The fascinating Tikal

What is the most fascinating place on the planet? Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga is an honorable, busy and traveler businessman that compiled a list of the 50 best destinations on the planet. All of them are fascinating.

 

Among all the amazing locations in the world, Juan José voted his 10 favorite places. Thus a selection of wonderful places that are an inspiration for “must-haves” trips. 

 

Fascinating locations from around the world

 

The fascinating Temples of Angkor ( Cambodia )

Unanimously, the temples of Angkor surpassed every destination in the world on this list. Angkor Wat is the largest temple in the world dedicated to the god Vishnu. 

 

This magnificent monument is the main treasure of the Hindu kingdom. It is an extraordinary place: an allegory of heaven on earth. Therefore, Angkor Wat is the main attraction of a complex with more than 1000 temples, shrines and tombs. One of the essential destinations that every traveler should add to their wish list

 

The ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu ( Peru )

What makes Machu Picchu an extraordinary place is that nobody knows what happened. It is a total enigma. Besides the spectacular Andean landscape or the way the city clings to the steep slopes. 

 

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu from where you can take the train to kilometer 88 and then walk the 42 km of the Inca Trail. 

7 wonders of the world: Machu Picchu

One of the 7 wonders of the world, the Great Wall ( China )

It is much more than a wall. It is an impressive network of walls and fortifications that cover over 5,500 miles of the rugged landscape. Choose a section, which will depend on whether you want to discover imperial magnificence (near Beijing), military precision (in Gansu) or eternal desolation (in Inner Mongolia). 

 

The mausoleum complex of Taj Mahal ( India )

Is considered an architectural perfection. A true gem that has been attracting travelers to India for centuries. No other building in India summarizes so perfectly the attitude and atmosphere of the Mughal court. 

Seven wonders of the world: Taj Mahal

Tikal one of the most important centers of the Mayan empire ( Guatemala )

It is the most important Mayan site in Guatemala. Despite archaeologists’ claim it is comparable to Rome in size, population, and political power; less than 10% of its buildings have been excavated. The rest remain under 1000 years of dense jungle. Tikal is 65 km from Flores and is one of the most accessible Mayan sites in Guatemala.

 

The fascinating Grand Canyon National Park ( USA )

Two billion years of geologic time can be seen in this vast rift in the earth’s crust. This data seems to throw off the human brain. With blazing sunsets, billows of fog and snow dust, the Grand Canyon, more than 1 km deep and nearly 360 km long, is nature’s cathedral

 

Visitors typically enter the canyon from the southern tip, about 75 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The far north is more isolated and has less infrastructure. 

 

Colosseum in Rome ( Italy )

It is the most gripping monument in Rome and a commemoration of raw and ruthless power. A gigantic amphitheater for 50,000 spectators in which gladiators fought deadly combat and the condemned fought savage beasts before the gaze of bloodthirsty onlookers. Two millennia later, it continues to subjugate everyone who enters it.

The fascinating Colosseum in Rome

The fascinating church of La Sagrada Família de Barcelona ( Spain )

A masterpiece of modernism, it is still under construction almost 100 years after the death of its author, Antonio Gaudí. The imposing scale of this expiatory temple already invites you to spend long periods in the surrounding streets looking up to admire the towers that brush the skies. 

 

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul ( Turkey )

Church, mosque and museum, Hagia Sophia is a fascinating building like no other in the world Defying classification just as it defied the laws of architecture when it was built, almost 1500 years ago, commissioned by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. In 1935 it was deconsecrated and turned into a museum , although visiting it is still a spiritual experience. 

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Galapagos Islands ( Ecuador )

Nowhere else on the planet does the animal kingdom surpass humanity like in the Galapagos Islands. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 1000 km west of the continent, visitors sometimes feel more observed than observers. 

 

They are a true wonder of nature and each island is the tip of an underwater volcano. Therefore is probably the greatest natural spectacle on the planet. It can be reached by plane from Guayaquil, in Ecuador.