It’s a sad reality that our time in this life is finite, and that we only have so long to visit the places to see before you die. These are places that should be on every person’s bucket list, consisting of incredible natural wonders of our world, as well as historically significant sites to human history and our development as a species.
You may remember that a while back, we did a cover story on The Top 10 Places to Visit Before You Die. Have you gotten around to checking some of them off your bucket list? Well whether you have or not, don’t despair, as we would like to present you with a revised list of the top places to see before you die. While dropping everything and booking a ticket to a far away place might not seem like the best idea, we ensure you that our selection of must-see spots around the world is well worth it, and will be something you’ll remember for the rest of your life, and will be proud to have done.
Images of your journey may also inspire your friends and family to make their own journeys around the world to important locations and get the most they can out of their lives, rather than being content to remain in their rut and be satisfied with their limited life experiences. Naturally, not everyone has the financial ability to travel around the world to the extent that others can, but it should be a goal of everyone not to immerse themselves in the culture of consumerism and owning the latest gadgets, but in having the broadest collection of life experiences possible. Those are the experiences that you’ll remember and smile about as you grow older, not the fact that you owned the latest high-definition TV for a few months before an even better model was released that trumped it.
So in the spirit of exploration and living life to its fullest, let’s now check out our newest list of the ten places to see before you die. Good luck in crossing them off your list.
No. 10: Berlin Wall – Germany
History serves as a great reminder not to indulge in the mistakes of the past. Even if you’re not exactly a history buff, a visit to the Berlin Wall is one trip you should definitely invest in. Take a stroll down Bernauer Strasse and visit the East Side Gallery and pay your respects to those who died fighting for their freedom.
No. 9: Mount Fuji – Japan
Mount Fiji joined UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list just last year, so we saw fit to include it on our new list. This astoundingly beautiful place will enchant your visual senses like nothing before. If you’re looking to find your zen, Mount Fuji is definitely the spot to do it.
No. 8: The Eiffel Tower – France
The Eiffel Tower might be so popular and so over-used in pictures, movies, and everything from key chains to phone cases that you might think there really is no point seeing it in real life, but there is. In fact, the frequency with which we see it in popular culture only makes it that much more surreal when we see it in real life. So whether you’re headed to the City of Love with your significant other or your friends, the Eiffel Tower is a must see.
No. 7: Bora Bora – The French Polynesia
Our countdown was bound to include at least one exotic hot spot. And what better place on Earth for you to bolster your tan than Bora Bora in The French Polynesia? This tropical oasis is everything you could possibly imagine, with its crystal clear waters and white pure sand.
No. 6: The Sistine Chapel – Vatican
All art lovers out there should make it a point of visiting a one of a kind masterpiece – the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. You’ll be nothing short of amazed by Michelangelo’s legendary work and his interpretation of the Bible. Even if you’re not the religious sort, it’s hard not to admire the creativity and genius behind Michelangelo’s paintings.
No. 5: The Great Barrier Reef – Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is the only living object visible from space, so that’s at least one point that should encourage you to visit it. But beyond that, the Great Barrier Reef is also a true underwater wonderland, comprising over 900 islands and nearly 3,000 individual reefs. It will also provide you with a great opportunity to practice your diving skills.
No. 4: The Pyramids of Giza – Egypt
The last surviving member of the 7 wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza, was bound to make an appearance on our list. Take a trip back in time about 4,500 years, around the almost intact remnants of the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. We might be right in the midst of the digital era, but we ensure you this is one trip worth taking.
No. 3: Grand Canyon – USA
Looking for the postcard-perfect holiday? Why not venture to the Grand Canyon, a true wonder of the natural world. At 1 mile in depth, 18 miles in width, and 227 miles in length, the Grand Canyon is quite a monumental sight. We suggest that you check the view both at sunset and sunrise; you’ll be deeply amazed.
No. 2: Machu Picchu – Peru
The ruins of the most famous citadel of the Inca Empire are visited by countless tourists every year and we strongly recommend that you become one of them. There’s quite a long hike involved, but we ensure you that it will be well worth it.
No. 1: The Great Wall of China – China
Curious to see the proof of ingenious architecture before the era of technology? Then definitely visit the Great Wall of China. Built over 2,000 years ago, this 12,000-mile stretch of wall is both beautiful and historically rich. Every single component of the wall has a story to tell, and we encourage you take a trip there to discover them.