25 Places You Have To See Before You Die

Posted by on August 27, 2012

Not long ago we came to you with the most incredibly super awesome bucket list of all time and while it included quite a few ridiculous activities (riot tourism?) it didn’t mention much in the way of traveling or seeing the world. So, as a gift to all of you globetrotters out there we decided to fix that and put together a list of 25 places you have to see before you die.

10

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Found in the Venezuelan jungle Angel Falls is not only a stunning sight, it’s also overwhelming. At 3,211 feet it’s the largest in the world. In fact, it’s so high that water evaporates before it even reaches the ground!

9

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

With thousands of islets and hidden coves, Ha Long Bay is famous for its large monolithic limestone islands rising formidably out of the ocean.

8

Positano, Italy

For years it was only a poor fishing village on the Italian coast but then in 1953 John Steibeck wrote these words of the region: “”Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” Since then tourism has exploded.

7

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

As the largest Khmer temple complex in the world, Angkor Wat’s unique and architecture and vast size are unlike anything anywhere else in the world.

6

The Wave, Arizona

This large sandstone formation located near the Arizona and Utah border is famous among hikers for its colorful, undulating forms.

5

The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Every day about 5,000 people flock out into the desert to see the Pyramids. If at all possible try to take a camel ride or even an aerial tour via helicopter.

4

The Maldives

With some of the most beautiful beaches in the world every year thousands of tourists make their way to this island nation just south of Sri Lanka.

3

Socotra, Yemen

Lying just off the Horn of Africa, this island is one of the most isolated in the world, at least in terms of it’s extremely unique flora and fauna.

2

Monument Valley, Utah

A vast region of the Colorado Plateau, Monument Valley consists of a large number of sandstone buttes reaching up to 1,000 feet above the valley floor.

1

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Although they were devastated by the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 the Phi Phi Islands have still maintained their surreal beauty and are well known as the location for the filming of The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio.