The World’s Greatest Viewpoints


There are lots of reasons why we like to travel the world – for new experiences, the food, the people and of course the views.  Although it is easy to find beautiful vistas wherever you travel in the world, there are some places where the viewpoints are more spectacular than others.  If you are trying to decide where you might like to go for your next trip using an Air Charter Service, and enjoy taking in stunning views but are not sure where you should travel to next – we can help. 

In the following article, we have put together a list of what is arguably the world’s greatest viewpoints.

Hong Kong Harbour

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First up on this list of the World’s Greatest Viewpoints is the Hong Kong Harbour. A rather aesthetically pleasing location in itself, the backdrop of shiny skyscrapers towering over the harbour teeming with a wide array of different boats such as large ocean liners to tiny skiffs used by local fishermen is not to be missed.  You can take in the beauty of this harbour from the promenade that runs on the Kowloon side or from a boat.  However, for a truly amazing view of Hong Kong Harbour, you should head to the top of Victoria Peak. From 55 metres in the sky you can see the harbour in all its glory, and, the whole of the South China Sea, as well as a lot of the little islands as well.  

Manhattan Skyline In New York

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Undoubtedly, the skyline of New York is the most recognised in the world.  In the two main areas of Manhattan, downtown and mid-town, there are large buildings that stretch up into the sky, with lower buildings forming a valley in the middle.  For the most remarkable views, you need to look at the skyline in the morning facing westwards and in the afternoon, facing eastwards.  When the lights go down and night comes, the buildings glitter in the dark.  By far the best viewpoint is either from a boat alongside the harbour or from the Empire State Building’s 86th and 102nd floors.

The Serengeti Migration in Tanzania

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The Serengeti migration in continental Africa is considered to be the greatest animal show in the world.  Over a million different wild animals, from zebras and gazelles to other ungulates, cover the landscape of Tanzania and when the drought season starts and dries up the water and grass supplies in one particular area, the animals grazing there move on to the next area where rain falls seasonally.  By far the best place to witness and fully appreciate the size of this spectacle is from the skies by hiring a small plane.  

Versailles in France

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In order to impress the foreign aristocrats and royalty he was entertaining, as well as his subjects, Louis XIV (also known as the Sun King) almost made France bankrupt buying the finest furnishings.  This palace was once the home to hundreds and thousands of servants, soldiers, bureaucrats and nobles.  The palace stables held around 2000 horses.  The most famous and loved chamber of Versailles is the Hall of Mirrors.  It is called the Hall of Mirrors because the wall arched windows at one side of the room let light in that is reflected by the mirrors on the opposite side.  There are beautiful and lavish chandeliers and fine art decorating the hall.  Grandeur is on display in the royal living quarters and chapel of the palace, and the garden is a sight to behold with its impressive collection of fountains and statues.

Niagara Falls in Canada And the United States

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The phenomena known as Niagara Falls is more specifically three separate falls that flow from the Niagara River.  One of these falls is the strongest in the world, with over 2648800 litres of water pouring over around 56 metres of cliffs every single second.  The Canadian side is the place to be for the best viewpoints of this stunning natural wonder.  From this side, you can also see the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.  When night falls over the falls, they are illuminated with pretty coloured lights and you can even take a boat known as the Maid Of The Mist to the base of the falls.

Grand Canyon in Arizona

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Last up on this list of the World’s Greatest Viewpoints is possibly the grandest of them all – the Grand Canyon. Although it is probably the most obvious, it still deserves a place on this list because it has to be seen and experienced to be believed.  It has been suggested that if you want to make the most of this truly inspirational vista, you should leave forget the binoculars.  Officially the largest and deepest canyon in the world, it stretches across 16 km wide, is 1.6 km deep and takes up an astonishing area of over 405,000 hectares.  Although it is one of those places where virtually any view will be a memorable one, if you head to the South Rim using the Park Loop Drive, you will find especially popular views of this monumental landmark.

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  • Jennifer Riley

    I consider myself fortunate to be living in Canada where maple syrup is plentiful:)