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The Top 20 Mountain Travel Destinations in the World

LAST UPDATED – 2/14/24 – The 20 Top Mountain Travel Destinations in the World

If you are like me, the thought of spending time in the mountains gets your adrenaline flowing and you just can’t stop thinking about the breathtaking vistas, exhilarating hikes, and unforgettable adventures exploring amazing slopes, valleys, and peaks.  That’s why mountain travel destinations are my favorite landscapes in the world. 

Not only are they amongst the prettiest landscapes you will find on this planet, but they are also some of the most exciting landscapes to explore.  In addition to having some of the most epic hiking trails and climbing routes in the world, mountain destinations also have some of the most amazing wildlife to view.

Mountain Travel Destinations

Mountain Destinations Are My Passion

As a travel enthusiast and mountain lover, I have spent quite a bit of time researching and visiting some of this world’s most amazing mountain travel destinations.  Some truly spectacular mountain destinations all over the world are just waiting for you to get out and explore them. 

Whether you are looking to conquer the slopes of Denali in Alaska’s Denali National Park, trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak at Mount Kilimanjaro, or explore some of the highest mountains in the world in the Himalayas, there is a seemingly endless supply of mountain adventures out there waiting to be had.

In this article, I am going to lay out what I think are the Top 20 Mountain Travel Destinations in the World.  As you can see on the map below, these destinations are spread out far and wide over the globe.  If you are looking for your next big adventure in the mountains, I would suggest starting with this list.

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20. Table Mountain

South africa.

Mountain Travel Destinations Table Mountain

Widely considered to be one of the top tourist attractions near Cape Town, South Africa, Table Mountain is also one of the most unique-looking mountains that you will find at any destination on this list of mountain travel destinations.  Its flat top is very distinct, which is why it was given the name “Table Mountain”.  While the highest point of the mountain is only a meager 3,564 feet (1,086 meters), it can be a fun and challenging climb.

If you are interested in climbing to the top, there are various routes that you can choose from and each takes roughly 3 hours of hiking to get to the top.  If you aren’t up for the challenge of getting to the top on your own, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway can bring you to the top for just a small fee.  One of the most unique animals that you will see near the top of Table Mountain is the Dassie.  It’s a very unique creature whose closest relative is the elephant, though it looks a lot more like a large rat.

19. The Pyrenees

France\spain.

Mountain Travel Destinations The Pyrenees

Stretching roughly 305 miles (491 kilometers) on the border between France and Spain, the Pyrenees mountain range is characterized by an absence of the great lakes that you often see in the lateral valleys of the Alps in North and Central Europe.  Despite not having the large, alpine lakes and the large ski resorts, the Pyrenees are incredibly beautiful and very culturally diverse.  In the Western Pyrenees, you will find the Basque culture and its amazing cuisine to explore in the evenings after a long day of exploration and hiking in the mountains.

Not to be outdone, in the Eastern Pyrenees, the Catalan culture and its amazing seafood and cultural traditions are unique.  While the highest peak in the Pyrenees, Aneto Peak in Spain isn’t as high as the tallest peaks you will find in the Alps, its 11,169 feet high (3,404 meters) peak is still a challenge to reach.  If you are an experienced backpacker, it is possible to hike the length of the Pyrenees along the GR10 from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.  Along the way, you will enjoy seeing beautiful 10,000-plus feet (3,000-plus meters) high peaks, dense forests, and amazing wildlife.

18. Vinicunca

Mountain Travel Destinations Vinicunca

The first of the mountain travel destinations in South America on my list may also be one of the most unique and beautiful destinations on my list as well.  While the area around Cusco is most famous for being the gateway to spectacular Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, the city is also the gateway to other destinations further up into the Andes Mountains.  One of the more popular destinations at higher altitudes in the Andes is Vinicunca, which is otherwise known as the Rainbow Mountain.

Vinicunca, in the local Quechua language of the Peruvian Andes, means “colorful necklace”.  However, it is also referred to locally as “Montaña de Siete Colores”, which means “mountain of seven colors”.  The pink dirt is created by red clay, the whitish dirt from quartz, the yellowish dirt is actually sandstone and limestone-rich sulfurous minerals, and the turquoise color comes from phyllite compounds and clays rich in iron-magnesium.

Together, these differing soils create one of the most unique and beautiful mountaintops you will find anywhere in the world.  The best time to view the mountain is between April and October, which is the dry season in Peru and the weather is most predictable.  If you decide to visit, make sure you are prepared for the altitude as the mountaintop sits at 17,060 feet (or 5,199 meters).

17.  Grand Teton National Park

United states.

Mountain Travel Destinations Grand Tetons

There are some stunningly beautiful spots in the American Rocky Mountains to visit, but my favorite of these spots in the continental United States is undoubtedly Grand Teton National Park.  Established in 1929 and then again in 1950, the 96,000-acre Grand Teton National Park encompasses almost the entire Teton Mountain Range and six large glacial lakes.  Eight peaks within the park rise to over 12,000 feet (3,656 meters), with the highest peak being the Grand Teton (13,770 feet or 4,197 meters).

In addition to having some of the best hiking trails in the US National Park System, the Grand Teton National Park is also a great place to spot wildlife.  Along with its neighboring sister park, Yellowstone, the Grand Teton National Park is a great place to spot the likes of moose, American bison, pronghorn antelope, Roosevelt elk, grizzly bear, black bear, grey wolves, and even bighorn sheep.  For more information on how to visit the Grand Teton National Park, please refer to my Yellowstone and Grand Teton Visitor Guide linked below.

16. Tiger’s Nest

Mountain Travel Destinations Tiger's Nest

According to legend, Guru Rinpoche arrived in Bhutan on the back of a flying tigress.  While he visited several caves and cliffsides to meditate, he spent the majority of his time on the mountainside above the Paro Valley.  A monastery was eventually built on this spot and is now known as Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest.  The monastery sits roughly 3,000 feet (915 meters) above the valley floor and 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) above sea level.   Without any doubt, it is one of the premier mountain travel destinations in the world.

If you want to hike up to the monastery you can, but the hike is very steep.  There are several different paths that you can take when you hike and the most popular of which takes you through a pine forest and past a collection of prayer flags.    No matter which path you choose, it is guaranteed to be an adventure you will remember.

If you visit in April, the Tsechu festival is held in the Paro Valley below.  The festival honors and remembers Guru Rinpoche and is marked by festive dancing all throughout the valley.  Visiting during the festival is a great way to see ancient Buddhist traditions performed in one of this world’s most beautiful and iconic settings.

15. Grindelwald

Switzerland.

Mountain Travel Destinations Grindelwald

The city of Grindelwald, or the “glacier village” as it is known locally, is one of the oldest resort towns in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland and one of the best places to visit to see the Swiss Alps in all of their glory.  The area is home to many 13,000+ feet (or 4,000+ meters) peaks, including the Eiger and Jungfrau mountains.  Being in the middle of so many large peaks means that Grindelwald is one of the best places in the Swiss Alps to do some alpine skiing and hiking.

Grindelwald is a Mountaineering Hot Spot

It is also one of the most popular places in all of Europe for mountaineering, which is why alpine climbers flock to Grindelwald each year to test their mettle on the area’s mountains.  Even if you aren’t an alpine climber or skier, the area’s beautiful mountain scenery, traditional cog railways, and fantastic food make Grindelwald one of the top mountain travel destinations and a great tourist destination for mountain lovers of all kinds.  Not to mention, because it is in such close proximity to the cities of Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen, you can spend weeks touring and eating your way through these beautiful valleys.

14. The Dolomites

Mountain Travel Destinations The Dolomites

Although they make up just a small portion of the Alps mountain range in Europe, the Dolomites of Northern Italy are some of the most beautiful and spectacular mountains you will find there.  They aren’t the tallest mountains you will find on the continent, as the tallest peak in the Dolomites is only about 11,000 feet (or 3,350 meters) tall, but their craggy look and rich landscape make them one of the best mountain travel destinations in Europe to explore.

Whether you are looking to hike, climb, ski, or participate in one of the area’s many adventure activities (such as base jumping, paragliding, hang gliding, and heli-skiing), there is something to entertain every type of outdoor enthusiast.  Even if you aren’t interested in any wild adventures, there are plenty of cross-country ski and hiking trails to keep even the most laid-back of travelers busy.

If you are looking for recommendations on where to go and what to do, I would strongly recommend looking into the Via Ferrata Routes.  These old WWI routes that used to have wooden steps and ropes to guide you along the mountain routes have been updated to include steel rungs and ladders.

If you have hiked in Acadia National Park in the United States, they are a lot like what you see on the Precipice and Beehive Trails in that park.  If you aren’t interested in a challenging hike\climb but still want to see some amazing scenery, I would recommend checking out the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.  Here you will find an easy 2-hour loop hike that offers some of the most spectacular views of the Dolomites.

13. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

New zealand.

Mountain Travel Destinations Mount Cook National Park

When it comes to acclaimed mountain climbers, few climbers are as renowned or as revered as Sir Edmund Hillary.  Most people are aware of Hillary’s exploits on Mount Everest, but what many people are unaware of is that Hillary sharpened his climbing skills on Mount Cook before ever attempting to climb Everest.  As the tallest mountain in New Zealand and the centerpiece of the breathtaking Southern Alps that dominate much of the landscape on New Zealand’s Southern Island, Mount Cook is a breathtaking sight to behold.

The area also has a rich and important native history.  According to Ngāi Tahu legend, Aoraki and his three brothers, sons of the Sky Father Rakinui, were on a sea voyage when their canoe overturned.  When they climbed to the top of their canoe to escape the water, the freezing south wind turned them into stone.  Their canoe became the South Island while the three brothers became the peaks of the Southern Alps.

The Park Has World Renowned Hiking Tracks

For travelers visiting Aoraki\Mount Cook National Park, climbing isn’t the only activity that you can enjoy.  There are several amazing hiking tracks within the park and a lookout where you can see the gigantic Tasman Glacier, which is the largest glacier in New Zealand.  If you would like to get a better view of the landscape, you can always get a bird’s eye view from a helicopter or airplane tour.

Speaking of airplanes, New Zealand isn’t just one of the top mountain travel destinations in the world.  It is also considered by many travelers to be the adventure capital of the world, and one of the most popular adventures is skydiving.  To learn more about Aoraki\Mount Cook National Park and how to visit, please reference my Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Guide linked below.

Manali, India

Not too long ago, Manali used to be the backpacking capital of India.  There was an incredibly popular “hippie trail” that ran from Manali to Kullu and was a magnet for travelers looking to explore the beautiful Himalayan region on a budget. 

Fast forward to today, and the Manali region has blossomed into one of the most popular and developed mountain travel destinations in the Indian Himalayas.  No longer is this spot the hidden gem that it used to be.  That may be a disappointment to the most ardent backpackers out there, but it also means that the beauty of this region is accessible to more travelers.

Located high in the Indian Himalayas, Manali offers spellbinding views of the gorgeous mountain range.  If you get up early and look over the fog-covered slopes and the tiny cottages that are dotted over the landscape, you will swear you are dreaming.  Really, it is that beautiful.  For the hiking enthusiasts out there, hiking the Rohtang Pass is a hiking adventure that is popular with die-hard hiking enthusiasts.

Among the other adventure activities, the area is known for include skiing and river rafting.  For those looking for a more laid-back adventure, getting some rest and relaxation in one of the region’s Himalayan spas is an experience you will never forget.  No matter what brings you to Manali, exploring a beautiful region of this world’s tallest mountains would be an amazing adventure.

11. Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell, Iceland

When it comes to breathtaking mountain travel destinations, few other countries in Europe can compete with the jaw-dropping views that you see on the island nation of Iceland.  From the giant glaciers like Vatnajökull and Skaftafell to the beautiful waterfalls like Godafoss and Seljalandsfoss, Iceland is chock-full of mind-blowingly gorgeous landscapes. 

In fact, the landscapes you see in Iceland are so unique that you will be hard-pressed to find others like them elsewhere in the world.  One of these unique and beautiful landscapes I am referring to is the Kirkjufell mountain, which sits on the Snæfellsnesnes peninsula in the Western part of Iceland.

Rising 1,519 feet (or 463 meters) above sea level on the outskirts of the small fishing town of Grundarfjörður, Kirkjufell may be the most photographed mountain in all of Europe.  It is certainly the most photographed mountain in Iceland.  If you would like to get a little more up-close-and-personal with the mountain, you can hike to the top.  However, you should not attempt the hike unless weather conditions are optimal because it is a difficult hike and can be hazardous.

If you aren’t an experienced hiker, you can arrange to do the hike as part of a guided expedition with a guide who is very familiar with the area.  For those who aren’t into hiking, you can opt for taking a guided horseback ride instead.  No matter how you choose to explore the area, it will certainly be an adventure you won’t soon forget.

10.  Denali National Park

Denali National Park, Alaska

If you’re looking for a pure wilderness experience, it is really tough to compete with the experience you will have when you visit Denali National Park in the state of Alaska in the United States.  World-renowned for its phenomenal wildlife, breathtaking mountain peaks, and beautiful glacially-fed rivers, Denali National Park has earned every bit of its reputation as an outdoor enthusiast’s dreamland.

Because of its isolated location in the middle of the vast Alaska wilderness, Denali National Park isn’t one of the easiest of America’s national parks to get to.  However, this is part of the park’s appeal. Combined with its sheer beauty, the remoteness and isolation of the park give it the last frontier kind of feel.  This alone makes it one of the premier mountain travel destinations in the world.

