Vietnam’s wild and impressive landscapes, including the terraced fields of the Sa Pa mountains, earn the Southeast Asian country a place in the Rough Guides readers’ top 20.
The terracotta skylines of Croatia’s tourist traps like Dubrovnik and Split against the deep blues of the Adriatic sea make for great tourist snaps, and won over Rough Guides readers earning a place on the list.
Among its dewy hills and rocky coastlines, Rough Guides readers are rarely left disappointed — even if they are left a little wet.
One guide states that, “Among the romantic preconceptions visitors bring to Ireland, it is their expectations of the landscape that are most likely to be fulfilled.”
Whether it’s the glacier peaks, the bustling cities, or the Northern Lights that brings visitors to Norway, few are left disappointed — Rough Guides readers included.
Rough Guides readers were won over by Peru’s eclectic and varied landscapes — with everything from the stripey peaks of Rainbow Mountain, the perilous steps of the ancient Inca Trail, leafy rain forests, snow-capped summits, and many deserts, Peru has it all.
Switzerland’s mountainous landscape, snowy runs and hiking trails offer plenty of opportunities for visitors to get out into the wild and actively enjoy its stunning landscapes.
One Rough Guides reader believes that “the skies, the forests, the mysticism, and just about everything else” earn Finland’s stunning Nordic landscapes a place in the list.
Whether it’s the beautiful cultures or lush landscapes, Rough Guides readers have a soft spot for India, and it was voted the 13th most beautiful country in the world.
One Rough Guides reader states that Mexico has it all when it comes to history, breathtaking sites, and deeply-engrained, enchanting culture: “Beautiful nature, ancient temples, great food. So much to see and explore.”
This small European country is has an endless number of historical and cultural sites that will leave visitors reaching for the camera.
There are the mirrored waters of Lake Bled — a glacial lake with hot springs and a tiny, church-topped islet, as well as the stunning baroque architecture lining the streets of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana.
Slovenia’s natural landscapes partnered with its unique national identity makes the country one of the most beautiful places in the world, according to Rough Guides readers.
Described on the Visit Wales website as “epic”, Wales’ trademarks hills and lush valleys are truly the stuff “of Legends” to Rough Guides readers.
In addition, the number of castles, heritage sites, and quaint villages add to rather than interrupt the vast landscape of wild greens and cool stone.