Top 10 Postcard-Pretty Destinations

Top 10 Postcard-Pretty Destinations

There are places that are so pretty it is hard to believe they really exist. So if you are looking for a true treat for your eyes, look no further. The list features ten prettiest places we have seen!

10. Namib Desert, Namibia

Quite an unexpected place to be considered as a postcard-pretty, nevertheless it is. The valleys are the result of Tsauchab river, which floats every 5-10 years, but does not reach the Atlantic ocean and dries instead. The mud that is left finally solidifies, making a picturesque cracked ground. It is really nice to watch the sunrise in the desert.

All of the travel agencies in Namibia will provide you with tours and guides to this place. Good roads and accommodation are built for tourists. The scenery also could be seen from the above: from a small airplane or hot air balloon.

Namib-Photo by Rocco Mega

Photo by Rocco Mega

Namib-Photo by Christopher R. Gray

Photo by Christopher R. Gray

Namib-Photo by Marsel van Oosten

Photo by Marsel van Oosten

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Photo by Marsel van Oosten

9. El Arco de Cabo San Lucas or Lands End, Baja California peninsula, Mexico

A unique group of rock formations is found near Los Cabos Corridor – a popular tourist destination due to its many beaches and resorts. In the 16th century, pirates would hide behind these rocks and lurk for the Spanish ships, loaded with valuables.

The gorgeous rocks are very often visited by the vacationers. The easiest way to get there is by getting a water taxi, that will give you a tour, drop you at an intimate Lover’s Beach and take you after a while. You will also get to see the colony of sea lions, that gather at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

ElArco-Photo by Owen R Murray

Photo by Owen R Murray

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8. Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The beach of staggering beauty has been discovered by a wider audience considerably recently. It has been attracting locals for years, but recently it has attracted even Hollywood’s attention and was featured in the movie “Snow White And The Huntsman”.

The unspoiled bay features fabulous views to the sea and great facilities and services in the neighboring villages, thus providing a nice vacation for the tourists.

Marloes-Photo by Mike Howe

Photo by Mike Howe

sunset in late summer at the coastal resort and beach at marloes sands pembrokeshire coast national park south west wales uk

Photo by Ron Evans

7. Huanglong, China

This scenic place means „Yellow Dragon“ in Chinese. Found in the Minshan mountain range, Huanglong has declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Among various natural wonders, the colorful terraced pools are among the most recognizable and picturesque spots here. The nature reserve also features temples and Buddha statues, scattered in the park.

Besides forests, waterfalls, hot springs and mountains, Huanglong is a home for the endangered Giant Panda and Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey.

Huanglong-Photo by Dominik Orth

Photo by Dominik Orth

6. Gokyo Cho Lake, Nepal

The main lake that is part of the Gokyo Lakes system, sprawling across Sagarmatha National Park. The glacier-fed lakes are embedded in the staggering mountainous surroundings and hold a religious significance by both – Hindus and Buddhists.

Go there in August, when pilgrims bathe in the lake during the Janai Purnima festival.

Gokyo-Photo by Birukov Yury

Photo by Birukov Yury

5. Ban Gioc, China, Vietnam

The spectacular cascade marks a border between two countries. Originally two waterfalls get divided into several smaller plunges because of the rocks, that separate them. It is the fourth largest waterfall after Iguazu, Victoria, and Niagara Falls, that mark a national border.

A lot of endemic plant species are also found in these wonderful surroundings. The double waterfall is best admired from the Vietnamese side, but also can be reached from China.

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BanGioc-Photo by Son Tong

Photo by Son Tong

4. Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

This one is the most famous waterfalls in the country. The water is floated by Seljalandsá river and then drops 60 meters (200 ft) from the cliff. It is possible to go behind it as well, as it hides a spacious cave behind. It is indeed very eye-catching. Therefore, various images of it are found on the internet, as well as calendars or books.

It is very accessible since is situated on the famous Ring Road, which circles the entire island. Traveling this road is regarded to be one of the best tourist activities in the country because it provides a good impression of the Icelandic nature.

Seljalandsfoss

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3. Moraine Lake, Canada

Found in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, the blue lake is one of the most recognizable natural wonders in Canada. The shortest peak is a little bit above 3 km (10 000 ft) height. Tourists can choose to explore the area by taking one of a few hiking trails.

Moraine-Photo by Chris Muir

Photo by Chris Muir

Moraine-Photo by Adam

Photo by Adam

2. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece

The wonderful place is often regarded as Greece’s most dramatic beach. Its shores, covered in white smooth pebbles, is rinsed by the warm and crystal clear Ionian Sea. Embedded between two mountains – Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros – Myrtos provides an intimate recluse location to relax.

Myrtos has received the best Greek beach award twelve times! Wonderful views from above open, while driving to the beach: just before heading down, the visitors can stop for a moment and admire the panorama.

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Myrtos-Photo by SnapRJW

Photo by SnapRJW

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1. Edinburgh, Scotland

One of the most beautiful cities in the UK strikes with is a postcard-pretty beauty! It also has a variety activities to offer – from shopping in Victoria Street and visiting the museums, to hiking in the Meadows or the Pentland Hills. Historic architecture, cultural heritage, and lively city has plenty to offer!

Edinburgh-Photo by Mark Shimazu

Photo by Mark Shimazu

Edinburgh-Photo by Grant Ritchie

Photo by Grant Ritchie

Edinburgh-Photo by Andy Jack

Photo by Andy Jack

Edinburgh-Photo by Miles Gray

Photo by Miles Gray

Edinburgh-Photo by Tamás Kátai

Photo by Tamás Kátai