It also doesn’t hurt that the park is home to Mount Denali (or formerly known as Mount McKinley), which at 20,308 feet (or 6,189 meters) is the tallest mountain in North America.  It may not be as tall as some of the tallest mountains in the Himalayas, but when it comes to alpine climbs, it can be every bit as difficult.

While climbing the mountain should be reserved for only the most experienced, trained, and guided climbers, that doesn’t mean there aren’t hiking adventures for less experienced hikers and climbers to be enjoyed in the park.  In fact, there are plenty of great hiking trails and lookout points with breathtaking views for all travelers to enjoy in the park.  All you need to do is get there to enjoy them!

9. Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji, Japan

Of all the mountains found at all of the destinations on my list of the Top 20 Mountain Travel Destinations, few are as perfectly shaped or as beautiful as Mount Fuji in Japan.  At 12,388 feet (or 3,776 meters) tall, not only is it Japan’s highest mountain, but it is also the country’s most climbed one as well.  What most people don’t realize is that Mount Fuji isn’t a single mountain, but actually, three volcanoes stacked on top of each other.

The bottom mountain, and the oldest, is the Komitake volcano, then the Kufuji volcano, and finally the youngest of the volcanoes, Mount Fuji.  Located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, which is less than 65 miles from Tokyo, Mount Fuji is one of the more accessible mountains found at any of the locations on my list.  In fact, many visitors choose to visit Mount Fuji on a day trip from the capital.

Mount Fuji is an Incredibly Shy Mountain

However, just because it is easy to get to, that doesn’t mean it is an easy mountain to see.  In fact, Mount Fuji is notoriously shy and is usually only visible through the cloud cover roughly 80 days a year.  So if you are planning a visit to see or photograph the mountain, I would suggest building some flexibility into your schedule and monitoring the weather forecast when you are in-country.

For those with ambitions to climb Mount Fuji, several trails take you to the top.  Which trail you choose will ultimately depend on your fitness level, hiking experience, and the time you would like to take to complete the hike. 

For instance, the Yoshida Trail climbs an estimated 7,545 feet (or 2,300 meters) on its way to the top, while the Gotemba Trail only ascends roughly 4,757 feet (or 1,450 meters) on its way to the top.  If you are up for the challenge, climbing the mountain is one of the ultimate travel adventures.  And with sunrises and sunsets as legendary as are typical at Mount Fuji, the pictures you get from the top will likely be epic as well.

8. Jotunheimen Mountains

Jotunheimen Mountains, Norway

According to ancient Norse mythology, Jotunheimen was the place where the jotner, or the trolls, once lived.  When you visit this jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape, you won’t have much trouble understanding why.  In addition to being the home of Northern Europe’s highest mountains, this section of Eastern Norway is also packed with gigantic glaciers, beautiful glacial rivers and lakes, and a seemingly never-ending supply of waterfalls.

There are more than 50 marked trails that crisscross their way throughout the 1,351 square miles (or 3,500 square kilometers) of this breathtaking park.  Depending on your fitness and comfort level, you can choose between short-day hikes or multi-day adventures to explore the area.

Two of the most popular hikes in the park are the hike to the summit of the Galdhøpiggen mountain and the Besseggen trail.  If you are up for the challenge, the Galdhøpiggen summit hike takes you to the top of the 8,100-feet (or 2,469-meter) Galdhøpiggen mountain, which is a strenuous hike for even experienced hikers.  If that doesn’t sound like your pace, the Besseggen trail is equally as beautiful, but not quite as stressful.

This six-hour hike is difficult, but as Norway’s most hiked route, it is also achievable by less experienced hikers.  If you invest the time to complete the hike, it will take you across the narrow Besseggen Ridge where you will be spellbound by the breathtaking views of the Gjende and Bessvatn lakes on your sides.  This hike alone is worth traveling to Jotunheimen, the rest is just gravy.

7. Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

If you have ever listened to the band Toto’s hit 1982 hit song “Africa”, you probably recognize the lyrics, “As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti”.  While it isn’t true that Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from the plains of the Serengeti, it can be seen from nearby Amboseli National Park in Kenya.

This is notable because when most people think of Africa, they typically think about going on safari and seeing wild animals like lions, elephants, and rhinoceros.  What they don’t typically think about are mountain travel destinations with large, snow-capped peaks.  It may surprise you then to learn that one of the world’s most enchanting mountains, with its beautiful snow-capped peak, sits in the heart of one of Africa’s most infamous wildlife zones.

Kilimanjaro is the Tallest Free-Standing Mountain in the World

At 19,341 feet (or 5,895 meters) high, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and arguably the most mysterious mountain found at any of the destinations on my list.  While it isn’t the tallest peak in the world, it isn’t a part of a mountain range so it is considered to be the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.  While all of this is interesting, what attracts most travelers to Kilimanjaro each year is the fact that it is arguably the easiest of the highest summits on each continent to climb.

This makes it a challenging, but achievable goal for adventure travelers of all skill levels to attempt.  While it’s achievable for most travelers, you will have to put in some considerable effort to reach the top.  If you are interested in climbing the mountain, there are six main routes to the top and the average hike will take you 5 to 9 days to ascend and get back down.

If climbing the mountain doesn’t sound like something you are up for or have time for, there are also bike tours that take you around Mount Kilimanjaro that you can explore as well.  Oh, and don’t forget to make some life-long memories on a safari adventure or two while you are there.  In case you are interested, I have linked to my Serengeti National Park Safari Guide below for you to review.

6.  El Chalten

Argentinian patagonia.

El Chalten, Argentina

Snuggled at the base of the towering Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy, the small town of El Chaltén is widely considered to be one of South America’s top mountain travel destinations.  In Fact, among hiking enthusiasts, it is also considered to be the hiking capital of the Argentinian Andes.  The beautiful, jagged peaks and many world-class hiking trails attract thousands of adventurers a year.

Because of its location at the base of the mountains, there are dozens of world-class trails that are accessible just a short distance from the center of town.  Depending on your skill level and the time you have available, you can choose between short, easy routes that will take just a few hours to difficult multi-day adventures that will test your hiking and climbing skills.  Some of the most popular hiking trails in the area include Eagle Miradors, Laguna de Los Tres, Laguna Torre, and Condor Mirador.

The Town is Nestled inside Los Glaciares National Park

The town sits in the middle of the beautiful Los Glaciares National Park, so no trip to El Chaltén can be complete without taking a trip up to see a glacier.  Argentina’s largest glacier, Viedma Glacier, is located within the park on Lake Viedma and is renowned for its massive ice wall that rises up from the lake like the Wall in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

If you would like to explore the glacier, there are a variety of tours that you can book based on your experience and comfort level.  For those who may not be interested in doing a lot of hiking or glacier trekking, the area is also well known for its horseback tours that allow you to explore the stunning beauty of the area at a more leisurely pace.  Better yet, just throw down a blanket next to one of the area’s picturesque glacial lakes and enjoy the fact that you’re visiting heaven on Earth.

5.  Banff\Jasper National Parks

Banff\Jasper National Parks, Canada

Out of all the destinations on my list of the Top 20 Mountain Travel Destinations, and there are some great destinations on this list, the most special place for me is undoubtedly the Banff and Jasper National Parks area in Alberta, Canada.  Growing up, my grandfather and father were larger-than-life figures and huge influences on my life and my budding love for travel.

One of my grandfather’s favorite places to talk about, and a place he always meant to take my father, was the beautiful Lake Louise near Banff National Park.  “Unparalleled beauty”, “out-of-this-world gorgeous”, “jaw-droppingly beautiful”, and nearly every other superlative that you can think of was used by my grandfather when he told us of this magical place he dreamed of sharing with us.

Sadly, my grandfather never got to take my father to see Lake Louise.  Life, as it often does, got in the way and they never got to make the trip.  Years after he passed, my father, mother, aunt, and I took a special road trip out through the Northwest, up through Glacier National Park in Montana, and into Banff National Park.  With my grandfather always on our minds, we explored the region to our utter delight.  I always thought my grandfather had to be exaggerating about the beauty of the area, but I never knew just how wrong I was until I set eyes on not only the stunning Lake Louise but the even more beautiful Lake Morraine.

Banff Looks Like it Was Lifted Out of Switzerland

The city of Banff looks and feels as though it was lifted out of some scraggly mountainside in Switzerland, and the whole area has a European Alps kind of feel.  Even if you aren’t up for hiking one of the area’s many amazing hiking paths, you will be content just to soak in the beautiful views and explore the shops and restaurants in Banff.  While you’re in town, taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to enjoy the breathtaking views from the top is an absolute must.

If you have the time, you will want to drive the Icefields Parkway that stretches into Jasper National Park and up through some of the most beautiful scenery in the area.  There are multiple waterfalls and an ice bridge that you can pull over and enjoy along the way.  No matter what you do when you visit, if your trip is half as memorable as mine, it will be one that you will never forget.  If you would like more information on when and how to visit Banff National Park, please check out my Banff National Park Visitor’s Guide referenced below.

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

There are so many amazing and beautiful mountain travel destinations in the country of Switzerland that I could easily do a Top 20 list of my recommendations for just that country alone.  However, one place stands above all else in my heart when I think about all the wonderful adventures I have had exploring the Swiss Alps.

As the home of the most photographed mountain in the world, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Zermatt is ranked high on any list that talks about the top mountain destinations in the world.  The Matterhorn, with its iconic scraggly peak, rises 14,692 feet (or 4,478 meters) high and towers above the town of Zermatt.  It is only the tenth tallest mountain in Switzerland, but its shape and location make it one of the most mesmerizing and charismatic mountains in the whole world.

Zermatt is Home to World-Class Climbing Routes

If you are an outdoor adventurer, you will absolutely love Zermatt.  Between miles of outstanding hiking trails, world-class climbing routes, to some of the best alpine and cross-country skiing in Europe, there is a seemingly endless amount of activities available to keep even the most eager outdoor adventurer entertained.  If you are looking for a unique experience to have in the Swiss Alps, then I would suggest taking the world’s first fully electrified cog railway and Europe’s highest open-air railway up to Gornergrat, where at 10,134 feet (or 3,089 meters) you can look over the Alps from the roof of Europe in complete and total awe.

In addition to getting some excellent close-up views of the Matterhorn, you will get to see the Gornergrat up close, which will blow your mind.  At just shy of 8 miles (or 12.4 km) long and roughly 1 mile (or 1.5 km) wide, it is an incredible sight to behold.  If you are planning a trip to Zermatt and would like more information on what to see or when and how to visit, please refer to my Visitor’s Guide to Zermatt, Switzerland referenced below.

3.  Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand

If you are an outdoor enthusiast or an adventure traveler, and chances are that you are both if you are reading this article, then I probably don’t need to sell you too hard on visiting Queenstown, New Zealand.  Widely considered to be the outdoor adventure capital of the world, the number of amazing outdoor adventure activities available to travelers in the area is simply mind-boggling.

Because Queenstown is located right in the middle of the breathtaking Southern Alps, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that many of these activities center around the mountains.  The sheer beauty and awe-inspiring magnitude of the beauty of this area is one of the reasons Peter Jackson decided to film much of his Lord of the Rings trilogy in the Queenstown and Glenorchy area.

New Zealand’s South Island is the Hiking Capital of the World

If you love to hike, I personally consider New Zealand’s South Island to be the hiking capital of the entire world.  Seriously, there are more amazing hiking tracks on the South Island of New Zealand than my mind can comprehend.  Not really, but you get the point.  This place is chock-full of amazing hiking trails.  In the Queenstown area, one of the most prominent hikes that you can tackle is the Ben Lomond Track.

This roughly 8-mile (or roughly 13-kilometer) hike ascends over 4,300 feet (or 1,310 meters) to the Ben Lomond summit where you are treated to some of the most amazing views of Queenstown, the Southern Alps, and Lake Wakatipu.  If you aren’t up for doing the whole hike, you can cut a portion of the beginning off by taking the Skyline Gondola up to the Stratosphere Restaurant and then hiking from there.

In addition to having a lot of impressive hiking trails, the Queenstown area is also known for its wide variety of adventure activities.  If you have ever wanted to skydive, go bungy jumping, canyon swinging, jet boat riding, or any other extreme sport that you can think of, then Queenstown is a great place to check that activity off your bucket list.

I went skydiving for my first time on the South Island and it is an experience I will never forget.  I cannot think of more stunning scenery to look at while plunging towards the Earth than the beautiful Southern Alps.  If you are interested in planning a trip to Queenstown and would like more information on what to see and do, I have linked to my Essential Queenstown, New Zealand Travel Guide for you to review below.

2. Torres del Paine

Chilean patagonia.

Mirador Las Torres

If you ask most travel enthusiasts, they will tell you that there is a specific travel destination that they have wanted to go to above all others.  Most often, this is a destination that they have dreamed about for years but seem to have never found a way to make it there.  For me, that destination is the Patagonia region of South America.

For me, no other location on this Earth is as beautiful, as pristine, or as raw as the breathtaking landscapes at the Southern edge of South America.  When it comes to great spots in Patagonia to visit, I am not sure many mountain travel destinations compete with the iconic Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.  You might not know this park by name, but I am sure you have seen images of the three scraggly granite towers of Torres del Paine that have made this park an iconic travel hotspot for mountain enthusiasts.

But the beauty of the park extends beyond these beautiful peaks.  If you explore the park, you will find seemingly endless pine forests, emerald blue glacial lakes, gigantic glaciers that dwarf what your mind can imagine, and golden grasslands that seem like they can go on forever.  Add all of this up and you get one of the most beautiful and breathtaking landscapes you will find on this planet.  Yes, I am being dramatic with my descriptions, but at the same time, I am not.  This destination is worthy of the drama.

