This country has just been voted the most beautiful in the world according to a new ranking

This country has just been voted the most beautiful in the world according to a new ranking
This country has just been voted the most beautiful in the world according to a new ranking

An award-winning Oceanian country

Online travel planning company Rough Guides has launched a major survey and asked its readers to vote for the most beautiful country in the world. The results arrived. First place is occupied by a country located on the other side of the globe: New Zealand.

The destination attracts tourists for “the contrast of landscapes, the beauty of people and culture“. It must be said that New Zealand has something to seduce with its archipelago of 600 islands. It constitutes a fantastic playground for fans of nature and hiking with, among others, the Fiordland National Park, the largest park national park of the country. There are no less than 14 fjords, lakes, but also dense forests. The best time to discover it?

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If you like more urban environments, don’t miss Auckland. Climb the Sky Tower to admire the city from a height of 328 meters. The capital Wellington is also worth the detour if only for the welcome of its inhabitants. Don’t miss a visit to the botanical garden, Oriental Bay to enjoy a fine sand beach or indulge in a paddle session or the Te Aro district, the liveliest corner of Wellington with its bars and shops and its restaurants. Did you know that Wellington has more cafes per capita than New York City?

Europe well represented

Our continent stands out since 10 of the 20 most beautiful countries in the world are in Europe. The best ranked is Italy. Its advantages ? “It is the most complete country in terms of tourism” notes Rough Guides. You can hike in the Dolomites, enjoy an air of dolce vita on the banks of Lake Como, in the vineyards of Tuscany or in the streets of Rome, but also relax on the magnificent beaches of Sardinia and from Sicily Rough Guides readers also highlight Italian food they say “the best in the world“.

Switzerland is in fourth place, France is just behind, then the United Kingdom and Norway. Note that Canada completes the podium with “its spectacular and impressive landscapes and incredible wildlife“.

The top 20 most beautiful countries in the world

1. New Zealand
2. Italy
4. Switzerland
5. France
6. United Kingdom
7. Norway
8. Australia
9. Greece
10. South Africa
11. United States
12. Chile
13. Iceland
14. Argentina
15. Croatia
16. India
17. Indonesia
18. Portugal
19. Slovenia
20. Japan

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