Across the world there are countless views which are sure to take your breath away.
Some are naturally formed, some are man-made,
some have been standing since before the age of humans,
and others are so beautiful words simply cannot describe them.
here are five of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see…
After several prehistoric lakes joined as one, the Salar De Uyuni was created, forming the world’s largest and most impressive salt flat. As amazing and unbelievable as the salt flat is during the warm summer months, come the downpours of the rainy season it becomes even more majestic.
Once coated in a layer of water, the Salar De Uyuni is transformed into the worlds largest mirror which reflects the sky above it so perfectly it seems as though you’re suddenly standing among the clouds.
Looking at Salar De Uyuni in the rainy season is a truly dream-like experience that is sure to blow your mind – it’s hard to believe a place like this exists in your waking hours.
The Mendenhall Ice Caves can be found inside a partially hollow glacier in Alaska and are one of the few natural places on Earth where you can witness every stay of the water cycle at once. As you stand beneath the shimmering blue ceilings and listen to the trickle of the slowly melting glacier, it’s easy to believe there’s magic within the caves, especially when the cave begins to glow as the sun beats down upon it.
The Mendenhall Ice Caves are only accessible to those who are willing to kayak to reach them, making these beautiful caves a well kept secret of Alaska.
With cobbled stone pathways, old houses and a characteristic old world feel, the town of Bonn is a quaint little place. As pretty and curious as the town is, little about it stands out. That is, all but one street; the Cherry Blossom Street.
In the centre of the town is but one street which is lined on both sides with an overwhelming amount of cherry blossom trees which, when in full bloom, shade and decorate the street with a deep shade of pink, transforming an otherwise mundane corner of Germany into something undeniably special.
4. Canyonlands National Park, Utah
By day the Canyonlands National Park is a dry, lonely corner of Utah which is filled with incredible jagged mountains, fallen boulders and sand.
By night however all that vanished into darkness and the lands become a star gazers paradise.
Unobstructed views, clear weather, and perfect darkness are promised in the Canyonlands and as a result the desert is covered with a thick blanket of stars each night. With no light pollution, the stars shine brighter than most people have ever seen and in far higher numbers, making the stars above the Canyonlands National Park a breathtaking and humbling sight.
5. Ashness Bridge, United Kingdom
Ashness Bridge is perhaps one of the most popular and most photographed spots in the Lake District, not just because of its quaint appearance but because of the spectacular views it offers visitors.
From the bridge visitors can see the incredible Derwentwater and will get a spectacular look over Bassenthwaite Lake and the River Derwent. On a clear day, this is perhaps the greatest view the Lake District has to offer.
Should visitors travel further up the hill they’ll also come across Surprise View, a site which will give them an even broader view of the Lake District and and a clear insight into how ancient ice sheets carved out the impressive landscape they see before them.
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Photo Credit: Alamy, Kent Mearig, _Marcel Bednarz, Miles WIllis, Keswick Photography