The Iconic “W” Hike is One of the World’s Most Renowned Hikes

Because of its beauty, the Torres del Paine National Park is a hugely popular travel destination for outdoor enthusiasts.  There are many iconic hikes that you can take in the park, with the iconic “W” hike being the most notable.  This four-day hike takes you through some of the most beautiful of the park’s landscapes and is achievable for most people who are in decent shape and have a fair amount of hiking experience.

It’s not overly technical, but the distance can be a factor if you aren’t used to long multi-day hikes.  If you aren’t up for a multi-day hike, there are also many day hikes that you can enjoy in the park.  The Laguna Azul, Mirador Las Torres, Mirador Ferrier, and Mirador Lago Skottsberg are just some of the examples.  If you are lucky enough to go on an adventure to see Torres del Paine National Park, you are certain to be in for an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

1.  Mount Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

The last destination on my list of the Top 20 Mountain Travel Destinations in the World is certainly not the least, and especially not when it comes to the mountains at that destination.  Fourteen mountains on this planet are higher than 26,247 feet (or 8,000 meters) and ten of those mountains are within the Himalayas.  At 29,029 feet (or 8,848 meters) high, Mount Everest stands above all others as the tallest mountain in the world.

For some of this world’s most dedicated and ambitious outdoor adventurers, reaching the summit of Mount Everest is the ultimate goal.  If you are lucky enough to make it to the roof of the world, the views and the feeling of accomplishment must be amazing.  However, even if you don’t push for the summit of Everest, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience its magnificence or that you have to miss out on the complete adventure.

Hiking to Everest Base Camp Has Become a Tourist Destination

Tourist hikes to the Everest Base Camp, which alone sits at 17,600 feet (or 5,364 meters) high, are becoming increasingly popular in recent years.  With the out-of-this-world views that you see along the way and the challenge of getting to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain as motivation, I can certainly see why.  However, just because you aren’t climbing the mountain, don’t be fooled into thinking it won’t be a challenge to get to base camp.

The trek to base camp itself covers 75 miles (or 12 kilometers) and ascends an altitude of 17,600 feet (or 5,364 meters), so the hike is no joke.  The hike does require a permit, so you will need to plan ahead if you are thinking about hiking to base camp.  Most hikers will hire a guide, but they are not required.  Whether you decide to hire one for your trek will ultimately depend on your experience and comfort level.  Either way, you are going to have the most amazing alpine hiking experience that this world has to offer.  Enjoy it and take lots of pictures!

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Kili and Everest Bc is next on my list!!

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Awesome!!!! Kili was so surreal to see in person. Wish I had more time there to climb it. I am going to definitely have to go back. Everest would be amazing!!!

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Thanks for the post great info

Thank you so much!! 😀

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What a wonderful post. I love mountains. Reading about the Pyrenees was especially poignant, given the cancelled trip, but we have all committed (verbally, at least) to giving it a try again next summer (especially since the Pyrenees accommodation would only give an 18-month voucher, not an actual refund of the deposit). Considering climbing another 14er this summer. We’ll see what happens. Thanks for a very picturesque start to my day!

Thank you so much!!!! I am so bummed that your trip got cancelled, but am glad you rescheduled already. I absolutely LOVE the mountains too!! Hopefully will bag my first few 14ers this summer 😃👍

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Sooo many of these are on my bucket list!! My favourites have got to be Banff National Park and Mount Cook (just the entirety of the south island of New Zealand to be honest!). South America really looks incredible too, I always forget just how stunning it is until I get reminders like this.

My bucket list keeps growing too!! The South Island of New Zealand and Banff are EPIC!! 😀👍

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Great tip!! Thank you so much for your insightful comment!

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We visited this park last summer--it's beautiful there, and there are so many things to do! You didn't mention the…

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Spent 2 days in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Little town full of culture. Angkor Wat is an absolute gem on earth.…

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  • 20 Best Mountains Of The World Which Every Travel Enthusiast Must Visit In 2024

23 Jan 2023

The dynamic landscapes and thriving flora and fauna are major factors in defining the popularity of all the mountains of the world . For the more adventurous explorers, there are many other mountain ranges like the tallest mountain range, Mount Everest and the longest mountain in the world, Andes, which must be visited for an exhilarating experience of an adrenaline rush. Impressive mountain ranges, worthy of appreciation have spread across different continents, giving adventurers the option to choose from the many countless mountain ranges of the world.

20 Most Beautiful Mountains Of The World

The 20 best mountains of the world like that of Swiss Alps, the Himalayas, the Dolomites, the Grand Teton, Table Mountain, and more, continue to draw travelers from all across the globe throughout the year. And of all these mentioned below, which one would you like to have on your bucket list and explore at the earliest?

  • Swiss Alps – The Magical Mountains
  • Mount Logan – The Snowy Paradise
  • Mount Fuji – The Volcanic Beauty
  • Mauna Kea – The Gem Of Pacific Ocean
  • Jotunheimen Mountains – The Photographer’s Paradise
  • Grand Teton – America’s Adventure Hub
  • Bogda Peak – An Epitome Of Magnificence
  • Aoraki/Mt. Cook – The Spellbinding Wonder
  • Cerro Torre – The Sunkissed Beauty
  • Huayna Picchu – The Wondrous Gem
  • Kirkjufell – The Nature’s Marvel
  • Mount Everest – An Adventurer’s Dream
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – The Home Of Nature
  • Vinicunca – The Montage Of Happy Colors
  • Table Mountain – The Flat Abode
  • The Himalayas – A True Heaven On Earth
  • Denali Peak  – The Alaskan Beauty
  • The Dolomites – The Core Of Italy’s Heart
  • Nanga Parbat – The Natural Paradise
  • Castle Mountain – The World Of Wonders

1. Swiss Alps – The Magical Mountains

10th tallest mountain

The dramatic peaks of Dammastock and the snow-clad majestic summit of Matterhorn have always amazed and left hikers spellbound with its astonishing beauty. Matterhorn is 10th tallest amongst the several mountains of the world with a distinct feature of a well-defined pyramid shape. It is one of the most active fold mountains of the world and is featured on the world famous Toblerone Chocolate as its logo. The slopes of the Switzerland mountains are famous for the skiing and snowboarding activities. This is amongst the famous mountains in the world.

Location: Switzerland Height:  Dufourspitze (4,634 m), the Dom (4,545 m), the Liskamm (4,527 m), the Weisshorn (4,506 m) and the Matterhorn (4,478 m)

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2. Mount Logan – The Snowy Paradise

tallest mountain in Canada

Mount Logan is the tallest mountain in Canada, second highest summit in North America and has the largest circumference of the base when compared to the several mountain ranges of the world map. It is a part of Kluane National Park and Reserve. Hikers here can have an adventurous experiences of mountaineering in Canada while being surrounded by dense forests, iced rivers, picturesque landscapes, wild animals and several species of birds. Due to the tectonic action in this area, Mount Logan is continuing to grow in height even today. This is amongst the most famous mountains .

Location: Canada Height:  5,959 m

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3. Mount Fuji – The Volcanic Beauty

mountain in Japan

Mount Fuji is nearly 12,400 ft tall and is Japan’s No.1 tourist attraction. The breathtaking views here never fail to impress anybody who comes here. This is one of the most massive volcanic mountains in the world, which is active even now and majestically sits over a junction of three tectonic plates. Japan in July and August see the most amount of hikers attempting to climb this volcanic mountain and most of them make it to the summit successfully.

Location: Japan Heights:  3,776 m

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4. Mauna Kea – The Gem Of Pacific Ocean

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Mt Everest is known to be the tallest mountain in the world, but if you consider the height of Mauna Kea which is hidden under the Pacific Ocean, then Mauna Kea would be the tallest peak of the world. It is an 8-hour tour to this place with a few stops in between for acclimatization. The top of this volcanic wonder houses the world’s leading astronomical observatories. During the nights the perfectly clear skies offer an amazing stargazing experience. This is one of the famous mountains around the globe.

Location: United States Of America Heights: 4,207 m

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5. Jotunheimen Mountains – The Photographer’s Paradise

snow-capped mountain peak

This is one of the major mountain ranges of the world. One can witness these beautiful Jotunheimen Mountains when on the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route. The best way to witness the beauty of this place is through a drive along Europe’s highest mountain pass. This area offers splendid views of the scenic beauty which are highly worthy of being photographed. During the drive, one can witness the magnificent view comprising of snow-capped mountain peaks, waterfalls with crystal clear water and lush greenery.

Location: Norway Heights:  Galdhøpiggen (2469 m)

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6. Grand Teton – America’s Adventure Hub

national park in USA

Grand Teton is a famous national park in the United States of America with more than 60 species of mammals. The breathtaking scenery offered here leaves every traveller awe-struck and in love with the grand mountain peaks making it one of the most famous mountains in the world. There are many fun-filled exciting activities offered in this area like camping, hiking, trekking, water sports etc. The historical cowboy culture of this area must be experienced by one and all.

Location: United States of America Heights:  4,199 m

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7. Bogda Peak – An Epitome Of Magnificence

the imposing Bogda peak

Also known as the Bogda Mountain, it is an 18000 ft tall magnificent beauty. This mountain is very difficult to climb as its slopes are very steep which is a major obstacle, but in spite of these limitations, many mountain climbers have successfully climbed this mountain range on numerous occasions. This mountain peak is much closer to the civilization and is more challenging to climb, therefore it gets more attention from the travellers when compared to the other mountain peaks of the region.

Location: China Heights:  5,445 m

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8. Aoraki/Mt. Cook – The Spellbinding Wonder

mountain in New Zealand

It is a part of the popular Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and stands magnificently adorned with snow-capped peaks. Many mountain climbing enthusiasts come here from all over the world with an intention of climbing the three snow-covered summits of this range. Even hikers come from every nook and corner to experience the splendid view offered on the hiking trails and to witness the longest glacier in the country which is Tasman Glacier. It is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest mountains.

Location: New Zealand Heights:  3,724 m

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9. Cerro Torre – The Sunkissed Beauty

most controversial mountain

This is the most controversial mountain range amongst all the mountains of the world as there have been many disputes between Argentina and Chile as to who owns it and there have been complications in deciding who was the first person to climb Cerro Torre. It is counted among the most difficult mountains to climb as it has a very steep surface. It is a rocky steep mountain standing 10,000 ft tall with a bulb like snow cap at the top.

Location: Argentina/Chile Heights:  3,128 m

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10. Huayna Picchu – The Wondrous Gem

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This is one of the smallest mountains in the world but is very famous among the tourists and travelers because of the amazing view offered by the mountain of Machu Picchu which is one of the greatest ancient archaeological sites of the world. Huayna Picchu is a treasured heritage site of UNESCO. Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world and the splendid sky view of this famous site can be seen by climbing Huayna Picchu.

Location: Peru Heights:  2,720 m

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11. Kirkjufell – The Nature’s Marvel

Mountain in Iceland

Kirkjufell gained its popularity and got listed under the famous names of mountains after being featured in the 6th and 7th season of HBO original series Game Of Thrones. This small mountain peak looks beautiful covered fully in lush greenery during the summers and with pure white ice and snow during the winters. The well-known waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss which is the most magnificent waterfalls of Iceland is also located in the backdrop of this splendid summit.

Location: Iceland Heights:  463 m

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12. Mount Everest – An Adventurer’s Dream

tallest mountain range

This is easily the tallest mountain range at a maximum height of 29029 ft above sea level. This highest mountain in the world offers amazing views and challenging climbing routes making it perfect for adventure seekers. Many travelers have tried to climb this rugged grand beauty but only a few of them have been successful in doing so. Mountaineers have constantly faced many serious life-threatening conditions here, but it still remains the most attempted mountain peak by almost all experienced and amateur mountaineers.

Location: Nepal/Tibet Heights:  8,849 m

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13. Mount Kilimanjaro – The Home Of Nature

Volcano in Tanzania

It is one of the famed Seven Summits of Africa. It is considered to be one of the highest mountain ranges in the world and also one of the most important mountains of the world. It is topped with several glaciers and a diminishing ice field. The hiking tour to this place is quite expensive and can be afforded only by few. Western white and black colobuses, blue monkeys, elephants, cape buffaloes, and leopards can be found in the forests of Kilimanjaro National Park.

Location: Tanzania Heights:  5,895 m

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14. Vinicunca – The Montage Of Happy Colors

mountain in Peru

Vinicunca is the most colorful and one of the most beautiful mountains of the world and is famously known as the Rainbow Mountain. It has unusual hue lines of different colors which have been created due to the mineral deposits. This dynamic shape of the mountain was a result of the volcanic activity. It is counted among the most sacred mountains of the world. The hike route offers several opportunities to witness the hot springs, wildlife, and the close view of the sandstone mountain.

Location: Peru Heights:  5,200 m

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15. Table Mountain – The Flat Abode

Mountain in South Africa

This is a unique mountain and its surface on top is literally flat. It is the smallest mountain in the list of mountains in the world at a height of just 3,600 ft. It forms the backdrop of the wonderful Cape Town city in Africa and is a popular landmark of the area. One can reach the top of the mountain by either hiking to the top or by using a cable car ride.

