You've seen these sights on postcards, but experiencing any of them in person is sure to stir your traveling soul.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery from the Trail
Weary hikers rejoice at their first sighting of the Tiger’s Nest, or Taktshang Goemba, in Bhutan.
Bhutan photo by koshkha
Petra Treasury from the Siq
This first glimpse of the ancient Treasury in Petra, Jordan, is incomplete but incredible.
Petra photo by garymarsh6
Manhattan from the Top of the Rock
Take in a 360-degree view of Manhattan that has the Empire State Building in it.
New York photo by Dutchnatasja
Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail
This iconic vista from the trail's end captures the beauty of both the ruins and the peaks.
Machu Picchu photo by Zeke111
Grand Canyon from the Skywalk
Since 2007, the Grand Canyon Skywalk has provided visitors with near-aerial views of the canyon.
Las Vegas photo by Dagnasty
Hong Kong from Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak boasts plenty of entertainment options, but staring at the harbor beats them all.
Hong Kong photo by EsslingerBrian
Paris from the Eiffel Tower
With three different levels open to visitors, the beauty of the Eiffel Tower is that travelers can see the beauty of Paris from several stunning perspectives.
Paris photo by J'aimeParis
Sydney from the Harbour Bridge
The view of the Sydney Opera House from the bridge is worth the precipitous climb.
Sydney photo by EsslingerBrian
Great Wall of China from Simatai
Devoid of crowds, the stretch of wall around Simatai Gate offers an unbroken view of China’s famous wonder.
Beijing photo by Gard
Blue Mosque from Hagia Sophia
This is the best vantage point in Turkey for enjoying Ottoman architecture from the inside out.
Istanbul photo by Liam Hetherington
Santorini Sunset from Oia
Oia’s whitewashed buildings reflect the sunset like no other place on earth.
Oia photo by MichaelJM
Pacific Ocean from the Road to Hana
Many people argue that the Road to Hana is the world’s most beautiful drive; with views like this one, it’s no wonder.
Maui photo by bebebloom