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5 Most Beautiful Places You’ve Never Heard Of

From Utah to Africa to Uruguay, five of the most beautiful places you’ve never heard of.

Traveling somewhere beautiful and also undiscovered makes for a special trip. In today’s increasingly crowded world, finding these hidden gems is pretty hard. But, you’re in luck! From Utah to Uruguay, check out five of the most beautiful places you’ve never heard of.

#1 Snow Canyon, Utah

You’ve heard about Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, but what about Snow Canyon State Park in St. George, Utah? Hollywood movies of the past caught onto Snow Canyon’s striking beauty, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a famous Western that filmed scenes here. Travelers today can soak in the dramatic sandstone cliffs juxtaposed with ancient lava flows and surprising desert plants.

Snow Canyon is the setting for many Hollywood Westerns

Snow Canyon is the setting for many Hollywood Westerns

#2 Red and Rose Valleys, Turkey

In Cappadocia in Central Turkey, travelers are often astounded by the bizarre rock formations, called fairy chimneys. Fodder for local legend, these geological wonders take many forms and some of the most beautiful to see are in the Red and Rose Valleys.

In the Red and Rose Valleys there are many churches. Monks also liked this scenery. You know they chose always very beautiful places to settle in. At early Byzantine times they settled here and then at the Byzantine period as well.

#3 Three Cliffs Bay, Wales

The Gower Peninsula has some of the best scenic and historic destinations in Wales in a compact approximately seventy square mile area and Three Cliffs Bay is one that just may take your breath away. It’s a steep walk or ride to get to the shore, but once you reach it, it’s wide sandy expanses and high limestone cliffs are divine, especially at low tide.

#4 Botswana’s Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, is one of the most beautiful and intriguing destinations on the planet. Remotely located in the country of Botswana, gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife combine for a once in a lifetime safari adventure that’s a knock-out.

Navigating my way to the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta

Could only get a half selfie in navigating my way to the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta

#5 Minas, Uruguay

The small, South American country of Uruguay has beaches that attract Argentinians and global jetsetters, but not as many people travel into the countryside. Those that head west should make it to watch the sunset in the countryside surrounding the city of Minas in Lavalleja, where the rolling hills attract ranches, adventure seekers, Buddist monks and travelers in search of peaceful contemplation.

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