Location: South Africa Heights:  1086 m

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16. The Himalayas – A True Heaven On Earth

The Himalayan Ranges India

Literally translating into the abode of snow, the Himalayas are reckoned across the globe as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world . Stretching for a length of about 2500 kilometers, the Himalayan Ranges indeed offer a sight to behold for a lifetime. A must-include destination on the list of the enthusiasts who would love to experience mountaineering in Himalayas, these mountains are an epitome of magnificence.

Location: India Heights:  Varies

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17. Denali Peak – The Alaskan Beauty

Denali Peak Alaska

Formerly known as Mount McKinley, Denali peak is considered to be one of the best mountains in the world , and is also much famed for being the highest mountain in North America. Set at the core of the vast Denali national park, the Denali peak stands tall at an altitude of about 20,310 feet which makes it one of the isolated mountains in the world too. Serving as a great escape for your inner adventurer, get to witness nature’s magic on your next visit to this Alaskan beauty!

Location: Alaska Heights:  6,190 m

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18. The Dolomites – The Core Of Italy’s Heart

The Dolomites In Italy

Picturing the lush greens against the most soothing blues which almost feels like a fairyland that we usually dream about? Well the Dolomites possess the capabilities of making those dreams come true for you. Renowned to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world , hiking in Italy is never going to be a complete experience for anyone who loves adventure without exploring the gem of the Southern Limestone Alps.

Location: Italy Heights:  3,343 m

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19. Nanga Parbat – The Natural Paradise

Nanga Parbat In Pakistan

Running out of reasons to visit Pakistan? Well here’s one that the travel bug in you won’t let you cancel your plans ever. Being one of the best mountains in the world and forming one extreme of the Himalayan Ranges, Nanga Parbat in all its might, has the powers of casting a magical spell on the travelers at first sight. Literally translating into the naked mountain and also known as Diamir – the King of the mountains amidst the locals, Nanga Parbat stands tall at a height of about 26,660 feet in the heart of Pakistan. And if fairy meadows have been on your mind, this might be the place where you can find them!

Location: Pakistan Heights:  8,126 m

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20. Castle Mountain – The World Of Wonders

The Castle Mountain Canada

A gem in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Castle Mountain is indeed one of the best mountains in the world which is located in the premises of the famous Banff National Park. Painting the sky with gorgeous colors, it is here that one can experience heaven on Earth for real. Being synonymous with surreal views, and diverse landscapes, mountaineering in Canada is incomplete without trekking atop the Castle Mountain that happens to be a favorite escape for the locals as well as travelers. Set on the eastern side of the Trans-Canada Highway, make sure you hike up to the Castle Mountain via the Eisenhower Tower route. It happens to be the easiest, and offers great ops for photography too!

Location: Canada Heights:  2,766 m

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One must make it a point to visit at least one of these mountains of the world for an exhilarating and fun-filled adventurous experience. Plan your trip with TravelTriangle and we’ll guide you through your hiking trips to any of these magnificent mountains ranges.

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Mountains Of The World

How many mountains are there in the world?

There are a total of 1,000,809 mountains in the world asper the last recorded data. While the United States has 73,389 named mountains, Italy has 28,214 and Switzerland has about 9,944 mountains.

What are the 4 major mountain ranges in the world?

There are plenty of mountain ranges on Earth, but the most important ones are the Himalayas, Andes, the Karakoram range, the Rockies, the Antarctic Mountains, and the Alps mountains in Europe. out of these, the Himalayas are known to be the tallest mountain ranges, while the Andes are the longest.

Which country has the tallest mountains?

Nepal and Bhutan have the highest recorded average elevations in the world. In simple terms, Nepal and Bhutan have the tallest mountains in the world, owing to the massive Himalayan range spread across these countries. The Himalayan ranges are also a great spot for hiking and trekking in India. This is followed by Tajikistan (10,455 feet), Kyrgyzstan (9,805 feet), Antarctica (7,545 feet), Lesotho (7,090 feet), Andorra (6,550 feet), Afghanistan (6,180 feet), Chile (6,140 feet), and China (6,035 feet).

What is the world's most famous mountain?

While Mount Everest happens to be the most famous mountain in the world owing to the fact that it is the tallest, there are various other mountains sharing a piece of fame for some or the other reason. Some of these include the K2 on the China–Pakistan border, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Fuji in Japan, Aoraki/Mount Cook in Mount Cook, Denali/Mount McKinley in Alaska, Annapurna in Nepal, and Mount Olympus in Greece.

Which is the most beautiful mountain in the world?

There are several beautiful mountains in the world, and it is unfair to single out just one. Some of the most beautiful mountains in the world include the Ama Dablam in Eastern Nepal, Table Mountain in Cape Town, Mount Assiniboine in British Columbia, Eiger Mountain in Switzerland, Tre Cime di Lavaredo in Italy, Mount Fuji in Japan, Cerro Torre in Chile, Denali in Alaska.

What mountain is in 3 countries?

The Himalayas span across the five countries of India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and China. Other than this, the Andes span across all of the western coast of South America as well as various countries.

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22 of the Most Famous Mountains in the World to Photograph

June 13, 2016 · Tim Kok

Any mountain can look impressive in a photo because of its massive size and beauty. However, there’s a select group of mountains that have celebrity status.

We’ve put together a list of mountains that are famous for their epic climbing history, unique shape, rich mythology, and/or impressive size. Perhaps not so surprisingly, many of these famous mountains double as volcanoes. (There’s nothing like the threat of an eruption to catch people’s attention.) All of them look awesome in photos.

If you’re into mountaineering and photography, then these 22 mountains should definitely be on your bucket list:

1. Mount Everest

Himalayas, nepal/china.

Mount Everest

2. Mount Fuji

Honshu island, japan.

Mount Fuji

3. Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro region, tanzania.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Karakoram Range, Pakistan/China

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States

Denali

6. Mont Blanc

Alps, italy/france.

Mont Blanc

7. Kirkjufell

Grundarfjörður, iceland.

Kirkjufell, Iceland

8. Mount Fitz Roy

Patagonia, argentina/chile.

Mount Fitz Roy

9. Annapurna

Himalayas, nepal.

Annapurna, Nepal

10. Mount Olympus

Olympus range, greece.

Mount Olympus, Greece

11. Mount Hua

Five great mountains, china.

Mount Hua, China

12. Aoraki/Mount Cook

Southern alps, new zealand.

Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand

13. Mount Elbrus

Caucasus mountains, russia.

Mount Elbrus, Russia

14. Popocatépetl

Puebla/morelos, mexico.

Popocatepetl, Mexico

15. Matterhorn

Alps, switzerland/italy.

Matterhorn

16. El Capitan

Yosemite national park, california, united states.

El Capitan

17. Grand Teton

Grand teton national park, wyoming, united states.

Grand Teton

18. Licancabur

Andes, chile/bolivia.

Licancabur

19. Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Alps, italy.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Italy

20. Ben Nevis

Scotland, united kingdom.

Ben Nevis, Scotland

21. Mount Rainier

Mount rainier national park, washington, united states.

Mount Rainier

22. Table Mountain

Table mountain national park, cape town, south africa.

Table Mountain

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100 most beautiful places in Russia – the ultimate list

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1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

The church looks amazing from the outside but it’s even more impressive on the inside. Its interior walls are covered with seven square km of mosaic and the church is built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.

2. Kizhi, Karelia

Kizhi

Kizhi Island in Karelia , 764 km north of Moscow, is home to Russia's oldest surviving wooden churches. For example, the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus dates back to the late 14th century.

3. Bermamyt Plateau, Karachay-Cherkessia

Bermamyt Plateau

Bermamyt Plateau

Bemamyt Mountain is 2,592 meters above sea level. It’s the “Russian Trolltunga” and offers the best views of Elbrus.

4. Ai-Petri suspension bridges, Crimea

Ai-Petri suspension bridges

Ai-Petri suspension bridges

Ai -Petri is one of the best-known mountains in Crimea, while its suspension bridges, at a height of 1,234 meters, are one of the scariest and most thrilling places on the peninsula .

5. Nikola-Lenivets, Kaluga Region

Nikola-Lenivets

Nikola-Lenivets

This village, located 218 km south of Moscow, has acquired a cult status thanks to its contemporary art consisting of several sculptures dotted around the scenic landscape, which is divided by a river you can swim in during the summer. There’s also 980 square km of fields and meadows.

6. Swallow's Nest Castle, Crimea

Swallow's Nest Castle

Swallow's Nest Castle

The Swallow's Nest , perched on a 40-meter high cliff near Yalta, looks like a medieval castle, though it was in fact built in the early 20th century thanks to a German oil industrialist called Baron von Steingel.

7. Singer House, St. Petersburg

Singer House

Singer House

This iconic building was built in the early 20th century and is the main landmark on Nevsky Prospekt .

8. Stone pillars, Komi

Stone pillars

Stone pillars

These seven gigantic stone pillars were formed by the wind over thousands of years (they are in what’s believed to be an anomalous zone ).

9. Mir diamond mine, Yakutia

Mir diamond mine

Mir diamond mine

This former diamond mine is so huge that helicopters avoid flying over it, otherwise they might get sucked in due to the draft. It’s the second largest man-made hole in the world at 525 meters deep and 1,200 meters in diameter.

10. Dominion Tower, Moscow

Dominion Tower

Dominion Tower

The first project of Zaha Hadid's bureau in Moscow and Russia. This snow-white futuristic business center is located in an industrial zone. Make sure to check out its interior staircases.

11. Peterhof, St. Petersburg

Peterhof

This summer residence of Russian monarchs is located 47 km from St. Petersburg: golden fountains, palaces, pavilions, and endless gardens on the banks of the Finnish Gulf, which are open to tourists all year round.

12. Chara Sands, Transbaykal Territory

Chara Sands

Chara Sands

This is perhaps the strangest (and most beautiful) desert in the world. These Siberian sands are surrounded by rivers, lakes, and glaciers - despite being a real desert. To find out more, click here .

13. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Hermitage

This museum, which boasts the world's biggest art collection, is itself one of its main exhibits . The museum's main building – the Winter Palace – is a former residence of Russian monarchs.

14. Yew and Boxwood Grove, suburb of Sochi

Yew and Boxwood Grove

Yew and Boxwood Grove

This ancient forest is located 20 km from Sochi. You’ll find trees and plants that have been there for nearly 30 million years.

15. Lena Pillars, Yakutia

Lena Pillars

Lena Pillars

These majestic rock pillars, some of them 100 meters tall, are located along the Lena River in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). They’re also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

16. Flooded belfry in Kalyazin

Flooded belfry

Flooded belfry

"Russia’s Atlantis" on the Volga River in the Tver Region (200 km north of Moscow) used to be part of Kalyazin Monastery, which was often visited by Russian tsars . Later, the whole area was flooded to create a reservoir. The only thing that remains is the belfry that was used as a lighthouse .

17. Franz Josef Land, Arkhangelsk Region

Franz Josef Land

Franz Josef Land

There are no towns or villages here and the only way to reach this remote part of Russia’s Arctic is with an organized group on a boat - be prepared to fork out several thousand dollars .

18. St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil's Cathedral

This is the main postcard view of the Russian capital and its best-known church. It’s actually nine churches in one, and according to a popular legend its architect was blinded on the order of Ivan the Terrible after completing the construction. You can learn more about this fascinating landmark here .

19. Ivolginsky Datsan, Ulan- Ude

Ivolginsky Datsan

Ivolginsky Datsan

This temple is situated 100 km from Lake Baikal in the Republic of Buryatia (in Siberia). This is the center of Russian Buddhism and also the resting place of the incorruptible body of a lama, who is considered to still be alive.

20. The Heart of Chechnya Mosque, Grozny

Heart of Chechnya Mosque

Heart of Chechnya Mosque

This mosque, dedicated to the memory of the first president of Chechnya, Akhmat Kadyrov, is one of the biggest in Europe . Its minarets are 63 meters high and it’s big enough to accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers.

21. Kaliningrad Cathedral

Kaliningrad Cathedral

Kaliningrad Cathedral

This gothic cathedral was once the main church of the Prussian city of Koenigsberg (now Kaliningrad, in the west of Russia). Since the 14th century, it has been the burial place for dukes and university professors. The last person to be buried here was the philosopher Immanuel Kant.

22. Tokarevsky Lighthouse, Vladivostok

Tokarevsky Lighthouse

Tokarevsky Lighthouse

The spit where the lighthouse is located is considered to the symbolic starting point of the Pacific Ocean. The lighthouse is 150-years-old.

Altai

The mountains, lakes, and green meadows of Altai are often compared to those of the Alps. Despite its remoteness, this part of Russia gets many foreign visitors. You can find 10 travel tips for the Altai Region here .

24. Salt mines outside Yekaterinburg

Salt mines outside Yekaterinburg

Salt mines outside Yekaterinburg

Some 965 km to the east of Moscow, there are salt mines that could easily be the scene of a Van Gogh painting. These  crazy patterns are a natural phenomenon formed by vaporization 280 million years ago. More pictures of these psychedelic mines can be found here .

25. Sanduny, Moscow

Sanduny

This is perhaps the most famous Russian ba nya in Moscow, which looks more like a palace with its gilded marble stairways, vaulted ceilings, and statues. Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Chekhov all frequented this place.

26. Shoaninsky temple, Karachay-Cherkessia

Shoaninsky temple

Shoaninsky temple

This tiny (just 13 square meters) temple in the middle of a mountain gorge in the Caucasus is one of the oldest buildings in Russia dating back to the 10th century.

27. Putorana Plateau, Siberia

Putorana Plateau

Putorana Plateau

This is an extinct volcano covered with forest, lakes, and waterfalls. The Putorana Plateau is the same size as the whole of the UK.

