Jun 10, 2011

Top 10 most beautiful places in the world

1. Skardu Valley

Skardu Valley is part of the Baltistan. Baltistan is spread over an area of 26,000 square kilometres – just right below the jagged and frozen walls of the Karakoram. Once part of Laddakh,it was known as Tibet-i-Khurd – Little Tibet.

2. Shangrila – Pakistan

Shangrila Resort Skardu, also known as “Heaven on Earth”, is nestled amongst some of the world’s highest peaks. It encircles the heart shaped “Kachura Lake” and is surrounded by fruit loaded orchards and flower filled gardens.

3. Lake Saiful Muluk – Pakistan

Lake Saiful Muluk is a lake situated at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran. A fairy tale called Saiful Muluk, composed by the famous sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, is related with the lake. It is the story of prince of Persia who fell in love with a fairy princess at the lake. The impact of the lake beauty is of such extent that people believe that fairies come down to lake in full moon.

4. The Grand Canyon, United States

Colorado River, Arizona in the United States, the Grand Canyon has some truly pleasurable scenery. It is 277 miles long, 4 to 18 miles wide, and about a mile deep.

5. The great Barrier Reef, Australia

This place is one of the wonders of the world. This Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef. It covers 300,000 sq. km. reefs are made responsible for a large variety of sea life and green turtles, variety of whales and dolphins, about 4000 types of mullusks, and 1500 species of fish.

6. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is most beautiful town of the Africa. Showing the most amazing nature one can ever think of. This depicts the architectural heritage , Its Rhodes Memorial and beaches are tourists attraction.Cape Town is famous for its natural floral kingdom as well as its harbor.

7. Taj Mahal, India

Taj Maha is also one of the wonders of the world. It was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of the beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. This beauty is called the Threshold of Mughal Architecture.It took thousands of craftsmen and artisans, and about twenty years to built it. The masons, stone cutters, carvers, inlayers, calligraphers, painters, and others were brought from throughout the entire empire as well as from Iran and Central Asia. Valuable stones were used for inlay decoration. It later became the mausoleum of Shah Jahan too.

8. Canadian Rockies, Canada

This is a visitor’s wonderland and an enjoying park for western Canada. It has five national parks.Mount Robson is the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies.To climb the Canadian Rockies it’s a challenge.

9. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu means OLD PEAK. It is one of the ancient sites of the world. It was a holy place long time ago.thousand feet above the Urubamba river, these ruins consist of baths,
temples, palaces, and about 150 houses, all very well preserved. These gray granite structures, some of which weigh more than 50 tons, are so perfectly sculpted that they are nothing less than works of architectural genius.

10. The Egyptian Pyramids, Egypt

These are the enormous monuments of a square base and rising up to make a triangular point. Until now there are around 118 pyramids discovered.The most well-known pyramids of Egypt are the Pyramids at Giza which are said to be the largest ever built. It’s said that the Great Pyramid at Giza took 23 years to complete, using a work force of around 30,000 people. About 118 pyramids have been identified, and they are popular and interesting to tourists and home researchers alike.
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