MNN Galleries

30 of the most beautiful places in the world

By: Melissa Breyer on July 8, 2014, 9:01 a.m.
Most beautiful places

Photo: Various

1 of 32

Superlative spots

Across the roughly 60 million square miles of land covering this breathtaking planet, there are a lot of exceedingly beautiful places. From serene and stirring to surreal and sublime, trying to list them all would be an impossible task; and of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to give a shout-out to some of the places that showcase the amazing accomplishments that Mother Nature – sometimes with an assist from her inhabitants – has achieved. Here are 30 of our favorites to get the conversation started. (Text: Melissa Breyer)