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Most Beautiful Places In The World # Part 5

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 Reuss River Kayaker, Switzerland

A kayaker tackles rapids on the Reuss River in central Switzerland. The waterway wends a hundred miles northward from Gotthard into the Aare River.

1 Reuss River Kayaker, Switzerland
Photograph by Chris Schmid

Angalamman Festival, India

Blue makeup and a fierce stare are a young girl’s preparations for the Angalamman festival, held every year in the village of Kaveripattinam in Tamil Nadu, India. The festival celebrates Angalamman, a guardian deity.

2 Angalamman Festival, India
Photograph by Mahesh Balasubramanian

Dolomite Mountains, Italy

Sawtooth peaks in the Dolomites, part of the eastern Alps, give way to a bucolic field. The entire northern Italian range, which includes 18 mountains, was named a World Heritage site in 2009.

3 Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Photograph by Dick Pitini

Fireworks in Thailand

Fireworks shower festivalgoers with light at a celebration in Thailand. The former Siam is a popular tourist destination with much to offer: beaches on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, a strong Buddhist culture, Khmer architecture, and beautiful countryside with orchids and rice fields.

4 Fireworks in Thailand
Photograph by Cann Aripai, National Geographic Your Shot

Tassili N’Ajjer, Algeria

“This photo, of Moussa Macher, our Tuareg guide, was taken at the summit of Tin-Merzouga, the largest dune (or erg) in the Tadrart region of the Sahara desert in southern Algeria,” he wrote. “Moussa rested while waiting for us to finish our 45-minute struggle to the top. It only took ten minutes of rolling, running, and jumping to get to get back down.”  The Tadrart is part of the Tassili N’Ajjer World Heritage site, given protection for the outstanding collection of prehistoric cave art within its boundaries.

5 Tassili N'Ajjer, Algeria
Photograph by Evan Cole

Meteora, Greece

In Meteora—”rocks in the air”—sandstone spires rise from the plain of Thessaly like tall lumps of clay on a potter’s wheel. Seeing the area as a religious retreat, monasteries sprung up here, beginning in 1336. At one time there were 24; today, 13 remain and six are open to the public. The area was added to the World Heritage List in 1988.

6 Meteora, Greece
Photograph by Evgeny Kornilyev, National Geographic Your Shot

Hampi, India

Dancing and drumming is part of a celebration in Hampi, a village in central India that’s part of a World Heritage site. Once a wealthy royal city and capital of the Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi was abandoned after the 16th century. The ruins include an elaborate temple complex.

Each year tens of thousands flock to this world heritage site in the heart of India to be part of Hampi Festival, a three-day cultural extravaganza that showcases a range of arts from across the country. Behind this vibrant veil of joyous expression lies a hidden controversy surrounding the ancient town of Hampi. Its once-bustling centre was demolished two years ago and its oldest residents displaced in an attempt to convert this UNESCO site into a lifeless museum.
Photograph by Gennaro Serra, National Geographic Your Shot

Ban Gioc Falls

Ban Gioc waterfall in the far northern Vietnamese province of Cao Bang is one of the most popular sites in the region, which boasts a famed karst landscape of striking limestone peaks. The falls thunder into Vietnam from China, churning up an ever present mist.

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Notre-Dame de Quebec

Gold dazzles the eye inside the Cathedral-Basilica de Notre-Dame de Quebec, or Our Lady of Quebec Church. First built in 1647, the church is a National Historic Site of Canada.

The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec (Our Lady of Quebec City), located at 20, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, the oldest seat in the Americas north of Mexico. It is also the parish church of the oldest North American parish north of Mexico and was the first north of Mexico to be elevated to the rank of minor basilica, by Pope Pius IX in 1874. It is a National Historic Site of Canada, and located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Historic District of Old Québec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Photograph by Susan Seubert

Huayna Picchu, Peru

Hikers make their way up 8,924-foot Huayna Picchu, an iconic pyramid peak that juts over 1,000 feet above Machu Picchu, an ancient royal Inca retreat and, now, a World Heritage site. The climb is a sketchy scramble that includes exposed ledges, cable handholds, and slippery stone staircases. The ruins at the top are thought to be those of Machu Picchu’s high priest, who would greet the sun from this very spot.

10 Huayna Picchu, Peru
Photograph by Tareq Saghie, National Geographic Your Shot