I think that I’ve visited quite a lot of places in my short 32 years. When I was 18, I put this bucket list of places together from an Atlas and now I thought I’d share it with you and tick off the ones I’ve managed to tick off my bucket list.
Pyramids in Egypt
There are around 80 pyramids in Egypt and they are all designed to be tombs for pharaohs and their queens. However, it makes you wonder how and when were these pyramids build. It’s amazing that so many years have passed and there’s still no clear evidence for the theories presented nowadays. The best-preserved and the most famous are the pyramids in Giza and the Great Pyramid built for the pharaoh Khufu.
The Grand Canyon
Even though the pictures seem overwhelming, I believe there’s nothing similar to the sensation of your senses lighting up due to the colossal size and outstanding landscape of the Grand Canyon. The geological age of almost 6 million years and the natural beauty of this National Park in Arizona, make the Grand Canyon a must-see for each passionate traveler.
The Reed Flute Caves – 👍 DONE 👍
The Reed Flute Caves is a truly amazing and, in my opinion, fairly underrated tourist attraction. It is located five kilometers(around 3.1 miles) northwest of the town called Guilin, in China and it’s well worth visiting! Even though the cave is an attraction itself with its outstanding natural rock formations, the human influence on the caves has brought some amazing/godlike sceneries. That’s why the Reed Flute Caves have a special place on my bucket list.
The Great Wall of China – 👍 DONE 👍
Some people might say that the Great Wall of China is so famous because it’s the only Chinese thing which lasted that long. However, the Great Wall of China is much more than that. It’s one of, if not the most popular landmark and touristic site in the world. Thus earning a place on my list.
The Yellowstone National Park
The Yellowstone National Park is one of the finest nature’s works of art in the world. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone is the perfect combination of natural beauty, rugged wilderness and highest ‘collection’ of geothermal features and geysers in the world.
Taj Mahal earns a special place on this list since it’s a symbol of love and romance. It was built by Shah Jahan for his wife. This place is sometimes placed among seven World Wonders and it is designated as a Unesco World Heritage site 34 years ago. Taj Mahal’s sublime architecture and immense size got me placing it on my bucket list.
Angkor Wat 👍 DONE 👍
Angkor Wat is the next place I would like to see before I die. Ironically enough, it is the largest religious monument in the world. A temple complex from the 12th century, located on a site of 402 acres of land. Reasons for visiting Angkor Wat are numerous, ranging from admiring the architectural beauty of this site to feeling a spiritual connection to this monumental work of art.
Heading over to South America, precisely Peru, the next item on my list is a historical landmark proving the existence of one of the most amazing civilizations – the Incas. The beautiful setting of Machu Picchu is admired and considered the best creation of the Inca Empire.
The Victoria Falls
Zambia may not be a wealthy country, but it has one of the most significant natural beauties in the world. The Victoria Falls is one of the Seven World Wonders and the breathtaking beauty of the Zambezi river which forms the ‘greatest curtain of falling water in the world’ must be seen at least once during a lifetime.
Venice, Italy 👍 DONE 👍
Finally, the last but not least, the city of canals, the jewel of Italy – the marvelous Venice! There are so many things you can do in Venice but a place where you can just gaze at the landscapes and walk around the city in awe must be on anyone’s bucket list. Venice has so many religious and architectural monuments that it’s difficult to highlight just one, so I’ll make sure I visit all of them.
I’m nearly half way through my travel bucket list. Though since I’ve started travelling, I added some more items (It’s cheating when you add something to a list then tick it off straight away, right?)
- Milford Sound, New Zealand 👍 DONE 👍
- Forbidden city, China. 👍 DONE 👍
- Eiffel Tower (at New Year) 👍 DONE 👍
- Visit Table Mountain, South Africa.
- Visit the Colosseum in Rome 👍 DONE 👍
- Climb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
What places are on your travel bucket list?