sea level and is famed for its unusual symmetry, making it a truly iconic and beautiful sight. Together with Mount Tate and Mount Haku, it is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains.”