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Ten Best Scenic Views and Vistas


The ten best scenic views and vista's in the world are expected to be of interest to world travelers who enjoy photo safari's and experiencing and taking pictures of the world's best scenic landscapes and skylines.
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Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu PicchuBest view of Machu Picchu is seen from the Inca Trail, near the Guard House, referred to as the called the Watchman's hut. The Guard House is built in a style called wayrona, a three-sided structure open at one end of a long side.

Place to Stay

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge by Orient-Express
Machu Picchu, Peru
This 31 room lodge is located right on top of the mountain, a couple of seconds from the Machu Picchu citadel (often referred as the Lost City of the Incas), and enjoys a prime position within the Sanctuary. Enjoy great orchid garden tours, humming bird watching, yoga classes, and taste exquisite dishes whilst relaxing next to one of the world's most famous places.

Annapurna from Sarankot, Nepal The Himalayas
Nepal, The HimalayasThey are unlike any other mountains in the world: The best views are from the village of Sarankot, 5,000 feet up in the foothills of Nepal. For the slightly more adventurous, you can take a relatively Annapurna sunrise view trek and walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests. This trek takes in some of the best view of the Himalayas.

Place To Stay

The Sacred Valley Inn, Pokhara Baidam, Nepal
This 24 room budget hotel is no frills, clean with a relaxed atmosphere.

The Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon
Take in the view from either the South Rim or from Hopi Point, on the West Rim Drive. Try to visit during the less crowded and least hazy days April-May and September-October

Place to Stay

El Tovar Hotel
South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
This 78 room historic and charming hotel sits at the edge of the South Rim with great views and close to all major attractions.

Hong Kong, China
Hong KongTake in the view from the promenade along the Kowloon side. The view is best when in at night and the city becomes lit up.

Place To Stay

Kowloon Shangri-La
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
This elegant 688 room hotel is located along the legendary Victoria Harbour in Kowloon with modern conveniences and luxurious comfort. The Mass Transit Railway is just right next door, and the Airport Express stations and Star Ferry are only minutes away from the hotel.

Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
Phang Nga Bay, ThailandThis remarkable bay between the island of Phuket and the Thai mainland is dotted with hundreds of tall limestone formations that rise hundreds of feet from the sea.

Place To Stay

Aleenta Resort & Spa
Phang Nga, Thailand
This 30 room resort is minutes away from the dramatic Phangnga Bay, set directly on the beach by the Andaman Sea. The modern design and clean lines allow the original philosophy of "outside-living-in" to continue and have already glazed a number of architecture magazines around the world.

New York City Skyline, USA
New York City SkylineBest views are from New Jersey at Liberty State Park , Jersey City, and from the Fulton Street Pier on Brooklyn side of the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Place To Stay

Wythe Hotel
Brooklyn, NY
This Very "hipster" historic circa 1901 industrial building has been converted into a 72-room hotel on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn waterfront. All of the inherent character of the building has been preserved-its exposed brick, arched windows, cast iron columns, and pine ceilings no-frills hotel with some amazing views of Manhattan and in a very friendly, open and trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg. They are just 5 minutes by subway from Union Square in Manhattan.

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate Bridge, San FranciscoThe best views are from above the bridge on the San Francisco side. Access it from the "Last SF Exit" off the approach road, or from Lincoln Avenue. or from the Marin Headlands, and from Hawk Hill on the Marin Headlands where you can view the bay, the bridge, the city and the blue Pacific.

Place To Stay

The Inn Above Tide
Sausalito, CA
This 29 room boutique hotel is in a great location across the bay from San Francisco. Within walking distance to restaurants and shops and with very scenic water front views and the San Fran Skyline.

Sydney Harbour, Australia
Sydney Harbour, AustraliaThe best views are from Mrs Macquarie's Point on the walking path below Mrs Macquarie's Chair where you can take in the skyline, the Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. The best times are either pre-dawn, around sunrise, around sunset and after sunset.

Place To Stay

Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
A charming 12room B&B boutique hotel, situated within a restored 1892 Victorian mansion, and is very centrally located in leafy tree-lined Potts Point, a vibrant and cosmopolitan area. A suburb very close to the City, with many interesting restaurants, bars, galleries and cafes nearby, yet only a 20 minute walk to the beauty of Sydney Harbour and Opera House.

The Parthenon, Athens, Greece
The Parthenon , Athens Greece The best view is taken from the top floor of the new Acropolis Museum that houses the Parthenon Gallery, a glass enclosed, sky-lit space that is aligned with the Parthenon. Visitors have an un obstructed, 360-degree view of the ancient temple and surrounding city from this gallery. Another great view is from the top of 900-foot Mount Lycabettus. You can walk to the summit through pine trees from Kolonaki, Athens' upscale residential district.

Place To Stay

AVA Hotel
Athens, Greece
This 24 room boutique Hotel is situated at Plaka in the middle of the Historical Centre, at the foot of the Acropolis, on a quiet street. Surrounded by the worlds most renown monuments of Greek Civilization: Parthenon, Zeus Temple, Hadrian Arch, Agora etc. AVA offers spacious Suites & Apartments with all the amenities and comfort of an upscale Hotel.

Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast, ItalyBreathtaking views can be seen along the 30 mile drive along the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy. Best times are during the spring and summer when the wildflowers are in bloom.

Place To Stay

Hotel Miramare
Trara Genoino, Italy
This 16 room boutique hotel is located in one of the world's most beautiful bays,which offers a combination of undisturbed relax and incomparable scenery. The historic centre of Positano and the main beach are just a short walk away. Hotel Miramare is well known for its excellent staff and for its panoramic breakfast room overlooking the bay.

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