1. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
The famed rice terraces in the Philippines are man-made, which is what makes it such a wonder. Built 2,000 years ago by hand, the Banaue Rice Terraces are often referred to by Filipinos as the “eighth wonder of the world.”
It’s said that if all the steps were laid side by side, they would encompass half the globe. Today, numerous tourists trek up the Ifugao mountains to see the terraces, which are still used to plant rice and vegetables.
2. Meteora, Greece
The Meteora, which means “middle of the sky” truly lives up to its name. Located in Thessaly, Greece, it’s one of the largest and most famous complexes of monasteries in the Eastern Orthodox faith.
The six monasteries are built on top of sandstone rock formations that jut out above the trees and high into the sky, hence giving rise to the name Meteora.
3. Bagan, Myanmar
Asia has a multitude of breathtaking temples and cities that are proudly unique to the continent and Bagan in Myanmar is one of them. Widely considered equal in splendor to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan is an ancient city that once contained over 10,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas in its heyday.
Today, it houses a little over 2,000 ancient structures, but that’s more than enough for the city to be considered a tourist attraction. The best way to see the city in its entirety? Taking a hot air balloon ride that floats you above all the ancient sites!
4. Red Beach, Panjin, China
Contrary to what many initially think, Red Beach in Panjin, China isn’t actually a beach.There’s no vast expanse of sea and sand for it to be considered a beach—just a type of seaweed called Sueda, which starts growing in spring, turns green in summer, and transforms to a beautiful maroon shade in autumn.