The most beautiful places in the world, Part 1
There are places in the world that help us imagine what paradise might look like. Those who have visited them are extremely lucky. Others can only dream, because few can afford to experience paradise.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is known as the most beautiful island of the French Polynesia. Jacob Roggeveen discovered it in 1772. In 1777 James Cook landed on the island, calling it “Pearl of the Pacific”.
This is an authentic paradise on Earth, for many years winning competitions for the most beautiful place in the world. After the Second World War, many soldiers that were stationed at air bases in Bora Bora did not want to return home.
It has stunning bright colours, lush, green vegetation contrasting with a shade of turquoise and sapphire lagoons. White, sandy beaches stretching along the coast with huge coconut trees are to be found here.
The main urban centres are Vaitape and Matira. Despite the invasion of tourists, Bora Bora has retained its traditional style, which can be seen in the Polynesian architecture of their luxury hotels.
The famous wooden houses on stilts, which grow out of the water are the most expensive hotels in Bora Bora.
Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Ko Phi Phi is a group of islands in Thailand. The two main islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, the rest are limestone rocks scattered over the sea.
They are one of the most beautiful islands in Asia, characterised by azure water, lovely bays, sandy beaches and vertical rocks submerged in water.
The rocks on Phi Phi Don that connect with the sandy beaches on both sides by a narrow passage create one of the most breathtaking and exotic views in the world. This heavenly landscape attracts more and more tourists every year.
Phi Phi Leh includes several picturesque bays, one of which – Maya Bay is famous for appearing in a Hollywood movie “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Situated in the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian island of Kauai is known as the “garden island”. It is geologically the oldest island of the Hawiian archipelago.
Located inside of it – Waimea Canyon, was named by Mark Twain as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
Along the Na Pali coast there runs one o the most stunning routes in the world – the Kalalau Trail. Views of the Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Valley and the entire coast of Na Pali are overwhelming. Steep cliffs overgrown with lush greenery fall into the blue ocean, creating unique scenery.
In the dense, humid forests on the slopes of the volcanic summit of Waialeale, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “King Kong” and “Jurrasic Park” were shot. Not far from the beach of Lumahai, Richard Chamberlain starred in “The Thorn Birds”.