13 Views That Will Give You Wanderlust

Written by: Dave Owen

We all love a bloody good view. ‘Oh, it’s lovely!’ we exclaim at the sight of a rolling vista, a towering skyline, or a staggering sunset, before we greedily cram it into our camera and set it as our badly cropped Facebook cover photo to make our friends jealous.

It’s no wonder that views are so frequently used as destination sellers. Heck, we plaster every inspirational article we publish with jaw-dropping views designed to blow the dust out of your wallet.

Here are thirteen of the best views in the world. You might be completely bankrupt by the time you reach the end.

The Temples of Bagan, Burma

Hot air balloons over Bagan at sunrise

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

The view from Victoria Peak at night, Hong Kong

Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

The Grand Canyon, USA

The grand canyon, USA

The Burj Khalifa, UAE

Sunset viewed from the Burj Khalifa

Milford Sound, New Zealand

The view across Milford Sound, New Zealand

San Francisco Bay, USA

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, the salt flats in Bolivia

Dachstein Mountains, Austria

The Dachstein Mountains, Austria

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls at sunrise

Monument Valley, USA

Monument Valley, USA

Preikestolen, Norway

Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen, Norway

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