Best Places to Stand on the Edge of the World

If you wish to get the best view of the surrounding landscape and countryside, sometimes you have to do a little work and hike to the top of the highest cliff or mountain. Once you get to the top, standing there will get your heart racing and make you feel alive. Here are some of the best spots in the world.

10. Hum Hod Cliff, Sai-Thong National Park, Thailand

The park features great hiking trails, lush nature and rare flowers. Meanwhile this viewpoint might be one of the most exciting in the world – a flat rock protruding above the abyss is not for the fainthearted. However the views from the precipitous cliffs are striking.

Why to go there?

Apart from this awesome viewpoint, also explore the park and its wonderful unspoiled nature.

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9. Kukenan, Venezuela

It is one of those beautiful tepuis that can be proud of having a waterfall. Kukenan Falls is 674 m (2,211 ft) high at the southern part of the 2 680 m (8 790 ft) tall mountain. The waterfall is the second tallest one after Angel Falls, that are located nearby.

How to get there?

There is a trail from San Francisco de Yurani. Get there by bus from Caracas, Ciudad Boliviar or Ciudad Guyana. Visitors can also hire a vehicle from San Francisco.

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8. Mount Roraima, South America

The impressive summit spreads through three countries – Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. It is the highest peak of the Pakaraima mountains chain, reaching a 2,810 m (9,219 ft) height. The steep rocks form a cliff, which looks like the edge of the world!

Why to go there?

One of the most famous and popular tourist attraction in the region. The mountain can be also approached from above on an air plane tour.

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7. Beachy Head, East Sussex, England

This stunning dazzling white chalk headland is a famous feature in the area. At 162 m (531 ft) high it is the highest cliff of the kind in England. The incredibly white shoreline has been helping the sailors to navigate in the English Channel for centuries.

Why to go there?

Admire the rare natural wonder of bright white rock. Great views to the English Channel open from here. There is also a restaurant with panoramic views.

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6. Preikestolen, Norway

The steep flat cliff is indeed incredible. Those standing on it looking down the abyss seem to find themselves on the top of the world. It ascents 604 m (1982 ft) overlooking Lysefjorden. The cliff drops into a mild climate zone, so it welcomes visitors all year round. Interestingly there are no fences, preserving an authentic and unspoiled nature.

Why to go there?

Interestingly there are no fences, preserving an authentic and unspoiled nature.

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5. Casa Del Arbol, Baños, Ecuador

If you thought that riding a swing is for kids, think again. Here is the wildest swing in the world: the swings hanging from Casa Del Arbol above the abyss attracts many brave adventurers. The treehouse actually is a seismic monitoring station. From here an incredible site of the Cordillera Real and an active volcano Tungurahua opens. The hikers reach this spot on their way to Bellavista viewpoint.

Why to go there?

The swing is simply made of a metal beam attached to a rope. No safety belts will keep you from falling down the abyss. However, the bravest hikers take their chances and enjoy the exciting experience. Definitely worth trying at least once in your lifetime!

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4. Trolltunga, Norway

The most cliche of them all, Troll Tunga is a tongue like rock that juts out of the mountainside, so it is horizontal to the ground. 700 meters abyss opens under it. It is found in Odda, Hardanger Norway and attracts many madcaps. The beautiful sight of Ringedalsvatnet lake opens from up there as well.

Why to go there?

One of the most recognizable and popular destination in Norway. A very nice feature to see, while exploring the gorgeous fjords.

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3. Hua Shan, China

Hua Shan is a historic, as well as a religious place. For thousands of years people have been growing rice, tea and oranges here. Also for hundreds of years Taoists have been climbing the mountain. Due to these pilgrimages many temples are located in the area. Today Buddhists also climb the steep paths and leave red ribbons with wishes behind.

Why to go there?

Although many non professional climbers come here, the hiking tracks are very dangerous here. The unreliable trails and railings open an unforgettable scenery, though.

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2. Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Singapore

The 1115 ft (340 m) long infinity pool belongs to a 2,560 rooms hotel and is one of the biggest and most impressive in the world. This is a desirable entertainment, which attracts thousands of guests to the hotel.

Why to go there?

Swimming in a pool while the breathtaking panoramic views to Singapore open provides indeed an unforgettable experience.

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1. The Aiguille du Midi, the Mont Blanc range, France

The great attraction was built on the Aiguille du Midi, next to the tallest peak in Europe – Mont Blanc. In 3842 m (12604 ft) high the glass box attracts adventurers, who are eager to experience the vast landscape to the Alps. The glass is 12 mm (1/2 in) thick, but the visitors have nothing to be afraid of – they won’t fall.

Why to go there?

Definitely one of the greatest and latest winter attractions in Europe worth visiting.

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Via: PlacestoSee

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