On our beautiful blue planet, there are more than 57 million square miles of land to explore. If that number boggles your mind a bit, you’re not alone. With so many scenic, historic and culturally significant possibilities to choose from, it can be tough to narrow down the list of places to see before we reach the end of the road. If you’re looking for inspiration for some destinations with the most wow-factor, read on. Our world holds so many pleasant surprises around every corner. Here are ten guaranteed mesmerizing journeys to make the most of your days on this mortal coil.
1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Built more than a thousand years ago, Angkor Wat is considered by many to be the most important archaeological find of modern times. Originally built as a shrine to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat, or “Temple City” as it’s translated, has been used as a Buddhist temple for most of its existence. Sprawling across more than 150 square miles, Angkor Wat is a collection of temples unique on the face of the planet. The magical location is still visited by holy men, and a simple stroll through the silent grounds is more than enough to see why.