There is no better way to witness beauty than in person, but sometimes a photograph captures a moment perfectly.

We’ve ranked the most amazing travel photos from around the world for you to experience the beauty that the world has to offer. You won’t believe #1!

35. Golden Reclining Buddha

Vientiane, Laos

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34. Rainbow Mountains (Vinicunca)

Cusco Region of the Peruvian Andes

Rainbow Mountains (Vinicunca)

33. Sunnanå Harbour

Mellerud, Sweden

Sunnanå Harbour

32. Emerald Lakes

Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand’s North Island

Emerald Lakes

31. Saint Basil's Cathedral

Red Square in Moscow, Russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral

30. Moai Statues

Easter Island, Chile

Moai Statues

29. Hyangwonjeong Pavilion

Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion

28. Downtown Manhattan from above

New York, USA

Downtown Manhattan from above

27. Old Man Of Storr

Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Sky, Scotland

Old Man Of Storr

26. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

25. James Bond Island

Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

James Bond Island

24. Süleymaniye Mosque

Istanbul, Turkey

Süleymaniye Mosque

23. Zakynthos Island

Ionian Sea, Greece

Zakynthos Island

22. Novice Child Monk


Novice Child Monk

21. Akshardham Temple

New Delhi, India

Akshardham Temple

20. Zion National Park

Southwest Utah, USA

Zion National Park

19. Hungarian Parliament Building

Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian Parliament Building

18. Deadvlei

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namib Desert, Namibia


17. Avenue of the Baobabs

Menabe region, Madagascar

Avenue of The Baobabs

16. Mont Saint-Michel

Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel

15. View from the top of the Burj Khalifa building

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

View from the top of the Burj Khalifa building

14. Yoga pose on Trolltunga cliff

Hordaland county, Norway

Yoga pose on Trolltunga cliff

13. Buddha head in banyan tree roots

Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Buddha head in banyan tree roots

12. Neuschwanstein Castle

Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

11. Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California, USA

Golden Gate Bridge

10. Northern Lights over 1973 US Navy plane crash

Black sand beach at Sólheimasandur, southern Iceland

Northern Lights over 1973 US Navy plane crash

9. Vietnamese Salt Farmers

Hon Khoi, Vietnam

Vietnamese Salt Farmers

8. Nighttime in Paris

Paris, France

Nighttime in Paris

7. Paradise by Mount Otemanu

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Paradise by Mount Otemanu

6. Christ The Redeemer

Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ The Redeemer

5. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Ubud, Indonesia

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

4. Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

South Region, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

3. Bled Castle

Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia

Bled Castle

2. Town of Manarola

Cinque Terre, Italy

Town of Manarola

1. Lightning striking Monument Valley

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona/Utah, USA

Lightning striking Monument Valley

Photo Credit

Avenue of the Baobabs: Rod Waddington on Visual hunt / CC BY-SA