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8 Beautiful Places On Earth You Won’t Believe Exist

There is always going to be a bunch of places you want to visit, but fear you never will. Don’t let these be on that list! Put these on the “To-Go” lists immediately, as they are absolutely gorgeous, filled with so much history.

Here are 8 places you won’t believe exist, but now that you know they do, you’ll need to visit!

8. Angkor Wat

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is an Indianized temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.

Courtesy of: Wikipedia.

7. Ashikaga Flower Park

Ashikaga, Japan

One of the best places to view fuji flowers is the Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture. Ashikaga Flower Park features lots of blue, white and pink fuji, as well as yellow laburnum that look like yellow colored fuji.

One large fuji tree is 100 years old and its branches are supported to create a huge umbrella of blue fuji flowers. There is also a long tunnel of white fuji flowers, while a tunnel of yellow kingusari needs a few more years to become an actual tunnel. Yae-fuji, a variety with more than the usual number of petals, can also be viewed.

Courtesy of: Japan-Guide

6. Benagil Sea Cave

Algarve, Portugal

The south coast of Portugal is called the Algarve. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal. It’s known for amazing summers, impressive coastline and idyllic beaches. The Algarve coastline has many imposing caves, cliffs, rock formations and white beaches. The Benagil caves stand out and is a “must see” on your next holidays in Portugal.

Benagil is a small fishing village, located on the south coast of Portugal, the Algarve. The closest city is called Lagoa. The Benagil caves are situated 150 meter east to the Benagil beach, Praia de Benagil. The amazing caves of this area are only accessible by boat, SUP or kayak.

Courtesy of: Sea Bookings

5. Fernando de Noronha

Archipelago in Brazil

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast. The archipelago’s name is a corruption of the name of the Portuguese merchant Fernão de Loronha, to whom it was given by the Portuguese crown for services rendered regarding wood imported from Brazil. Only the homonymous main island is inhabited; it has an area of 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi) and a population estimated at 2,718 in 2012. The archipelago’s total area is 26 km2 (10 sq mi).

Courtesy of: Wikipedia

 

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