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10 of the Most Beautiful Countries in the World

These countries are some of the most beautiful in the world.

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Every country has something unique to offer; be it the local cuisine, physical features, the groundbreaking architecture, pristine scenery, magnificent parks, beautiful cities, or timeless villages. These features create an image of a country that attract tourists. The following are the ten most beautiful countries in the world.

10. Switzerland

#10 Switzerland

Switzerland is a lovely country with breathtaking scenery and natural environment. From the cosmopolitan Zurich to Geneva Old Town and the lakeside towns of Montreux and Vevey. The mountains and lakes of the country deserve the share of international attention. You can enjoy the pristine wilderness of Switzerland from the mountain trains or when hiking the Eiger. As a peaceful and friendly state, Switzerland welcomes millions of tourists from across the world every year.

9. New Zealand

#9 New Zealand

It is no shock that New Zealand is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world; the country is endowed with towering mountains, breathtaking landscapes, turquoise lakes, and over 9,000 miles of shores. New Zealand's beauty is showcased from the spectacular fields of purple and pink lupins along Lake Tekapo to the mountainous fjord of Milford Sound. The splendor extends to the Waitomo glowworm caves and the summits of the Humboldt Range. Cities including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Hamilton gives an urban test to the otherwise wild country.

8. South Africa

#8 South Africa

South Africa is among the best safari destinations in Africa. The country office access to the "Big Five” in many of its national parks including the Kruger National Park. Boulder's Beach is the only place on the continent with penguins. The landscape is even more diverse than the wildlife ranging from the soaring Drakensberg Mountains to the flowerlands of Namaqualand and the Blyde River Canyon. The cities of Cape Town and Durban are a must visit for tourists.

7. China

#7 China

China is the fourth largest country in the world, and for sure, size comes with diversity. The country is endowed with a diverse natural environment from the Wulingyuan Scenic Area to the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers. Recent technological advancement in the country has given rise to marvelous architectural designs. Tall artistic buildings characterize the cities of China. The peaks of the state include Mt Huangshan, Mt Taishan, Mt Hengshan, and Mt Everest.

6. Brazil

#6 Brazil

Brazil is an extensive country with diverse natural beauty and culture. The Amazon is incomparable. The baroque architecture of the northeast creates a soulful atmosphere while the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offer an opportunity to witness the ancient and contemporary culture of the state. The sight of people playing along the Atlantic coast creates a feeling of peace and friendliness.

5. Italy

#5 Italy

Few countries match the beauty of Italy. From the mountains of Trentino, the sparkling coast of Amalfi, to the rolling vineyards of Chianti. The ruins of the Romans scatter the countryside creating a connection between the country and its past. Cities such as Venice, Florence, and Rome throb with romance while rooftop villages create a sense of the history. Italian food is excellent, and a visit to the country is not complete without tasting the bottarga and lasagna dishes.

4. Ireland

#4 Ireland

Ireland is not the first choice tourist destination for many people due to its mild and moist climate. However, the climate contributes to the Irish countryside's green fields and vibrant moss plants. The outdoor experience is unmatched, with hilltop walks and quiet lakes that clear the “cobwebs” from the foggiest mind. Ireland is also known for its beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coastlines. The cities of Dublin and Cork present the state's ancient culture, so does the local cuisine.

3. India

#3 India

India’s magnificent terrain ranges from the breathtaking stretch of the peaks of the Himalayas to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. The national parks of the country provide a habitat for various species of wild animals and birds including the endangered Bengal tigers, Asian lions, and Asian elephants. The slope of the Himalayas is blanketed by alpine forests that stretch for hundreds of miles. The country also has deserts, plateaus, long rivers, and a great diversity of cultures. All this and more attract tourists to India from far and wide.

2. United States

#2 United States

The United States is an enormous country with diverse natural features. It is the second most visited country in the world by foreign tourists. Unique, attractive infrastructures characterize the cities of the United States. The Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Parks are just but two of the parks that offer refuge to animals. Most foreigners are attracted by the American urban experience and therefore travel to major cities including Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

1. Canada

#1 Canada

Canada is a beautiful country that serves as a wild, urban, and romantic destination. The country's beautiful scenery includes valleys, mountains, lakes, and forests. The national parks offer the opportunity to watch animals while the wilderness of Yukon offers a once in a lifetime outdoor experience. The country accounts for 60% of lakes in the world. Major cities including Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto have some of the best architecture in the world.

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