Top 50 Most Exotic Places In The World (2023)

The most exotic places in the world are some of the most visited places on earth; their beauty having traveled far and wide. Of course, there remains the argument that there is beauty in all places, and beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Such claims are invalidated by the sheer number of visitors to these places; several millions of people cannot all be wrong.

Those who haven’t traveled in a long time, and who find themselves in need of motivation only have to look at these locations, and their next travel plans would have already been made.

Top 50 Most Exotic Places In The World

1. Japan When Cherries Blossom

Now it is important to take note of this; you have to get the timing right, otherwise you would miss out on the whole point of the travel. Of course, all of Japan is beautiful every time of the year; but the cherry blossoms are absolutely spectacular.

The whole country explodes into an out of worldly hue of pink and white. Not separately, but together. It lines the roads, the hillsides, the country sides, even the hotel where you might be staying.

This has to be the most beautiful thing in the world. It is not clear whether it was planned, or whether it just happened, but the effect is the same- breathtaking.

It happens in for about 4 months in the year; but for maximum effect make sure you get there from late march to early April.

2. Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China

The main attraction here is the “Rainbow Mountains.” The first impression one gets is that it is a clever prank made by someone who is very good with Photoshop. That is not the case at all; this is one of nature’s best displays of artistry.

The rainbow mountains were formed by mineral deposits layered into the mountains; and now it is truly a rainbow; with red, blue, yellow, pink, and many more colors spread out linearly as if by hand. It would have taken hundreds of years to do something like that by hand, and the cost of such a venture would be unspeakable- a rare gift of nature this is.

The park also a body of water and some greenery to give you a beautiful background for your photography.

3. Venice, Italy

Venice is a well-documented place of beauty; for generations there have been stories of Italy’s floating city; a place so romantic that even liars fall in love. Well for once the stories are true; Venice is a treasure to humanity.

The city is spectacular; instead of roads and streets what you have is canals. Neighborhoods are quite close to each other; but you cannot just walk over to the next street- you would have to swim.

Not literally; the city is lined with little canoes called gondoliers. They slowly float by; giving you a chance to really see the city.

The gondoliers know what stalls to stop at; yes, there are stalls lining the canals, and some of them sell refreshments, while others sell souvenirs, and other things to make your visit more memorable.

4. Machu Picchu

Manchu Picchu is located in Peru; it is a World Heritage Site- an Inca citadel; probably the estate of the Inca Emperor Pachacuti. Machu Picchu is also called the Lost City Of The Incas; one wonders how a monument like this can be lost; it is located on a mountain.

This place must have been a fortress; but it was abandoned at about the time when the Spanish arrived. There was no battle; and the Spanish did not visit the place until the 19th century.

Visiting this place is like a portal to the past; you get to see what life was like for the Incas centuries ago; and you get to see the inspiration behind all those movies and video games.

5. Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park is the pride of Canada; not many countries are blessed to have such beauty. It was chosen to be Canada’s first national park with good reason; it is the most beautiful place in the whole country.

It is made up of a column of mountains with sparkling blue waters at the base. It is just beautiful; the greenery, the small animals, the birds, the very feeling of being on top of the world.

No matter what time of the year you visit you will find that this is beautiful place; but some prefer summer because Canada is quite cold; and you may like to the greenery.

6. Great Ocean Road, Australia

Did you know that a road can be listed as a national treasure? Well this one has! Welcome to the Great Ocean Road, Australia where you can have the road trip of your life; enjoy the natural beauty of the place, and take in some of Australia’s history.

The road is the biggest war memorial in the world; it marks Australia’s participating in World War I; it was built by returned soldiers, and was built in memory of the fallen heroes.

Things to look out for include; the famous 12 Apostle Rock formations, shipwreck coast, koalas in Great Otway National Park, and the seaside town of Lorne.

7. Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, is a natural wonder; hot springs overflow, and then create pools made of carbonate mineral. The whole place is white, and the beautiful; and looking like some made by a master sculptor.

The Romans built the spa city of Hierapolis, as a relaxation place for the governors and other nobles- it is remarkably well preserved.

8. Pitons, St Lucia

Pritons, in St Lucia is one of the reasons why some people ventured to the Caribbean in the first place. Have you ever seen mountains covered in greenery? Well, here you will find two of them! Pitons is two mountainous mountains; right on the beach, and surrounded by greenery.

No woman has ever been known to say no to a marriage proposal in these surroundings, the beauty is romantic and ecstatic.

There are resorts in the area; so this is a great place for a romantic getaway; it is one of the most exotic places in the world.

9. Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a window to the Arab culture of the past; the city is one of the Imperial cities of Morocco; this old city was founded by the by Emir Abu Bakr ibn Umar back in 1070. This city has so much to offer in terms of cultural beauty; it has not changed since it was established; and has continued to flourish.

Here you see old buildings, and the people dress in traditional attire as they go about their daily lives. You will wonder about the reason behind the maze of alleyways leading to the city’s palaces, colorful souks and gardens.

10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is a place in French Polynesia; the description may not do it well but it is a bay of exceeding beauty- the bay is almost completely enclosed; the opening is very narrow.

This narrow opening produces very calm waters, and the waters reflect a deeper hue of blue. Bora Bora also offers the opportunity to explore a marvelous underwater world; you can go diving and see all the life beneath the water.

The following is a more extensive list of the 50 most exotic places in the world.

Position Place Country
1 Japan in Cherry Blossom Season Japan
2 Zhangye Danxia Geopark China
3 Venice Italy
4 Machu Picchu Peru
5 Banff National Park Canada
6 Great Ocean Road Australia
7 Pamukkale Turkey
8 Pitons St Lucia
9 Marrakesh Morocco
10 Bora Bora French Polynesia
11 Oia, Santorini Greece
12 Mù Cang Chải Vietnam
13 Tamil Nadu India
14 Forbidden City Beijing, China
15 Amalfi Coast Italy
16 Krabi Thailand
17 Fiordland National Park New Zealand
18 Bagan Myanmar
19 Havasu Falls, Arizona USA
20 The Baths British Virgin Islands
21 Rakotzbrücke Germany
22 Trolltunga Norway
23 Valle de Cocora Colombia
24 Wadi Rum Jordan
25 Raja Ampat Indonesia
26 Provence France
27 Isle of Skye Scotland
28 Finnish Lapland Finland
29 Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia
30 The Dead Sea Israel and Jordan
31 Denali National Park Alaska, USA
32 Vaadhoo Island Maldives
33 Cameron Highlands Malaysia
34 Lake Tekapo New Zealand
35 The Dark Hedges Northern Ireland
36 Cappadocia Turkey
37 Zakynthos Greece
38 Caucasus Mountains Georgia
39 Las Salinas de Torrevieja Spain
40 Monteverde Cloud Forest Costa Rica
41 Namaqualand South Africa
42 The Azores Portugal
43 Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania
44 Wulingyuan Scenic Area China
45 Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Japan
46 Antarctica
47 Na Pali Coast Hawaii, USA
48 Namib Desert Namibia
49 Reynisfjara Iceland
50 Capri Italy



Rather than pick an argument; the proper course of action after reading about the most beautiful places in the world is to pick up your passport and get your travel plans underway. Regardless of which destination you choose, it will certainly be worth the effort.

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