The world’s top 15 countries owing the most impressive natural beauty (Part 2)

According to the travel and tourism competitiveness report 2017, see the top 15 nations owning the most impressive natural beauty in the world.

10. Australia

Due to the diversity of weather and breathtaking natural scenery, Australia is rated as one of the most international tourist attractions. Although Australia ranks sixth on list of the world’s top 15 countries owing the most impressive natural beauty, this country is worth to place at number one on the list of world heritage sites. Every corner of this nation owns attractions worth to take visit such as Kakadu National Park- home to the famous Dundee crocodile, the Great Barrier Reef, the Wilderness of Tasmania, Melbourne city- the world’s most liveable city for a sixth consecutive year, Palm Cover beach, New Zealand, Sydney and so on.

palm cove beach in Australia
palm cove beach in Australia
Kakadu National Park in Australia
Kakadu National Park in Australia

11. China

Being the fourth largest country in the world, China possesses countless attractions captivating tourists all over the world such as Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (Yúnnān Sānjiāngbìngliú)- listed as a UNESCO World Herritage Site in Yunnan province, Huanglong valley with famous hot spring, ect. One of the “must-visit” sites that travelers coming to Chengdu want to take a visit is the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to have opportunity to watch the lovely panda living there.

Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries in China
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries in China

Located in the northwestern Sichuan province, Huanglong Valley is well-known for its snow-capped mountains, stunning lakes, gorgeous waterfalls and hot springs.

Huanglong valley in China
Huanglong valley in China

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (Yúnnān Sānjiāngbìngliú) is popular with its wonderful landscapes and the top diversity of terrain types.

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas in China
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas in China

12. Peru

Thanks to its outstanding natural scenic spots, Peru deserves a fourth place in this list. This beautiful country is famous for not only the Inca Trail and mysterious Mecca but its wild beauty that is the “paradise” for adventurous lovers.

When it comes to Peru, Machu Picchu-the central city of the ancient Inca civilization is commonly mentioned as one of the top tourist attractions in this country. It is a masterpiece built on the high mountains covered by fog.

Machu Picchu in Peru
Machu Picchu in Peru

Situated in the San Martín department of Peru, Rio Abiseo National Park is pronounced as Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It is home to over 36 types of rare animals.

Rio Abiseo National Park in Peru
Rio Abiseo National Park in Peru

Mount Huascarán – one of the highest tropical mountains in the world is also an attractive destination of Peru.

Mount-Huascarán-in-Peru
Mount-Huascarán-in-Peru

13. Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country but it is ranked third in the list thanks to its own majestic natural landscapes. Located in Central America, Costa Rica is considered as a paradise for adventure lovers. This country possesses many primitive and precious jungles with thousands of rare species of flora and fauna.

Manuel Antonio National Park is the smallest national park in Costa Rica but it owns the most diverse ecosystem in the world due to the combination of terrains types as tropical forests, stretching white sand beaches, coral reefs and so on.

Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

Cocos Island is the sole island of the East Pacific that have tropical jungles and famous Tortuguero National Park with its turtles.

Cocos Island
Cocos Island

14. Mexico

It is not a surprise that Mexico is rated as the second in the list of nations owning the most impressive natural beauty. The number of wildlife sanctuaries that Mexico owns is larger than the number of its resorts and it makes this country become famous.

Chiapas: Like a tropical paradise with rains of tropical jungles and the ancient Mayan ruins, Chiapas is definitely worth to be one of the most compelling sites to take visit in Mexico.

Horsetail waterfall: this waterfall (or Cola de Caballo waterfall) in Monterrey draw the attention of a large number of travelers. It is a fascinating place for nature lovers to take pictures and to participate in outdoor activities.

Horsetail waterfall in Mexico
Horsetail waterfall in Mexico

15. Brazil

With its extremely captivating natural landscapes, Brazil deserves to rank first in this list. This country owns many well-known destinations as The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, Amazon rainforest and so on.

Amazon rainforest: stretching in the Amazon River basin and being across nine territories in South America including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, it is known as the “lung” of the Earth.

Amazon rainforest
Amazon rainforest

The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves: it is home to 25 protected species as spotted leopard, spider monkey and South America wildcat.

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