The black sands of Kirkjusandur with the backdrop of The Vesturhorn, Stokksnes, Iceland

Most Beautiful Places In The World # Part 9

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Perched atop 200-foot chalk cliffs, the town of Bonifacio lights up the southern tip of Corsica. The French island is an eruption of granite and magma just 56 miles west of Italy. Its craggy mountains soar to almost 9,000 feet on one coast, while undulating beaches and vineyards line the other.

09 May 2014, Bonifacio, Corsica, France, France --- France, Southern Corsica, Bonifacio, Bonifacio cliff, the sand grain --- Image by © Marc Dozier/Corbis
Photograph by Marc Dozier, Corbis

Busó Celebration, Hungary

A traditional part of the Busó celebration in Mohács, Hungary, is the busós, a frightening character clad in a wooly coat. The end-of-winter carnival, which came to the southern Hungary town with Croats, also features the burning of a coffin that symbolizes winter.

Buso is guarding the bonfire and keeping people away from it
Photograph by Zsolt Repasy, National Geographic Your Shot

Dalwhinnie, Scotland

Punk meets shag as Willie Dowllan feeds Rufty and Tufty, Highland cattle kept by the owner of the Loch Ericht Inn in Dalwhinnie, Scotland. Jim Richardson took this photo for “History in a Bottle,” a look at the Scottish Highlands—and its single malt whisky—that appeared in the July/August 2001 issue of Traveler. Senior photo editor Carol Enquist and associate photo editor Ben Fitch discuss the image and what makes it so powerful.

Dalwhinnie, Scotland
Photograph by Jim Richardson

Devils Tower, Wyoming

This image appeared in “America’s Cathedrals,” an October 2013 Traveler story about ancient sacred places. Here, Wakinyan Two Bulls ties prayer flags on a tree in sight of Wyoming’s Devils Tower, or Mato Tipila, long a sacred place for native peoples. Senior photo editor Carol Enquist and associate photo editor Ben Fitch discuss the image and what makes it so powerful.

A Native American ties prayer flags onto a tree in sight of Wyoming's Devil's Tower, or Mato Tipila, long a sacred place for native peoples.
Photograph by Aaron Huey

Kirkjusandur, Iceland

Black sands sweep across Kirkjusandur in southeastern Iceland, at the foot of Vesturhorn Mountain. The region also includes Vatnajökull, the country’s largest glacier.

The black sands of Kirkjusandur with the backdrop of The Vesturhorn, Stokksnes, Iceland
Photograph by Trevor Cole, National Geographic Your Shot

Munich Oktoberfest

Each year, with a declaration of “O’zapft is!”—It’s tapped!—the mayor of Munich kicks off Oktoberfest, first celebrated 200 years ago in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig. The Wiesn (as locals call the fest) has since evolved into a 16-day toast to Bavaria’s rich heritage. Millions attend the celebration, which features food, drink, carnival rides (such as the swings seen here), and much more.

Munich Oktoberfest
Photograph by Christian Charisius, picture-alliance/dpa/AP

Prado Museum, Madrid

Geoff Pingree, a professor of cinema studies and English at Oberlin College in Ohio, took this photograph at Madrid’s Prado Museum, which was staging theatrical performances inspired by masterworks by Spanish artists. Performers are dressed as Spanish King Philip IV and his second wife, Mariana of Austria. The photo won the grand prize in the 2008 Traveler World in Focus Photo Contest. Senior photo editor Carol Enquist and associate photo editor Ben Fitch discuss the image and what makes it so powerful.

Prado Museum, Madrid
Photograph by Geoff Pingree

Prague Castle

Gilded and polished, an ornate room at Prague Castle awaits an event. Founded in the ninth century as a fortress, the castle has often been the seat of political power in Czech lands. Since 1918 it has been the official residence of the nation’s president.

Prague castle event in the main hall. Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is our most valuable historical city reserve. In 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by the Prague Castle which towers high above the city. It is a display of all artistic styles and movements. The historical core of the city is situated on both banks of the Vltava river and consists of 6 parts - formerly independent urban units unified in the 18th century. They are as follows: Stare Mesto (Old Town), Josefov (the preserved part of the former Jewish Town - today a part of the Old Town), Nove Mesto (New Town), Mala Strana (Lesser Town), Hradcany and Vysehrad. Naturally, most of the historical monuments, museums and galleries are concentrated right there. ?? Francesco Vignali  LUZphoto
Photograph by Francesco Vignali, LUZphoto/Redux ?? Francesco Vignali LUZphoto

Tet Celebration, Vietnam

A calligrapher writes messages of luck, safety, and happiness to be exchanged on Tet, a week-long celebration of the Lunar New Year in Vietnam. Tet is also a nationwide birthday party: The Vietnamese don’t mark their ages by the day they were born; instead, a baby turns one at Tet no matter when he or she was born that year.

On Tet holiday in Vietnam, Calligraphers write sentences to gift others to wish luckiness, safe and sound and happiness.
Photograph by Tam Nguyen, National Geographic Your Shot

Trooping the Color, London

Each June, London celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday with a parade, better known as Trooping the Color. During the parade, Foot Guards celebrate the regent by ceremonially parading—trooping—their regimental flag through the ranks.

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh travel down The Mall in an open carriage during the Trooping The Colour, the annual Queen's Birthday Parade, Buckingham Palace, London, UK.  14/06/2014.
Photograph by James Veysey, Camera Press/Redux