8 Amazing creative places on planet you can visit
1. Zhangye Danxia Geopark, ChinaGeology lovers and avid Instagrammers alike will be drawn to the otherworldly hues of the "Rainbow Mountains." The colors were formed by the layering of sedimentary mineral deposits over millions of years, but it's hard to look at the flowing reds, yellows, and oranges and not feel like you're witnessing magic.
2. Banff National Park, CanadaThe glacial lakes in Canada's first national park have some of the bluest water you've ever seen. Even if you're not particularly outdoorsy, you can still admire the views from one of the cozy and luxurious lakeside lodges throughout the park.
3. Great Ocean Road, AustraliaSet off on your own Great Ocean Road adventure and experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls as you go. Choose from a diverse array of things to see and do all across the region. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk, see koalas, emus and kangaroos at Tower Hill, and explore surf towns and inspiring seaside villages. Gourmands will relish the opportunity to explore the expanding culinary scene, while stopping in at cellar doors, farm gates and fresh provedores to stock up for the journey home.
4. Pitons, St LuciaThese two volcanic mountains are one of the most recognizable - not to mention beautiful - features on this Caribbean island. Enjoy the Pitons from the pristine white sand beach at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort.
5. Bora Bora, French PolynesiaWith turquoise lagoons, coral reefs and overwater bungalows, this small island in the South Pacific is basically heaven on Earth.
6. Torres del Paine National Park, ChileIf you're looking to get off the grid, head to Chile's Patagonia region for some of the most beautiful mountain views you'll ever see.
7. Blue Lagoon, IcelandLocated southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon gets its trademark color from the silica-rich waters that feed it. And it isn't just pretty, the geothermal water is great for your skin too.
8. PhilippinesWith its historic towns, idyllic beaches, sunny climate and diverse landscapes, the Philippines is quickly emerging as a destination to rival nearby tourist hot spots like Thailand and Indonesia. Encompassing 7,107 islands, this gorgeous country offers virtually endless corners of beauty to explore.
9. Raja Ampat, Indonesia (Bonus)
'Raja' means ‘king’ and this grand title is easily justified: those in the know describe this sprinkling of exotic Indonesian islands as one of the most divine archipelagos in. Packed with white-sand beaches, lush jungle and unusual mushroom-shaped islets, Raja Ampat is a biological hotspot. Home to some of the richest, most diverse coral reefs on the planet – over 200 diving spots are still pristine – and this, paired with a growing ecotourism offering, means Raja Ampat will no doubt remain king of the islands.