28. Veliky Novgorod Kremlin

Veliky Novgorod Kremlin

Veliky Novgorod Kremlin

This is the legacy of medieval Rus and the oldest surviving kremlin. It was first mentioned in a chronicle in 1044 and is situated in Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great) 570 km northwest of Moscow.

29. Kamchatka, Far East

Kamchatka

This is one of the most incredible tourist destinations in Russia. It boasts around 300 volcanoes in the same spot (including 29 active ones), loads of bears, a valley of geysers, and other mind-blowing things .

30. White Square, Moscow

White Square

White Square

An office complex with modern buildings made of glass and concrete is built around a white-stone Old Believer church. The juxtapositions here are amazing ( here’s the proof ).

31. Mamayev Kurgan, Volgograd

Mamayev Kurgan

Mamayev Kurgan

The southern city of Volgograd was the scene of the bloodiest battle in history , in which some 1.5 million people were killed. To commemorate it, a huge monument called “The Motherland Calls” was built on the top of the hill.

32. Avtovo metro station, St. Petersburg

Avtovo metro station

Avtovo metro station

Official Soviet art was obsessed with mosaics, they can be found everywhere - in lobbies, streets, factories, corridors – anywhere where there was space. For example, at Avtovo metro station (yes, that picture was really taken in a metro station).

33. Amber Room, Tsarskoye Selo

Amber Room

The legendary Amber Room was one of the Romanovs' treasures lost during WWII . Only several of its elements survived the war. The restored Amber Room is located in Catherine Palace outside St. Petersburg.

34. Dubrovitsy Estate, Moscow Region

Dubrovitsy Estate

Dubrovitsy Estate

This estate 36 km from Moscow was commissioned by Russian boyar and tutor to Peter the Great, Boris Golitsyn. Over 300-years-old, these days it’s a popular wedding venue. The register office is just a few minutes from the church.

35. Lake Elton, Volgograd Region

Lake Elton

There are no ripples on its surface because of the huge amount of salt, which makes the lake look like a giant mirror. Lake Elton is situated close to Kazakhstan border. And another thing: tsars were very fond of it .

36. Moscow City skyscrapers

Moscow City skyscrapers

Moscow City skyscrapers

At one point, this skyscraper development in central Moscow was the city’s most ambitious project. One of the buildings previously held the record for being the tallest in Europe, while it remains among the most expensive real estate in the capital per square meter.

37. Lakhta Center, St. Petersburg

Lakhta Center

Lakhta Center

The 462-meter high skyscraper, which houses Gazprom’s headquarters, is the highest skyscraper in Europe . Its budget exceeds that of the Burj Khalifa at around $2.5 billion.

38. Gamsutl, Dagestan

Gamsutl

This is an abandoned ancient mountain village in the Republic of Dagestan in the North Caucasus. Its population was decimated by a cholera outbreak in the 20th century.

39. Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka

Valley of Geysers

Valley of Geysers

Kamchatka is home to 90 geysers, which spurt out boiling water among green rocks.

40. Lake Baikal, Irkutsk

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This is the oldest lake on our planet . It is situated between southern Siberia and Mongolia and is 25-35 million-years-old. In winter, Baikal is covered with a meter-thick layer of clear, glass-like, ice, while huge icicles hang from the surrounding caves.

41. White Mosque in Bulgar, Tatarstan

White Mosque in Bulgar

White Mosque in Bulgar

The Tatar Taj Mahal in Bulgar, a mystic Muslim town on the banks of the Volga (83 km from Kazan), is where the world's biggest Koran is kept. It weighs 800 kg.

42. Ruskeala marble quarry, Karelia

Ruskeala marble quarry

Ruskeala marble quarry

Karelia is a unique place where you can find at least 60,000 amazing lakes.

43. Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

Tsarskoye Selo

Tsarskoye Selo

The palace in Pushkin (former Tsarskoye Selo, 30 km south of St. Petersburg) is one of the most striking examples of imperial extravagance (although not the only one ).

44. Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro

The capital’s underground is like a series of underground palaces. The Moscow Metro even has its own audioguide . Here’s our guide covering its most beautiful stations .

45. Vovnushki, Ingushetia

Vovnushki

These medieval defense towers built on mountain tops were once connected by suspension bridges. A magical but brutal place.

46. Karasinoye Lake in Artyom, Far East

Karasinoye Lake in Artyom

Karasinoye Lake in Artyom

Every year, the surface of the lake is covered with pink lotus flowers, which create a particularly striking contrast with the austere industrial landscape in the background.

47. Zaryadye, Moscow

Zaryadye

This park outside the Kremlin walls has a "floating bridge," a concert hall, an ice cave, and great views of the Kremlin. In 2018, it was listed among the world's greatest places according to Time magazine.

48. Taiga, Siberia and European part of Russia

Taiga

The taiga is the second largest biome in the world after the ocean and also one of Russia's natural treasures . It’s too big and beautiful not to make it onto our list.

49. Lake Baskunchak, Astrakhan Region

Lake Baskunchak

Lake Baskunchak

A lunar landscape on top of a salt mountain. It is in effect a huge natural salt shaker almost 500 square km large, located on the border with Kazakhstan. The lake is just 30 cm deep.

50. Lake Maly Semyachik, Kamchatka

Lake Maly Semyachik

Lake Maly Semyachik

An acid lake in the crater of an active volcano, i.e. it’s very, very high. It can be seen only from a helicopter.

51. Whale Bone Alley, Yttygran Island

Whale Bone Alley

Whale Bone Alley

This alley on an island in the Bering Sea made of bones and jaws of Greenland whales is an ancient Eskimo structure. It dates back to the 14th century. But why did the Eskimos build it ?

52. Sayano–Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station, Khakassia

Sayano–Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station

Sayano–Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station

The dam on the River Yenisei is unique in terms of its size: it’s the biggest in Russia and the ninth biggest in the world. It towers over the forest like a giant spaceship.

53. Red October rooftop, Moscow

Red October rooftop

Red October rooftop

The calligraphic creation by street artist Pokras Lampas on the rooftop of the former confectionary factory Red October has become is world's biggest example of calligraphy, standing 22-stories tall. If you do not know who Lampas is, click here .

54. Thirteen Pillars of Serge, Irkutsk Region

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This Buryat place of power in the village of Khuzhir ( Olkhon Island on LakeBaikal) is the capital of shamanic power. These pillars cannot be pulled out, burnt, or moved. The only thing that can destroy them is time.

55. Orekhovsky waterfall, Sochi

Orekhovsky waterfall

Orekhovsky waterfall

The water tumbling from Zezumenka Mountain falls from a height of 27.5 meters, but it is only two meters deep in this picture. This spot is easy to reach from Sochi, like many other amazing places .

56. Lake Sasyk-Sivash, Crimea

Lake Sasyk-Sivash

Lake Sasyk-Sivash

There is just a handful of pink lakes in the world, and Sasyk-Sivash in Crimea is one of them. It turns pink in July and August thanks to microalgae.

57. Avacha Bay, Kamchatka

Avacha Bay

No , this is not somewhere in Greenland. This is a bay in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Kamchatka. The symbol of the place are the famous Three Brothers rocks – there is a beautiful legend about them.

58. Historical Museum, Moscow

Historical Museum

Historical Museum

If you’re in Red Square, there’s no way you can miss this red-brick building in the neo-Russian (or pseudo-Russian) style.

59. Ratmanov Island, Chukotka

Ratmanov Island

Ratmanov Island

This is one of the Diomede Islands which belongs to Russia. The distance to the other island, which belongs to the U.S., is just 3.8 km by boat but the time difference between the two places is 23 hours! This is a tranquil place, but don’t be fooled, life her can be hell .

60. Tsaritsyno Estate, Moscow

Tsaritsyno Estate

Tsaritsyno Estate

This is an estate in the south of Moscow where Catherine the Great spent time with her lovers and her secret husband. It was originally built to demonstrate the greatness of the Russian Empire.

61. Skolkovo Business School, Moscow Region

Skolkovo Business School

Skolkovo Business School

This technopark outside Moscow was conceived as the Russian version of Silicon Valley. When designing the campus, British architect David Adjaye was inspired by Kazimir Malevich's suprematism .

62. Sochi Arboretum

Sochi Arboretum

Sochi Arboretum

This arboretum on a mountain slope in subtropical Russia was founded in 1892. Many Russian celebrities of the past, like Feodor Chaliapin, Anton Chekhov, and others enjoyed visiting it.

63. Sakhalin Island, Far East

Sakhalin Island

Sakhalin Island

Russia's biggest island is situated at the edge of the earth, where nature remains practically untouched. It’s home to gray whales and lakes with brilliantly turquoise water.

64. Mriya Resort, Crimea

Mriya Resort

Mriya Resort

The hotel and spa designed by British architect Norman Forster, who conjured London’s Millennium Bridge, is located 25 km from Yalta. In 2016, the hotel in the form of a lotus flower was named the best leisure resort in Europe.

65. Aniva lighthouse, Sakhalin

Aniva lighthouse

Aniva lighthouse

This atomic lighthouse (running on a radioisotope generator) was built by a Japanese architect, but in 1990, when economic hardship hit, Russia no longer had the money to maintain it.

66. Bolshoi Theater, Moscow

Bolshoi Theater

Bolshoi Theater

Russia's - and perhaps the world’s - best-known theater does not require much introduction. But if you want to find out how to enjoy a play or the ballet there without paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket click here .

67. The Great Vasyugan Mire, Siberia

The Great Vasyugan Mire

The Great Vasyugan Mire

The scale is this mire in southwestern Siberia is mind-blowing. It’s the size of Switzerland and continues to expand with every passing year. Not surprisingly it’s on the UNESCO World Heritage List .

68. Golden Bridge, Vladivostok

Golden Bridge

Golden Bridge

This 323-meter high bridge was built in 2012 and became the second tallest bridge in the world (the tallest is the Millau Viaduct in France). It links Vladivostok to Russky Island. Learn more about Vladivostok by doing our quiz .

69. Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad Region

Curonian Spit

Curonian Spit

One of the the tallest Europe's  sand dunes are located in its smallest national park, on the Curonian Spit . The Baltic Sea is on the one side, the Curonian Lagoon is on the other. The spit is divided equally between Russia and Lithuania.

70. Christ the Savior Cathedral, Moscow

Christ the Savior Cathedral

Christ the Savior Cathedral

This is an exact replica of a cathedral that was blown up by the Soviet authorities in 1931. After the Great Patriotic War right up until the 1990s, its place was taken by.. an outdoor pool.

71. Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin

This is Russia's main kremlin , where President Vladimir Putin makes all the big calls. The Kremlin has lived through many ordeals: it was nearly burnt down, it was seized, and its cathedrals were turned into stables. And it wasn’t always red. There was a time when the Kremlin was white .

72. Wallagkom gorge, North Ossetia-Alania

Wallagkom gorge

Wallagkom gorge

The Vaza-Khokh mountain with its practically vertical slopes can be seen from any spot in the Alania national park. It’s also often compared to a tusk.

73. Samur vine forest, Dagestan

Samur vine forest

Samur vine forest

This is the northernmost subtropical vine forest in the world. The Dagestani jungle is so dense that you can move through it without touching the ground.

74. Moscow State University building, Moscow

Moscow State University building

Moscow State University building

This is one of the most famous of the seven Stalin buildings (The Seven Sisters ) as it looks out over Moscow from Sparrow Hills.  

75. Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg

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It was one of the Imperial theaters of the 18th century, which attracted the crème de la crème of the country's elite and members of the Romanov family. These days it is one of the leading opera and ballet theaters in the world.

76. Solovki, Arkhangelsk Region

Solovki

In the 15th century, this archipelago in the White Sea in Russia's northwest was the country's biggest monastery. In the first half of the 20th century it was turned into one of the first and the biggest gulag camps. These days it’s a tourist and spiritual center .

77. VDNKh, Moscow

VDNKh

Once the main exhibition to showcase the USSR’s economic achievements , this is now one of Moscow's main parks, whose restored pavilions, fountains, and alleys make it one of the world's most popular geotags on Instagram.

78. Kola Peninsula, Murmansk Region

Kola Peninsula

Kola Peninsula

This peninsula beyond the Arctic Circle is where people live without sunshine for 40 days straight each year. By way of compensation, they can enjoy one of the most beautiful sights on earth, the northern lights (aurora borealis).

79. Big Bogdo Mountain, Astrakhan Region

Big Bogdo Mountain

Big Bogdo Mountain

Big Bogdo is a holy site among local Kalmyks. The mountain gets its red color from the clay, which is so crumbly that it’s impossible to walk there.

80. Elbrus, Kabardino-Balkaria

Elbrus

This is Europe's highest mountain (5,642 meters), which is in fact a composite volcano. In the foothills of Elbrus lies one of Russia's most exciting skiing resorts , Cheget.

81. Valley of Death, Kamchatka

Valley of Death

Valley of Death

It’s name is ominous and its beauty deceptive . The strange otherworldly landscape is filled with poisonous gases that kill animals. Humans are banned from going here, as you can imagine.

82. Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, Moscow

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

This monument, which has become one of the most recognizable symbols of the Soviet era, was originally created for the International Exhibition in Paris – but it’s associated with many troubles .

83. Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan

Kul Sharif Mosque

Kul Sharif Mosque

Tatarstan's main mosque , which is also one of its most beautiful, is situated inside the Kazan Kremlin on a site that used to be occupied by an old mosque, which was destroyed in 1552 by Ivan the Terrible's troops when they stormed the city.

