• Posted:Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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5 Breath-Taking Views You Must See Once In Your Life

5 Breath-Taking Views You Must See Once In Your Life

One of the most enjoyable aspects of travel is that of exploring different landscapes and experiencing sights and sounds that seem a world away from what you’re used to back at home. There are so many diverse terrains across the world, from dramatic, desolate mountain vistas to impossibly bustling market streets; and many countries can offer a variety of spectacular sights with astonishing diversity. Here are just five of our favourite views from across the globe.

1. Red Square, Russia

 Red Square, Russia

The Red Square in Moscow is one of the most striking man-made constructions in the world. The chill air and often grey skies create a suitably stark, dramatic backdrop for this enormous open space, which is flanked by many of the city’s most impressive buildings, including the candy-shop coloured marvel that is St Basil’s Cathedral. Once considered a holy location by the people of Moscow, there is still a distinct atmosphere of tranquillity and earnestness that's impossible to ignore.

2. Santorini, Greece

 Santorini, Greece

Few can resist the romance of the views on Santorini. Of course, many other Greek Islands also boast incredible shores, sandy beaches and quaint fishing villages, but Santorini is undoubtedly the most picture-postcard perfect. The deep blue roofs and dazzlingly white walls of the houses are idyllically framed by clear blue skies and rich brown earth underfoot.

3. The Taj Mahal, India

 The Taj Mahal, India

Once built by Shah Jahan to mourn the death of his beloved wife, the Taj Mahal is one of the most striking, breath-taking man-made sights in the world. Only by standing in front of the building can you begin to appreciate its sheer size and intricacy of the brickwork, which seems almost ethereal in its delicacy.

4. Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

The UNESCO protected region of Cappadocia is a remarkable area of natural beauty, where alien rock formations protrude from the barren terrain, and ancient caves lurk beneath, once home to fleeing Christians. The tall, pointed rocks are often referred to as ‘fairy chimneys’, and when in their presence, it’s not hard to see why.

5. Giza, Egypt

Giza, Egypt

Step outside the bustle of lively Cairo, and you’ll find yourself in an entirely different world, comprising of endless sand dunes and, of course, the towering pyramids themselves. The mighty pyramids of Giza are not only a jaw-dropping sight in their own right, but still retain a strong sense of mystery which is impossible for intrepid travellers to resist.

Louise Denny is a content writer over at Travel Talk Tours who offer a wide range of affordable tours for travellers across.

Have you seen any other incredible sights from around the world? Share your experiences in the comments section...

Thanks to Dennis Jarvis, Frank Kovalchek, trvlto, Edward Dalmulder and Sergey Rodovnichenko for the excellent photos. Please note all were under creative common's license at time of publishing.

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