Ten of the most beautiful places on the planet

Looking for holiday inspiration? Click on the photo below to see a gallery of ten amazing places that will make you want to book your next holiday straight away.

The glorious selection of photographs, taken from Lonely Planet's Beautiful World,  include a stunning aerial view of Manhattan's cityscape, the magnificent Northern Lights (aurora borealis) in Sweden, along with some of the world's most beautiful national parks, such as Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park.

The pictures also offer a glimpse of dolphins swimming underwater, an eight-centimetre Rufous hummingbird mid-flight, America's 60-metre canyons and the magic of Thailand's lantern festival. Enjoy!


1. Manhattan, New York, USA
At almost 40,000 people per sq km in 1910, Manhattan's population density was higher then than in 2010. But at today’s median price of US$800,000 for an apartment, the cost of property has gone up.

Click here to see more of the world's beautiful places in pictures.

Lonely Planet's Beautiful World is priced at £29.99 and now available to buy in stores.

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