84. Naryn-Kala, Dagestan

Naryn-Kala

The most ancient fortress on the territory of modern Russia was built in Derbent in the sixth century , long before the Russians arrived there. It became Russian only in 1796, when the Persians lost it.

85. Teriberka, Murmansk Region

Teriberka

The world became aware of this village with its melancholy arctic scenery only after the international success of Andrey Zvyagintsev's film Leviathan . Now, whale bones and broken boats are part of its iconic image.

86. Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi

Krasnaya Polyana

Krasnaya Polyana

This mountain village is packed with restaurants , hotels, and spa resorts. But the main attraction here is of course the views.

87. Chuy Steppe, Altay

Chuy Steppe

Chuy Steppe

With its lunar scenery and huge expanses, southern Altay looks almost like Arizona. During the hot summer months, this empty yellow ground turns into a living and breathing Impressionist painting.

88. Metropol Hotel, Moscow

Metropol Hotel

Metropol Hotel

This Moscow landmark has stunning views of the Bolshoi Theater and a long history. Its list of guests included Queen Sofia of Spain, Kim Jong-il, Sharon Stone, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson. There are tours of the hotel on Sundays.

89. Suzdal, Vladimir Region

Suzdal

This old Russian town (founded in the 11th century) embodies everything that can be expected from "an ideal of provincial Russia": centuries-old kremlin and churches, a Russian village, rivers, and meadows. It’s as if Suzdal is forever stuck in the past.

90. Kutkhiny Baty, Kamchatka

Kutkhiny Baty

Kutkhiny Baty

Kutkhiny Baty is a weird-looking valley of pumice stone (rock glass) 4 km from Kurile Lake. These rock formations are about 110 meters high.

91. Orda Cave, Perm Territory

Orda Cave

The longest underwater cave in Russia and the whole of Eurasia, situated under the western Urals, is a popular cave diving destination. It stretches 4,600 meters underwater.

92. Glass Beach, Vladivostok

Glass Beach

Glass Beach

There was once a landfill nearby and this stretch of the coast was not particularly popular with the locals. Years later, the tides have polished glass bottles to such a degree that they look like this .

93. Tyatya Volcano, Kuril Islands

Tyatya Volcano

Tyatya Volcano

This is an active "volcano inside a volcano" (it has two cones, an old and a young one) located on Kunashir Island. It last erupted in 1973. The crater sometimes emits poisonous vapors and bears can often be spotted at the foot of the volcano.  

94. City of the Dead, North Ossetia- Alania

City of the Dead

City of the Dead

This is the oldest crypt in the North Ossetian mountains. The necropolis has approximately 10,000 remains and attracts hundreds of tourists every year.

95. Church of the Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God, Voronezh Region

Church of the Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God

Church of the Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God

It’s not known for sure whose idea it was to carve out a chapel from a chalk mountain: perhaps hermit monks or Christians who fled from persecution in the Byzantium time? Nowadays this unusual church is a protected building.

96. Zhivopisny Most, Moscow

Zhivopisny Most

Zhivopisny Most

This bright red bridge spanning over the Serebryany Bor forest park in northwest Moscow has a suspended capsule at the top, which has still not found a use.

97. Football pitch in Moscow Region

Football pitch in Moscow Region

Football pitch in Moscow Region

This football pitch in the midst of a forest - in Meshchersky Park outside Moscow - will appeal even to those who have no intention of playing football there.

98. Aq Qaya White Rock, Crimea

Aq Qaya White Rock

Aq Qaya White Rock

This 325-meter tall cliff in the Belogorsky District is a popular filming location, which is not surprising given that this place could be somewhere in Puerto Rico.

99. Tauric Chersonese, Sevastopol

Tauric Chersonese

Tauric Chersonese

This ancient polis on the southwestern coast of Crimea was founded by the Greeks. Some 2,000 years on, its ruins are still a beautiful sight.

100. Trans-Siberian Railway, anywhere

Trans-Siberian Railway

Trans-Siberian Railway

Eight time zones, 87 cities, 5,700 miles across two continents – this route is often described as "the adventure of a lifetime." The price is spending a week on a train. But it appears that it’s worth it.

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Turkey in Pictures: 22 Beautiful Places to Photograph

Written by Diana Bocco Updated Feb 15, 2022

A fascinating country sitting somewhere between East and West, Turkey has a rich history and some of the most unusual and stunning destinations you'll ever get to visit. Beautiful places to photograph in Turkey are easy to find.

From the ruins at Mount Nemrut to a coastline of azure waters and ancient islands, there are plenty of interesting images to capture in Turkey.

1. Pamukkale Pools

2. ölüdeniz lagoon, 3. çirali beach, 4. kursunlu waterfall, 5. mount nemrut, 6. mount ararat, 7. cappadocia, 8. istanbul, 9. mount erciyes, 10. salda lake, 11. uludag national park, 12. saklikent national park, 13. kekova island, 14. soumela monastery, 15. lycian way, 16. kaunos ruins, 17. köprülü canyon, 18. aspendos, 19. pergamum, 20. gallipoli peninsula, 21. patara beach, 22. safranbolu.

Pamukkale Pools

The deep blue travertine terrace formations and thermal pool in Pamukkale are a magnificent sight. The mineral-rich waters naturally flow down the hills, softly molding the snow-white limestone on the way. From afar, the hills look almost frozen and make for stunning photo opportunities. You can also climb to the top of the pools – 200 meters above ground level – for open views over the valley.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Pamukkale

Oludeniz Lagoon

The blue lagoon in the resort village of Ölüdeniz is home to one of the best beaches in Turkey . It's also a paraglider's and kayakers' dream. The long-distance Lycian Way trail starts here, but even for non-hikers, the azure lake and its surrounding pebble shore beach is a must visit.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Fethiye

Cirali Beach

For nature lovers looking for a piece of tropical paradise, it doesn't get much better than Cirali. A deserted beach surrounded by dark green forested mountains, Cirali is also close to ruins from the Lycian Empire. The beach is a protected area, as sea turtles nest on the sand.

  • Read More: Exploring Ancient Olympos and the Chimaera: A Visitor's Guide

Kursunlu Waterfall

The Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park is a thick pine forest with a hidden waterfall deep inside. While the waterfall is just 10 meters tall, the green-blue pool at its bottom, the restored mill nearby, and the rich wildlife more than make up for it with stunning colors and variety.

Statues on Mount Nemrut

An impressive 2,134 meters tall, Mount Nemrut is most notable for the ruins of a tomb-sanctuary at the summit – a collection of statues dating back to the 1st century BC. The "Mountain of the Gods" is especially beautiful at sunrise, as the sun wakes up behind the statues.

  • Read More: Exploring Mount Nemrut: A Visitor's Guide

Mount Ararat

A snowcapped volcano and the highest peak in Turkey at 5,137 meters, Ararat is supposed to be the resting place of Noah's Ark. Although the mountain is just over the border, within Turkey, it is considered Armenia's national symbol and their holy mountain.

Hot air balloons, Cappadocia

One of the most photographed sights in Cappadocia are the hot air balloons that fill the sky. Capture them against the volcanic landscape or hop on one for a ride over this fantastic landscape. Be sure to visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum.

  • Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia: A Complete Guide
  • Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cappadocia

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Don't miss a chance to photograph the sites of Istanbul. Visit the attractions while you capture beautiful images. Some of the key highlights of Istanbul are Aya Sofya (formerly Hagia Sofia), the Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque, but you can also find interesting places to take pictures in bazaars and shopping areas of Istanbul .

Kayseri city center with Mount Erciyes in the distance

Mount Erciyes is a large stratovolcano that serves as a major winter sports site. Almost continuously covered in snow, the mountain can be climbed in about three hours on cross-country skis in winter, starting from the main ski-lift station. In summer, when the ski lifts are closed, the hike can take up to eight hours.

Aerial photo of Salda Lake

Turkey's deepest lake at 196 meters, Salda is a crater lake surrounded by black pine forests. Famous for its many shades of blue and turquoise, its legendary healing qualities, and soft white beaches that mimic the dunes on Mars, Salda is a must-see when visiting Turkey.

Fall colors in Uludag National Park

One of Turkey's favorite winter sports destination, Uludag National Park is equally stunning during the summer and fall, as the trees start to change color and transform the landscape into a fiery shade of reds and yellows. This is the perfect time for hiking through the forests that cover Mount Uludag.

Waterfall in Saklikent National Park

Most of Saklikent National Park is actually a 300-meter-deep canyon. The deeper parts of the canyon are only accessible after April, as water levels are high during winter and early spring, making it dangerous to hike the slippery rocks. The park has more than 30 waterfalls, some of which can be climbed or rappelled under professional guidance.

Kekova Island

The Simena castle and ruins of an ancient Lycian site are only one of the highlights of the beautiful Kekova Island. Sunken ruins, ancient towns dating back to the 2 nd century, and a bay of tranquil turquoise waters make this inhabited island a must-see.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Kas

Soumela Monastery in a stunning mountain setting

Built right on a ledge in a steep cliff on Mela Mountain, the Soumela Monastery is 1,200 meters up in the air. The views from the ancient monastery, wide-open over blueish mountain and evergreen forests, are just as stunning as the structure itself. Originally built in the 4 th century and extended and rebuilt over the centuries, the monastery can be reached after a steep, strenuous 30-minute hike.

Hiker on the Lycian Way

One of the world's most stunning long-distance hiking trails, the coastal Lycian Way is 540 kilometers long – trekking the entire length would take 29 days. Most hikers come here to walk short sections of it along rugged backcountry and towering sea cliffs, deep blue waters, and ancient ruins.

Lycian rock tombs in the Kaunos Ruins

The ruins of the ancient city of Caria sit a few kilometers away from the coast – back in the 10 th century BC, however, before the beach and the bay were developed, Caria was right over the water. An amphitheater, Roman baths, a number of fortifications, and a domed Byzantine basilica are among the most stunning ruins.

Oluk Bridge and the turquoise waters of the Kopru River in Koprulu Canyon

Koprulu Canyon National Park has much to offer in the way of hiking and ancient ruins. most visitors come here to see the Oluk Bridge, which dates back to the 2nd century AD. The turquoise waters of the Kopru River, which flows below the bridge, are a popular place for canoeing and rafting.

Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Antalya

Aspendos amphitheater

The city of Aspendos was a major trading point of salt and wool by the 5th century BC and today is known for having one of the most stunning ancient theaters still standing. The 96-meter-wide theater was built around the year 155 by a Greek architect using a system of stone vaults. The annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival is still held at the theater.

Temple of Trajan in the ancient city of Pergamum

This ancient Greek city sits on a hill looking over the Selinus and Ketios rivers. The ruins of Pergamon include an impressive theater set on a rolling hill; a library that once held over 200,000 books; and the Altar of Zeus, dating back to the 2nd century BCE.

Read More: Top Highlights of Pergamum (Bergama) & the North Aegean

Rock arch overlooking the Gallipoli waterfront

Sitting against the Aegean Sea and the Gulf of Saros, the Gallipoli Peninsula was once the background for some bloody WWI battles. Today, it's best known for its beautiful beaches and coves, which offer excellent swimming spots in deep blue waters. Although just 250 meters long, the beach here is particularly picturesque because of the high cliffs behind it and the stunning, open sea views.

Patara Beach

Just steps from the ancient city of Patara, this white beach offers perfect sunsets; excellent swimming and surfing; turquoise waves; and the ruins of one of the world's oldest lighthouses, built during the times of Roman emperor Nero. A local team of historians and architects is now working to rebuild the lighthouse.

Traditional Ottoman Houses in Safranbolu

An important stop in the East—West trade route until the arrival of the railway in the 20th century, this UNESCO World Heritage city is a beautiful example of a traditional Ottoman city with typical red-roofed houses. There are plenty of well-preserved buildings as well here, including sundials, Turkish bathhouses, and tombs.

Read More: Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Safranbolu

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15 Best Things to Do in Moscow (Idaho)

In a landscape of fertile rolling hills on the Idaho-Washington boundary, Moscow is the county seat of Latah County and the home of the University of Idaho, founded in the early 1890s.

The city has a cozy downtown with historic brick buildings from the turn of the 20th century and lots of community events, like a weekly farmers’ market spring through fall, and a bustling artwalk in June.

As you would expect, the University of Idaho plays an important role in the city’s cultural, social and sporting life, and many of the attractions in this list are connected to this institution in some way.

The surrounding Palouse landscape of rambling hills decked with wheat fields, can be explored on two paved rail trails, heading out east and west of the city.

1. University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden

University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden

The loveliest feature of the university campus’ verdant grounds is the UI Arboretum & Botanical Garden.

You’ll find it in 63 acres, just south of the President’s Residence and the university’s golf course, with undulating Palouse hills in the background.

Open to the public with free admission, the arboretum was laid out on a former hayfield in the early-1980s, although its origins go back way before, to the early 20th century.

In fact you can check out the site of the first arboretum, planted in the 1910s with majestic specimen trees, including a giant sequoia, on the north side of the President’s Residence.

As for the “new” arboretum, this counts more than 17,000 plants from over 2,400 taxa, mostly organized into geographical regions, including Europe, Asia and Eastern and Western North America.

On the south end are exquisite display gardens for xerophytes, ornamental willows, irises and heather, as well as a butterfly garden, magical in summer.

2. Latah Trail

Latah Trail

Twelve miles long, this paved trail will take you east from Moscow all the way to the neighboring city of Troy.

The Latah Trail was completed in 2008 and is on the course of a dismantled BNSF railroad line that junctioned at Arrow, some 30 miles to the southeast.

