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Most Beautiful Places In The World # Part 20

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Most Beautiful Places In The World

Ladakh, India

Stretching from the Himalaya to the Kunlun Mountains, Ladakh is a high-elevation desert crossed by razor-sharp peaks. This isolated and starkly beautiful area is a refuge of Mahayana Buddhism.

Photograph by Chalongwong Manakit, National Geographic Your Shot

Barberino Val d’Elsa, Italy

The green hills of Tuscany roll out behind a church in the town of Barberino Val d’Elsa. A pastoral paradise of vineyards, poppy-strewn fields, olive groves, sun-dappled hills, and age-old villages, Tuscany is the heartland of Italy.

Photograph by Guido Cozzi, Corbis

Shepherd Festival, Switzerland

A flock of unmistakable Valais blacknose sheep awaits the Shepherd Festival, held every September in Furi, near Zermatt. At the festival, honors go to the best-looking sheep and the best shepherd.

Photograph by Susan Seubert, National Geographic

Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Looking out to the sea, the medieval fortress of Dunnottar Castle, on a remote coastal stretch near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, is now owned by the heritage group Historic Scotland. The cliffs drop straight down to the North Sea.

Photograph by Emile Luider, Cosmos/Redux

Lavaux Vineyards

The picturesque Lavaux vineyards, some of the steepest in Europe, cling to the shoreline of Lake Geneva. Nestled in their midst are beautifully preserved villages, where the vintners live and press their grapes.

Photograph by Susan Seubert, National Geographic

Alfama Quarter, Lisbon

Lisbon’s oldest quarter, built by the Moors in the 11th century, Alfama is an atmospheric area of twisting, narrow alleys and stairways. It retains much of its original aristocratic past, despite being a little rough around the edges.

Photograph by Alfredo Falvo, Contrasto/Redux

Dongchuan, China

Terraced fields cut into the red earth of Dongchuan, near Kunming, China. This traditional form of farming is an ancient practice.

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Photograph by Konstantin Iagoudine, National Geographic Your Shot

Alcázar of Seville, Spain

Beneath a patio in Seville’s royal Alcázar are the rainwater baths of Lady María de Padilla, the mistress of an early king. One of Europe’s oldest palaces, the Alcázar was built over a span dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, and is still used by the present royal family.

Photograph by Lucas Vallecillos, VWPics/Redux

Agra Fort, India

The Agra Fort was built in Agra, once the capital of the Mughal Empire, between 1565 and 1573 by the ruler Akbar. When Akbar’s grandson Shah Jahan—he who built the Taj Mahal, also in Agra—moved the capital to Delhi in 1648, the Agra Fort was left to plunderers.

Photograph by Zheng Huansong, Xinhua/eyevineZ/Redux

Cow Procession, Switzerland

Adorned with bouquets of Alpine flora, cows pause for a drink at a Gstaad fountain during their autumn descent from mountain pastures. The seasonal procession—which follows an ascent in summer—is celebrated with fairs and festivals throughout Switzerland’s Alpine regions.

Photograph by Susan Seubert