31 beautiful sights on this incredible planet By CNN Staff
updated 11:45 AM EDT, Wed August 28, 2013 Sossusvlei means "the gathering place of water" but you'll need to bring your own if you don't want to dehydrate at this, one of Namibia's most outstanding
attractions. Torres del Paine: created with screen savers and inspirational corporate posters in mind. We love the wildebeest migration, which traverses the major nature parks in Kenya and Tanzania
throughout the year, and so do the lions. Orion, Pegasus and about a million of their friends are visible in Mackenzie Basin in New Zealand. With its mountain backdrop and shores lined with ancient
houses, the Nanxi River inevitably became the cradle of classic Chinese water-and-ink painting. It's also where travelers can watch local fishermen team with cormorants to catch fish. Lucky us, the
world didn't end in 2012, so we still have time to see the Mayan ruins in Palenque. Your camera's memory card might blow up inside this Iceland volcano, but otherwise it's all cool. Monument Valley
-- more beautiful in reality than in the movies.
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