The path is ten feet wide, allowing plenty of space for walkers and cyclists in summer, and snowshoers and cross-country skiers after snowfall in winter.

As this is a rail trail there are no difficult slopes but you’ll be guaranteed breathtaking panoramas of the Palouse, with tilled slopes interspersed with sweeps of coniferous forest.

In Moscow the Latah Trail merges seamlessly with the Paradise Path, in turn connecting with the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, which we’ll talk about below.

3. Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center

Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center

The Appaloosa, identified by its colorful spotted coat, is a horse breed synonymous with the Palouse region, so it’s fitting that there should be a museum for it, right on the Idaho-Washington state line.

The museum shines a light on a variety of topics, like the history of spotted horses in art and literature, Appaloosas’ various coat patterns, and the importance of Appaloosas to the native Nez Perce people.

Display cases are loaded with interesting objects, from saddles to black and white photography and Native American artifacts. There’s also a hands-on area to keep children engaged, as well as a theater and an extensive library.

4. Moscow Farmers’ Market

Moscow Farmers' Market

Taking place on Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm, May through October, Moscow Farmers’ Market is now well into its fifth decade.

Right on Main Street, this is a celebration of the Moscow area’s farmers, artisans and musicians, giving them an opportunity to connect with the city’s residents and visitors.

For shoppers interested in food provenance the market is a chance to find out where your produce comes from and pick up tips about storage and preparation.

There’s a wide range of vendors for vegetables, fruit, plants, flowers, local grass-fed meat, pastries, honey, jams, cosmetics, home decorations, hand-forged knives and much more.

The market has live music most weeks, as well as freshly prepared food, from tacos to samosas.

5. Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

Following the right of way of the old Union Pacific Railroad, the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail runs west from Moscow, crossing the state line and taking you to Pullman, Washington.

Pullman is the home of the flagship campus for Washington State University, the second-largest institution of higher education in the state.

Seven miles long, the trail, paved all the way, carries you through bucolic Palouse scenery, parallel to State Route 270.

There’s a shallow gradient, and you’ll come across rest areas and interpretive signs along the route. And while the landscapes are gorgeous, the trail also has an important practical use as a commuter route for cyclists between the two university campuses.

6. Prichard Art Gallery

Prichard Art Gallery

This outreach facility for the University of Idaho is located in downtown Moscow, and moved to its current location on Main Street in 1986.

The Prichard Art Gallery has a lively schedule of exhibitions, events and educational programming, receiving upwards of 17,000 visitors a year.

You can check out the creativity of members of the Idaho College of Art and Architecture, as well as temporary exhibits for local, regional, national and international artists in a whole spectrum of media.

The exhibits rotate at short intervals, so there’s always something fresh to see, while the gift shop sells unique pieces by artists and craftspeople from the area.

7. McConnell Mansion

McConnell Mansion

On leafy Adams Street, a couple of blocks east of Main Street, stands the palatial W. J. McConnell House.

In a Stick/Eastlake style, this elegant residence was built in 1886 for William J. McConnell (1839-1925), who served as Governor of Idaho from 1893 to 1897, after previously representing the young state as one of its first United States Senators.

The mansion is the headquarters of the Latah County Historical Society, and you can take a look around a series of themed period rooms, featuring authentic furnishings and appliances.

The society also puts on fascinating exhibits and learning events, often in partnership with the University of Idaho and always well worth attending.

8. Colter’s Creek Winery

Colter's Creek Winery

The rolling country south of Moscow has everything you need to make great wine, and in 2016 the Lewis-Clark Valley gained official AVA (American Viticultural Area) designation.

Colter’s Creek has a storefront and tasting room in Moscow, growing its grapes on the sunny slopes where the Potlatch flows into the Clearwater River.

Planted between the 1980s and 2010s these vineyards produce a wide variety of grapes, running the gamut from Riesling to Cabernet Sauvignon, for local handcrafted wines that have earned widespread acclaim.

The stylish Moscow tasting room is in Main Street’s Hattabaugh building, constructed in 1890, and has a choice of estate wines on tap. Wine tasting classes take place regularly, to help you tell a Sangiovese from a Tempranillo.

9. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

On the National Register of Historic Places, this fine old Spanish Revival cinema has a history going back to 1926, and was founded as a vaudeville stage and silent movie house.

The current tiled facade, in a pared-down Art Deco style, has been in place since 1949, and up to the late-1980s this was downtown Moscow’s main movie theater.

Since 2000, the venue has belonged to the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, which carried out thorough renovations in the 2010s. Come for classic, independent and foreign films, as well as a variety of community stage performances and other events.

10. Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center

Waterslide

Summers in Moscow wouldn’t be the same without this public outdoor pool, splash pad and water park, open June through September.

If you want to get your laps in, the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center has a 25-yard, six-lane pool.

Meanwhile parents can bring children to the extensive play area, which features a toddler-friendly slide, tumble buckets, interactive equipment, slides for bigger kids and a small lazy river.

The center also has picnic tables, barbecues, lounge chairs and free Wi-Fi, as well as a full-service concession area, though you’re free to bring your own food.

11. Idaho Vandals

Kibbie Dome

The 16,000-seater multipurpose arena, Kibbie Dome is home field for several of the University of Idaho’s sports teams, all called the Idaho Vandals.

So depending on the time of year you can catch pulsating football, basketball (men and women), soccer (women), tennis and indoor track and field at this venue.

The Kibbie Dome was completed in 1971 as an open-air stadium, and was given its barrel-vaulted roof in 1975.

The football team competes in the Big Sky Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), returning in 2016 after 20 years bouncing around the Big West, Sun Belt and Western Athletic Conferences.

The Vandals’ golden age came between 1985 and 1995 when it reached the I-AA playoffs in ten out of 11 seasons.

If you’re wondering about the name, “Vandals”, it goes back more than a century, when UI’s feared basketball team played defense with such ferocity that they were dubbed the Vandals by the famous coach Hec Edmundson (1886-1964).

12. Ghormley Park

Ghormley Park

Bordered on the south side by Paradise Creek, Ghormley Park is the favorite destination for family fun and outdoor recreation in summer.

The park covers just over ten acres, a large section of which is in the shade of tall, mature trees.

This is where you’ll find the picnic shelter, fitted with BBQ grills, as well as a children’s playground.

Elsewhere there are amenities for baseball/softball, basketball and horseshoes. You can use the Paradise Trail, which traces the creek and connects a number of green spaces in Moscow, to get onto the Latah Trail on the east side of the city and the Bill Chipman Trail in the west.

13. Palouse Ice Rink

Ice Skating

You can hit the ice at this popular local rink on the southeast side of town. Resembling an aircraft hangar, the Palouse Ice Rink has a temporary look about it, and when we wrote this article was making strides raising money for a permanent complex.

There are regular public skate sessions early in the day, after school and in the evening, and skate rental is reasonably priced.

Also on the schedule are casual stick-n-puck sessions, pick-up hockey, drop-in late-night curling, league curling, Palouse Adult League Hockey and much more. Check the calendar for learn-to-skate sessions.

14. Moscow Artwalk

Street Performers

Beginning back in 2004, the Moscow Artwalk is a landmark on the Palouse calendar. On one Friday evening in June, more than 60 businesses and 100 artists around downtown participate in a vibrant cultural and artistic event.

Moscow Artwalk brings exhibitions of a wide variety, as well as live demonstrations by artists, workshops, live music, dance performances and food vendors, on Main Street and its intersecting streets.

You can take in this cultural feast on a self-guided trail, and there’s a passport system, with six stamps making you eligible for a prize draw. And if you miss something, many of the participating businesses also have Saturday hours.

15. Fondo on the Palouse

Fondo on the Palouse

The foundation responsible for the Latah Trail organizes this cycling event, normally staged on the last Saturday in June.

Fondo on the Palouse takes you out into the beautiful rolling Palouse landscape on a variety of group bike rides, all setting off from Moscow.

The Family Fondo is a 15-mile route from Moscow to Troy. If you want something longer but want to stay away from road traffic, there’s a 50-mile ride along the Latah and Bill Chipman Palouse Trails.

And finally the grand Moscow Fondo is a 100-mile tour of the region, passing through Troy, Deary, Princeton and Potlatch, crossing the state line to Pullman and Colfax, WA, before returning to Moscow.

15 Best Things to Do in Moscow (Idaho):

  • University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden
  • Latah Trail
  • Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center
  • Moscow Farmers' Market
  • Bill Chipman Palouse Trail
  • Prichard Art Gallery
  • McConnell Mansion
  • Colter's Creek Winery
  • Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
  • Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center
  • Idaho Vandals
  • Ghormley Park
  • Palouse Ice Rink
  • Moscow Artwalk
  • Fondo on the Palouse

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5 remote destinations to put on your travel radar

Lesser-known travel destinations have an undeniably romantic draw, but many can struggle to keep up with the tourism demands of the modern world. Yet our impact on these off-the-beaten-track areas can be positive — especially if we travel wisely and well.

Whether it’s a misty mountainside reverberating with animal calls or a sparkling beach that appears still undiscovered, there’s something truly magical about exploring a remote destination. Travelling to the world’s lesser-visited corners offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of our planet through cultural, wildlife, adventure and scientific experiences — particularly when travelling with an operator that offers expert guides well versed in the area's requirements. Here are five of the best destinations to consider.

1. Rwanda  

Best for: mountain gorillas and off-the-beaten-track safaris

Rwanda is a destination of great natural variety, home to shimmering lakes, modern cities an undulating patchwork of emerald green hillsides. It's a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the country’s well-connected capital, Kigali, to the remote Volcanoes National Park . Here you’ll find some of the country’s most memorable wildlife experiences, including the opportunity to track and view mountain gorillas. With trekking hikes sometimes lasting well over four hours, it’s worth every step to view these awe-inspiring animals in their natural habitat, against a backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountain Range and five of the eight Virunga volcanoes. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of world-famous primatologist Dian Fossey and learn about the work she did to help save the species from extinction. Specific permits are required and strict guidelines are in operation to ensure the wildlife are protected, so it’s best to travel with an informed, expert guide.

Then, head east to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park , where a world-class rewilding project is underway. Increased community engagement and conservation measures — including a new law enforcement strategy as well as wildlife reintroduction, monitoring and surveying — has resulted in the wildlife population of Akagera growing from less than 5,000 in 2010 to 12,000 today. Go to spot lions, Masai giraffes and southern white rhinos.  

How to do it: Direct flights are available from many international destinations to Kigali. From here, the best way to explore Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park is on an expert-led itinerary with a local private guide. To find out more, visit vayaadventures.com

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2. Costa Rica  

Best for: nature-based activity and tropical rainforests

With rainforests brightened by birdsong, lively rivers and intimidating volcanic landscapes, Costa Rica’s reputation for exciting travel experiences is one that those in the know have long tried to keep to themselves. Adrenaline-hungry travellers seeking aquatic adventures can go white-water rafting or kayaking on the Pacuare River, while those with a head for heights can get a bird’s-eye perspective by zip-lining through the rainforest in Herradura.

In 2021, Costa Rica was awarded the Earthshot Prize to Protect and Restore Nature , due to its reforestation and ecotourism efforts. It's also one of the few countries in the region to develop a comprehensive National Decarbonisation Plan, aiming to become carbon neutral by 2050. Choosing to travel here helps support these endeavours, particularly if you visit with an operator that focuses on active learning and carbon offsetting.

How to do it: Fly to San José, from which you can join a Costa Rica tour that takes in a number of outdoor activities and responsible destinations. Learn more at roadscholar.org

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3. Mongolia

Best for: monasteries, mountains and nomadic culture

Situated between Russia and China, Mongolia is a destination that’s become synonymous with remote and rugged adventure — its deserts, forests and grasslands untapped by the majority of travellers. Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital, is undoubtedly the best base from which to begin your trip. Here, Mongolia’s traditional yurt-style architecture sits alongside the striking Soviet design of buildings such as the National Theatre, while sites such as Choijin Lama Temple and Gandan Monastery offer an insight into the country’s fascinating religious history.

Those seeking the utmost adventure should head northeast, to the picturesque natural landscapes of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park — or southwest, to the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert, where trekking, horse-riding and archery opportunities await amid the peaks of the Gobi Altai Mountains. Don't miss a trip to the Flaming Cliffs, where the rocks glow in vibrant shades of red and orange at sunset. This is where Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews and his team from the American Museum of Natural History made the world's first discovery of dinosaur eggs, and visitors can still view many fossils. Base your stay at Three Camel Lodge , around an hour's drive away from the cliffs. Here, cultural experiences are combined with a commitment to supporting local causes, from paleontological expeditions to the Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project.  

How to do it: You can fly direct to Ulaanbaatar from a number of countries across Europe and Asia. To explore the best of the Gobi Desert, book onto a guided expedition. Learn more at nomadicexpeditions.com

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4. Lipsi, Levitha and Amorgos

Best for: quiet islands, ancient villages and empty beaches

Despite its reputation as a well-travelled tourism destination, Greece has more than 1,200 islands and islets, many of which remain relatively little known. On the quieter islands, the ancient custom of filoxenia guarantees a warm welcome. The word, meaning hospitality, literally translates as a love of strangers. It’s best showcased on the island of Lipsi, where the Lipsi Winery welcomes visitors to enjoy a tasting of wines including Aposperitis, an award-winning sweet red made using Greece’s indigenous Fokiano grapes. Exclusive to the winery, this drink is made using the island’s traditional techniques (picking fully ripe grapes that are then left to dry for days in the sun), which produces a distinct fruity flavour.

