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32 Magical Destinations To Visit In This Lifetime

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share the most magical place they’ve ever travelled to. Here’s what they said:

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

“Didn’t think it could possibly live up to my expectations, but it did, and exceeded them. The site itself is huge and so impressive, both aesthetically and architecturally. You really do feel transported back in time. ” —roselorraine1

2. Prague, Czech Republic

“This city looks like something out of a fairytale, with a castle high on a hill and houses tumbling down. I’ve never seen a city more beautiful than Prague.” —Ariel Cooper, Facebook

3. Glacier Bay, Alaska

“If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see Margerie Glacier calving, which is an [experience] that’s almost impossible describe in any other terms but magical and astounding.” —Amanda Nicole Howard, Facebook

4. The Enchanted River in Surigao, Philippines

“A small river flowing towards the Pacific Ocean with the bluest of blue waters. And the name can’t get any more magical than that.” —clace87

5. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Florida

“Total geek here! I wanted to get a job there and walk that street every day and just immerse myself.” —Stephanie Hastings, Facebook

6. Namib Desert in Sossusvlei, Namibia

“Standing at the bases of the world’s largest sand dunes humbles and reminds you of how small you are. Then climbing to the top of the dunes makes you feel on top of the world. It is an unbelievable place.” —malloryt463052299

7. Iguazu Falls, Argentina

 

“I stood feet away from ten monkeys, I saw toucans, I went on a boat ride under the rushing water of the falls, and I would go back in a heartbeat.” —malloryl2

8. Yangshuo, China

“Absolutely amazing and relaxing. People [can] rent a motorcycle or a bike and ride around the city or mountains. My friend and I got into a bamboo boat and sailed down the river.” —nitsf

9. Sacre Coeur, Paris

“The views of Paris from the top of the mountain are incredible.” —luannaime

10. Kauai, Hawaii

“It’s very different from the rest of Hawaii that I’ve experienced… totally organic and absolutely beautiful.” —shandis2

11. Cenote Dzitnup, Yucatan, Mexico

“It was so beautiful and otherworldly, swimming in crystal clear water among the stalactites. I never wanted to leave.” —wendyf4d8cb74fc

12. Inside Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur volcano

“I went to Iceland thinking that the surface of the country was by far the most interesting and beautiful thing I would see but then we went underground to the bottom of a volcano. There’s nothing like it — it’s like visiting another planet. It’s absolutely stunning.” —Dani Onda, Facebook

13. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

“I’m not Catholic, but there’s an amazing sense of peace and “something more” when you’re in there. Not to mention those beautiful ceilings!” —Amber Wall-Charleson, Facebook

14. Salzburg, Austria

“In particular, the Schloss Leopoldskron: the palace where they filmed The Sound of Music.” —All About Travelling, Facebook

15. Delphi, Greece

“The ruins of Apollo’s temple remain there as an archeological site along with a Dionysian amphitheater. The view from Mount Parnassus is pretty awesome, too.” —Rachel Small, Facebook

16. Edinburgh, Scotland

“While being an amazing city in and of itself (picture castles, two-stories streets, and the birthplace of “Harry Potter”), Edinburgh is also home to Arthur’s Seat, the supposed location of Camelot. The view from the top pans out on hills, the water, and the city, all while crows fly level to you. Definitely a must.” —sebrooker3

17. Oxford, England

“I spent four months studying there last year and I’m hoping to move to England this year. I don’t know how to describe it, but there is something about walking down the streets of Oxford that make you feel like you’re in a dream. —Erica Lynn, Facebook

18. Coastal Road in Cape Town, South Africa

“You look out a the beautiful blue ocean and then you look up at mountains and life all comes together.” —Soleil Miller, Facebook

19. Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

“As you’re walking to it, you can’t see any of the canyon and then it suddenly Is sprawled out below you. I’m very rarely speechless, but at that moment I just had to stop and look around for a while.” —Arielle Hazi, Facebook

20. Ilulissat, Greenland

“I felt so removed from the rest of the world and was surrounded by the most beautiful landscape imaginable. The sunsets with glorious colours lighting up the icebergs is one of my most magical memories.” —rebeccaleonavane

21. Yellowstone National Park

“A pain to get to from the UK, but the most awesome, beautiful, and mind-blowing place I have ever been. I can’t wait to go back there again someday.” —katiej447f76d2e

22. Lalibela, Ethiopia

“The churches are hand-carved into the mountains. Both intricate and beautiful, they are the most amazing and under appreciated place I have ever been.” —annas4ee549f7d

23. Mount Evans, Colorado

“Driving along the highest paved road in the United States felt like the closest I will ever get to heaven on earth. The Rocky Mountain goats, the prairie dogs, the wildflowers, the trickle of mountain water cold enough and pure enough to drink.” —valeriep448a661df

24. Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia

“I am slightly biased, [but] I work in the most amazing incredible place and that is Uluru. I came out here seven years ago and I am still here today!” —Grant Hannah, Facebook

25. Table Mountain, South Africa

“I’ve never felt more accomplished in my life than when we got to the top, looking over the city below and the ocean in front of us.” —Ashley Adams, Facebook

26. Koh Samui, Thailand

 

“The beaches are beautiful. You can even swim while you wait for lunch at the restaurants on the shore — and I have never had more fun than the day we spent 4 wheeling through the mountains and playing in waterfalls. It felt like I was in Jurassic Park.” —jessicac140

27. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

“To stand so high up on a cliff, the birds flying below us, and the most beautiful crystal clear blue water in the world stretching out as far as you can see. Standing on the edge, it felt like I was flying.” —Brittani Gomes, Facebook

28. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

 

“Get on a bike and explore: you’ll see much more! Temples that are still very much in the jungle, stone faces looking out from behind the trees … Out of the main temples, Bayon temple was my most magical: it had a real sense of mystique about it.” —Matt Butchers, Facebook

29. Paje, Zanzibar

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“It’s the best place to see the Milky Way, and of course, it’s paradise during daylight.” —Marjolein Pos

30. Heidelberg, Germany

“The castles, the history, the scenery, the people, the food, everything was perfect.” —Susie Araujo, Facebook

31. Santorini, Greece

“Felt like I was on top of the world and as if nothing else existed! The bluest waters as far as the eye could see and the most magical sunset you could ever imagine.” —Tara DeAngelis

32. Epcot at Disney World in Orlando, Florida

 

“Seriously. I wept when we left.” —Kenny Hicks, Facebook

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