The world is full of beauty and wonders that come in many forms. There are many beautiful sights that are spread across all corners of the earth, from natural to man-made to untouched to ruined wonders. This list is made up of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights that will surely illicit reactions of wonder and amazement.
From the mysterious remnants of lost civilizations to picture-perfect works of nature, these places are all susceptible to decay due to time. Just as waves form unique rock formations, they also wear away islands. There will come a time that these wonders will be nowhere to be found. Knowing that these places won’t be here forever makes us appreciate their beauty more.
So for those who want to see these wonders for themselves, there’s no better time than now to visit them. Don’t wait for too long to search for them only to find out that they are no longer there.
Here are some of the world’s less-known wonders. Enjoy!
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
A tropical paradise along the Atlantic Ocean, Fernando de Noronha archipelago is made up of twenty-one islands and islets. The archipelago is home to several endemic species.
Chapelle St-Michel d’Aiguilhe, France
This chapel on top of the Le-Puy-en-Velay was built way back 2,000 years ago.
This mid-fourteenth-century ancient city was the royal court of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The kingdom’s decline in the eighteenth century also led to the beautiful city to be abandoned.
Forest of Knives, Madagascar
The outworldly Forest Knives of Madagascar was formed way back during the Jurassic Period. The rocks served as a wall between humans and the plants and animals that called the place their home. Due to the absence of any human interactions, many species are being discovered there.
Ruins of Leptis Magna, Libya
The ruins were the leftovers from the great Roman empire. What is left of the once mighty city are the colonnades, triumphal arches, and amphitheater that were carved with intricate motifs.
This little village holds a secret: it is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler or more infamously known as Dracula. But unlike what the legends say, the little village is full of colors and charm. The mountain village also served as a mountain citadel with beautiful buildings and pastel-painted houses.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
The waterfall drops into a poll 200 feet below. What makes this waterfall unique is the path that leads behind the fall to give visitors a view from another perspective of the stunning waterfall.
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, France
This incredible work of art was created by a single individual. Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval was created by a local mailman in France over the course of several decades.
Although in ruins now, this Hindu temple complex still remains a sight to behold. The complex was built in the middle of the nineteenth century but was abandoned a century later. The complex was forgotten and became a place of myth until it was rediscovered early in the nineteenth century.
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Another temple complex but this time it is in Sri Lanka. The temple complex is a marvel of engineer because it was built 1,500 years ago and features a 700-foot-tall rock column. Atop of this humongous rock column lie the ruins of a palace.