Even within the Aegean island groups of the Cyclades and Dodecanese — home to the popular destinations of Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes and Kos — you can find plenty of lesser-visited islands with whitewashed villages, dome-topped churches and isolated beaches to discover. From Levitha — home to just a handful of people — to the caves and coves of Amorgos, visiting quieter islands means that the economic benefits of tourism can be spread to businesses that are located outside of major tourist hotspots.

How to do i t: Fly to Athens to board a cruise that takes in all these destinations and more. To find out more, visit varietycruises.com

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5. Antarctica  

Best for: polar wildlife and expert tours

As your ship sails through the Antarctic Peninsula’s 800 miles of ice-carved channels, islands, glaciers and iceberg-strewn bays, the crystal-clear light will have you reaching for your camera over and over. And it’s not just the landscapes — Antarctic wildlife is fascinating, too, with many spectacular species to spot. Keep your eyes peeled for several different types of penguins, as well as seals and whales.

A trip to Antarctica also provides an opportunity to visit a number of fascinating historic sites, including the remote South Shetland islands, a critical breeding ground for penguin colonies. It’s best to explore in the company of expert guides, who can help ensure you discover this pristine environment in the most responsible way, while also sharing their in-depth knowledge. Many polar expedition ships feature talks on geology, glaciology, history and wildlife, as well as expert-led excursions such as Zodiac (small boat) tours, sea kayaking and standup paddleboarding between icebergs.   Robert Kunikoff, a travel adviser with Global Travel Collection, says “exploring Antarctica is an extraordinary opportunity, but it's essential to approach it with humility and responsibility. We are custodians of this pristine environment during our visit, and so are tasked with ensuring its preservation for future generations."

How to do it: An expedition cruise is the best way to discover the Antarctic peninsula, with expert guides and on-ship scientific offerings. Find an expert advisor at globaltravelcollection.com

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By Alex Schultz · Last updated on May 4, 2024

The capital of Russia is an incredible place to explore. Visitors to Moscow come away spellbound at all the amazing sights, impressed at the sheer size and grandeur of the city. Lying at the heart of Moscow, the Red Square and the Kremlin are just two of the must-see tourist attractions; they are the historical, political and spiritual heart of the city – and indeed Russia itself.

A fascinating city to wander around, stunning cathedrals, churches, and palaces lie side-by-side with bleak grey monuments and remains from the Soviet state. In addition to its plethora of historical and cultural tourist attractions, Moscow is home to world-class museums, theaters and art galleries.

Renowned for its performing arts, fantastic ballets and amazing circus acts, catching a show while in Moscow is a must. The wealth of brilliant restaurants, trendy bars, and lively nightlife means there is something for everyone to enjoy.

See also: Where to Stay in Moscow

17. Tsaritsyno Palace

Tsaritsyno Palace

Once the summer residence of Catherine the Great, the stunning Tsaritsyno Palace is now a museum-reserve. The architecture is magnificent and there is a lovely park surrounding it for visitors to explore.

Located in the south of Moscow, the palace was commissioned in 1775 and recent renovations mean its lavish interior looks better than ever before with its elegant halls and beautiful staircases.

The exhibits on display look at the life of the empress as well as the history of Tsaritsyno itself. The huge palace grounds are also home to some other delightful buildings with the elegant opera house and wonderful brickwork of the Small Palace being particularly impressive to gaze upon.

VDNKh

Starting out in 1935 as the ‘All-Union Agricultural Exhibition’, VDNKh has slowly morphed over the years into the fascinating open-air museum of today. Remarkably, over 400 buildings can now be found within its confines.

The huge park complex has numerous pavilions representing former Soviet republics on show, such as those of Armenia and Turkmenistan and the distinctive architecture of each of the buildings is always interesting to gaze upon. In addition to this there is the fascinating Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics which is dedicated to space exploration and the fun Moskvarium aquarium even offers you the chance to swim with dolphins.

With lots of eateries scattered about and numerous entertainment options such as horse-riding and zip-lining, there is something for everyone to enjoy; the Friendship of Nations fountain truly is wonderful.

15. Kremlin Armoury

Kremlin Armoury

One of the oldest museums in the city, the Kremlin Armoury has a wealth of treasures; highlights include the ornate Grand Siberian Railway egg, the historic Cap of Monomakh and the stunning Imperial Crown of Russia which often has a crowd of tourists around it, jostling to take a photo.

Once the royal armory, there are loads of fascinating objects on display. Perusing the many sabers, jewelry, armor and more is as interesting as it is educational and entertaining and the swords are so finely crafted that you’ll almost wish you could pick up one and wield if yourself.

Established in 1851, the museum is situated in the Moscow Kremlin.

14. GUM Department Store

GUM Department Store

Standing for ‘Main Universal Store’ in Russian, GUM is stunning. Its wonderful skylights and beautiful facades mean it doesn’t look out of place alongside its illustrious neighbors on Red Square.

With over 200 shops, boutiques and upmarket eateries inside, it is a shopaholic’s heaven and concerned partners will be glad to find more affordable options alongside luxury brands such as Dior and Prada.

The main department store in the city, GUM was opened in 1893. The stunning architecture makes it well worth a visit even if shopping isn’t your thing.

13. Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro

It’s not often that public transport looks like a work of art. So many stops on the Moscow Metro will astound visitors with their beauty and elegance.

Decked in marble and with frescoes covering the walls, the stations are amazing to gaze upon and are part of one of the longest metro systems in the world, with the first stations opened in 1935.

Using the metro is the quickest and easiest way to get around Moscow and braving the crowds of commuters is well worth it for the beauty all around you.

12. Arbat Street

Arbat Street

An elegant yet lively street, Arbat is full of impressive architecture and was once a popular place to live for aristocrats, artists, and academics.

A historic place, it is down Arbat Street that Napoleon’s troops are said to have headed on their way to capture the Kremlin.

Nowadays, there are many cafes, restaurants, and shops, as well as various monuments and statues to former residents such as Alexander Pushkin who was reputed to be a lover of the Russian Empress due to his massive influence in court.

11. Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

Drenched in history, the Novodevichy Convent is located in a striking building that was once a fortress. This captivating place is well worth visiting when in Moscow.

Founded in 1524, the convent houses four cathedrals; Smolensk Cathedral is the undoubted highlight due to its delightful 16th-century frescoes.

Wandering around the grounds is like stepping back in time. The Novodevichy Cemetery is where many famous leaders of the Soviet Union are buried, such as Yeltsin and Khrushchev.

10. Pushkin Museum

Pushkin Museum

Despite its name, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts actually has no connection at all to the famous poet other than that it was named in his honor after his death. A delight to visit, its extensive collection focuses on European art with masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, and van Gogh all featuring.

Sculptures, graphic art, paintings and more can be found in its beautiful galleries; various sections look at themes and epochs such as the Renaissance, the Dutch Golden Age, and Byzantine art.

Among the many highlights are the clownish characters which can be found in Cezanne’s Fastnacht (Mardi Gras) and the twirling ballerinas who look so elegant in Degas’ Blue Dancers. Picasso’s Young acrobat on a Ball is also well worth checking out for its interesting use of shapes and colors.

9. Christ The Savior Cathedral

Christ The Savior Cathedral

This gorgeous Russian Orthodox cathedral is located on the banks of the Moskva River, just a stone’s throw away from the Kremlin.

The church as it stands today was consecrated in 2000, as the original church that stood here was destroyed on the command of Josef Stalin in 1931 due to the anti-religious campaign.

With its delightful golden dome, spires and dazzling white facades, the Christ the Savior Cathedral is stunning. The interior is just as captivating to wander around, with its beautifully tiled floors and impressive altar.

8. Lenin Mausoleum

Lenin Mausoleum

Opened to the public in 1924, Lenin’s Mausoleum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Moscow. The red granite structure is located at the heart of the city in Red Square.

Lenin’s embalmed body lies in a glass sarcophagus; it is a somewhat eerie experience walking past the former leader of the Soviet Union but is well worth doing as you understandably can’t do it anywhere else in the world.

After visiting the mausoleum, head to the Kremlin wall right next to it for more graves of important communist figures such as Stalin and Brezhnev.

7. Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery

Home to the most extensive and impressive collection of Russian fine art in the world, the State Tretyakov Gallery is definitely worth visiting when in Moscow for the wealth of amazing art pieces that it has on display.

Having started out as the private art collection of the Tretyakov brothers, there are now over 130,000 exhibits. Highlights include the iconic Theotokos of Vladimir which you will almost certainly recognise despite probably not knowing the name and Rublev’s Trinity which is considered to be one of highest achievements in Russian art.

An absolute must for art lovers, the State Tretyakov Gallery will delight visitors with all that is has to offer.

6. Kolomenskoye

Kolomenskoye

Once a royal estate, Kolomenskoye is now a museum-reserve and lies a few kilometers outside of the city center. A captivating place to visit, there is a plethora of history on show and the site overlooks the Moskva River.

Consisting of four historical sites, there are extensive gardens for visitors to explore, as well as loads of interesting old buildings, the former village of Kolomenskoye itself and the impressive Palace of the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich – once considered the Eighth Wonder of the World by contemporaries.

Among the many stunning sights, it is the brilliantly white Ascension Church that is the undoubted highlight – dating back to 1532.

5. Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Lying alongside the Moskva River, the huge Gorky Park is a lovely place to visit. Its extensive gardens are home to numerous cultural institutions and visitors should definitely check out the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and while the eclectic exhibits may not always feature such incredible sights as a balloon-covered rider on a zebra; they certainly always succeed in pushing back the boundaries of art.

Pop-up exhibitions and festivals can be found from time to time in the park itself and there is an open-air theatre and numerous eateries alongside a plethora of leisure activities.

Whether it’s cycling, table tennis or yoga that you are after or beach volleyball and rowing, Gorky Park certainly has it. In winter, there is a huge ice rink for visitors to enjoy.

4. Bolshoi Theatre

Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi Theatre is the main theater in the country. The amazing opera and ballet performances it has put on over the centuries go a long way in explaining Russia’s rich history of performing arts.

While the Bolshoi Ballet Company was established in 1776, the theater itself was opened in 1825. The glittering, six-tier auditorium is lavishly and decadently decorated; it is a fitting setting for the world-class performances that take place on its stage.

Spending a night watching a performance of such classics as The Nutcracker or Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Theatre is sure to be a memorable experience and the beauty all around you only adds to the sense of occasion.

3. Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin

This famously fortified complex is remarkably home to five palaces and four cathedrals and is the historic, political and spiritual center of the city. The Kremlin serves as the residence for the country’s president. It has been used as a fort, and this fact is made clear by its sheer size. The Kremlin’s outer walls were built in the late 1400s.

Under Ivan III, better known as Ivan the Great, the Kremlin became the center of a unified Russian state, and was extensively remodeled. Three of the Kremlin’s cathedrals date to his reign that lasted from 1462-1505. The Deposition Church and the Palace of Facets were also constructed during this time. The Ivan the Great Bell Tower was built in 1508. It is the tallest tower at the Kremlin with a height of 266 feet (81 meters).

Joseph Stalin removed many of the relics from the tsarist regimes. However, the Tsar Bell, the world’s largest bell, and the Tsar Cannon, the largest bombard by caliber in the world, are among the remaining items from that era. The Kremlin Armory is one of Moscow’s oldest museums as it was established more than 200 years ago. Its diamond collection is impressive.

The Kremlin’s gardens – Taynitsky, Grand Kremlin Public and Alexander – are beautiful. The Kremlin has also served as the religious center of the country, and there is a tremendous number of preserved churches and cathedrals here. The collections contained within the museums include more than 60,000 historical, cultural and artistic monuments. Those who enjoy the performing arts will want to consider attending a ballet or concert at the State Kremlin Palace. Completed in 1961, it is the only modern building in the Kremlin.

2. Red Square

Red Square

Lying at the heart of Moscow, Red Square is the most important and impressive square in the city. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions due to its wealth of historical sights and cultural landmarks.

Drenched in history, the huge square is home to incredible sights such as the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum, among others. Consequently, it is not to be missed when in Moscow as it really is home to the city’s most stunning monuments.

It is here that many important moments in Russian history took place; the former marketplace has hosted everything from Tsar’s coronations and public ceremonies to rock concerts and Soviet military parades. Wandering around the massive square is a humbling experience and undoubtedly one of the highlights the city has to offer.

1. Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Located in the impressive Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral is gorgeous; its delightful spires appear as if out of a fairytale. The most recognizable building in the country, the cathedral is very much a symbol of Russia. No visit to Moscow is complete without having taken in its unique and distinctive features.

Ivan the Terrible ordered the cathedral’s construction in the mid-16th century, and legend holds that Ivan put out the architect’s eyes so that he would be unable to build another cathedral more glorious than St. Basil’s. Designed to resemble the shape of a bonfire in full flame, the architecture is not only unique to the period in which it was built but to any subsequent period. For various reasons, both Napoleon and Stalin wanted to destroy the cathedral but fortunately did not succeed.

Known for its various colors, shapes and geometric patterns, St. Basil’s Cathedral houses nine different chapels that are all connected by a winding labyrinth of corridors and stairways. On the lower floor, St. Basil’s Chapel contains a silver casket bearing the body of St. Basil the Blessed.

Throughout the cathedral are many beautiful murals, frescoes, wooden icons and other art works and artifacts. Outside the cathedral is a lovely garden with the bronze Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, who rallied an all-volunteer Russian army against Polish invaders during a period of the late 16th century known as the Times of Troubles.

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