The 10 most fascinating places on the planet

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The world is full of fascinating places, so it will be difficult for you to visit them all. What you can do is try to visit the most amazing on the planet. To make it easier for you, a team of Lonely Planet guide authors has created a list of the 500 best destinations on Earth. Among all the proposed corners, each author voted their 20 favorites, which has served to make a selection of wonderful places that are worth visiting one day.

Today at Vuela Viajes we want to show you the top 10 on the list, which includes a Spanish destination. Do you want to know what it is? Well, you just have to join us!

Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

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The most fascinating place on the planet according to Lonely Planet are the temples of Angkor, which are located in Cambodia. Of the more than 1,000 temples , shrines and tombs, Angkor Wat stands out, which is the largest temple in the world and the main treasure of the Hindu kingdom

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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The second most fascinating place in the world is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a 3,000-kilometer natural wonder that sits off the country’s northeast coast. It is the world’s largest network of coral reefs, making it a paradise for divers and snorkelers.

Machu Picchu, Peru

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In third position we find Machu Picchu, which is located in Cuzco, Peru. It is surprising both for the spectacular Andean landscape that surrounds it and for the mystery that revolves around this archaeological complex.

Great Wall, China

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How could it be otherwise, the Great Wall of China is also present on this list. It is an incredible network of fortifications and walls that run 8,550 kilometers across the north of the state. Therefore, when visiting it you must choose a section.

Taj Mahal, India

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In fifth position in the ranking we find the Taj Mahal, an architecturally perfect mausoleum located in Agra, India. The building has succeeded in summing up the attitude and atmosphere of the Mughal court.

Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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In the United States we find the place that occupies the sixth position on the list. It is the Grand Canyon Park, which consists of a vast cleft in the earth’s crust that shows 2 billion years of geological time. It is 1 kilometer deep and about 360 kilometers long.

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

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The first European place on the list is the Colosseum in Rome, the most exciting monument in the city. It is a gigantic amphitheater that was designed to hold about 50,000 spectators. In it, gladiators engaged in mortal combat. In addition, fights were held between the damned and wild beasts.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

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In eighth place we find the Iguazú Falls, which are located between Argentina and Brazil. These are huge waterfalls that can be seen in their entirety in a stretch of magnificent subtropical jungle, where you can also discover wild animals.

Alhambra of Granada, Spain

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As we have mentioned before, there is a Spanish place on the list. It is the Alhambra in Granada, one of the most refined samples from the world of Islamic art. If you have had the opportunity to visit this place, you will have seen that it houses a network of luxurious palaces, gardens and fountains. On the horizon are the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

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Finally, we have to talk about Hagia Sophia, one of the most iconic buildings in Istanbul, Turkey. It is a church-museum-mosque that defied the laws of architecture at the time of its construction, almost 1,500 years ago.