British travel agency Kuoni has turned to science to encourage travelers to explore the world again. His goal was to find these most attractive destinations in sight, those that attract our attention the most or penetrate us better through the eyes. To do this, they conducted a study using a Software eye tracking with which to check which places in the world attract the most attention of people.
For the research, 61 natural destinations around the world were collected and pictures of them were shown to a group of people. With him Software Eye-tracking recorded the total number of times people looked at each target; those to whom they spent more time because they found them more attractive rose to first place in this ranking.
Here are the natural wonders that grab our attention the most:
1. Peyto Lake in Canada
Considered one of most beautiful places in Canada, This incredible lake with turquoise waters is located in the middle of a national park, Banff, which causes great contrast between blue color and dark forest which surrounds it. The bright blue color of the water finds its explanation in the glacial origin of the lake. It is a very popular tourist destination, which can be explored both on foot through multiple paths, but also by car.
2. Meeru Island in the Maldives
With its crystal clear waters and shiny sand, it is only fitting that it is considered a little piece of heaven Like many other tropical paradises in the Maldives, it is only accessible by boat. The island has a luxurious resort with the typical water villas.
3. English Jurassic Coast
Patrimonium of mankind by Unesco, this stretch of coast of about 150 kilometers which goes from Exmouth to East Devon at Studland Bay in Dorset It is famous for its impressive views of the English Channel and for its geological history: it tells 185 million years of the history of planet Earth. One of the most fascinating places is the Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch that captures all the flashes.
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4. Yosemite National Park in the United States
Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Yosemite is known for its giant sequoias, their cascades of fire, its granite cliffs, its lakes and its fauna and flora. It is not the largest national park in the United States, but its more than 3,000 square kilometers make it a destination to visit again and again.
5. Lake Tekapo in New Zealand
It is the second largest of the three lakes located in the Mackenzie District of the South Island. powered by the the waters coming from the Southern Alps, the lake takes on a light turquoise color. Moreover, it is one of thesunniest places in new zealand, which makes it perfect for tourism.
6. Niagara Falls, in Canada and the United States
Located on the Canada-US border, they are made up of three different waterfalls, the American, the Canadian (horseshoe) and the bridal veil. More than eight million travelers visit them each year and seek to get as close as possible, even if they end up in water up to their eyebrows.
7. Snowdon in Wales
It is the highest mountain in Wales, with 1,085 meters, and the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland. Located in Snowdonia National Park, it attracts thousands of visitors each year who take on the challenge of climbing to its summit. Once there, the views over Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire, Anglesey and Ireland are spectacular. There are different routes to the summit depending on the level of the visitor.
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8. Puerto Princesa Underground River in the Philippines
It is a protected area in the Philippines. The Puerto Princesa Underground River contains exceptional biodiversity and is located in a beautiful setting. Many describe the experience of visiting it as “otherworldly”, especially when paddle inside its cave system and see the striking rock formations it contains. The area is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
9. Marble Cathedral in Chile
Located in the Patagonian Andes and bordering Lake General Carrera, a glacial lake that stretches across the border between Chile and Argentina. This geological formation, in solid marble, has undergone water erosion for more than 6,200 years, making it one of the most special natural beauties in the world.
10. The national forest AnvilPorto Rico
Located in northeast Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Forest spans over 113 square kilometers, making it the largest public land in the country. With abundant rainfall each year, the forest is like a jungle, with waterfalls and rivers that make it the perfect home for more than 200 species of trees and plants. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, with locals and visitors alike exploring its many hiking trails.